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ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2012

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 Obama’s 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 Raddatz’s defense. The Huffington Post, another liberal news outlet, joined them shortly thereafter, while calling “unusual” ABC’s attempt to kill the story before it gained wide circulation.

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On Monday evening ABC spokesman David Ford grudgingly confirmed Obama’s attendance at the wedding, after shielding Raddatz in August

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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1 posted on 10/09/2012 10:16:49 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76
moderator Martha Raddatz
moderator Martha Rattatz - There fixed.
2 posted on 10/09/2012 10:22:58 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: george76

Raddaz should pull herself out of the debate due to conflict of interest.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 10:23:49 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Nachum

Ping.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 10:24:37 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum; LucyT

Ping.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 10:26:33 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: george76

just business as usual for the liberal rat media...


6 posted on 10/09/2012 10:27:10 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: george76

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


7 posted on 10/09/2012 10:27:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: george76

MSM Circle Jerk.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 10:30:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: george76
calling “unusual” ABC’s attempt to kill the story before it gained wide circulation.

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.

9 posted on 10/09/2012 10:31:03 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: george76

Who’d a thunk such a thing could happen.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 10:31:15 PM PDT by Beer30
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To: Beer30

Great handle.

Welcome to the FReeps.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 10:33:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Army Air Corps, Jet Jaguar

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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12 posted on 10/09/2012 10:34:09 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Secret Agent Man
As Slo Joe would say, "This is a big F'ing deal".

Sorry, somebody had to say it.

13 posted on 10/09/2012 10:34:30 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: newheart

Hopefully, Rush, Drudge, Mark, Sean or the Romney team picks this up.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 10:35:20 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: george76

bttt


15 posted on 10/09/2012 10:35:56 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: george76

I have never ever heard of this woman now I see. Is this unusual for a friend to moderate a debate for your VP?


16 posted on 10/09/2012 10:38:08 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Beer30

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!


17 posted on 10/09/2012 10:40:07 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: funfan

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


18 posted on 10/09/2012 10:40:40 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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19 posted on 10/09/2012 10:41:52 PM PDT by devolve (----- ------- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ----------------------------)
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To: george76; All

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.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 10:43:35 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: uncitizen
Already been proved that nobody cares about a conflict of interest where debate moderators are concerned no matter how in the tank for the Dems they are. Do I need to remind anybody of the “impartial” Gwen Ifill?
21 posted on 10/09/2012 10:43:52 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: george76

No chance for a fair debate. None. The government and media are corrupt beyond peaceful salvage.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 10:46:02 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yeah I thought the same thing was going to happen with Jim Lehrer in last weeks debate. Being from PBS and knowing his other colleague there none other than Bill Moyers, I figured he was just as big of a lefty as him. He probably is but seems to be able to portray a more balanced and unbiased view. I didn’t notice him favoring one person or the other in the debate like I waqs expecting.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 10:46:57 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: uncitizen

To the MSM this will be a non-story, at least until after the debate


24 posted on 10/09/2012 10:48:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: george76

Raddatz better not take any cheap shots at Ryan. I can see Ryan saying something like “I hear you invited Barack Obama to your wedding.. Was he there, Martha?”, or something to that effect.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 10:48:49 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Just because nobody has done anything about situations in the past doesn’t mean we shouldn’t call them out on it still.

This is the time for zero tolerance on OUR PART. Regardless of how relatively small the wrong that is put upon us, we need to scream it from the rooftops. Zero tolerance from here on out. We cannot afford to lose an inch of ground and we shouldn’t allow our govt to get away with not obeying even the most insignificant of laws.

This is the result of the damage done by the Clinton admin where they were doing things that have never been done by the presidents office before. Now Obama and his trusty LSM are taking it all to the next level.


26 posted on 10/09/2012 10:50:28 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Blue Highway

Yeah I have to give Lehrer credit. I disagree with his politics but he let Obama and Romney debate and it was nice to see..he actually allowed it to be a fair debate..I thought it would be biased from the beginning but I was wrong. It was obvious that Lehrer was trying to help Obama out a little bit but I think even he gave up on it and just thought to himself “Screw it whats the point” and let Obama screw himself up. Maybe the same thing will happen here with this woman. Its not the fact that Obama was in attendance at her wedding, normally I wouldn’t even care, I mean so what, he was at her wedding, doesn’t mean she can’t be impartial, but its the fact that the media is trying to cover it up which means something may be up here


27 posted on 10/09/2012 10:51:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GeronL

As I said in post 26, even tho we know they won’t do the right thing, our responsibility is at least to ASK them do the right thing.


28 posted on 10/09/2012 10:52:26 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: george76
If one of my friends were close enough to me that I was at their wedding, I would expect some softball questions if their wife moderated my debate. If nothing happens between now and debate night, Paul Ryan needs to ask her about this at the debate. Rush Limbaugh would never be allowed to moderate a debate (even though he'd be good!) and he's nowhere near as close to Romney as Obama’s friends wife!
29 posted on 10/09/2012 10:54:37 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

They come from the same camp. Martha got her job in Boston... I think it was WCVB.. Gwen Eyefull is from WGBH Boston

Shocked not!


