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Is There a Fix in for the Vice Presidential Debate?
Pajamas Media ^ | 10/10/2012 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 10/10/2012 2:49:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Posted By Bryan Preston On October 10, 2012 @ 8:29 am In media,Politics | 52 Comments

The Daily Caller has a disturbing story up today. The outline goes like this: The moderator of Thursday's vice presidential debate is Martha Raddatz of ABC News. She is the network's senior foreign correspondent, and she is the sole moderator of the veep debate, which will center on foreign policy.

Raddatz has a connection with Barack Obama going all the way back to their days at Harvard. They worked on the Harvard Law Review together, and Obama attended her 1991 wedding. Fast forward to the present, and President Obama has appointed Raddatz's husband, Julius Genachowski, to the Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski is also an Obama campaign bundler, meaning that he is a major fundraiser for the president's re-election effort. That storyline alone raises questions of corruption and rewarding political supporters with powerful federal posts. Yet ABC insists that Raddatz has no conflict of interest in moderating the debate.

As if that all wasn't bad enough, the Caller raised all of this with ABC on Monday but the network stonewalled. It finally admitted Raddatz’s connections to Obama, but only after ABC went to Politico, the Daily Beast, and the Huffington Post to get some damage control printed on those liberal sites first.

Is this how an allegedly neutral news network should behave?

This is the kind of story a Jake Tapper would ordinarily raise in a White House press briefing, but whoops! Tapper works for ABC. And whoops! the Obama White House quietly scuttled press briefings a couple of weeks ago. The White House press corps didn’t even raise a fuss about that.

Thursday’s debate, as I mentioned earlier, is supposed to center on foreign policy. Right now the Obama administration is embroiled in what looks very much like a cover-up regarding the sacking in Benghazi. But Vice President Biden has, so far, managed to escape any scrutiny or questions about what happened in Benghazi and who knew what and when. Will moderator Martha Raddatz grill Biden about this very serious foreign policy question, or will she let him off the hook?

In the wake of last week’s presidential debate, many on the left assailed debate moderator Jim Lehrer for his performance as a way of distracting from President Obama’s weak showing. Raddatz surely knows this. Her husband’s status with the Obama campaign plus her own longstanding connection to the president himself suggests where her political sympathies lie. She has to know that if she aggressively questions Biden, she stands a strong chance of being ripped by the left as Lehrer was.

Her and her husband’s connections to Obama plus ABC’s behavior suggest that there is a fix in for Thursday’s vice presidential debate. If Raddatz does not press Biden hard about Libya, America will know that that debate was rigged to favor the Obama administration.



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1 posted on 10/10/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A fix? There’s no cure for stupid. No matter what they do, they can’t help Joltin’ Joe.


2 posted on 10/10/2012 2:50:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank God the dice ain’t loaded.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 2:51:19 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing like your own Madam in your own Whore House.

GO PAUL RYAN!


4 posted on 10/10/2012 2:54:29 PM 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: SeekAndFind

If she tries to soft pedal Joe and hammers Ryan, then it will be evident for ALL to see.

Also, her career would be toast..........


5 posted on 10/10/2012 2:55:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Nachum

Paul Ryan had better be prepared to come out with a coherent answer on :

1) Rape and Incest as it relates to abortion. There will be a concerted effort to do to him what they did to Todd Akin.

2) Charges of hypocrisy. Why did he accept earmarks for his constituents when he said he was against it?

3) His Medicare plan and its “cuts’ to seniors on medicare. Biden will charge that he is cutting medicare by the same amount he charges Obama of cutting to pay for Obamacare.

4) Why he voted against the Simpson-Bowles commission recommendations even as he himself charged Obama for putting it on the shelve.

Just 4 I can think off the top of my head... I’m sure there will be more.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 2:56:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The only fix would be if they lied to Paul Ryan about the evening’s topic would be, but told BiteMe Joe.

Why does our side even agree to these obviously biased moderators? Why can’t they use Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin for one debate?


7 posted on 10/10/2012 2:56:53 PM PDT by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s her ex-husband, but it still is a concern.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 2:57:59 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even a “fix” will not help Biden.

Keep praying, Freepers!


9 posted on 10/10/2012 2:58:57 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SeekAndFind
When Ryan finishing bouncing Joe off the 4 walls Joe will be headed for his 3rd brain operation which will be an implant operation.
10 posted on 10/10/2012 3:00:00 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: SeekAndFind

More than likely, but I am fairly confident that Ryan can handle the pressure. He does his homework, his debate prep has obviously included those points, and others.


11 posted on 10/10/2012 3:00:20 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: SeekAndFind

Raddatz and Genachowske have been divorced since the mid 90s. Not exactly a smking gun...


12 posted on 10/10/2012 3:00:50 PM PDT by stormer
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To: SeekAndFind

Joe Biden has some ‘splainin’ to do too.

