Monday, April 28, 2008

Wright who's reporting on him and what...

I'm not going to pretend I've changed ship and that I am supporting Barack Obama however reading some of the reaction to Reverend Wrights recent public statements has made me wonder about the black minister and if he really does want to see the first black president elected. Now, when Obama needs to focus on winning, Rev. Jeremiah Wright out there making dismissive comments which surprisingly this coverage from the Detroit Free Press doesn't even mention. None of the video clips they shared do either...

That made me really start to wonder what is going on here? There are several pieces in the Detroit Free Press on Wright's appearance, none of them even hint that things like:
But once he departed from the script, Wright turned curt and defiant, blaming a secular and ignorant media for turning him into a caricature, while barely disguising his frustration with Obama for distancing himself from Wright and depicting him as an angry old man.

"He did not denounce me," Wright barked at the press club moderator, when asked if he was disappointed by Obama. "He distanced himself from some of my remarks, like most of you, never having heard the sermon. All right?"

"He didn't distance himself," Wright continued. "He had to distance himself, because he's a politician, from what the media was saying I had said, which was anti-American. He said I didn't offer any words of hope. How would he know? He never heard the rest of the sermon. You never heard it."

While the Detroit Free Press has only selected non-controversial video snippets, MSNBC has them:

If you do want to watch the whole speech so you can see the context in which these statements were made, visit here.

If you need a refresh on what John F. Kennedy stated so you can see if Reverend Wright got his mocking of JFK's linguistic skills correct you can listen here:


As a fan of JFK it's hard to not take that as an insult, especially since he sure sounds as if he's saying "Ask". Personally Rev. Wright and others might want to re-listen to the actual thoughts expressed by JFK but the larger issue is that it's unfortunate and there are other reasons to not want Barack Obama as the candidate rather than Rev. Wright now appearing to be bent on hurting him rather than helping him.

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