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Debate Commission dismisses Raddatz-Obama connection
Politico ^ | 10/10/12 | DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 10/10/2012 5:10:59 PM PDT by Nachum

The Commission on Presidential Debates is downplaying a new report by the conservative website 'The Daily Caller' about President Barack Obama's ties to Martha Raddatz, the moderator of tomorrow night's vice presidential debate.

The article, currently atop Drudge Report, notes that Obama worked on the Harvard Law Review with Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later appoint chair of the Federal Communications Commission, and was a guest at his 1991 wedding to Raddatz -- raising accusations that Raddatz has a conflict of interest heading into tomorrow's debate, despite the fact that Raddatz has long-since divorced Genachowski and remarried.

(Also on POLITICO: Paul Ryan spox: 'No concerns' about Raddatz)

"We selected Martha Raddatz because she is a terrific journalist and will be a terrific moderator and we're thrilled to have her," Peter Eyre, an adviser to the Commission, said in a statement. "The notion that that somehow affects her ability is not something we have given a moment's thought to."

Yesterday, well-ahead of the article's publication, ABC News released a statement calling the Daily Caller's line of inquiry "absurd."

"Martha Raddatz is known for her tough, fair reporting, which is why it was no surprise to her colleagues inside and outside ABC News that she was chosen by the Commission on Presidential Debates for this assignment," an ABC News representative wrote. "Barack Obama was a law school classmate of Raddatz's ex-husband Julius Genachowski at Harvard. At the time Barack Obama was a student and president of the Law Review. He attended their wedding over two decades ago along with nearly the entire Law Review, many of whom went on to successful careers including some in the Bush administration. Raddatz and Mr. Genachowski divorced in 1997 and both are now remarried."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abclies; commission; connection; debate; disqualify; fcc; ffcc; harvard; motherfcc; ommissionoffacts; raddatzobama; replace
Oh, I get it. Politico is part of the Choom Gang. They are smoking "Don Quijote Marijuana"
1 posted on 10/10/2012 5:11:06 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Brujeria- Don Quijote Marijuana

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2 posted on 10/10/2012 5:12:17 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

All we have to do is reverse this —if a Media person for the Right was moderating a debate and had been a guest at one of Romney’s kids’ wedding — no comment from the Left about that....naw....cuz they are so mature.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 5:25:42 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Nachum
"We selected Martha Raddatz because she is a terrific journalist and will be a terrific moderator and we're thrilled to have her"/i>

"We selected Martha Raddatz because she is a terrific journalist committed leftist and fellow traveller masquerading as a journalist who will smack Romney down while being down on her knees in front of the LightWorker and will be a terrific moderator and we're thrilled to have her." There, I fixed it.

4 posted on 10/10/2012 5:30:42 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Nachum
"The notion that that somehow affects her ability is not something we have given a moment's thought to."

Interesting way to phrase it - seems like they should be saying they have given thought to it, but have decided her past association will not affect her performance..

Instead, it sounds as though they're trying to convince everyone they didn't select her in order to throw the debate to Biden.

Kinda like a kid meeting their returning dad at the front door telling him they didn't break the kitchen window.

5 posted on 10/10/2012 5:37:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum

Classic “Nothing to see here, folks . . . move along.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Nachum
dims are above the law and all other Americans... they do as they please and their propaganda machine keeps it quiet while their courts keep them out of jail.

LLS

7 posted on 10/10/2012 5:48:02 PM 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: skeeter

If she gets out of line as I suspect she will.....I am sure Paul Ryan can put her in her place, by gently embarassing her. If I were her, I would just ask the questions....and then get out of the way!!! If she had an ounce of decency, honesty and fairness, she would have recused herself!!! The fact....that she did not do that, speaks volumes of how shallow she really is!!!


8 posted on 10/10/2012 5:48:28 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
The fact....that she did not do that, speaks volumes of how shallow she really is!!!

It speaks to how low the left will stoop to win this election.

We cannot allow them to.

9 posted on 10/10/2012 5:53:43 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum

Tell me why the RNC, or whomever, allows Liberals to moderate all of the debates.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 5:54:18 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Nachum

The problem all the Debate “moderators” have is that they cannot protect 0bama/Biden past the point where they embarrass themselves by exposing their own partisan interests


11 posted on 10/10/2012 5:55:03 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
If she had an ounce of decency, honesty and fairness, she would have recused herself!

