Gwen Ifill was a true journalist: fair.
Critics had feared she would favor Biden because she’s written a book that spotlights Obama. Those fears were unjustified.
From an editorial in the Los Angeles Times:
If these two candidates — aided and abetted by the singularly inarticulate work of moderator Gwen Ifill — combined to produce one of the worst debates in modern American presidential history, they did at least reveal the goals of the participants, as Palin reached for folksiness and Biden appealed to the cerebral. “Darn right we need tax relief,” said one. “We have a different value set,” said the other. Guess who said which?
A singularly inarticulate, but fair journalist?