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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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To: thingumbob

Cool! Didn’t know it was on Fox. That is great news!


51 posted on 10/11/2012 10:12:29 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: DManA; Little Ray
Great job GOPe. Couldn’t 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.

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

Yeah - in any negotiation, “If you need it bad, you’ll get it bad!

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 aren’t bothered by that, of course, because the moderator is always “neutral” on the side of the Democratic candidate.


52 posted on 10/11/2012 11:11:37 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

It is stretching it to call these things debates.

It’s more like some weird press conference with only one reporter.


53 posted on 10/11/2012 11:27:12 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Little Ray

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.


54 posted on 10/11/2012 7:38:32 PM PDT by DManA
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