PBS Anchor Gwen Ifill Mocks Israeli PM Netanyahu After Democrats Support Obama Iran Nuke Deal

Gwen Ifill, a star news anchor on the taxpayer funded Public Broadcasting System’s Washington Week and PBS Newshour, took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Ifill retweeted an Obama administration propaganda tweet from the administration’s @TheIranDeal Twitter account that itself mocked Netanyahu with a graphic based on a famous ‘nuclear bomb’ illustration Netanyahu used in an address to the United Nations.

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“Take that, Bibi”, mocked Ifill, using Netanyahu’s nickname.

Ifill responded to her critics in two follow-up tweets.

“But this graphic, created by administration deal supporters and tweeted out by the @StateDept …is. (about Netanyahu.)

“every now and then, you inadvertently poke twitter in the eye. and it never disappoints.”

Ifill’s bio page at PBS lists her titles and accomplishments.

“Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and co-anchor and managing editor for “The PBS NEWSHOUR w/ Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.”

“The best-selling author of “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,” (Doubleday, 2009), she also moderated the Vice Presidential debates during the Presidential elections in 2004 and 2008.

“Gwen has covered seven Presidential campaigns, and during the 2008 campaign season, won the George Foster Peabody Award after bringing Washington Week to live audiences around the country as part of a 10-city tour.

…”A native of New York City and a graduate of Simmons College in Boston, Ifill has received more than twenty honorary doctorates. She has also been honored for her work by the Radio and Television News Directors Association, Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center, The National Association of Black Journalists, Ohio University, and was included in Ebony Magazine’s list of 150 Most Influential African Americans.

“She also serves on the board of the News Literacy Project, on the advisory board of the Committee to Protect Journalists and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.”

UPDATE: After two hours and two intervening responses by Ifill that stood by her mockery of Netanyahu, Ifill now claims she was just verbalizing the Obama administration’s ‘argument’ made in the @TheIranDeal image she retweeted.

“Fair question @ActForIsrael : I was RT’ing a @TheIranDeal tweet. Should have been clearer that it was their argument, not mine.”

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