PBS anchor Gwen Ifill catches heat for 'Take that, Bibi' tweet

The veteran PBS news anchor has come under fire on social media for tweeting "Take that, Bibi."

September 4, 2015 22:30
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PBS anchor Gwen Ifill

PBS anchor Gwen Ifill. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO)

Was one of America's most respected news personalities taunting the prime minister of Israel on Twitter over his failed efforts to derail the Iran nuclear agreement?

Gwen Ifill, the veteran PBS news anchor, has come under fire on social media for tweeting "Take that, Bibi" while attaching a link to a White House-sanctioned Twitter handle aimed at lobbying the public on the merits of the nuclear agreement.

The retweet included an illustration of a cartoon bomb similar to the drawing that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used during a speech to the UN General Assembly.
In a subsequent tweet responding to angry pro-Israel activists, Ifill denied that she intended to criticize Netanyahu. Instead, she said, her tweet was a paraphrasing of the Obama administration's arguments.

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