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Raddatz Visited Biden at His Residence in March (Raddatz interrupted Ryan 31 times)
Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 12, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 10/12/2012 7:52:02 AM PDT by Snuph

White House records reveal that the moderator of last night's vice presidential debate, Martha Raddatz, visited Vice President Joe Biden at his official residence on March 26, 2012. Raddatz is an employee of ABC News.

As the records show, that day Raddatz visited the VPR (or, the vice president's residence) for a "Women's History Month Reception." That record was released on June 29, 2012.......

Now, after the debate, Raddatz has been criticized for "interrupting [Paul Ryan] 31 times" and even CNN called the moderator "the third debater."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; abcnews; biden; corruption; duplicate; raddatz
Ryan Vs the tag team of Biden and Raddatz and he still won. ROFL
1 posted on 10/12/2012 7:52:04 AM PDT by Snuph
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To: Snuph

The Obama-MSM cabal. It stinks of corruption.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 7:57:07 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Snuph
He's the VP and she is a national news reporter. I don't see how her meeting with him would be unusual.

It's her job.

3 posted on 10/12/2012 7:59:44 AM 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: Snuph

Raddatz was shilling for the Lying Biden from the start. I was yelling at the TV screen -— my wife had to calm me down.

What a disgusting display of DemoRAT lying and politics.
Biden just reaffirms that the radical left are pigs, rude, and liars. I stopped watching after the tenth Biden lie.

Pathetic. Rush should have some good commentary on this sham today.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 8:00:54 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

I wouldn’t be surprised if Biden didn’t have a copy of the questions ahead of time. Maybe the reason he came out with that crap-eating grin on his face.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 8:03:57 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Signalman
The Obama-MSM cabal. It stinks of corruption.

So true - however, why in God's name do the Republican's, every cycle, allow these moderators to moderate? Seems to me that, with the advent of the new media, they should have the balls to insist on a different model or at least, different moderators other than those who have been carrying the RAT water all these years.

6 posted on 10/12/2012 8:06:18 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: HereInTheHeartland
"Women's History Month Reception."

Was she there as a reporter or private citizen? Her usual beat is defense and security.

7 posted on 10/12/2012 8:09:12 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Snuph

From the very first quesstion, which went to Biden, and he did not answer, Raddatz showed her “role” was not as an unbiased moderator.

It drove me nuts that when Ryan would answer a question, she’d interrupt him to try to change the question, or cut him off..

I couldn’t for the life of me understand most of the low mumbling Biden was doing..What was he mumbling?

Ryan showed grace under fire from those two louts.

I worked in a mental hospital for years, and Raddatz and Biden behaved worse than most of my patients ever did.Their behavior was a disgrace and an insult to viewers/voters.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 8:09:31 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. This is FreeRepublic, afterall.)
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To: Snuph

We pro-Americans shouldn’t complain too much. This is the sort of treatment Vice President Ryan will get the next four years, and he better get used to it. As it is, I still think he won by being the one grownup on stage, and set the stage for Romney to clobber B. Hussein (mmm mmm mmm) next Tuesday to help complete the 45 State sweep.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 8:10:48 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: capydick

Only the geniuses that run the GOPe understand why it’s good strategy to give all the advantages to the democrats.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 8:12:16 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Snuph

Let me do a little math.

Biden Interruptions = 81.
Radditz Interuptions = 31.
Total Interruptions of Ryan = 112.
Total minutes = 90.
Total seconds = 5400.
Half that time was “Ryan Time” or 2700 seconds.

Average time between “Ryan Time” Interruptions = 24 seconds


11 posted on 10/12/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: kabar
“Was she there as a reporter or private citizen? Her usual beat is defense and security. “

I'm sure there are events like this all time.

We all do networking events in our professional lives. For a reporter to get invited to an event where the VP is present; would be a no brainer for her not to go.

Doesn't matter if it's a charity event for abandoned chipmunks. If the right people are there; you go.

And keep in mind the VP’s residence is I assume the official residence of the VP. Like the White House.
I'm too lazy to look it up.

I hate to be the one defending a liberal reporter!!

12 posted on 10/12/2012 8:18:22 AM 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: Catsrus

I can’t remember the exact question but it was posed to Biden and involved naming 3 things. Joe immediately rattled off number one, number two and number three. I knew then that he had the questions.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 8:18:52 AM PDT by pnut22
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To: InterceptPoint

Well said


14 posted on 10/12/2012 8:19:10 AM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: HereInTheHeartland
“He's the VP and she is a national news reporter. I don't see how her meeting with him would be unusual. It's her job."

I think the key concept in the article is “Raddatz has been criticized for ‘interrupting [Paul Ryan] 31 times’ and even CNN called the moderator ‘the third debater.’”

Had Rattz been even-handed, probably no one would consider the visit with the VP or Zero attending her first wedding to be particularly consequential. But with her tag-teaming Ryan along with Crazy Joe, it looks very suspect.

At the very least, the Pravda wannabes (who are always squawking about “transparency”) should be upfront about the fact that they are not trying to be impartial.

15 posted on 10/12/2012 8:21:13 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Catsrus
I wouldn’t be surprised if Biden didn’t have a copy of the questions ahead of time.

He sure rattled his B.S. answers off to a tee. It bet he did have them.

16 posted on 10/12/2012 8:23:59 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Snuph

She interrupted Ryan 31 times and Biden interrupted him 82 times = 113 times. Does anybody understand the meaning of the word “RUDE”?


