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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

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To: george76

And we are surprised?


101 posted on 10/10/2012 5:28:54 AM PDT by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: midwyf

If she doesn’t mention it, Romney should.

“What did you think of the 0bama’s wedding, Martha?”


102 posted on 10/10/2012 5:30:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: george76

Wow. They are getting pretty brazen.


103 posted on 10/10/2012 5:32:01 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: funfan

More than just a friend, it sounds like it is a friend whose husband’s job depends on the debate going well for Biden’s side.


104 posted on 10/10/2012 5:32:09 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: MacMattico

I’ve noticed several news shows talking about how the Biden debate will put Obama ahead again. I laughed and wondered what the commentator was on. Now I’m thinking the fix has been in for a while.


I wish people would stop underestimating Biden. If Ryan is this overconfidant, he might get his clock cleaned.


105 posted on 10/10/2012 5:46:15 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: george76

So who is moderating the next obama/Romney debate? obama’s wife?


106 posted on 10/10/2012 5:47:36 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Eleutheria5
She had a son with her ex, FCC czar , 2008 Obama campaign $500,000 bundler.

She would be disqualified if this was Romney who attended the wedding. There are many other people to choose from. Too cozy to be ethically allowed (imo)

107 posted on 10/10/2012 6:03:52 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: treetopsandroofs
All we need is Carney the carney to tell us “I personally know three or four Marthas with the same last name.”

A great laugh to start the day. (Well it beats crying over the likelihood that this will be spun in some similarly mendacious way.)

108 posted on 10/10/2012 6:04:18 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: torchthemummy

and he named said groom to the FCC (although they are now divorced).


109 posted on 10/10/2012 6:04:59 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: newheart

A least Carney is not likely to claim he knows several Juliuses, all with the same last name of Genachowski.


110 posted on 10/10/2012 6:08:43 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Cincinna

This whole blasted administration is filled with conflicts of interest.


111 posted on 10/10/2012 6:15:24 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Vendome

Link to source, please?


112 posted on 10/10/2012 6:33:53 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: opentalk

I’d say let her moderate, and let it be known that she has these conflicts of interest, and then nail Joe and her both with a bit of Jiu Jitsu, if PR is up to it. Use their coordinated attacks to undo them. It’ll do PR a great credit, that he knows how to handle himself in a brawl when he’s outnumbered, and them great discredit, that they tried to rig the debate and failed. The only thing worse than a corrupt forum is a corrupt forum moderated by a corrupt idiot. It all depends on how strong PR is in the ring.


113 posted on 10/10/2012 6:46:22 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: george76

PFL


114 posted on 10/10/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: uncitizen
Raddaz should pull herself out of the debate due to conflict of interest.

We Should have her replaced with another Radditz...

Because even a cartoon charcter would be more impartial.

115 posted on 10/10/2012 7:41:59 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: torchthemummy

What it highlights is the incestuous relationship between the MSM and the Democratic-Party.


116 posted on 10/10/2012 7:43:06 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: torchthemummy
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.

It isn't just a 21-year-old wedding of a classmate. This woman's husband is *currently* Obama's Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission.

Having a debate moderated by the wife of an Administration official is BS!

117 posted on 10/10/2012 7:47:37 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: Eleutheria5

“The only thing worse than a corrupt forum is a corrupt forum moderated by a corrupt idiot. “

...and this is exactly the corrupt forum that existed when PR sat across from Obama himself at the hearing where he blasted him to his face! Ryan will do just fine facing Biden and the enemy moderator.


118 posted on 10/10/2012 7:48:14 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: george76

Odd, how many connections there are of the MSM to democrats/democrat party, yet both sides of the connections manage to retain their bias-free, objective viewpoints/reportage. (sarcasm) It is truly an incestuous relationship, maybe, in the end, there will be genetic damage and rightly so.


