Skip to comments.VP Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz Hosted President Obama at Wedding, Never Told Public
Posted on 10/10/2012 4:37:29 AM PDT by tobyhill
he liberal media/politician/bureaucrat revolving door spins so rapidly, sometimes it's hard to keep pace. Today we learn via the Daily Caller that the moderator for tomorrow's vice presidential debate, ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz, hosted President Obama as a guest at her 1991 wedding to the man who would later become Obama's FCC commissioner, Julius Genachowski.
That's shocking enough in its own right but things are further compounded by the fact that ABC News, home of veteran Democratic adviser George Stephanopolous, has long known about this conflict of interest and did nothing about it. Even worse, the network has actively tried to prevent the public from learning of it.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Lying and covering up for the Dems. It’s what Big Media does. Who was it that agreed to 4 Dem moderators for the debates???
It's math...simple math.
"Thank You sir".
Mr. Romney...Can you tell us what the the US debt was for the years 1862, 1923, 1955, 1980, 2004 and what the solutions were to erase those debts. And also, can you tell us specifically what your plan is to erase the present Bush debt.
Response: I would have to review the records.
"You mean you have no idea. Thank you".
Appalling revelation. I don’t think there is enough woodwork in the country to accommodate that which slithers out constantly.
Opportunity to slip this information into debate by joking that there seems to be a “wedding” theme to the debate series, with the last one falling on the wedding anniversary of the President and this one hosted by someone who had Obama as a guest at her wedding..ha, ha. At least then everybody would know.
I suspect that this late revelation will work out quite nicely for Ryan. Raddatz will have to be on her best behavior..play it right down the middle...everyone will be looking for any possible nuance of bias.
I am sure she is an honest journalist and can ignore the fact that she stands 100% behind Obama.
What a set up. I still think Ryan will kick Biden’s ass.
Being discussed all night here as well-—
ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obamas attendance at VP debate moderators wedding
Reagan knew how to handle Big Media.
Call them out.
Speak directly to the American People.
BTW, he had a much tougher job. In his day, there was no alternative media to cover his back.
You are assuming the revelation goes beyond Newsbusters. I doubt we'll hear George talking about it on Good Morning American today.
Opportunity to slip this information into debate...”
Absolutely, but Romney should just flat out ask:
“Ms Moderator, for the record, is it true that Barack Obama attended your wedding, and your ex-husband has now become the FCC chairman in the Obama administration?”
A biden question: Why is president Obama so wonderful?
Great debate question. For Ryan. "Say, before we get going tonight, I want to thank our moderator, Martha Raddatz, for handling this debate. Is it true that you're old friends with Mr. Obamamy opponent's running mateand your husband, Julius Genachowski, works for him right now as chairman of the FCC?
"Considering that if I do well in this debate and my running-mate and I win the election, your husband is out of a job, how can you convince the voters of America that you'll be objective and non-partisan in tonight's contest?
"Isn't it true that you have what is known in the law as a conflict of interest? Tell the American people right now: Who do you want to win tonight?"
She should know Mormons well and be able to peg Hairy Reid as a Jack Mormon.
Biden has been given all the questions, I’m sure.
It won’t help. He’ll peg the Stupid meter anyway.
Her husband is Tom Gjelten. She is divorced from Genachowski
Also being discussed, the cover up.
Biden is a hateful monster.
He will be ugly ugly ugly .
He will cut off Ryan and call him
SON to belittle him !
The media will swoon !
Hmmmm.... apparently she goes for G men
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. They seemed like such a nice couple . . . /s
George Stephanopolous of ABC News used to be a strategist for Bill Clinton and even after becoming Chief Washington Correspondent still engaged in regular conversations with Rahm Emanuel, James Carville, and Paul Begala from the Clinton days. (Ironic, isnt it, that John Harris wrote that story)Journalism has a perspective. Journalisms interest lies in promoting itself at the expense of the people who work to a bottom line - those upon whom we depend, not for mere talk, but for food, clothing, shelter, security, fuel, etc. Those people are "the man who is actually in the arena, and journalists are merely critics. So why do journalists cozy up to liberal politicians? The question answers itself - socialism is nothing other than the political expression of the sentiments which journalists are inherently motivated to promote.
Whoever signs up to be a liberal is cozying up to journalism. And is rewarded with positive labels such as moderate, centrist, progressive, or liberal. All of which belong in scare quotes, because what a journalist calls liberal has nothing to do with promoting liberty, what the journalist calls progressive has nothing to do with progress (at least, not progress of, by, and for the people, as the Constitution contemplates) and so on. All those labels are mere euphemisms for socialist. The only positive label journalists do not assign to socialists is objective. That label they reserve to themselves. But it is a distinction without a difference, as the above description of George Stephanopolous amply illustrates. It is only a question of what hat a particular socialist happens to wear. And of course objective belongs in scare quotes, because in the nature of things no one can know that he or she is actually objective.
