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March 21, 2008

Spin Overdrive: CNN Shamelessly Minimizes Wright's "Chickens/Roosting" Venom

You. Must. Read. To believe.

Watch as he attempts to claim that Wright is "merely" quoting a former Reagan advised Edward Peck. Just putting that quote into context.

Tell me-- do you see a "quote" here? You know-- with quotation marks?

He slips that little nugget in at the end. Did Peck say, orgasmically, "The chickens... have come home... to roost"

Even more stunningly, while CNN's cocksucker apologist/DNC freelancer attempts to claim this is all just a "quote" from Edward Peck and he's just doing his job as a journalist putting things into "context," he deliberately refuses to provide the actual quote so we can compare Peck's quote to Wright's noxious anti-American venom. He would like us to just take his word for it that Peck says essentially what Wright does.

Blatant partisanship? Naked assertions without evidence to back them up? Willfully withholding crucial evidence so that the public may actually make an informed judgment as to whether the writer is flat-out lying to him?

SOP at CNN, sadly.

One of the most controversial statements in this sermon was when he mentioned “chickens coming home to roost.” He was actually quoting Edward Peck, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and deputy director of President Reagan’s terrorism task force, who was speaking on FOX News. That’s what he told the congregation.

He was quoting Peck as saying that America’s foreign policy has put the nation in peril:

[Wright:] “We took this country by terror away from the Sioux, the Apache, Arikara, the Comanche, the Arapaho, the Navajo. Terrorism.

“We took Africans away from their country to build our way of ease and kept them enslaved and living in fear. Terrorism.

“We bombed Grenada and killed innocent civilians, babies, non-military personnel.

“We bombed the black civilian community of Panama with stealth bombers and killed unarmed teenage and toddlers, pregnant mothers and hard working fathers.

“We bombed Qaddafi’s home, and killed his child. Blessed are they who bash your children’s head against the rock.

“We bombed Iraq. We killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living. We bombed a plant in Sudan to pay back for the attack on our embassy, killed hundreds of hard working people, mothers and fathers who left home to go that day not knowing that they’d never get back home.

“We bombed Hiroshima. We bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye.

“Kids playing in the playground. Mothers picking up children after school. Civilians, not soldiers, people just trying to make it day by day.

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff that we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.

“Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred. And terrorism begets terrorism. A white ambassador said that y’all, not a black militant. Not a reverend who preaches about racism. An ambassador whose eyes are wide open and who is trying to get us to wake up and move away from this dangerous precipice upon which we are now poised. The ambassador said the people we have wounded don’t have the military capability we have. But they do have individuals who are willing to die and take thousands with them. And we need to come to grips with that.”

If all he's doing is "quoting" Peck, asshole -- where is the Peck quote in question? Did Peck claim we had no right to be "indignant" over the unprovoked mass murder of 3000 innocent civilians?

I rather doubt Peck said "terrorism begets terrorism," or accused the US of terrorism against the Indians, or ended with the orgasmic flourish:

So, CNN: He was just quoting Peck, huh? Just putting Peck's quote into "context"?

Gee, funny how such a key quote -- the one you claim lets Wright off the hook -- is entirely absent from your lying article.

Scumbag.

Incidentally, as a commenter pointed out, when Wright gave this speech, no one yet knew how many had died -- it was believed the figure was far higher than 3000. In the tens of thousands, perhaps.

Here's this Roland Martin's digest of the sermon:

His sermon thesis:

1. This is a time for self-examination of ourselves and our families.

2. This is a time for social transformation (then he went on to say they won’t put me on PBS or national cable for what I’m about to say. Talk about prophetic!)

... [elaboration on this "theme"]

3. This is time to tell God thank you for all that he has provided and that he gave him and others another chance to do His will.

Hah, hah, hah, hah. The three points he makes -- and no reference at all to the rather important Theme 4. You know, the one where we are terrorists, have no right to be "indignant" over the mass murder of 3000, and of course... "America's chickens... are comin' home... to roost."

Guess you missed that theme, huh, Roland?


This doesn’t explain anything away, nor does it absolve Wright of using the N-word, but what it does do is add an accurate perspective to this conversation.

The point that I have always made as a journalist is that our job is to seek the truth, and not the partial truth.

I am also listening to the other sermons delivered by Rev. Wright that have been the subject of controversy.

And let me be clear: Where I believe he was wrong and not justified in what he said based upon the facts, I will say so. But where the facts support his argument, that will also be said.

Oh, sure, we'll all be waiting with bated breath for your next brutally honest, straight-shooting commentary.

I'd smack you in your lying fucking mouth but I'd get charged with a hate crime for knocking Obama's cock out of it.

I wish Anderson Cooper, Roland Martin, and the rest of CNN had the simple professionalism to wipe their chins off before appearing in pubic.



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