The ombudsman for American public broadcaster PBS has brought the hammer down on anchor Gwen Ifill for a tweet appearing to gleefully put down Netanyahu.
The tweet, sent Wednesday night after a 34th senator signed onto the Iran deal, clinching a veto-sustaining minority for Obama, reads “Take that Bibi.”
The tweet is accompanied by a promotional poster put out by the White House several months ago touting the deal by using Netanyahu’s bomb drawing to show why the agreement will stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
Take that, Bibi. https://t.co/V9Gn9vP6xN
— gwen ifill (@gwenifill) September 2, 2015
In a column, Michael Getler says Ifill’s tweet is “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.”
The tweet, however, has not been taken down as of this writing.