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Placing Reverend Wright's Sermons In Context

Our media is in a terrible state when ordinary citizens doing a Google search can do a better job than some of the highest paid "journalists" in the country.
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Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a patriot and a man who loves his country.

Fox News has become nothing more than a propaganda arm of the right-wing. Host Sean Hannity is a friend of a known neo Nazi and unfortunately the "conservative agenda" is enmeshed with the "white supremacist" agenda.

Fox and Pat Buchanan have been attempting to smear Rev. Wright as some kind of crazy wild-eyed "Kill Whitey" Negro by cherry-picking the most extreme parts of the reverend's provocative but insightful sermons.

In his speech on race, Barack Obama talked about viewing our racial divide in context.

We need to give the Reverend Wright the same courtesy and view his sermons in context as well.

Here is the 9/11 sermon, where Wright's "chickens come home to roost" comment was an embellishment and paraphrasing former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Edward Peck in an interview on Fox. Wright calls 9/11 an "unthinkable" act and calls for nonviolence and an end to hatred.

Here's the 9/11 sermon in a larger context:

Here's a larger portion of the reverend's "God Damn America" sermon:

Why are we not shown these longer clips on the news media? Why is Rupert Murdoch, an Australian, setting the tone for our presidential race? Why aren't reporters digging deeper than soundbites provided to them by Fox News? Why are CNN and MSNBC offering us nothing better than regurgitated headlines from Fox?

Our media is in a terrible state when ordinary citizens doing a Google search can do a better job than some of the highest paid "journalists" in the country.

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