119 posted on 10/10/2012 8:04:39 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: george76
The ABC spokesman’s assertion that “nearly the entire Law Review” attended the wedding cast doubt on the significance of Obama’s attendance. But Ford’s unwillingness to document that claim now suggests that Obama was among a close circle of fewer Harvard classmates who were personal friends of Raddatz and Genachowski.

ABC has all the integrity of a street whore.... I think it's fair to assume Democrats will be provided with all questions 'chosen' for the event.

I suspect the boys at the New York Times don't think this is a story...

120 posted on 10/10/2012 8:22:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: uncitizen
Raddaz should pull herself out of the debate due to conflict of interest.

ABC News has all the dignity and respectability of an old street whore. No one's gonna pull out...

I'll bet Biden and Obama are provided with questions in advance... questions submitted by dem PR firms...

121 posted on 10/10/2012 8:31:58 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: george76
Can anyone - just one person - tell me why the GOP plays along with this biased charade. Refuse to debate, it is as simple as that. Then let the clown go in front of his teleprompter and read “Romney is afraid of me and refuses to debate”
122 posted on 10/10/2012 8:32:00 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: george76

This makes Ifill seem not so bad.


123 posted on 10/10/2012 8:33:04 AM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: george76

124 posted on 10/10/2012 8:39:07 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Army Air Corps

The Obama-Raddatz Connection
By Carol Platt Liebau
10/10/2012

Josh Peterson of the Daily Caller has a story on ABC’s efforts to shut down discussion of veep-debate moderator Martha Raddatz’s connections to the Obama administration, including the President’s probably presence at Raddatz’s marriage to Julius Genachowski, now Chairman of the FCC and an old law school friend of Obama’s.

I am quoted correctly in they story, but wanted to adjust one of my previous posts, when I wrote that “Raddatz visited Boston frequently.” In fact, on further recollection, I believe she lived in Boston at the time.

One other item of note: Her first marriage, which ended in divorce, was to Ben Bradlee Sr. (of the Washington Post)’s son, Ben, Jr. There is more about Ms. Raddatz here in a New York Times piece from the Style section.

It seems that — with her jobs as an NPR correspondent and ABC TV journalist, and her marriages to Ben Bradlee, Jr. (with whom she has a daughter); FCC Commissioner Julius Genachowski (with whom she has a son); and now an NPR journalist — she is very much a creature of the Washington establishment.

Maybe she will be fair to Paul Ryan. We will see. Given her past and connections, however, one cannot help suspecting where her sympathies lie — and it’s difficult to imagine her doing anything that would upset the NY-DC liberal elite cocktail circuit. I’d love to be wrong on that.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/carolplattliebau/2012/10/10/the_obamaraddatz_connection/print

Josh Peterson of the Daily Caller has a story on ABC’s efforts to shut down discussion of veep-debate moderator Martha Raddatz’s connections to the Obama administration, including the President’s probably presence at Raddatz’s marriage to Julius Genachowski, now Chairman of the FCC and an old law school friend of Obama’s.

I am quoted correctly in they story, but wanted to adjust one of my previous posts, when I wrote that “Raddatz visited Boston frequently.” In fact, on further recollection, I believe she lived in Boston at the time.

One other item of note: Her first marriage, which ended in divorce, was to Ben Bradlee Sr. (of the Washington Post)’s son, Ben, Jr. There is more about Ms. Raddatz here in a New York Times piece from the Style section.

It seems that — with her jobs as an NPR correspondent and ABC TV journalist, and her marriages to Ben Bradlee, Jr. (with whom she has a daughter); FCC Commissioner Julius Genachowski (with whom she has a son); and now an NPR journalist — she is very much a creature of the Washington establishment.

Maybe she will be fair to Paul Ryan. We will see. Given her past and connections, however, one cannot help suspecting where her sympathies lie — and it’s difficult to imagine her doing anything that would upset the NY-DC liberal elite cocktail circuit. I’d love to be wrong on that.