1) What did the president know about ‘Gunwalker’ and when did he know it?

2) Why was security so lax in Benghazi, and where was the president the night of the attack?

3) Why does the president continue to fund Green Energy Projects that have utterly failed?

4) Was Joe sincere when he stated that the administration intends to increase taxes by another trillion dollars?

.. Oh we will have so much fun


13 posted on 10/10/2012 3:01:57 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Fourth estate is the FIFTH COLUMN!!! They need to be shown for what they are!! WHORES!!


14 posted on 10/10/2012 3:02:03 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Without “fixes” from the MSM, the dhimmicraps would not have gone anywhere in the past 50 years starting with JFK.

The MSM is an unelected and unaccountable arm of the democrat party.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 3:02:24 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: Red Badger

“If she tries to soft pedal Joe and hammers Ryan, then it will be evident for ALL to see.

Also, her career would be toast.........”

Huh?

With who?

She would be the darling of the Obama Media Group and would get special invites to all of the top D.C. cocktail parties.


16 posted on 10/10/2012 3:02:35 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

How and why do the Pubbies always get set up like this?


17 posted on 10/10/2012 3:02:35 PM PDT by Banjoguy (The Mayor of San Antonio is the smoothest liar I have ever seen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Remember the left sees no problem with the media being an arm of the Administration. This little dot of exposure concerning her White House Relationship may well be spun as she had to be exceptionally differential to Ryan or they will claim that Ryan disrespected her because of her relationship with the White House. In any case, Joe will not be pressured, Ryan will be excoriated and Joe being an idiot is not going to mean he lost in their eyes.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 3:02:49 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ryan will storm right through her BIAS and America will cheer.

I know there are still some people fearful of the MSM but when the nut jobs at MSNBC and CNN can only get the National ratings that Fox gets in one major city there is a shift. I feel it everyday more and more and the more they all lie ABC, CBS and NBC the more they are laughed at out loud.

Best part, is when they open their lying yaps to President Romney at a press conference? they have already slaughtered all their credibility in advance. Why would they even deserve an answer. I would take all their passes and hand them to a rotating group of Bloggers.

19 posted on 10/10/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: SeekAndFind

Every debate that the monitor is a devout hard left liberal is a fix. It is in. Watch how the time goes to the RATS. Watch how the questions from this so called audience is stacked.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 3:04:08 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that in the three remaining debates R&R will be absolutely crushed.

According to the MSM that is.

21 posted on 10/10/2012 3:04:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Nachum
I've seen Biden perform on the Senate judiciary committee for years. He is a clod for sure, but he's not to be underestimated when it comes to playing to the gallery.

He'll smile with a twinkle in his eye like ol' Lunchbox Joe, but he's as big a bastard as there is when he wants to be.

22 posted on 10/10/2012 3:04:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: madison10

The FIX? Joe has already been fed the questions to be asked.


23 posted on 10/10/2012 3:04:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Nachum

Lots of errors here. Genachowski was on the Harvard Law Review with O not Raddatz. He’s also her ex husband ,she’s married to some guy from NPR. The lady does get around, one of her husbands was Ben Bradlee’s son.
The lady has an attitude and I doubt very much she’ll be unbiased.


24 posted on 10/10/2012 3:05:13 PM PDT by surrey
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To: SeekAndFind
We will know soon enough if idiot seems normal..Or Obama’s friend that will be giving out the questions does something..

Did you know that the person that is the moderator is a friend of Obama’s he even went to her wedding..I heard that on news today..And you know it wasn't the communist news..

25 posted on 10/10/2012 3:05:47 PM PDT by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind

May God give Paul Ryan the words to say so that all may see the clear difference between he and Joe Biden.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 3:06:31 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why the hockey sticks doesn't the RNC hold their OWN debates?

Can't find a camera and a tripod?

Cerially!!!! We don't NEED them anymore!

Why hold the primaries sham show? We have the ability to telecommute the entire nation at once. Why do we hold on to wasteful and harmful processes?

Tradition?

It's a new century. Let's act like it!

27 posted on 10/10/2012 3:08:15 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Logical me

the more time Biden talks, the better.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 3:08:51 PM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: SeekAndFind
She is the network's senior foreign correspondent, and she is the sole moderator of the veep debate, which will center on foreign policy.

The VP debate is suppose to be on both, foreign and domestic.

29 posted on 10/10/2012 3:09:30 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: SeekAndFind

Who involved with producing are running the debate is smart enough to pull it off with it being obvious?


30 posted on 10/10/2012 3:09:35 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: SeekAndFind

Question for Vice President Biden: “some say” you rival Winston Churchill as a statesman. Please tell the audience how you honed your awesome diplomatic skills.

...

Question for Congressman Ryan: As you may know — but probably don’t — the country of Kyrgyzstan is a former Soviet republic. Spell it, and list and spell each of its enclaves, and name and spell the leaders of each enclave.


