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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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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: george76

Again, the Romney strategy is to win every single debate on Obama’s terms.

“I’ll beat you, any time, anywhere, under any circumstances.”


56 posted on 10/10/2012 12:56:43 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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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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To: Captain Rhino

The Veep used to be the guy who lost the Pres. election. Under those rules McLame would be Veep. I think they changed it because it gives a lot of people a lot of incentive to off the Pres. Cuts both ways!


61 posted on 10/10/2012 2:04:39 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: ChiMark

He can if he has all the questions ahead of time .


62 posted on 10/10/2012 2:22:43 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: Chunga

I think you’re exactly right on this.

Unlike most people, I think Ryan will have a difficult debate precisely because of this.

Biden will be the perceived winner simply because the media need him to be.


63 posted on 10/10/2012 2:26:06 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: george76

This kind of subtle corruption is helping to destroy our nation and if our people could be made aware of it, they would stop it.


64 posted on 10/10/2012 2:59:42 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: uncitizen

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

You mean now that she’s been caught?


65 posted on 10/10/2012 3:05:43 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: george76

Always have to wonder if the situation was reversed and the moderator was a Romney acquaintance/friend?
Which is probably a silly question because it wourld NEVER happen.
Which of itself is weird.


66 posted on 10/10/2012 3:05:54 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: george76

Why were the republicans asleep at the wheel again regarding this?


67 posted on 10/10/2012 3:07:24 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: george76

The incestuous nature of the state media is supposed to be hidden from the sheeple.


68 posted on 10/10/2012 3:13:40 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: george76

Wow, a debate moderator who favors Obama-Biden. How rare and unusual THAT is.


69 posted on 10/10/2012 3:22:41 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: gr8eman

I didn’t know that! Yeah, it would be a great incentive.

Of course, the big joke in 2008 was whether or not Obama would tap Hillary as his VP choice. Probably didn’t for two reasons: 1) the Clinton co-presidency, and 2) Hillary’s limitless capacity to take any measure necessary to further her or Bill’s ambitions.

Calling her for Secretary of State was a brilliant move to keep her busy (and her mouth shut) and guarantee her behavior. After all, bad as Barry is, who would want to report to Joe Biden?


70 posted on 10/10/2012 3:23:45 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: torchthemummy
Once again it is the (in this case, unnecessary) cover-up that creates a more nefarious narrative than the actual event itself.

Which makes it even more curious why they would feel there's something to hide.

Is this another Obama boyfriend? Or someone who has dirt on Obama?

71 posted on 10/10/2012 3:26:40 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: spokeshave

Wow, a two-fer. A presidential flop-sweat face palm! Good find.


72 posted on 10/10/2012 3:31:38 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: george76

How come our side is always letting that other side have it their way ?

When do we ever stand up and insist on OUR way for a change ?


73 posted on 10/10/2012 3:34:27 AM PDT by PraiseTheLord
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To: george76
At this wedding she married Obamas FCC czar Julius Genachowski, a bundler for Obama campaign, raising more than $500,000 in 2008. Also was trying to push through Light Squared as FCC head
74 posted on 10/10/2012 3:34:52 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Sarah Barracuda
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

It's not like he was at her wedding because he was a cousin's date. Obama was college buddies with her husband. That should be a disqualifier. Imagine the media reaction if a moderator turned out to be a personal friend of Romney.

75 posted on 10/10/2012 3:42:49 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: opentalk

Sounds like the story is to divert attention from the stuff you mention. If people just think the story is about a wedding attendance decades ago, they’ll blow it off as nothing, not looking deeper to the real scandal....


76 posted on 10/10/2012 3:47:41 AM PDT by Eepsy
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To: PapaBear3625
Update: Obama was college buddies with her EX husband. Genachowski and Raddatz got divorced, and he re-married in 2001.
77 posted on 10/10/2012 3:53:52 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Blue Highway

Lehrer repeatedly tried to help Obama clarify points and tried to “interpret” his remarks. There just wasn’t enough help, obviously.....


