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Friday, March 14, 2008

Journalism and Double Standards
Posted by Jill | 7:23 AM
Why is it that Barack Obama has to answer for the inflammatory words of his pastor, while John McCain gets a free pass on his alliance with John Hagee and Rod Parsley?
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Because the media can only focus on so many things at a time. Currently, they have their megabrains trained on Clinton and Obama and Spitzer (which has the added bonus of allowing them to cover politics in a sensational manner while pretending to not be sensationalist *rollingeyes*). You can't possibly expect them to expand to the already over Republican race! Unless it turns out John McCain is client number 10. Then all bets are off.

Blogger Wren said...
Because Obama is a Democrat and he's black. That's all. And the shame is that Hagee and Parsley are far, far more dangerous than Rev. Wright, and they have the ear of a stupid, dangerous man.

I voted for Obama in my state's primaries. Should he win the nomination, I'm going to vote for him in November, too.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
An ABC News review of dozens of Rev. Wright's sermons, offered for sale by the church, found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black Americans.

"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people," he said in a 2003 sermon. "God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda's attacks because of its own terrorism.

"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," Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

"We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost," he told his congregation.

If truth is inflammatory, then I suppose this is inflammatory. However, I find nothing wrong with his sermons and, in fact, agree completely. I would only add to his litany the Native American genocide brought about by our government and in the name of "God". As she has been, and is now, America stands herself condemned. God does damn her. What's so difficult to understand? Look at what she has done, after all. I suggest that America needs to repent---in sackcloth and ashes, if necessary.

Blogger Distributorcap said...
i was thinking the same thing also ---

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yup, the wife and I agreed on this, too. Wright's problem is that he speaks the truth too baldly for it to be palatable in a Presidential race. And God help you if you suggest America is culpable for ANYTHING.

Hagee and the other guy get a pass because there are far too many people in this country who actually believe what they say.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Muslims Against Sharia call on Senators McCain and Obama to cut all ties with their racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic supporters.

McCain: http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/03/mccains-spiritual-guide-destroy-islam.html
Obama: http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/03/racist-congregation-cheering-racist.html