31 posted on 10/10/2012 3:11:08 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: PLD

President 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.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/10/abc-news-scrambles-to-cover-up-barack-obamas-attendance-at-vp-debate-moderators-wedding/


32 posted on 10/10/2012 3:11:39 PM PDT by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind

Having Raddatz be the moderator is just another symptoms of the liberal disease. That is, one of their biggest problems is having a focus on style, process and packaging rather than on substance.

Lack of substance is the explanation for Obama’s poor debate performance.

Trying to manipulate the process by putting in pro-Obama moderators is a continuation of this error.

It’s an error they can never fix, because liberalism is defined by lack of substance.


33 posted on 10/10/2012 3:11:58 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: teletech
May God give Paul Ryan the words to say so that all may see the clear difference between he and Joe Biden.

Amen! Agreeing with you in the Name of Jesus!

34 posted on 10/10/2012 3:12:17 PM PDT by Faith
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To: SeekAndFind
She worked for PBS for five years before ABC, may be a big bird question, since Obama campaign is stuck on this.
35 posted on 10/10/2012 3:14:12 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: rawcatslyentist

>> Why the hockey sticks doesn’t the RNC hold their OWN debates?

Have you ever seen one of those French debates? Just the two candidates, seated at a round table — not too big, not too small :-) — and they ask each OTHER questions. No time limits. NO moderator.

Ryan would wipe the floor with Plugs in such a format.


36 posted on 10/10/2012 3:14:12 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Nachum
The fly in the ointment is probably Raddatz herself ~ she may have dumped Goober's boy toy for obvious reasons ~ so who knows where she really comes down on this guy and his friends anymore.

She should have backed out of the deal herself ~ which any person with integrity would have done.

Her husband's career is an entertaining read. Far leftwingtard fanatic does business and makes money ~ that'd be a title for his bio.

This guy is as phoney as his old buddy Chucky Schumer

37 posted on 10/10/2012 3:14:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Ryan will be able to deflect any and all of that kind of crap. He’ can pull a Newt and turn the tables back in their face easily.


38 posted on 10/10/2012 3:14:53 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Banjoguy
How and why do the Pubbies always get set up like this?

That's what I want to know. I agree w/ Newt. Let there be Lincoln/Douglas debate formats for all of them and screw the left wing media altogether!

39 posted on 10/10/2012 3:16:10 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why would any of that domestic rape nonsense or medicare be featured in a debate on foreign policy?


40 posted on 10/10/2012 3:17:57 PM PDT by soycd
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To: SeekAndFind
Why did he accept earmarks for his constituents when he said he was against it?

Why do NL teams use the stupid Designated Hitter when playing games against the AL?

You use the rules in effect at the time of the game. Doesn't mean they aren't wrong rules.

41 posted on 10/10/2012 3:19:43 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: muawiyah
She worked on Harvard Law Review with Obama. They graduated from the same class, and must of been close to invite each other to their wedding
42 posted on 10/10/2012 3:20:31 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: SeekAndFind

Since there’s websites dedicated to Biden’s stupidity I thinmk the outcome would be obvious.


43 posted on 10/10/2012 3:20:53 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: Nervous Tick
PROPOSED ANSWER: "Look lady, I'm armed and dangerous and have my own bodyguards too. I'm sure this will make your ex-hubby happy as a pig in slop" (pulls gigantic hogleg pistol out of trousers and fires once). Camera pans to Obama just off camera who is politely applauding. (/s)

(Announcer whispers softly "Michelle is no where to be found" ~ just as we notice the golf club tucked under Obama's left arm.)

44 posted on 10/10/2012 3:21:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: soycd
We just had a Freeper thread on the ACLU being in the process of a buyout by the Moslem Brotherhood or the Taliban ~ one or the other.

Obviously they have an interest in none of this Middle Eastern stuff being discussed ~ much easier for them to survive discussions of the relative merits of ultrasonic internal or external probes!

45 posted on 10/10/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: opentalk
There's all that stuff of coure, but the woman has been running with a valueless, soulless, immoral ratpack her whole life.

Ryan should wear a simple silver cross on his chest ~ she'll burn up in its presence.

46 posted on 10/10/2012 3:27:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: opentalk

Ryan definitely needs to throw in a

“My wife told me to ask you what DID Baraq give you for a wedding gift?”

Somewhere in there, LOL


47 posted on 10/10/2012 3:28:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do Romney and Republicans agree to the moderators? Why do the moderators have to be from a major network?


48 posted on 10/10/2012 3:31:17 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: opentalk

Think of her, her former husband and Obama more in the light of Billy James Hargis.


49 posted on 10/10/2012 3:32:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think that Biden can escape both an asswhoopin’ and a footchewin’.


50 posted on 10/10/2012 3:34:09 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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