17 posted on 10/12/2012 8:25:11 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Snuph
Hmmmmmm... Raddatz interrupted Ryan 31 times, Biden interrupted Ryan 82 times. How could the time count set forth that Ryan spoke for 40 minutes, 5 seconds?? The large combined (113) interruptions alone should have taken a third of Ryan’s time count.
18 posted on 10/12/2012 8:26:05 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Agreed. But who is doing the counting?


19 posted on 10/12/2012 8:29:27 AM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: HereInTheHeartland
You are defending her making unwarranted assumptions. I am just asking legitimate questions as to why she would be invited to such a function that appears to be out of her area of reporting. She doesn't usually cover such events.

Martha Myrna Raddatz born February 14, 1953 in Idaho Falls, Idaho is an American reporter with ABC News. She currently serves as the network's Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent. She reports for ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer, Nightline, and other network broadcasts.

Raddatz resides in Arlington, Virginia, with her third husband, journalist Tom Gjelten. She has two children from previous relationships: a daughter, Greta Bradlee, with Benjamin Bradlee, Jr. and a son, Jake Genachowski. She was previously married to Julius Genachowski, father of Jake and current head of the FCC under the Obama Administration. Additionally, Raddatz was previously married to Ben Bradlee, Jr., the father of Greta. Bradlee is Projects Editor for The Boston Globe.

Tom Gjelten is a correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) news. Gjelten has worked for NPR since 1982, when he joined the organization as a labor and education reporter. More recently he has covered diplomatic and national security issues, based out of NPR's Washington, D.C., headquarters. Gjelten and his colleagues at NPR received a Peabody Award in 2004 for "The War in Iraq".

I am sure you know who Ben Bradlee is. It seems that she is in bed with the Dems literally and figuratively.

20 posted on 10/12/2012 8:31:04 AM PDT by kabar
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To: HereInTheHeartland

It was not a work related visit...


21 posted on 10/12/2012 8:31:47 AM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: pnut22

agreed


22 posted on 10/12/2012 8:34:04 AM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Snuph

FOX’s Brent Baier announced the ‘unofficial’ tally right after the debate. With the plethora of fact checkers ready to pounce on any statement, any ‘fact’, I would venture to say that the tally was correct.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Snuph

One things for sure, Martha Raddatz will sit at the head table at this years press correspondents dinner...while Jim Lerher gets a milk crate in the kitchen.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 8:40:55 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: kabar

Third husband? Boy, these LIB women sure love jumping from bed to bed.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 8:43:21 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
We all do networking events in our professional lives. For a reporter to get invited to an event where the VP is present; would be a no brainer for her not to go.

Doesn't matter if it's a charity event for abandoned chipmunks. If the right people are there; you go.

It's the job of the press to be critical of the administration and keep an eye on what they do. The press is essentially a private regulator. It is a problem if a regulator interacts socially with the people they are supposed to regulate.

If you lived close to a nuclear reactor, would you want the regulator in charge of monitoring core safety going to cocktail parties and yukking it up with the guys who run the reactor?

26 posted on 10/12/2012 8:44:03 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: Snuph
Raddatz interrupts Ryan 31 times - Ole’ Joe interrupts 82 times, did Paul Ryan even have time to open his mouth????
27 posted on 10/12/2012 8:44:41 AM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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He did have time to open his mouth but not to complete a sentence. He was never afforded the courtesy of being permitted to complete a thought until his closing statement. What a sham! And even still...a moajority of those polled still say Ryan won! Class and sincerity trump b.s. and borish rudeness every time.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: Poison Pill
“The press is essentially a private regulator. “

I don't see it that way; I don't trust them to regulate anything!!
I think that is giving them too much credit and power.

29 posted on 10/12/2012 9:02:29 AM 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: EagleUSA

not worth getting the blood pressure up. i switched to
the hitler channel.


30 posted on 10/12/2012 9:13:09 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (Gentle but bold...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

The press is granted special protection in the Constitution. The protection is granted because the job of the press is to ask questions to power. It’s much harder to be critical of a friend than an adversary.


31 posted on 10/12/2012 9:16:03 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: InterceptPoint

It would be nice to see a comparison of how many times Biden was interrupted.

And also nice to have a tally of how much time that Ryan was talking was drowned out by Biden and/or Raddatz also talking. And a comparison of the same for Biden.


32 posted on 10/12/2012 9:21:12 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: HereInTheHeartland

33 posted on 10/12/2012 9:23:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: kabar
Martha Myrna Raddatz born February 14, 1953

Not a heck of a lot older than me but she looks twice my age.

34 posted on 10/12/2012 9:23:29 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: butterdezillion

From another post:

Let me do a little math.

Biden Interruptions = 81.
Radditz Interuptions = 31.
Total Interruptions of Ryan = 112.
Total minutes = 90.
Total seconds = 5400.
Half that time was “Ryan Time” or 2700 seconds.

Average time between “Ryan Time” Interruptions = 24 seconds

In fact, Ryan actually only had 40 minutes so that earlier calculation should be adjusted down to 21 seconds between interruptions.


35 posted on 10/12/2012 9:25:27 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: capydick
So true - however, why in God's name do the Republican's, every cycle, allow these moderators to moderate?

I've been asking that question for months.

36 posted on 10/12/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republcan Party, it left me.)
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To: Snuph
Raddatz
37 posted on 10/12/2012 10:07:02 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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