Skip to comments.ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding
Posted on 10/09/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT by george76
Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review.
After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obamas attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was scheduled to moderate the one and only vice-presidential debate Thursday night.
Both Politico and The Daily Beast jumped to ABC and Raddatzs defense. The Huffington Post, another liberal news outlet, joined them shortly thereafter, while calling unusual ABCs attempt to kill the story before it gained wide circulation.
On Monday evening ABC spokesman David Ford grudgingly confirmed Obamas attendance at the wedding, after shielding Raddatz in August
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Raddaz should pull herself out of the debate due to conflict of interest.
just business as usual for the liberal rat media...
Well Well Well, looks like the fix is in..she probably already gave Biden the questions so he knows exactly what he has to do..but it won’t matter, Paul Ryan will win no matter what, but this woman should recuse herself because she is obviously biased towards Obama
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I see nothing unusual at all about ABC trying to kill a story (with possible negative implications for Obama) before it goes wide. In fact, I would call that a matter of policy, standard operating procedure.
Who’d a thunk such a thing could happen.
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Hopefully, Rush, Drudge, Mark, Sean or the Romney team picks this up.
I have never ever heard of this woman now I see. Is this unusual for a friend to moderate a debate for your VP?
The irony is that ABC is actually drawing attention to the connection by trying to play it down. And in all fairness the fact that Obama went to a wedding 21 years ago where the groom of Raddatz was a former Harvard classmate doesn’t really seem to be provably scandalous. Once again it is the (in this case, unnecessary) cover-up that creates a more nefarious narrative than the actual event itself. Thanks ABC!
I remember how I read about Gwen Ifil(Who moderated the VP Debate in 2008) was writing a book soon after about Obama(Gwen was and still is a big Obot) but even after finding that all out and even though I despise the woman, I thought she did a good job moderating the debate. So it might be the case here with this woman but I’m not sure I dont know anything about her
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A biased debate moderator may not be enough to help Biden.
I think if Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez were moderating the debate, Biden may have a slim chance.
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