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ABC fails ethics test
Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2012 | Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel

Posted on 10/11/2012 5:40:28 AM PDT by opentalk

Martha Raddatz is the moderator of tonight’s 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, she’d likely have to recuse herself from cases pertaining to the Obamas.

We’re not arguing that Raddatz will slant tonight’s debate in the Obama campaign’s 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 Raddatz’s 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 campaign’s newly-minted “war on women” theme?

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; abclies; abcnews; biden; corruptabc; debatetonight; disney; disneycorruption; ethics; fcc; genawoski; harvard; harvardelite; liberalmedia; raddatz; vpdebate
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1 posted on 10/11/2012 5:40:33 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

...wasn’t she just installed as the “new” moderator?


2 posted on 10/11/2012 5:42:57 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: opentalk

Ok, so?

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.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 5:42:58 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: opentalk

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.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 5:43:16 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: opentalk

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.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 5:43:34 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: opentalk

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.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 5:46:15 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: opentalk

Ryan just needs to slip in a “and what did Baraq give you for a wedding gift?” snark at the appropriate moment.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 5:48:05 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: opentalk

I would guess the obama team has a copy of the debate questions. They are slimy enough.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 5:48:24 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: opentalk

What was Mr. Obama’s position in 1991?

How did Ms. Raddatz know him?


9 posted on 10/11/2012 5:48:35 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: opentalk
ABC's Moderator Martha Raddatz Warned of Budget 'Slashing,' Hailed Hillary and Barack
10 posted on 10/11/2012 5:49:00 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

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.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 5:50:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: opentalk

Great job GOPe. Couldn’t have these great debate moderators without your help.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 5:51:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: opentalk

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.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 5:56:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Una bruja.)
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To: VRWCarea51

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.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 5:57:49 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Desperation leads to curious events)
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To: opentalk
No... put it this way, if Radditz was a Republican and Romney attended her wedding and Romney appointed her husband to some MA state job the Libs would HOWL and it would be all over the NYTimes and on the corrupt nightly newscasts as the “brewing debate scandal”.

You, and, and everyone else knows this. Yet another example that the corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.

15 posted on 10/11/2012 5:59:03 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: opentalk

She should be deposed to determine her role in the
Libyan murders.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 5:59:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: VanDeKoik
It's being reported with the radio news at the top of each hour in Georgia during the morning commute ......

FOX news has also reported it today as well....the news is getting around.

17 posted on 10/11/2012 6:02:18 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: VanDeKoik
It helps put them on notice, maybe they won't try and pull another George Stephanopoulos stunt... or even yet be forced to disclose the connection.

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.)

18 posted on 10/11/2012 6:02:56 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

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 ...


19 posted on 10/11/2012 6:05:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Una bruja.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Ok, so? This story is just being passed around conservative blogs.

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.

20 posted on 10/11/2012 6:06:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: Obadiah
Well, maybe Ryan will get a chance to pull this fact out of his pocket and inform the public at this debate tonight if Radditz gets too testy with him.

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......

21 posted on 10/11/2012 6:07:26 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: opentalk

Why does the GOP agree to these terms for a debate? Surely they must have some say on who the moderator will be.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 6:10:16 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Tax-chick

Obama was friends with her husband...Harvard.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 6:13:28 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: VanDeKoik

I agree...
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?


24 posted on 10/11/2012 6:14:51 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: Doogle
I am a moderate moderator!


25 posted on 10/11/2012 6:22:29 AM PDT by xp38
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To: opentalk
Put it this way: If Raddatz were a judge, she’d likely have to recuse herself from cases pertaining to the Obamas.

You mean like the dishonorable Kagan?

26 posted on 10/11/2012 6:27:07 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: TruthWillWin

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!


27 posted on 10/11/2012 6:32:40 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: RexBeach
She worked with Obama on Harvard Law review and graduated in the same class. Was married and had a child with current FCC Czar, Julius Genachowski. (Now divorced).

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.

ABC News scrambles to downplay Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

28 posted on 10/11/2012 6:32:53 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Obadiah

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 !!!!!


29 posted on 10/11/2012 6:34:01 AM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: opentalk

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.


30 posted on 10/11/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: opentalk

Gee, no bias there! Hah!


31 posted on 10/11/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: ncalburt
She went to law school with Obama and they worked on the law school rag ! They are personal friends for 25 years !!!!!

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.

32 posted on 10/11/2012 6:54:53 AM PDT by Starstruck (Voting for Obama again is like a dog returning to its own vomit.)
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To: TruthWillWin
"Why does the GOP agree to these terms for a debate? Surely they must have some say on who the moderator will be."

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.

33 posted on 10/11/2012 6:57:24 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Gaffer
A more despicable group of sub-human filth has never graced this planet than they (journalists).

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.

34 posted on 10/11/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ..,)
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To: DManA

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.?


35 posted on 10/11/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

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.


36 posted on 10/11/2012 7:16:49 AM PDT by DManA
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To: thingumbob

Yeah, but GA is already Romney’s. Is it being played in FL, OH, NC, VA, PA, etc.?


37 posted on 10/11/2012 7:22:48 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: DManA

Are there any neutrals left in media, anywhere? I can’t imagine it...


38 posted on 10/11/2012 7:30:55 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: ncalburt

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).


39 posted on 10/11/2012 7:31:04 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Little Ray

Why does the moderator have to be from Big Media?


40 posted on 10/11/2012 7:33:45 AM PDT by DManA
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To: OpusatFR
"Actions have consequences."

Yep! Lots of energy will be expended filling the round filing bin on the floor.

41 posted on 10/11/2012 7:39:35 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: VanDeKoik

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.


42 posted on 10/11/2012 8:03:32 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: RexBeach; Starstruck; ncalburt
Correction to earlier post:

Genachowski (current FCC head, ex husband) worked with Obama on Harvard Law Review and graduated with Obama.

Raddatz dropped out of University of Utah

43 posted on 10/11/2012 8:11:10 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
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 campaign’s newly-minted “war on women” theme?

That was, again, ABC.
I think if I'm a Republican candidate, I stay far, far away from stinking ABC.

44 posted on 10/11/2012 8:18:16 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jersey117
I would guess the obama team has a copy of the debate questions. They are slimy enough.

I would guess ABC slipped the Ubama team the questions.
ABC is slimy enough.

45 posted on 10/11/2012 8:24:42 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Little Ray

Have family in Ohio and the answer is Yes......they get FOX news too.


46 posted on 10/11/2012 8:27:05 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: DManA

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...


47 posted on 10/11/2012 8:38:27 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Lancey Howard
good point

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.

48 posted on 10/11/2012 8:39:39 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
My impression is that Obama is not able to think on his feet.
He would fare much better if he was aware of a few planted questions and how the moderator would work the debate.
The moderator will appear perfectly unbiased during the debate. The damage will be done beforehand.

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.

49 posted on 10/11/2012 8:51:27 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: Little Ray

That resume requirement is not limited to Big Media talking heads.


50 posted on 10/11/2012 9:47:40 AM PDT by DManA
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