WTH IS WRONG WITH THIS GOVERNMENT! HAVE YOU FOLKS CAUGHT THIS??????
ABC News scrambles to downplay Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding
So the moderator of tomorrow nights debate IS FRIENDS WITH OBAMA?????
President 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 news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was scheduled to moderate the one and only vice-presidential debate Thursday night.
Both Politico and The Daily Beast jumped to ABC and Raddatz’s defense. The Huffington Post, a liberal news outlet, joined them shortly thereafter, while calling “unusual” ABC’s attempt to kill the story before it gained wide circulation.
Genachowski — called “Jay” at the time of his wedding, sources told TheDC — and Raddatz would go on to have a son together before their divorce in 1997. They have both since remarried to other people.
A source who attended the 1991 wedding told TheDC that Obama was also a guest there, and remembered that a man by the name of “Barry Obama” was among the guests dancing at the reception.
In August, The Daily Caller first connected Genachowski, an Obama appointee, to Raddatz following her selection as the vice presidential debate moderator by the left-leaning Commission on Presidential Debates. That debate, between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, will take place Thursday night at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
Carol Platt Liebau, a political commentator who was a Harvard Law Review colleague of Genachowski and Obama, wrote that “despite being a year below both men on the Review and not close personal friends with either of them,” she remembered Genachowski and Raddatz’s relationship as “quite public” during those days, and that “Raddatz visited Boston frequently.”
Genachowski’s friendship with Obama would continue through the campaign trail in 2008 and into the White House: He aggressively fundraised for Obama in 2008 as a campaign bundler, and served on the presidential transition team before winning his appointment to chair the FCC.
On Monday evening ABC spokesman David Ford grudgingly confirmed Obama’s attendance at the wedding, after shielding Raddatz in August by declining to comment when The Daily Caller first reported the story.
“This is absurd,” Ford said, in the same statement now circulated by ABC’s media allies on the left.
Obama, Ford wrote, “attended their wedding over two decades ago along with nearly the entire Law Review, many of whom went onto successful careers, including some in the Bush administration,” he said without providing a specific number of Harvard Law Review employees to verify the statement.
When pressed further on Tuesday for a specific number of Harvard Law Review employees in attendance at the wedding, Ford could offer none, despite circulating the same unverified approximation through sympathetic media outlets earlier that day in order to discredit The Daily Caller’s reporting.
Ford also could not provide The Daily Caller with a specific number of Harvard Law Review employees who worked with Obama and Genachowski during that year. A photo taken of the Harvard Law Review during Obama and Genachowski’s final year of law school contains 70 people.
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The ABC spokesman’s assertion that “nearly the entire Law Review” attended the wedding cast doubt on the significance of Obama’s attendance. But Ford’s unwillingness to document that claim now suggests that Obama was among a close circle of fewer Harvard classmates who were personal friends of Raddatz and Genachowski.
Instead, Ford maintained his ambiguity in subsequent statements to The Daily Caller, identifying only one other Harvard Law Review classmate of Obama and Genachowski who attended the wedding.
When TheDC asked Ford via email Tuesday night for further specifics on actual numbers, he did not respond with any.
The FCC, the Obama campaign and the Romney campaign also did not respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment.
AND THIS: Apparently the New York Times in an editorial this weekend confirmed the jobs report was wrong .....
Yes, I posted these things
Unbelievable Nancy! The GOP should CANCELL that debate tomorrow night. It is fixed!
I am listening to the House Committee oversight and it is so very interesting.....but to me.....they are being very, very careful not to point fingers and who said who said.....I hope Issa doesn't let them get away with it!!!! And the video they won't release.....you can bet obama will get an executive order on that one....any bets!!!
All the moderators are liberals in the tank for obama....I think Lehrer didn't want to ruin his reputation by being bias......and we can only hope the other 4 debate moderators do the same....but nothing will surprise me if biden gets all the questions before hand.....but Paul Ryan is smart enough to answer the questions with his knowledge of the facts and he doesn't need to cheat!!!!
Trust me.....if Raddatz comes across as being bias....she will be called out on it and it will only make her look like a dumb a$$. She had better pull another Lehrer and let both candidates discuss the issues....that's what we all are tuning in for....not the lame street media taking charge.
I have heard that Ambassador Stevens was gay Maui. So I want to know what the hell Hillary was thinking when she posted him to Syria? She MUST know that put him in danger in a country rampant with radical Muslims and that if that information was found out that fact alone WOULD ENDAGER HIS LIFE!
Man oh man this is upsetting!
