|The right upset over Gwen Ifill's dig at foreign leader Benjamin Netanyahu.|
Conservative outrage once again. They're upset that a PBS news anchor took a dig at a foreign leader that the conservatives see as an honorary American leader.
Gwen Ifill went to the social media to dig at Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failed attempts to derail the Iranian nuclear deal. He came to Washington in March to protest the deal.
The Democrats promise to block any Republican attempts to destroy the Iranian deal. The United Nations and power nations support the Iranian deal. The United States led the way for agreement.
The deal will require mandatory inspections, regulations on nuclear fuel and easing of sanctions.
The United Kingdom, Russia, China, France and Germany support the deal and have proceeded with implications to lift sanctions. The United States is stalled because of Republicans and Democrats squabbles.
Ifill went to social media to take a light jab by saying "Take That Bibi".
Take that, Bibi. https://t.co/V9Gn9vP6xN— gwen ifill (@gwenifill) September 2, 2015
With the #IranDeal, Iran's program is significantly less dangerous. This is what that famous drawing looks like now: pic.twitter.com/ZsOy3Il4S7— The Iran Deal (@TheIranDeal) September 2, 2015
PBS ombudsman Michael Getler responded back to the expected conservative outrage by giving a reprimand to Ifill for her social media responses.
Getler wrote in his column that Ifill’s tweet was a “self-inflicted wound” and unbecoming of a journalist. After her tweet “quickly produced a lot of angry emails in the ombudsman’s inbox,” he wrote Ifill asking for an explanation.
|Netanyahu's infamous bomb cartoon at the United Nations.|
“But to personalize it by saying, ‘Take that, Bibi’ is, in my book, inexcusable for an experienced journalist who is the co-anchor of a nightly news program watched by millions of people over the course of any week,” he concluded.
Out the gate comes the first reaction from a conservative. Matter of fact, he managed to throw Black Lives Matter into the fray. Pathetic.
.@gwenifill @TheIranDeal did you say this in your calm NPR All Things Considered voice or your racist cop killing #BlackLivesMatter voice?— Steven Shaw (@czechov) September 2, 2015
And that racial dig netted a response from a Black Lives Matter activist.
@czechov @gwenifill @TheIranDeal I don't know perhaps it was in her Tim McVeigh voice? pic.twitter.com/47swTTEf9Q— Richard Bottoms (@rbottoms) September 4, 2015
So now if someone in the junk food media criticizes a foreign leader, it's apparently Black Lives Matters fault. Anyway, this is how far we've gotten. You can't even criticize, praise or support something without getting an earful of criticism.
So if I dig at a foreign leader, I am expected to be hit with criticism.
So if Ifill criticizes Netanyahu, she's an anti-Semitic. Funny, since when does criticizing a foreign leader is anti-Jew?
So if I dig at a political group, I guess I'm expected to be hit with criticism.
So if I dig at a person based on political beliefs, I guess I'm expected to be hit with criticism.