Saturday, August 18, 2012
And Poor Queen Latifah
story today on response to the picking of the moderators for the three presidential debates. Criticism mainly warranted on the choices, plus now calls for a debate on minority issues. But kind of amazing end with folks at PBS, of all places, getting bummed about choice of Lehrer (who has been awful in this role and had said did not want to do another). Gwen Ifill, who did poorly herself in past, really pissed. Also no doubt upset: Queen Latifah, who has done great job as Ifill in SNL parodies. But they'll do their usual nice Lehrer mockery and Schieffer and Crowley should be easy.
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