Well, Steve, we disagree that she did a good job. You said she did, I think she did an appalling job. The job is about more than the asking of the questions. And the overall context here, which you don’t mention, is that the media is in the tank for Obama.
By putting your blinders on, focusing only on tonight’s Q&A, and pronouncing “job well done, Gwen,” you have discredited those of us who’ve protested the unfairness of this Obamedia dominated process in which a Lefty journalist with a financial stake in the outcome of the election was permitted to pose as an objective moderator. (I’m surprised to have to remind you of this, but the applicable standard is appearance of impropriety — we are not supposed to have to judge Ifill by her line-by-line performance; her stake in the outcome means bias is presumed.)
By discrediting the Ifill critics as overwrought (which is how, I assume you know, your assessment will be taken), you undermine the argument that the mainstream press is pulling for (and slanting its coverage toward) Obama. You thus give the media the cover they crave as they continue to engage in brazenly biased reporting — you will be cited henceforth as the wise, reasonable conservative who acknowledges that the press is doing a good job and that those nutty, reactionary right-wingers have nothing to complain about.
Other than that, yes, we’re in complete agreement.