When you are running a debate, and when one participant doesn't answer your questions. You say: "governor, please answer my question." Gwen Ifill didn't do that. And she admits it:
Think Progress: During the vice presidential debate on Thursday, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced that she “may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear.” In fact, “On at least 10 occasions, Palin gave answers that were nonspecific, completely generic, pivoted away from the question at hand, or simply ignored it.” On NBC’s Meet The Press today, debate moderator Gwen Ifill said that Palin “more than ignored” her questions. “Blew me off i think is the technical term,” said Ifill.
As James Fallows wrote, Biden may have been the big winner of the vice presidential debate but it is very clear that Gwen Ifill was the big loser.
Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?