Skip to comments.ABC fails ethics test
Posted on 10/11/2012 5:40:28 AM PDT by opentalk
Martha Raddatz is the moderator of tonights vice presidential debate. In 1991, Barack Obama attended her wedding. A year later, her then-husband, now a high level administration appointee and a personal friend of the president, attended the Obamas wedding. Irrelevant information?
Put it this way: If Raddatz were a judge, shed likely have to recuse herself from cases pertaining to the Obamas.
Were not arguing that Raddatz will slant tonights debate in the Obama campaigns favor any more than a member of Congress would automatically vote for an appropriation simply because it helps a campaign contributor.
We are arguing that the public has a right to know the facts about Raddatzs relationship to the president.
...Remember when former Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos opened the GOP primary debate he moderated with a bizarre string of questions about birth control questions that just happened to dovetail with the Obama campaigns newly-minted war on women theme?
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...wasn’t she just installed as the “new” moderator?
This story is just being passed around conservative blogs.
What good is that supposed to do? No news network is reporting this, and she still going to “moderate” it.
It’s out there. The Independents will be watching for any and all preceived aid or softballs lobbed to Biden.
If she gives Biden any cues, help, or cuts Ryan in an attempt to aid Biden, it will be noticed and tabulated by them.
Actions have consequences.
It’s a shame that someone from ABC like Jake Tapper couldn’t have been the moderator. Jake would be fair and would ask pertinent questions.
Well, here is the reality of this. Most of America sees, smells the bias in the MSM today and has shown their lack of appreciation to it by selecting other venues to gather their news. TV Ratings prove that beyond dispute.
So go head play your game. 70 million Americans saw Zero get his ass kicked last week and notice the lack of coverage on the Libya Scandal and coverup with the assistance of the Prestitutes.
All any bias tonight by the moderator will do is reinforce the press is in the bag for Zero. It’s a net loss for them.
Ryan just needs to slip in a “and what did Baraq give you for a wedding gift?” snark at the appropriate moment.
I would guess the obama team has a copy of the debate questions. They are slimy enough.
What was Mr. Obama’s position in 1991?
How did Ms. Raddatz know him?
If she screws with the debate, Ryan can eat her alive.
Newt set the precedent and showed the way. He was applauded for the effort.
Great job GOPe. Couldn’t have these great debate moderators without your help.
If we know this information, so does Paul Ryan. Either Ryan is capable of handling a “debate” with a Baraqi stooge, or he isn’t. Anyway, if she’s like other leftist women, she’s no more intelligent than she is attractive ... just a lockstep Party drone.
These people live in an imaginary bubble. Their view of the demographical geography of the US would have NY, L.A., and D.C. comprising the majority of our country. The rest of our nation is viewed as a third world wasteland.
You, and, and everyone else knows this. Yet another example that the corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.
She should be deposed to determine her role in the
FOX news has also reported it today as well....the news is getting around.
we will never have a moderator who hosted Romney at their wedding.
..ABC will not deny she was invited to Obamas wedding. (Her then husband attended.)
Since she knew Obama before his marriage, I wonder what she knows about his homosexuality. (Women know ...) Too bad Ryan can’t turn the tables and put HER on the spot ...
Wrong. It gets to facebook, and leaks into the moderate world there. It's called 'circulation'.
What good is that supposed to do? No news network is reporting this, and she still going to moderate it.
All the network silence accomplishes is more demonstration that they are liberal, nay, COMMUNIST, shills.
It sort of becomes a disqualifier for her at that point, no matter what she does from there, especially since 60% of the public now believes the media doesn't tell them the truth.
We'll see what happens tonight......
Why does the GOP agree to these terms for a debate? Surely they must have some say on who the moderator will be.
Obama was friends with her husband...Harvard.
Why does it matter whether it is revealed now or later that the moderator is in the tank?
Aren’t all debate moderators in the tank?
You mean like the dishonorable Kagan?
Because they’re morons,who think today’s Dems are just old
Roosevelt liberals and not “Long March” communists who will do and say anything to acquire power!
Obama attended their wedding.
Genachowski was also Obama campaign bundler $500,000 in 2008.
More from Daily caller. It appears ABC was not open in fully disclosing the connections.
Actually worse than that .
She went to law school with Obama and they worked on the law school rag !
They are personal friends for 25 years !!!!!
Journalists....HA! They are rabid liberal ideologues that work hand-in-hand with other liberals to enforce their utopian elitist world order where “they” as the elite decide the fates and fortunes of the masses.
When they are not in their political modes, they are nothing more than disaster ghouls seeking to gain fame and notariety by profiting from horrendous acts of violence and circumstance.
A more despicable group of sub-human filth has never graced this planet than they.
Gee, no bias there! Hah!
We are informed Freepers. Don't post untruths that get repeated over and over on this site. It was her ex that went to law school with Obama.
It makes no sense to me. The closest I can come to an explanation that feels right to me is the GOP thinks it would be impolite/unsportsmanlike to complain about the choice of moderators. So they gamely (in their eyes) go along with whomever is chosen. Bunch of idiots.....it doesn't work to play by Marquess of Queensberry rules with these people, and the GOP should have learned that long ago.
Yeah, these reporters are just democrats/marxists who took jobs as reporters so that they can turn the U.S.A. into a socialist dictatorship 3rd world country. They took a job as journalists to harm America, so they are traitors.
As somebody pointed out, Romney and Ryan NEEDED the debates, so they had to accept the garbage dished out by the Commission.
Or do you think that Team Obama would have gone to debates hosted by Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, etc.?
Obviously, it should be obvious to you, I don’t expect partisans from the right to be moderators.
I just expect a neutral person. That is really not so much to ask for.
I don’t think the GOPe actually sees anything wrong with Radich.
Yeah, but GA is already Romney’s. Is it being played in FL, OH, NC, VA, PA, etc.?
Are there any neutrals left in media, anywhere? I can’t imagine it...
Raddatz is a college (undergrad) dropout and certainly never went to law school!
She’s from Utah by way of Boston and Brian Williams and Ben Bradlee (WaPo).
Why does the moderator have to be from Big Media?
Yep! Lots of energy will be expended filling the round filing bin on the floor.
My local Fox station (network Owned & Operated) didn’t even mention it as they praised Biden on foreign policy acumen and seeming like a nice guy unlike that Ryan misfit.
Genachowski (current FCC head, ex husband) worked with Obama on Harvard Law Review and graduated with Obama.
Raddatz dropped out of University of Utah
That was, again, ABC.
I think if I'm a Republican candidate, I stay far, far away from stinking ABC.
I would guess ABC slipped the Ubama team the questions.
ABC is slimy enough.
Have family in Ohio and the answer is Yes......they get FOX news too.
Because of showmanship requirements? You’ll need someone who can read coherently in front an audience and otherwise not make a complete ass of themselves. I certainly wouldn’t be qualified...
It was another form of MSM (ABC) censorship and activism. --using the time for questions, issues that dont matter to keep sun light off Obama's record. Creating a new diversion.
Romney already humiliated the empty suit one on one. He will now face a two against one challenge with the empty suit being propped up by the moderator and planted question.
That resume requirement is not limited to Big Media talking heads.