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
MSM Circle Jerk.
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.
No chance for a fair debate. None. The government and media are corrupt beyond peaceful salvage.
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.
To the MSM this will be a non-story, at least until after the debate
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.
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.
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
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.
They come from the same camp. Martha got her job in Boston... I think it was WCVB.. Gwen Eyefull is from WGBH Boston
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.
While they are waiting for the debate to start Ryan should softly hum “Hear comes the bride ...”
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.”
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.
ABC = All Barack Channel
When her husband is named to the FCC it is worth considering.
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.
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
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.
When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.
Tim Geitner and Barry use to play together as kids. Tim’s dad employed Barry’s mom.
See how interconnected everyone is?
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?)
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?
Genachowskis 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.
1991? Was that when Obama was serving Coffee to Bill Clinton?