Ifill on Imus

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NewsHour correspondent and Washington Week moderator Gwen Ifill recounts her own brush with embattled radio host Don Imus’ race-baiting shtick in this New York Times editorial. In 1993, Imus reportedly said in reference to Ifill, the Times’ White House reporter at the time, that it was wonderful that the newspaper “lets the cleaning lady cover the White House.” Imus’ “sincerity seems forced and suspect because he’s done some version of this several times before,” Ifill writes. “I know, because he apparently did it to me.”