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Forceful Martha Raddatz
draws praise as moderator

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/12/2012 9:55:52 AM

NEW YORK — ABC’s Martha Raddatz took a forceful approach to moderating the vice presidential debate on Thursday, winning many positive reviews from instant pundits on social media but some complaints from Republicans. Her performance was a clear contrast to PBS’ Jim Lehrer’s work in last week’s debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Lehrer let the presidential candidates talk almost freely, while Raddatz sought to be more specific and keep things under control. Raddatz, a foreign policy correspondent at ABC News since 1999, was moderating her first vice presidential or presidential debate.

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What a shock. The leftists at APee give her praise. s/o Yeah, she was forceful against Paul Ryan. She continually cut off his answers. Biden remained untouched and was allowed to continue his disgraceful, rude behavior.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: andyboy, 10/12/2012 9:59:15 AM     (No. 8928015)

She certainly moderated Ryan. Her wedding guest's running mate, not so much.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 10/12/2012 10:01:15 AM     (No. 8928019)

To have this bone thin anorexic woman try to be fair was expecting way too much.
The whole thing was a sham.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/12/2012 10:02:04 AM     (No. 8928024)

Keep things under control? I guess she ran out of Thorazine for Biden.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: awen, 10/12/2012 10:04:03 AM     (No. 8928031)

No rational adult could not have missed Raddatz' complete bias in interupting Ryan and helping Smirky Joe.

It was a complete hack job.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Emerson, 10/12/2012 10:07:54 AM     (No. 8928052)

As someone posted on an earlier thread:

Martha as Nurse Raddatz in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", starring Plugs Biden as the Cuckoo.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 10/12/2012 10:09:05 AM     (No. 8928055)

Barf Alert!

AP pic of Romney! Barf!
AP comment on Martha! Barf!

Martha interrupts Paul's answers.
Martha leaves Joe's answers alone!

Martha's "gotch-a" question on Abortion was a setup to continue the "War of Women" Obama narrative.

Well the real Wars are on...

A Women's Right to Choose (without a taxpayer subsidy!)
The Catholic Church
Fetus Extermination

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CEP, 10/12/2012 10:10:11 AM     (No. 8928058)

Seems that the only way the left can sorta win is if they control the situation, because if they are left to discuss they can't. Sorry but Raddatz was not impressive and in fact quite annoying to us mere citizens.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/12/2012 10:11:10 AM     (No. 8928059)

Her question about appologizing for a couple of troops peeing on Al Queda bodies... why did she ask Ryan that? He isn't second in line as CinC, he isn't the supposed foreign affairs expert, he isn't the one bragging about how many times he's been on the scene.

Martha Raddatz interrupted Ryan and argued with him so often that he actually asked her at one point, "Are you throwing in with him?"

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 10/12/2012 10:12:14 AM     (No. 8928062)

Raddatz is a disgrace. She exercised no control over Big mouth Biden at all, and should have give Ryan extra time and a guarantee that he wouldn't be interrupted.

She is a major zero.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/12/2012 10:13:09 AM     (No. 8928065)

It was two against one! She was the worst moderator in history! She has that Diane Sawyer-like breathiness and hair flip. She is a leftist and clearly favored Biden. She had it in her power to say, "...with all due respect Mr. Vice President, please let your opponent answer the questions without interruptions and I will do the same thing if he interrupts you..." She chose not to do that because she had an agenda.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stanley, 10/12/2012 10:13:30 AM     (No. 8928066)

ryan was told not to interrupt until biden was through interrupting.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/12/2012 10:13:59 AM     (No. 8928067)

I appreciate the presence of the taste police. The lifetime ban consequence stops me from submitting the rankest reply ever about raddatz.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/12/2012 10:14:49 AM     (No. 8928069)

#4, since when can one use "rational" and "adult" when referring to Liberal Democrats?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/12/2012 10:21:03 AM     (No. 8928085)

Regarding bias....
How many times did rhe interrupt Paul Ryan?
How many times did she interrupt Joe Biden?