Thank you Mr. Kelly, so far....keep going
And thank you Mr. Ross
Thank you, thank you, Gowdy. Point Carney out for the LIAR he is, even Rice for what she did.
YES Mr. Rohrebacher!!!
Good eventually triumphs over evil!!! Our country needs more prayers people! These cheats and liars will eventually trip themselves up and then they will face the wrath of the American people!
The hearings are STUNNING ......
"The Taliban is inside the building" said Mr Nordstrom at the end, when talking about dealing with the State Dept.
He got IT.
Some were following it live at RS and that was what one of them posted. What a mess .....
I keep forgetting this is four hours ahead of me.
Attacks all over the place for months - even judges assassinated and NOTHING done to ramp up the protection on your Ambassador.
Gowdy was awesome....showing such emotion for the loss of four AMericans.....good for him.
I find it appalling that this oversight committee is splitting on a partisan line of questioning.....especially Cummings.....and he did the same during the Fast and Furious questioning....siding with holder all the way!!!!
Someone is going to be the fall guy here to save a$$es......I can smell it coming!!!
I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason.....now more than ever we can see the truth spirting out in little spirts and IMO this is a WAKE UP CALL for Americans as in saying "SEE" all of this recent reporting has been nothing but LIES and PROPAGANDA!! WAKE THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!
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I hang on to the hope that this will change everything in Washington next month.
I missed the last bit as I got a long distance call from a friend haven't talked to in a while, but then, talked to my son, and he had got a call today that his great aunt up where lives, passed away last night. On top of that, his dad's second wife's now husband went in the hospital night before last with seizures, and yesterday they had to induce him into a coma and go into his brain. I don't know anything about everything of all of it just yet. I have to go pick up my son from my daughter's in a few minutes.
I keep hoping something will be a wake up call to people about this administration and occupier Carol! There are so many things that should have been telling them to look at this guy from day one, and still so many refuse to. I'm thankful for the ones that have.
I see a new face. Hello Dean. Good to have you aboard.
Love that one Maui!!!!!!!!!! I have changed my tune about Romeny...the more I hear from him the more integrity I can see in this man!!! I have learned more about him in the past couple of months than I EVER knew about him!!
Maui, thank you for sharing this and I think it sends a pretty strong message. There is a lot that could be said but it only clutters the message, the simple message that says volumes. Thank you again, Maui.
Cam, above you mentioned that the GOP should cancel the VP debate. Gave though to this and then realzied that is not a good thing. The GOP needs to continue to stand strong and firm and state their position regardless of the media bias to the left. That is what this Country is about, Cam, at least I believe so; it is abouit standing up and being counted for right regardless of the opposition. Paul Ryan is a man that is of utmost integrity, as is Mitt Romney, and they need to continue to stand up no matter what the bias as this alone shows how well suited they are to be President and Vice President; to stand up to the media and not be intimidated. At least we would have leadership that we can respect once more. I know what you meant, but no, the debate has to go on.
I just LOVE those pictures!!!!!! They are so cool!!! Yup! We have to fight them headon and may the best man win!!! And we all know who that is!!! NOT BIDEN!! OR Obama!!!
Paulr Ryan's son is sure a chip off the old block you can see that!!!!!!
Times/Bay News 9/Herald exclusive Florida poll: Romney 51, Obama 44 Barack Obama's lackluster debate performance last week has dramatically altered the presidential race in Florida, with Mitt Romney opening up a decisive 7 percentage point lead, according to a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll. The survey conducted this week found 51 percent of likely Florida voters supporting Romney, 44 percent backing Obama and 4 percent undecided. That's a major shift from a month ago when the same poll showed Obama leading 48 percent to 47 percent and a direct result of what Obama himself called a "bad night" at the first debate. The debate prompted 5 percent of previously undecided voters and 2 percent of Obama backers to move to Romney. Another 2 percent of Obama supporters said they are now undecided because of the debate. "There's no question in my mind that debate made people stand up and pay attention, and it really wiped away any questions people had about Romney, whether they were undecided or soft for Obama," said Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, which conducted the poll for the Times and its media partners. http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/timesbay-news-9herald-exclusive-florida-poll-romney-51-obama-44/1255882
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Those are some mighty fine pictures of the Romneys and of Paul Ryan and his son! That's what we have to have in the WH- some real people!-not the fakes currently in! Mitt and Paul married out of love! -NOT convenience!
Cam..I just added that story onto the Care2 NN..just got it in my e-mail. That's a ditto Sherry!!