Oct 9, 2012 Comments Off on ABC News Defends VP Debate Moderator From Accusations Of Leftist Bias Pat Dollard
Excerpted from Mediaite: ABC News’ Martha Raddatz will be moderating the vice presidential debate this week between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, but conservative critics have spoken out against the choice of Raddatz, alleging she has a clear political bias. Back in August when she was announced as moderator, the conservative blogosphere quickly ran post after post arguing that Raddatz is too biased to be an objective moderator. With the spotlight back on Raddatz this week, and given how critical the media was of Jim Lehrer last week, ABC News is getting ahead of the game and defending Raddatz’s objectivity.
One of the key pieces of evidence highlighted by blogs like The Daily Caller was the fact that Raddatz was once married to Julius Genachowski, the man whom President Obama appointed to head up the Federal Communications Commission.
Blogger Andrew Sullivan wrote earlier today that The Daily Caller is currently working on a piece to further discredit Raddatz’s objectivity by going through her marital history, in a post Sullivan titled “The Decline And Fall Of Tucker Carlson.” Carlson responded with the following statement to TVNewser: “Andrew Sullivan is a nutcase. Please quote me.”