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  • That Time Obama and Angela Merkel's Conversation Turned Into a Scene From 'The Sound of Music'

    06/09/2015 5:41:27 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 8 2015 | ARLETTE SAENZ
    It looked more like a scene out of the “The Sound of Music” in Austria than the G7 Summit in Germany. In between family photos with leaders at the G7 Summit, cameras caught German Chancellor Angela Merkel animatedly speaking with a relaxed President Obama. The photo of Merkel with her arms outstretched prompted comparisons to Julie Andrews’ famous twirling scene in the Austrian Alps in “The Sound of Music.”
  • ABC fails ethics test

    10/11/2012 5:40:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2012 | Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel
    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...
  • Debate Commission dismisses Raddatz-Obama connection

    10/10/2012 5:10:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/10/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Commission on Presidential Debates is downplaying a new report by the conservative website 'The Daily Caller' about President Barack Obama's ties to Martha Raddatz, the moderator of tomorrow night's vice presidential debate. The article, currently atop Drudge Report, notes that Obama worked on the Harvard Law Review with Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later appoint chair of the Federal Communications Commission, and was a guest at his 1991 wedding to Raddatz -- raising accusations that Raddatz has a conflict of interest heading into tomorrow's debate, despite the fact that Raddatz has long-since divorced Genachowski and remarried. (Also on POLITICO:...
  • Nothing to See Here! Obama Attended the VP Debate Moderator's Wedding

    10/10/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH. So let's see. Martha Raddatz, who is going to moderate the vice presidential debate on Thursday night between Paul Ryan and Joe Bite Me, hosted Barack Obama at her wedding. She used to be married to the FCC commissioner, Julius Genachowski. Raddatz, Genachowski, and Obama all went to Harvard. (Who didn't in this regime?) Now ABC's doing everything they can to say, "Oh, it doesn't matter! Nothing to see here. What does that mean?" Well, how about she tell us who she voted for in 2008? And how about she tell us who she's gonna vote for...
  • ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

    10/09/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 146 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2012
    Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review. After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obama’s attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was...
  • Third News Network Admits to False Reporting on George Zimmerman

    04/05/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Safe to say that the media has destroyed George Zimmerman. They set out to destroy George Zimmerman, and they've done it. It's unconscionable what they've done. George Zimmerman doesn't have a microphone, can't fight back. He was just singled out and destroyed. The third network has come forward today and admitted that their original interpretation of a tape involving words spoken by Zimmerman may now not be correct. The third network. The first was NBC, which admitted doctoring a 911 tape. This is not an accident that takes place in the hustle and bustle of putting together...
  • New High Def Police Video Of Zimmerman Appears Damning Of ABC Report

    03/31/2012 9:32:23 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-31-12 | Dan Riehl
    ABC News boldly proclaimed police surveillance video of George Zimmerman being taken into the Sanford police station the night Trayvon Martin was killed showed no blood or bruises from an alleged physical encounter Zimmerman claimed to have had with 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin Video Shows No Blood or Bruises on George Zimmerman A new High Definition clip from the same video appears to make clear that Zimmerman had a gash, or wound of some kind on the back of his head. That would be totally consistent with his version of events on the night in question and opposite...
  • ABC's "World News": Helen Thomas Retired Because Of "Age And Outrage"

    06/07/2010 11:29:50 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 40 replies · 113+ views ^ | 7 Jun 10 | Real Clear Politics
    In the opening of ABC's "World News," anchor Dianne Sawyer says Helen Thomas retired because of "age and outrage." No mention of her anti-Semitic remark.
  • ABC: Anti-ObamaCare Protest ‘Turned Very Ugly’ with ‘Racial and Homophobic Slurs’

    03/21/2010 12:23:54 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 132 replies · 3,094+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/20/10 | Brent Baker
    Though by their own count “thousands” of anti-ObamaCare protesters gathered outside the Capitol building on Saturday, ABC decided to smear the entire cause by stressing the despicable actions of a handful or even fewer as anchor David Muir announced in setting up the first story on Saturday’s World News: “Protesters against the plan gathered on the streets of the capital where late today we learned words shouted turned very ugly, reports of racial and homophobic slurs, one protester actually spitting on a Congressman.” Following the lead story on President Barack Obama’s pep talk to House Democrats, and before Jonathan Karl’s...
  • Embassy denies asking Bush twins to leave Argentina

    11/27/2006 5:41:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,327+ views
    Rooters ^ | November 27, 2006
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Argentina rejected reports that it had told President George W. Bush's twin daughters to leave the country after a widely publicized purse-snatching incident. ABC News reported on its Web site on Monday that embassy officials had "strongly suggested" that the twins, Jenna and Barbara Bush, cut short their visit to Buenos Aires due to security concerns. Argentine officials confirmed last week that one of Bush's daughters had her purse stolen in San Telmo, a neighborhood popular with tourists. The incident led to teasing by Argentine media about the twins' seemingly ineffective...
  • CIA Leak Case Heats Up Hazy Summer

    05/31/2006 2:48:18 PM PDT · by Laverne · 38 replies · 1,009+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 31, 2006 | JOHN COCHRAN
    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2006 — Thermometers have finally hit the 90's, and Washington is getting the lazy, sultry look that comes as May dissolves into June. We Washingtonians tend to slow down, but the news doesn't. And it won't this summer either, with a decision expected this summer from Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald that will finally determine whether a top White House aide will face serious federal charges in the CIA leak case. Those old enough to remember Watergate will recall the fiercely hot summer of '74, when scandal revelations brought down Richard Nixon's presidency. Now Washington waits to see...
  • White Supremacists Riot in Toledo, Ohio (ABC & AP caught red-handed in a lie)

    10/16/2005 6:19:00 AM PDT · by Jonah Johansen · 230 replies · 13,228+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | October 16,2005 | JOHN SEEWER
    White Supremacists Riot in Toledo, Ohio By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press Writer (10 minutes ago)
  • ABC NEWS Blames Republicans for Civil Rights Filibuster

    05/19/2005 6:54:15 AM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 94 replies · 3,155+ views
    ABC NEWS Website ^ | 5-19-2005 | Ed O'Keefe
    Historical perspective The filibuster has been used historically by the minority party, which can't win with a vote count. Democrats have opposed the filibuster before — in the 1960s, they accused Republicans of using it to block civil rights legislation. "According to the Senate Historical Office, the record for the longest individual speech is held by the late Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, who filibustered for 24 hours and 18 minutes against the Civil Rights Act of 1957. To keep the floor, he read some of his wife's recipes and passages from novels out loud." ABC News' Ed O'Keefe...