30 posted on 10/09/2012 10:54:57 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: george76

The people have a right to know this story. I know Romney can’t mention it in the debate (it would make him appear like he’s afraid if he did)... but party of me thinks he has a duty to do so.


31 posted on 10/09/2012 10:56:48 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: george76

While they are waiting for the debate to start Ryan should softly hum “Hear comes the bride ...”


32 posted on 10/09/2012 11:02:23 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: george76; All
I've noticed several news shows talking about how the Biden debate will put Obama ahead again. I laughed and wondered what the commentator was on. Now I'm thinking the fix has been in for a while.

Moderator: “Mr Ryan, why do you want Seniors to die now?”

Moderator: “VP Biden, tell us about your Amtrak rides with the union coal miners and steel workers that you bought breakfast for every morning just before you visited their dieing wives at the local hospital.”

33 posted on 10/09/2012 11:04:31 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: george76
Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” (video 26:00)

34 posted on 10/09/2012 11:09:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: george76

small world...


35 posted on 10/09/2012 11:13:01 PM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (Biden10/19/08: "I probably shouldn't have said all this because.. the press is here")
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To: MacMattico
I believe orders from above to the moderator is to change the subject quickly and often so there really isn't much latitude on this one.
36 posted on 10/09/2012 11:14:01 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: george76

Tom Gjelten, her husband of the past 15 years, is a correspondent for National Public Radio. Her first marriage was to Ben Bradlee Jr., son of the legendary Washington Post editor. Between the two, Barry’s friend.


37 posted on 10/09/2012 11:15:44 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Check it out, FRiends:

ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

ABC = All Barack Channel

38 posted on 10/09/2012 11:16:27 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: torchthemummy

When her husband is named to the FCC it is worth considering.


39 posted on 10/09/2012 11:17:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: uncitizen
Raddaz should pull herself out of the debate due to conflict of interest.

Rats have no shame and never recuse themselves. Witness that disgusting cow on the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, who worked to pass Mengelecare and then, after joining the Supreme Court, ruled that it was all perfectly Constitutional. Witness that faggot judge in San Francisco who ruled for faggot marriage in California, admitting that he "made law".

No. Raddatz will never pull herself out of the debate - - she will do whatever is necessary to help her party's VP candidate. Count on it. That's what she's there for.

40 posted on 10/09/2012 11:18:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: george76

Now just a cotton pickin’ minit here. If she was married to the man, how come her last name is Raddatz now? If they got divorced, that’s no conflict of interest. She probably blaming him for the breakup of the marriage, always coming over to do bong with her man. Besides, if she’s a Jooo! that means she’s got a conflict of interest against Obama, because he’s so good to those Palestinian people over there. You always down on my man Barry, and he gave me free phone!/s


41 posted on 10/09/2012 11:21:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: george76

Tonight, ABC broke the story that Obama and Hillary lied, made up the story about the protest over the film in Libya that got out of hand, made it up out of whole cloth.

It looks like ABC is about to come clean on Obama and the news about Obama being tied to the debate moderator, was more than they were willing to do for him.


42 posted on 10/09/2012 11:22:54 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: george76
Maybe they'll test the racist gotcha question on Ryan first, then make the assertion
"again" that it applies to all Republicans. I think that is one reason why the left was so angry
at the last moderator, he didn't do it.
43 posted on 10/09/2012 11:31:29 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: george76

44 posted on 10/09/2012 11:36:41 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: The Cajun
As Slo Joe would say, "This is a big F'ing deal".

When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.


45 posted on 10/09/2012 11:46:14 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: george76

Tim Geitner and Barry use to play together as kids. Tim’s dad employed Barry’s mom.

See how interconnected everyone is?


46 posted on 10/09/2012 11:47:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: torchthemummy

But Julius is for a propaganda only Internet. He wants to get rid of anyone or anything that does not hew the party line. Which is why Obama tapped him. She is married to a man who intends for her to work at Pravda US. Plus she works for a network that put a democrat operative in as a journalist who had no training for it, but had studied for the Greek Orthodox ministry prior to working on the Clinton campaign. (do the actual journalism students ever get pissed cause these Dem operatives bypass them in jobs they are more qualified for?)


47 posted on 10/09/2012 11:52:02 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (The poor huddled masses that came to America came for Freedom, not free stuff.)
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To: Army Air Corps

HERE COMES THE BRIDE!
Obama was guest at wedding of Biden/Ryan debate moderator Martha Raddatz and HLS pal Julius Genachowski, later made chair of FCC
Conflict of interest or business as usual? 


48 posted on 10/10/2012 12:02:17 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: torchthemummy
From the article...

Genachowski’s friendship with Obama would continue through the campaign trail in 2008 and into the White House: He aggressively fundraised for Obama in 2008 as a campaign bundler, and served on the presidential transition team before winning his appointment to chair the FCC.

49 posted on 10/10/2012 12:03:13 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: george76

1991? Was that when Obama was serving Coffee to Bill Clinton?


50 posted on 10/10/2012 12:08:57 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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