78 posted on 10/10/2012 3:57:59 AM PDT by Segovia
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To: uncitizen

Typical Politburo activity...


79 posted on 10/10/2012 4:00:16 AM PDT by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..)
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To: uncitizen

Typical Politburo activity...


80 posted on 10/10/2012 4:00:25 AM PDT by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..)
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To: uncitizen

Typical Politburo activity...


81 posted on 10/10/2012 4:00:29 AM PDT by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..)
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To: newheart

All we need is Carney the carney to tell us “I personally know three or four Marthas with the same last name.”


82 posted on 10/10/2012 4:00:29 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: torchthemummy
More than attending a wedding 21 years ago.
Her husband owes his job to Obama.

“Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission”

83 posted on 10/10/2012 4:08:01 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: george76

I wonder if this might actual help Ryan as she might try to overcompensate for being obviously biased?


84 posted on 10/10/2012 4:10:19 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: george76

OK now it is time for Romney team to tell them to change the moderator or they will pull out of the VP debate...


85 posted on 10/10/2012 4:11:03 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: torchthemummy

Except that, if they’re still married, her husband works for the President. Isn’t that just a little, bitty, slight conflict-of-interest?


86 posted on 10/10/2012 4:14:53 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Chunga

I recently rewatched the biden/Palin debate. I disagree... biden is a lying moron.

LLS


87 posted on 10/10/2012 4:21:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: george76

Can’t wait to hear RUSH on this one!


88 posted on 10/10/2012 4:27:23 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: george76

As is soviet Russia, Hitler’s Germany, North Korea and Iran, America has a state controlled press.

There is no peaceful solution to t he problem


89 posted on 10/10/2012 4:28:21 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

Well...Isn’t it always the APPREARENCE OF IMPROPRIETY with these libs ???

I’m sure she’ll be pulled as moderater after this development. NOT.


90 posted on 10/10/2012 4:43:38 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Chunga
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.

Excellent points! The worst would be a dressing down of Ryan by a man that lost his wife and one year old daughter in a car crash 40 years ago. Joe is not as easy target as everyone seems to think he is. Ryan needs to keep this debate about Obama and his record. If he does a good job at that, Joe might be agreeing with him by the end of the debate.

91 posted on 10/10/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: george76

ABC lied to America about Obama-the-CryptoMoslem.

ABC LIES like no other.
So this fits. It WILL be the talk of the entire
planet this month after the debate if she continues.


92 posted on 10/10/2012 4:47:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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sfl


93 posted on 10/10/2012 4:50:06 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: george76; kingattax

Ping.

There is NO END to their CORRUPTION!


94 posted on 10/10/2012 4:52:30 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Captain Rhino

“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.”

The LOSER of the presidential election used to become VP.

I like the idea, but any leftist freak I’ve ever mentioned it to hated it, so I’ve liked it even more.


95 posted on 10/10/2012 5:14:27 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: nuconvert

Yes


96 posted on 10/10/2012 5:17:42 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: bert
"There is no peaceful solution to the problem"

Was just discussing this with a friend yesterday. We came to the same conclusion.

97 posted on 10/10/2012 5:17:42 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: george76

The fix is in. No way will it be tolerated that the obama/biden team lose two in a row.


98 posted on 10/10/2012 5:20:51 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: george76

1991? Who the heck was Obama back then? A nobody!

Or so they’d like us to think. Obviously he’s been “in” this cabal for quite some time.


99 posted on 10/10/2012 5:24:07 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Chunga
>> Joe Biden debates lies like a champ. <<

Fixed it for you.

I seem to recall in Biden's debate with Sarah, he referenced walking into a restaurant and chatting it up with the locals. As it turned out, the establishment went out of business during Clinton's 1st term, maybe even earlier.

Biden often tries to come across as some folksy local-boy-who-made-good, but it's all phony!

(edit -- a quick search turned up the name Katie's Restaurant.)

100 posted on 10/10/2012 5:27:45 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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