125 posted on 10/10/2012 8:41:34 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: george76
This describes how the rats look at any election and any opponent daring to challenge them!


126 posted on 10/10/2012 8:57:35 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: george76



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127 posted on 10/10/2012 8:59:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

When Mark Shields immediately threw cold water on Romney’s acceptance speech at the convention, Gwen interrupted him and said she was having a great time, and the convention was a lot of fun. She seemed to be going out of her way to provide some balanced coverage.


128 posted on 10/10/2012 9:02:12 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamanation.)
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To: GOPJ

I don’t doubt for a minute that the deck will be stacked against Romney and Ryan.


129 posted on 10/10/2012 9:03:27 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: GraceG

And cartoons have more credibility


130 posted on 10/10/2012 9:07:09 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yeah, he did a good job for the most part. Asked impartial questions instead of the gotcha questions they usually try to do. A debate should be about issues.

But, I am sure the others will be “Mr. Ryan, you said on this date you opposed this and now you say this. Explain your difference?”

Nonsense like that intended to get the Republican....


131 posted on 10/10/2012 9:31:36 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Grampa Dave

LOL


132 posted on 10/10/2012 9:35:25 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: GOPJ; All

” I’ll bet Biden and Obama are provided with questions in advance”

Guaranteed.


133 posted on 10/10/2012 9:39:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: george76

Maybe O’Reilly will cover this. Personally, I don’t like him much, but he has a huge viewership. The more people who know this, the better.


134 posted on 10/10/2012 9:50:22 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: 1010RD

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2208130/posts

http://knowledgecreatespower.blogspot.com/2010/05/shore-bank-obamas-mother-and-geithners.html


135 posted on 10/10/2012 9:57:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Blue Highway

Lehrer’s leftism is simply more nuanced and understated.


136 posted on 10/10/2012 10:03:47 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (The 'great orator' Joe Biden? *That* Joe Biden??)
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To: uncitizen
I don’t doubt for a minute that the deck will be stacked against Romney and Ryan.

Liberal elites think we can't see who they really are... we can.

137 posted on 10/10/2012 10:40:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

These damn evil Marxists make me sick.

GO PAUL RYAN!


138 posted on 10/10/2012 10:49:49 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GOPJ

Its not us they think are stupid. They know we are not. It’s their constituency that they Think are stupid and id have to agree with them on that point. Stuck on stupid and brainwashed is what their people are.

They DO disdain all of us, every single American.


139 posted on 10/10/2012 10:51:58 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: onyx

Paul Ryan will do GREAT..just let Joe keep talking..the more he talks, the more idiotic he sounds..it wont take much for him to say something stupid


140 posted on 10/10/2012 11:02:19 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RitchieAprile
right, I knew he was a lefty, just that it is under the radar more than most. Hell, even Greta Van Sustenance on Fox is a more overt leftist even though she portrays herself as a centrist or non biased.

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!

141 posted on 10/10/2012 11:11:03 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: george76

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?


142 posted on 10/10/2012 12:02:43 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: george76
Also at daily caller....the moderator was invited to the Obama’s wedding. Seems ABC thinks it is okay for her to moderate because she did not attend
143 posted on 10/10/2012 12:13:22 PM PDT by opentalk
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Thursday VP debate moderator invited to Obamas' wedding link
144 posted on 10/10/2012 12:19:59 PM PDT by opentalk
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She also worked on Harvard Law Review with Obama.
145 posted on 10/10/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the link & ping.


146 posted on 10/10/2012 9:54:32 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: george76; All; napscoordinator; Future Snake Eater; gandalftb; xzins
Please ping this to military personnel who may have had contact with Martha Raddatz in Iraq, Afghanistan, or elsewhere. Details on why below.

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.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/fashion/martha-raddatz-tells-war-stories-with-a-human-angle.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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.

147 posted on 10/11/2012 6:14:11 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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