That remains true for Gwen Ifill. The only difference now is that, one could argue, she also has a financial (along with an ideological) interest in seeing Barack win.
So, in a sense, she has dual incentives, but her financial interest in the outcome of the race hasn't changed the nature or the fact of the pre-existing, foundational (ideological) interest. And what it has done is brought the ever-present ideological conflict into sharper relief.
In the end, most of the MSM couldn't be more in the tank for Barack if they did have a financial interest in the race's outcome. That's why you have to respect former ABC reporter Linda Douglass at least a little bit -- she just went ahead and got a job with the campaign, out in the open. Many reporters haven't been that honest.