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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Cool! Didn’t know it was on Fox. That is great news!
Great job GOPe. Couldnt have these great debate moderators without your help.
Romney and Ryan NEEDED the debates, so they had to accept the garbage dished out by the Commission.Yeah - in any negotiation, If you need it bad, youll get it bad!
Or do you think that Team Obama would have gone to debates hosted by Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, etc.?
35 posted on October 11, 2012 10:13:06 AM EDT by Little Ray
The only way to ever change that would be to pass a law making broadcasting debates - debates without moderators, excepting only for a chess timer to divvy up the microphone time equally - a condition for broadcast license renewal.
The existence of any moderator at all, be he never so neutral, is objectionable in principle because it positions the moderator above the future POTUS. Democrats arent bothered by that, of course, because the moderator is always neutral on the side of the Democratic candidate.
It is stretching it to call these things debates.
It’s more like some weird press conference with only one reporter.
The GOPe has a lot to answer for tonight. It was a disaster agreeing to let this horrible woman moderate. Ryan was fighting two people on that stage. And it was perfectly predictable.