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April 28, 2008

CNN Runs Wright Speech "In Context," But Really Context Isn't Speech Itself, But Rather Furious Spinning from In the Bag CNN Reporterette and Lifelong Friend of Jeremiah Wright

FoxNews offers a full sermon on its website.

CNN actually played the full sermon on its air last night, but they were not content to let the "context" of the speech, which supposedly redeemed it into the realm of the non-objectionable and non-lunatic, speak for itself.

How could they? The speech "in context" is worse than the single sound bite "God Damn America," because while one remark can be explained away as an ill-considered statement, it's harder to do that with eight paragraphs of pre-written damnations.

So they carry Wright's speech to the NAACP and have Soledad O'Brien and Roland Martin (himself a friend of Wright's, though CNN doesn't bother telling you that) with the two chirping about how you, as a Typical White Person, ought to interpret the speech. (Full of wisdom and love and insight and multi-culti uplift, it turns out.)

Soldedad O'Brien's big offer of "context" is thus: The line after "God Damn America" is "Because America thinks it is God," which, she assures us, gives the damnation a whole new meaning, and one that should not trouble anyone at all. After all, he's merely explaining that America is to be damned by God for arrogating to itself the blasphemous belief that it is greater than God Himself, so, you know, nothing to see here, folks.

Scan down to the "Yes We Can" Network post and scroll up for the various reactions from the Corner on CNN's absurdly partisan performance.

Thank God John McCain outlawed corporate in-kind donations to political campaigns, huh?

Once again, by the way, the media takes a speech and declares the issue settled. They tried this before with Obama's speech on Wright, which once again reiterated the same old song and dance that White People Bad Black People Good. Wright does the same thing, and the MSM once again eagerly, and quite prematurely, rush to claim "Case Closed."

'm seeing very little news about this. The developing meme seems to be that Wright redeemed himself with a speech about respecting one another's differences.

I disagree. First he didn't "respect" what he calls european
standards. He mocked them.
Second, I didn't hear him propose a new standard; simply that
"difference" is OK.

In short, I heard a man saying there should be NO standards: the
ultimate in moral-equivalence. There is
no correct way to speak. No correct education standard. No correct
theology. How long now before
he argues there is no correct LAW? "Why should we respect your
'european' laws?". Sound familiar?
It's already happening in Europe. There is no right or wrong; we can't
judge a person's behavior...
we have to respect his "difference".

And the media seems to have bought into it. Rush, Sean, et al will
take this on. Then the MSM will be able
to say Wright has become a "partisan" issue.

So Wright gets up before the NAACP and simply repeats his toxic ideology in less-unhinged words. Thus, the MSM insists (now very nearly literally foot-stomping to indicate its ever-growing petulance) there is simply no reason to continue dwelling on this "distraction" and we must MoveOn (TM) to the important national business of electing a red-diaper-baby unreconstructed sixties radical as president, because we owe it to the memories of Martin Luther King and Nell Carter or something.

Thanks to CJ for most of that.

More... at Michelle Makin's.

She quotes Rick at Brutally Honest:

I’m sitting here watching CNN’s coverage of Jeremiah Wright’s speech at the Detroit NAACP convention and am struck by what’s being attempted here.

Defenders are quick to jump on his critics, basing that defense on the notion that snippets of his many words spoken (or written) over the years are being used to twist who he really is.

And so what are they now attempting?

The. Very. Same. Thing.

They take snippets of words spoken most recently (today on CNN, the other day on PBS), words shaped by the knowledge that every syllable will be dissected and reviewed, words influenced by that knowledge, words purposed in taking advantage of that knowledge and they attempt to tell us that these words, and not those used by his critics, define the man.

Snippets that critique are wrong. Snippets that defend are right.

We’re watching the rehabilitation, the reconstruction, the rebuilding, the remaking of a man… from bigoted hate-monger to enlightened social critic.

Old Media will defend despite his many words over the years because Old Media and Jeremiah Wright are ideologically entwined and connected.

It’ll be up to New Media to counter that defense.

The main problem is that the MSM really doesn't think Wright's wrong-- most of them echo his sentiment "God Damn America" in their hearts every day. Just as they really didn't understand what was wrong saying that stupid white people bitterly cling to God and guns -- after all, they do, don't they?

I am still waiting for someone at CNN to ask Barack Obama if poor, uneducated black people also bitterly cling to their religion. Such as the hateful Krazy Konspiratorial Kristianity served up by "Reverend" Wright for 20 fucking years as Obama sat in the pews and said "Amen" and Hallelujah."

Wright Makes News! At this morning's press conference, Wright puts some meat on the bones of Obama's calls for "real change."

On Monday, Sen. Barack Obama's long-time pastor Jeremiah Wright also talked about change -- "real change" -- specifically, "God's desire for a radical change in the social order that has gone sour."

The Rev. Wright, who presided at the marriage of Obama and his wife, baptized Obama's children, and preached to him for many years, was explaining the black religious tradition to an audience at the National Press Club in Washington.

God wants the kind of "positive, meaningful, and permanent change" that amounts to transformation, Wright insisted on Monday.

In his speech, Wright said God doesn't want some people seeing themselves as superior to other people, nor does he want "the powerless masses...to stay locked into sick systems" that treat some as being more equal than others.

"God's desire is for positive change -- transformation; real change, not cosmetic change -- transformation; radical change, or a change that makes a permanent difference -- transformation.

"God's desire is for transformation -- changed lives, changed minds, changed laws, changed social orders and changed hearts in a changed world," Wright said. "This principle of transformation is at the heart of the prophetic theology of the black church," he added.

"These two foci -- of liberation and transformation -- have been at the very core of the black religious experience" for many years." Wright also said liberation and transformation have been at the "very core" of the United Church of Christ, the church Obama.

"In context," we'll soon be informed by our MSM betters, he wasn't suggesting as he himself says a "radical" transformation of society, but merely an expansion of Jack Kemp's inner-city Enterprise Zones.

Everyone got a better idea of Obama's vague call for "change" now?

Whoopsie! Even CNN is now wondering "how much damage was done" by Wright at this morning's press event.

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