Unbelievable: Obama Was Guest at VP Debate Moderator’s Wedding, Appointed Husband to Head FCC

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 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 Raddatz’s defense. The Huffington Post, another 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.

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  • BenDoubleCrossed

    I suggest ABC send a different moderator to the VP
    debate. Your current choice stinks of potential favoritism.

    You can make your comments at:


    I would chose the topic “other” from the drop
    down list.

  • csanders

    so why don’t people call ABC and demand they have a another fair moderator ask the Questions?

    • I tried, and couldn’t get through. I emailed them, and of course I have ‘yet’ to get a answer. Never forget that the major networks are indeed Obama’s Lap Dog Media.

  • CENSORED again by these SOCIALISTS !!!

  • 1richrich1

    I would like Martha to tell the audience that “in full disclosure, Obama was a guest at my daughter’s wedding and later Obama hired my husband to head the FCC”. “However, please do not worry as I promise to be fair and just with all questions I ask, wink wink”.

  • Carol-Christian Soldier

    why is the RNC ‘buying into this’-it had to know who-what and where-when the contracts were signed for the debates–

  • marineh2ominer

    Please , quit all the handwringing , with Obamass or Bidenass they need ALL the help they can get .

  • sreynolds

    I see obama stacking the deck in his favor in every fashion, his record sucks, and he has broken more laws than the kennedy family. If he wins it will be do to cheating and time to march on washington and shackle the criminals and walk them to the gallows…….We will NOT take this BS laying down……. Tonights debate should be more fun to watch than the superbowl. Can’t wait to see biden munching on his shoes. Expect BS talking points and platitudes from biden, and cold hard facts from Ryan. LMAO This is gonna be great………… Hell, Newt said he would allow obama to use a teleprompter for the debates…..

  • eddie

    These have to be some of the dumbest comments that I have ever read! Get a clue, even better get an eduacation!