A diligent effort to attempt to be objective is of course laudable - but then, any actual effort to attempt objectivity must begin with openness about ones own motives and interests. And discussion of journalists motives - to interest the public and to promote themselves - is politically incorrect, and taboo. It follows that a journalism which calls itself objective is anything but objective about itself. There is no reason in logic why I should accept journalisms self-hype about objectivity.
The alert reader may object that I have spoken of journalism in the singular, and take no account of diversity of journalism outlets, and of the (very few) newspapers with conservative (in American political context, a negative label) editorial pages. My answer to that is that
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Wealth of nations, Book I, Ch 10And all major news outlets belong to wire services, principally the Associated Press. The newswire represents a virtual meeting of all major journalism outlets - one which has been running continuously since the Civil War era. I do not pretend that all newspapers express the exact same attitude on their editorial pages - but on the front page and the body of the paper, they do. And they call their uniform and politically correct slant objective."
If Paul Ryan didn’t already know the moderator would be 100% in the tank for the Democrats, then he’s all hair and no smarts. (This still puts him far above Slow Joe “Plugs” Biden, of course.)
Who would marry her? I thought Ray Charles is dead and Stevie Wonder was unavailable.
ABC = All Barack Channel.
And her ex-husband’s (Julius Genachowski) new wife - Rachel Goslins, Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
And Martha’s current husband - Tom Gjelten, a correspondent for ...NPR.
Its a tight circle.
After being repeatedly interrupted by Braintrust Biden, Ryan merely has to say, “Mr. Vice President, I realize that you want the American people to believe Gov. Romney and I that we are the most despicable human beings in American politics, but you as President of the Senate, can you tell us how many of President Obama’s budgets have passed during his term and the vote totals? I can: None and Zero. Also as President if the Senate, do you know how many DemocRat budgets have been submitted for votes on the Senate floor by Majority Leader Reid. I do. None. What is more despicable Mr. Vice President, someone who has a genuine interest in at least putting forth a plan to try and deal with the economic realities of this country, or a man whose plan cannot even get votes from his own party, which in turn refuses to pass a budget so they do not have a record of their votes for an ever expanding, ever demanding central government bureaucracy reminiscent of and exceeding the old Soviet Union?”
“Hello. I’m Martha Raddatz, and I’ve got a secret.”
perfect! Definitely hope Ryan’s staffers see your suggestion and put it in his notes.
They never want their dirty secrets to be aired, so it’s absolutely paramount that Romney and Ryan tactfully and calmly put them out there in the open air for all to see/hear.
Thanks for posting. It’s up on Drudge.
Oh, that’s perfect. Romney should mention it, and your way is the most non-snarky of all.
Not a fan of Drudge; but he ALWAYS posts the most flattering photos available... :-)
Maybe, just MAYBE the GOP will get a clue one day and stop idiotically agreeing to let liberals moderate every debate. I don’t know what else it will take.
You are right, but it is Ryan who is debating tomorrow.
CatherineofAragon~: “ Maybe, just MAYBE the GOP will get a clue one day and stop idiotically agreeing to let liberals moderate every debate...”
lacrew ~: “And her ex-husbands (Julius Genachowski) new wife - Rachel Goslins, Executive Director of the Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
And Marthas current husband - Tom Gjelten, a correspondent for ...NPR.
Its a tight circle.”
I believe that it is called INCEST ( genetic in-breeding of the elites)
Thank goodness that it hasn’t tainted the rest of the genetic pool
Have you ever noticed that they begin to look like ?
Its a tight circle ~ true that !
That is not just a tight circle. It is downright incest.
Your Post #24 is spot-on.
Biden will repeatedly go for the kill shot. He wants the kind of moment that Lloyd Bentsen had against Dan Quyale back in ‘88.
Biden (and the Obama campaign) are hoping for this kind of moment because an all-too-willing MSM will broadcast the moment extensively in an effort to discredit Ryan.
I’ve long believed the same thing.
When is the GOP gonna put their foot down and say “Enough of this crap!”
On a side note, did the GOP not bother to vet Raddatz’s past? Or did they not have time to do so?
Perfect he has to mention it
If I had to guess, I'd say they didn't bother; rock-bottom stupidity is hard to overcome.
Yep, caught myself too late. Thx.
He's our Breibart now