At this point, I hope she stays. Before this revelation about her likely being a lefty Democrat (former husband Julius Genachowski was appointed head of FCC by radical leftist Ubama) she could have subtly sabotaged Ryan and boosted Biden. But now? She knows people will be looking at her performance as moderator very closely. She may even go a little harder on Biden just to show that she's "unbiased" and "fair".

12 posted on 10/10/2012 5:57:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Nachum
Here's one way to look at it. Any moderator in any debate will be wearing the special edition Obama/Biden kneepads; we know that and expect it.

At least now; they know we have caught them. It's out in the open now. This may force the moderator to be somewhat more honest.

13 posted on 10/10/2012 5:57:58 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
.....I am sure Paul Ryan can put her in her place, by gently embarrassing her <<

I'm thinking that too!...should be relatively easy and a debate winner with many voters getting their 1st look at Ryan

14 posted on 10/10/2012 6:06:27 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

Biden gets the debate questions in advance and someone helps him write his responses.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 6:07:36 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Sioux-san

I emailed a handful of staff and Commission board members today asking them to either replace her or to disclose the conflict at the start of the debate... No surprise I haven’t gotten one response. But people should put pressure on them, this is not okay, we have more people in this world than her who can moderate a debate.


16 posted on 10/10/2012 6:09:02 PM PDT by polstar123
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
.....I am sure Paul Ryan can put her in her place, by gently embarrassing her <<

I'm thinking that too!...should be relatively easy and a debate winner with many voters getting their 1st look at Ryan

17 posted on 10/10/2012 6:09:45 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Nachum

This debates commission couldn’t find a NoN-Biased moderator for what is going to become one of the most important series of debates in this early part of the 21st Century?

Here we have a Partisan Leftwing reporter who is married to a Partisan Cabinet member of the Obama Administration.

Changes need to be made and soon if we are to have a Fair debate.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 6:21:54 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Pure and simple the GOP didn’t do their homework. . .too much play along to get along. Again we are dealing with the WIMP FACTOR. New leadership needed . . . . Now!


19 posted on 10/10/2012 6:32:42 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Nachum

Hmmm... and who has ties to the Debate Commission?

“Valerie Jarrett — who Ed Klein called ”Ground Zero in the Obama operation” — is the senior adviser and assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs and public engagement.

She served on the board of the Joyce Foundation with Michael Brewer, the husband of Commission on Presidential Debates executive director Janet Brown, beginning in 2002.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/03/white-house-marriage-ties-to-presidential-debate-commission-continue-with-valerie-jarrett/#ixzz28whEbSTA


20 posted on 10/10/2012 6:50:09 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Biden and Obama get all the debate questions in advance, from now on.


21 posted on 10/10/2012 6:52:24 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Nachum; ExTexasRedhead; LucyT
Any sign of impropriety by the moderator and millions of Americans will see it for themselves and it will not be retractable by the network that provided that moderator. We know what is fair and what is not. If they screw over Romney in favor of Obama, it will be blatantly obvious and it will only increase the popularity of Romney and cause Obama even more humiliation than he's already experienced.

If they think Americans aren't talking already that the network fix is in, they would be very seriously mistaken.

22 posted on 10/10/2012 7:04:13 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

I meant Ryan, not Romney. Getting ahead of myself here!


23 posted on 10/10/2012 7:05:31 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

The problem is they may feed the debate questions to the Democrats in advance. They are all Democrats and the MSM is the Democrat Party at work on the minds of the people.


24 posted on 10/10/2012 7:06:01 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: M-cubed

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25 posted on 10/10/2012 7:08:37 PM PDT by Sallygal
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To: skeeter

“... that somehow affects her ability ...”

It’s not her ABILITY raises questions. It’s her objectivity or neutrality that we’re concerned about.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 7:09:59 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

right, becuz theirs is not just a working relationship, it’s a personal relationship! How can we ever believe this bioch isn’t going to be giving it to Obadguy


27 posted on 10/10/2012 7:11:33 PM PDT by uncitizen (SCANDAL SCANDAL SCANDAL scream it from the rooftop)
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To: bkopto
"We selected Martha Raddatz because she is a terrific journalist committed leftist and fellow traveler masquerading as a journalist who will smack Romney down while being down on her knees in front of the LightWorker and will be a terrific moderator and we're thrilled to have her." There, I fixed it.

You fixed it...

28 posted on 10/10/2012 8:53:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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