So... the moderator of the VP debate is a friend of Obama's. He attended her wedding. No bias there. *rolling eyes*— Miss Bossy Boots (@Vicki_Lemonds) October 10, 2012
Bias? What bias?
You wingnuts are always crying “bias” at such silly, insignificant things like the fact that the evil Mitt Romney hosted a debate moderator at his wedding.
Heh. Sorry, we mean President Obama attended VP debate moderator Martha Raddatz’s wedding in 1991 and oh-so-transparent ABC didn’t bother telling the public.
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.
Yes, it was decades ago and Raddatz is no longer married to Genachowski. And hey, it’s not like Obama attended her second wedding.
But not only did ABC execs decide it wasn’t worth disclosing to the public — they released a statement calling The Daily Caller’s inquiry into the Raddatz-Obama connection “absurd.” Journo-tools for Obama, anyone?
ABC panicked and preemptively leaked that statement to Politico before The Daily Caller even published its report.
So ABC found it necessary to downplay the appearance of bias when the news was about to break about her wedding guest list. But the network didn’t think it was worthwhile to clue the public in just for the sake of transparency.
Spin, lapdogs! Spin like your lives depend on it!
“‘Bias’ babies.” He actually tweeted that.
And CNBC’s John Harwood and HuffPo’s Sam Stein would say the same things if a journalist who attended the Romneys’ wedding was moderating the one and only vice presidential debate, right?
This is about the future of our country. The ABC network benefits from the public airwaves. Therefore, no detail is too small, no amount of transparency too petty. It’s up to us to decide what does and doesn’t matter — the public, the voters, the citizens, and the customers of ABC News.
And to not tell us this only makes us wonder why.