"The persons who have heard the entire sermon understand the communication perfectly," he told PBS' Bill Moyers in the interview to be broadcast on Friday.
Those who are airing the snippets "are communicating exactly what they want to do, which is to paint me as some sort of fanatic."
So - who IS Jeremiah Wright? As he points out - he's whoever you want him to be. I compared him to John Brown. Is he actually the Bogeyman?
"In the Moyers interview, a soft-spoken Wright expresses his horror that the media has made him a bogeyman, endlessly replaying sound bites of fiery sermons which he claims were taken out of context."- from ABC News Olivia Stearns and David Wright
Hold on there ABC - He "claims" they were taken out of context? No, they ARE being taken out of context. Those words were not spoken as part of any presidential campaign. They were spoken in the heat of a sermon at a black church in Chicago - before Obama was a candidate. But they are today being applied to Obama during his presidential campaign. That is out of context. Unless you're Sean Hannity. See the difference?
Methinks ABC is still a bit prickly about the heat they took after the last debate.
Here's A great note from Don Frederick at "Top of the Ticket"
North Carolinians aren't biased; just ask 'em
A delicious dispatch from the "I'm perfect, you're not" view-of-the-universe department ...
As a prelude to North Carolina's May 6 Democratic presidential primary, state voters recently were asked about prejudices. As related by the Raleigh News & Observer, here's what the poll found:
* A whoppingly large number -- 91% -- said race would not affect their political decisions -- but 54% said they knew someone who would not cast a ballot for a black.
* A candidate's gender, 79% said, would make no difference to them -- but 63% said they knew someone who would not vote for a woman.
The survey by Elon University also looked ahead to the fall election that will feature Republican John McCain trying to become the oldest person elected to a first presidential term.
No problem, 66% said, age would not be a factor in their vote -- but 44% said they knew someone who would not support someone they viewed as "too old."
Nice to know there are so many open-minded folks in the Tar Heel State. Too bad about so many of their neighbors, though.
-- Don Frederick
...yes and if you're a cop in NY you can shoot a guy 50 times because you know he's guilty. We don't need no stinkin' assumption of innocence until proven guilty.
Also from Top of The Ticket and Andrew Malcolm -
Barack Obama to meet unconditionally with dreaded 'Fox News Sunday'!
The shifting political race has candidates jockeying for position and "pivoting"(the new favorite talking point word of this election) on issues.
With so many people interested in election news - the networks are "pivoting" to win ad dollars. So quien es mas macho? FOX or ABC?