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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Every time she has a conservative on she will second guess them and play devil's advocate and try to get a gotcha moment, but the interviews with democrats or RINO Republicans and she is all chummy and buddy buddy with them.
There was a time she'd have RINO Lindsay Graham on 2-3 times a week and acting like they were old friends. She has on Col. Allen West and is trying to trip him up. Same thing with Scott Walker and Paul Ryan from Wisconsin (her homestate) where'd you'd expect her to be chummy with them, but outside of a reference to the Packers, she would try to undermine them and try to hit them with the liberal media bias that was attacking them in other outlets and it comes across like the typical scumbag tactic of asking someone how many times he beats his wife. Loaded questions like that make me sick and I am sick of Greta Van Sustenance!
In 91 he was only Barry Obama, wonder how long he had used Obama at that point either?
I want to know who is responsible for those in attendance, what are the questions, and who is being put up to ask them?
Thanks for the link & ping.
I am not especially concerned about President Obama attending the wedding of a law school classmate to Martha Raddatz, especially considering that they're now divorced and the wedding took place back in 1991. We all know the Washington elite socialize with each other. I suspect we could also find similar relationships with lots of people on the conservative side of the Washington establishment who went to elite law schools or got an Ivy League education.
I'm more interested in Raddatz’s more recent activities.
She's a foreign affairs and war correspondent.
Here's a link to an article about her war coverage.
Unless she's a pure “talking head” who lets her assistants do most of the work prepping her to stand in front of the camera and talk (yes, that does happen in TV news, especially at the elite levels) she's probably spent a lot of time around the troops in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, and quite likely elsewhere.
That means she has almost certainly come into contact with Freepers or friends of Freepers.
Let's get some facts about how she treated troops and whether military personnel believed she was biased against them.
Free Republic is good at digging up that kind of info.