A giant signpost that Faux News is losing in their War on the Obama White House was on full display last night, as several Faux propagandists sought to dredge up, yet again the ghost of Reverend Jerimiah Wright with this clip –
According to NewsHounds –
I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that Rev. Jeremiah Wright is African American but Fox News’ obsession with him has gone over the top. Even if you think the guy is a radical extremist whatever, Wright is a former Marine and Navy corpsman who attended President Johnson as a cardiopulmonary technician. And yet Wright, who has committed no crime (or you could be sure Fox News would trumpet it 24/7) other than to espouse a political philosophy Fox News finds distasteful, has been turned into the 21st Century Willie Horton – and by a bunch of self-styled patriots who who never served their country when they had the chance. With video.
“Great American” Sean Hannity sneered by way of introduction last night (11/2/09) to a meaningless video of Wright speaking of the country as being a land of greed and slavery. “(Wright) used his time at the podium to do what he does best, that’s bash the United States of America.”
After the clip, Hannity said, “That’s Rev. Wright at an event hosted by a SOCIALIST (his emphasis) magazine. So I wonder how many other friends of the president are subscribers to that publication.” Not that Hannity bothered to find out. Smarmy, baseless, innuendo is, apparently, A-OK on the “fair and balanced” network.
Hannity was not the only one to focus on this non-news event. Bill O’Reilly included Wright in the “Reality Check” segment last night. “Same tune, different place. I know the Obama people hate when we show you Wright in any context because it brings back bad memories… But Wright did influence the president’s life and that still has not been fully examined.”
Sort of like that Birth Certificate “hasn’t been fully examined”?
Faux is losing. There is no sweeter sound than racist conservative whimpering.
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