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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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.
All the king’s horses and all the King’s men can’t help Slo-Joe put a coherent sentence together again!
What conflict of interest? You think Democrats believe in honor?
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.
Again, the Romney strategy is to win every single debate on Obama’s terms.
“I’ll beat you, any time, anywhere, under any circumstances.”
No I do no think RATS believe in honor
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.
Welcome to the FReeps."
Seconded. Or should that be, "I'll have another?"
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!
He can if he has all the questions ahead of time .
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.
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.
“Raddaz should pull herself out of the debate due to conflict of interest.”
You mean now that she’s been caught?
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.
Why were the republicans asleep at the wheel again regarding this?
The incestuous nature of the state media is supposed to be hidden from the sheeple.
Wow, a debate moderator who favors Obama-Biden. How rare and unusual THAT is.
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?
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?
Wow, a two-fer. A presidential flop-sweat face palm! Good find.
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 ?
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.
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....
Lehrer repeatedly tried to help Obama clarify points and tried to “interpret” his remarks. There just wasn’t enough help, obviously.....
Typical Politburo activity...
Typical Politburo activity...
Typical Politburo activity...
All we need is Carney the carney to tell us “I personally know three or four Marthas with the same last name.”
“Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission”
I wonder if this might actual help Ryan as she might try to overcompensate for being obviously biased?
OK now it is time for Romney team to tell them to change the moderator or they will pull out of the VP debate...
Except that, if they’re still married, her husband works for the President. Isn’t that just a little, bitty, slight conflict-of-interest?
I recently rewatched the biden/Palin debate. I disagree... biden is a lying moron.
Can’t wait to hear RUSH on this one!
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
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.
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.
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.
There is NO END to their CORRUPTION!
“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.
Was just discussing this with a friend yesterday. We came to the same conclusion.
The fix is in. No way will it be tolerated that the obama/biden team lose two in a row.
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.
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.)