Politics ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obamaâs attendance at VP debate moderatorâs wedding
12:10 AM 10/10/2012
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 Obamaâs 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 scheduled to moderate the one and only vice-presidential debate Thursday night. Both Politico and The Daily Beast jumped to ABC and Raddatzâs defense. The Huffington Post, another liberal news outlet, joined them shortly thereafter, while calling âunusualâ ABCâs attempt to kill the story before it gained wide circulation.
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