'Nuff said.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: msctex1, 10/12/2012 10:23:37 AM     (No. 8928093)

Why do we not insist on "moderators" who are not clearly biased? Why do we not put our foot down and state, repeatedly if necessary, we will not be told who will direct these debates?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/12/2012 10:25:26 AM     (No. 8928099)

Once again brothers and sisters, let us offer a prayer of thanksgiving for the rocket scientists at the RNC and the "Republican" members of The Commission on Presidential Debates.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/12/2012 10:25:27 AM     (No. 8928100)

Yep, she was a moderator all right, moderating Ryan and giving Joe a pass. I'm convinced she and Biden got together and plotted/planned to keep Ryan down and interrupt him making points, IT WAS OBVIOUS. The timing of Joe's 82 interruptions, and Raddatz's interruptions as Ryan was finalizing his points...and this is why the Libs, sicko's that they strive to be, are happy.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 10/12/2012 10:31:16 AM     (No. 8928117)

She is a shameless HACK!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 10/12/2012 10:51:52 AM     (No. 8928161)

Raddatz Visited Biden at His Residence in March

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/raddatz-visited-biden-his-residence-march_654296.html

ABC is nothing more than a DNC operation!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Bird, 10/12/2012 10:56:07 AM     (No. 8928170)

It was 2 against 1 -- Raddatz & Biden vs Ryan. Ryan still won, but barely. Can you imagine what a rout it would have been had Raddatz & Biden played by the rules? R&B used to be a form of music. Now it's a form of blatant political cheating.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: grounded, 10/12/2012 10:56:20 AM     (No. 8928172)

Since when do they let gargoyles moderate these things. Seeing that woman's(?) face initially was jarring. Then it was back to the football game.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nigella, 10/12/2012 11:28:13 AM     (No. 8928248)

Actually the truth is the opposite to this. She's not getting rave reviews any where else. She is being called out for her bad performance ..

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Reply 23 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/12/2012 11:58:19 AM     (No. 8928333)

Who wrote this rubbish? Who is too ashamed to out their name to it - Staff indeed.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/12/2012 11:59:50 AM     (No. 8928337)

Martha Raddatz forceful? Biden would have to hold his sides from laughing.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 10/12/2012 12:14:13 PM     (No. 8928383)

I thought she was David Letterman in drag.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/12/2012 12:50:50 PM     (No. 8928485)

Zippy is not going around apologizing for a couple of soldiers peeing on Al Qaeda corpses (though god knows they deserve worse). He is going around groveling about America exerting its values and standing its ground to defend its (and other people's) liberty and freedom.
Ryan should have ignored the snarky question and gone to the heart of the matter.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: janjan, 10/12/2012 1:00:19 PM     (No. 8928508)

Such a shocker that the liberal media hack draws 'praise' from the AP. There was a clear agenda for her to help the 'jackass'. First moderator I've ever seen that spent more time spewing her own worthless opinions than letting the participants talk.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 10/12/2012 1:27:07 PM     (No. 8928580)

Old crone(she looked surprisingly old)didn't conceal her bias for old imbecile Joe in her debate moderation. She looked biased and same couldn't be concealed at all. What you see/saw was what it was?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Penney, 10/12/2012 1:32:24 PM     (No. 8928589)

Martha Raddatz' outrageous performance last night was a disgrace & a betrayal to her profession, to Paul Ryan and to the common sense of the viewers. The dem-biased old media is toast!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: navybrat, 10/12/2012 6:15:47 PM     (No. 8929065)

I have always seen her as a pinch faced leftist hack.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/13/2012 4:17:22 AM     (No. 8929662)

Praise? Huh?
Au contraire, Ass Press... Biden's act was far more cringe-worthy than praiseworthy.

Somebody with more patience than me needs to run some stats on that debate. We know Bite-me interrupted eighty some times. But how many times did Raddatz:
- allow each candidate to complete their answer?
- interrupt each candidate?
- press or follow up question each candidate?
- switch topic away from interrupted before they were done?
Any other stats???

We need to color code these various events on a time line. I firmly believe that a definite pattern will emerge of Biden and Ryan getting distinctly different treatment from Raddatz. And the proof would be objective... Just the stats, Ma'm.

Subjectively viewed, she interjected herself WAY too much into the debate. She did have a challenge with Biden out of control. But her response to this mayhem seemed to be to throttle Ryan more, not troublesome Biden, for some curious reason. I was very unhappy with her moderating. It was like a basketball game where the ref's were calling the game too close. And calling one-sided. I think if she would have backed off, Ryan would have HAD to step forward more assertively and backed Biden off more firmly. He brought up Biden's behavior once, but he seems mainly eager to get his zinger out --- ''I know you're under duress...'' than to actually get Biden to just cool it. As mentioned by some pundit, if Ryan HAD made a firm stand to settle Biden down, it would have been the most played clip of the entire debate.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/13/2012 4:27:46 AM     (No. 8929669)

#32 correction.
RADDATZ' act was far more cringe-worthy than praiseworthy.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: luvamerica, 10/13/2012 9:56:52 AM     (No. 8930090)

She was terrible. Instead of telling biden to stop interrupting Ryan she as much as told Ryan to shut up. I hope I never see that woman again, she was a horrible moderator.

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