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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.


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

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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

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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To: Cincinna

Genachowski, according to numerous reports on FR and elsewhere, got his secretary from “Free Press”, a notorious marxist organization that developed the totalitarian concept of “net neutrality”. Forget the professor’s name but I think he still teachs at the Un. of Wisconsin. A hardcore marxist most of his life. McReady or something like that.

Also know that several other reds were involved with the
net neurality issue at the FCC. Might even include Van Jones.

I don’t care if Obama attended his wedding or not. It’s the fact that he picked a far-left FCC chairman that bothers me. He who controls the media controls the people.

51 posted on 10/10/2012 12:14:21 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SeminoleCounty

All the king’s horses and all the King’s men can’t help Slo-Joe put a coherent sentence together again!

52 posted on 10/10/2012 12:40:00 AM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: uncitizen
Raddaz should pull herself out of the debate due to conflict of interest.

What conflict of interest? You think Democrats believe in honor?

53 posted on 10/10/2012 12:50:28 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: george76
Just like Gwen Ifill moderating one of the 2008 debates when she had a book coming out on obama in January 2009. No conflict of interest there, and none here either. The MSM is truly GONE.
54 posted on 10/10/2012 12:53:54 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Joe Biden debates like a champ. Ryan will have his hands full. Ryan is up for it and brilliant, but it's not in the bag.

The media will do everything in their power to make Ryan appear unlikable and disrespectful to Biden, who will be masquerading as a beloved elder statesman.

55 posted on 10/10/2012 12:54:05 AM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: wastedyears

No I do no think RATS believe in honor

57 posted on 10/10/2012 1:02:44 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Good point. However left-leaning they are, these professional journalists all care about their reputations and being an obviously biased moderator for some nebulous short-term advantage would certainly not help them in the long run.

Besides, even if she wanted to help Biden (and indirectly, Obama), there is only so much you can do for an obvious idiot without being considered an idiot yourself.

Let Biden be Biden and ...Obama is in big trouble.

And to think he is only one heartbeat away from being President of the United States; there has just got to be a better way to select these office holders.

58 posted on 10/10/2012 1:46:38 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Ryan could, and should, throw challenges at Biden to throw him off his studied talking points.
If Biden keeps repeating himself there will be no out and the public will scoff at him
like they did at Obama. I think Ryan will do a fantastic job of showing our country who
the dynamic duo really are.
59 posted on 10/10/2012 1:51:45 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Jet Jaguar; Beer30
"Great handle.

Welcome to the FReeps."

Seconded. Or should that be, "I'll have another?"

60 posted on 10/10/2012 1:53:36 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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