Anti-Trump ‘Tenacity’ Pays: PBS Promotes Yamiche Alcindor to ‘Washington Week’ Host

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PBS White Home correspondent Yamiche Alcindor is getting a second job — because the host of the Friday evening journalists’ roundtable Washington Week. The New York Instances calls this “a relaxed redoubt within the shouty battleground of political tv.” That is as a result of it is a desk stuffed with liberals. Consider it because the liberal counterpart to The Journal Editorial Report on Fox Information. 

Sharon Percy Rockefeller, the spouse of former Sen. Jay Rockefeller, is the CEO of WETA, the Washington PBS superstation that produces the present. She supplied an announcement. 

“One of the crucial revered voices in journalism right now, Yamiche is understood for her command of public-policy points and her intrepid work as a member of the White Home press corps. With composure and tenacity, she has lined a number of the most momentous political tales of our time, regularly demonstrating the best requirements of journalism.”

“Intrepid” and “tenacious” should not at the moment in vogue on the White Home. At Biden’s first White Home press convention, Alcindor type of requested in regards to the border disaster by proclaiming “the notion of you that bought you elected as a ethical, first rate man is the explanation why numerous immigrants are coming to this nation and are trusting you with unaccompanied minors.”

That is separate from her common appearances on MSNBC, like her gush final November when Biden received: “I used to be speaking to a Democrat who simply mentioned this additionally felt just like the Avengers, it felt like we’re being rescued from this, this craziness we’ve all lived by these previous 4 years and now listed below are the superheroes to come back and save us all.”

Alcindor is the second black lady to host the present. Gwen Ifill had that job from 1999 till her demise in 2016. She informed the New York Instances ““A lot of what has guided my journalism is, how are susceptible populations being impacted by these insurance policies? That might be my guiding gentle.”

Alcindor was recognized for angrily squabbling with President Trump. In August 2019 at a press convention on the G7 summit in France, Alcindor grew emotional with Trump when he spoke about Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. She mentioned: “Why do you retain utilizing the deceptive assertion that Russia outsmarted President Obama … Why preserve repeating what some folks would see as a transparent lie?” Russia invaded and took Crimea, and Obama did nothing to cease it.

Then she went on PBS NewsHour and complained about Trump, saying, “He additionally repeated his incorrect declare that Russia was kicked out of the group as a result of Russia outsmarted former President Barack Obama.” On the time, former White Home secretary to President George W. Bush Ari Fleischer insisted, “The truth that neither she, nor apparently the remainder of the White Home press corps, thought her query was out of line, and an instance of bias, reveals how deep the bias runs.”

That is the way you climb the ladder of success in liberal media — numerous liberal “tenacity” on the proper targets. 

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