For decades the liberal
media have known about – and seen the videotapes of – Reverend Jeremiah
A. Wright, Jr., and the Marxist, racist, anti-American and anti-Semitic
"sermons” he has delivered to the roaring approval of his 8,000-person
congregation at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
2003 sermon: "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.
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."
2001 sermon on the
Sunday after September 11: "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...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."
I asked Marie Paulette
Beauvil, the co-pastor of her Haitian church, how her congregation would
have responded to Rev. Wright’s statements. "We once invited a preacher
to speak at our church,” she said, "and when he started saying ugly
things, one by one everyone just stood up and walked out. He was never
But Obama went back
– for 20 years! – to listen to, absorb, reflect upon, and apparently
approve of the inflammatory invective that his "spiritual mentor” spewed
forth. As did his wife Michelle – she of the famous "for the first time
in my life, I’m proud to be an American” and "America is a mean
country.” And so too were his young daughters exposed to Wright’s
"liberation theology,” which most people in our country would say is a
form of child abuse.
As Aliza Davidovit has
written: "If you’re in the pew, you share the view.”
Theology is a relatively recent phenomenon in our nation’s religious
history. It is heavily influenced by Marxism, aligns itself with
revolutionary movements, advocates social unrest, emphasizes agitation
and perpetual class struggle, and stresses a condemnation of society for
The liberal media
knew all this, but the inconvenient truth of it all somehow escaped
The liberal media
knew that the
church published on its
"Pastor’s Page” newsletter a "manifesto by
Hamas that defended terrorism as legitimate resistance, refused
to recognize the right of Israel to
exist and compared the terror group's official charter – which calls for
the murder of Jews – to America's Declaration of Independence.” But that
inconvenient truth somehow escaped their reportage.
The liberal media knew
of the endorsement of Obama by the New Black Panther Party, a group that
the Anti-Defamation League has called "the largest organized
anti-Semitic black militant group in America.” But that inconvenient
truth somehow escaped their reportage.”
The liberal media
have known much more damning evidence of Obama’s highly questionable if
not shady relationships since they began following him in 1990, when he
became the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review
104-year history. They followed him – uncritically – when he was elected
to the Illinois Senate in 1996 and reelected in 1998, and when he became
a U.S. Senator in 2004. And when he gave the keynote speech at the 2004
Democratic National Convention, their coverage was nothing less than
after Democrats have sustained years of humiliation at the hands of
Republicans, election loss after election loss, and complete impotence
after they finally took power in the 2006 midterms, their philosophical
allies in the liberal media have finally found their perfect candidate
for president – a man who is the apotheosis of all of the left’s
misguided, divisive, and failed beliefs: multiculturalism, diversity,
moral relativism, and socialism.
through Obama’s remarkable run, in which he has garnered significantly
more delegates and a greater popular vote than his arch-rival Hillary,
the liberal media have purposefully
– and to their
everlasting lack of professionalism – withheld any meaningful scrutiny
of candidate Barack.
They thought they could
deep-six the videotapes of Rev. Wright’s inflammatory perorations until
after – they hoped – Obama was inaugurated, but they failed.
Why the Honeymoon Ended
To the left, nothing
is more reviled than free speech. That is why liberals – who now
laughably call themselves "progressives” – yearn to bring back
The Fairness Doctrine,
which would, in essence, destroy conservative free speech, especially
over the radio airwaves.
But to the great
fortune of the American electorate, conservatives still reign supreme on
Talk Radio, none more so than the
powerhouse Rush Limbaugh, who has successfully exposed
not only Hillary’s socialist aspirations, fundraising scandals, and
utter paucity of "experience” in both domestic or foreign affairs, but
now those of candidate Obama, both of whom want to convert our
free-market economy into economy-destroying entitlements and our
pro-military, pro-intelligence nation into a country of
white-flag-waving appeasers that aligns itself with the America-loathing
Like the liberal media,
Rush had access to Rev. Wright’s rants, but decided, strategically, to
save them for future airing. He chose, instead, to invoke
Operation Chaos, in which he urged Republicans to
vote for Hillary against Obama in the primaries in order to perpetuate
the ferocious internecine battles of the Democrat Party.
His strategy worked. In
spite of polls to the contrary, Hillary beat Obama in Texas and Ohio,
which left her "alive” and the fight between them going, as they now
scramble for revotes in Michigan and Florida and scrounge for
superdelegates. As many of my e-mail friends say, "Gotta love it!”
But in Rush’s "strategery,”
there was something missing: Why is this guy (Obama) getting a pass?
That pass didn’t last for long, as Rush and then Sean Hannity and then
Laura Ingraham and then Dr. Laurie Roth – all prominent conservative
national radio hosts – decided it was time for the American public to
hear Rev. Wright’s blasphemous "sermons,” which they blared forth,
non-stop, from their own "pulpits” last week.
In so doing, they
literally shamed the liberal media into following suit. At first, Obama
repudiated some of Wright’s more egregious statements and compared him
to the kind of uncle a nephew might not always agree with. But he
clearly underestimated the outrage Uncle Jeremiah had fueled and the
questions his own tepid responses generated. It was only then that Obama
was forced into giving his
major speech on race
on March 18th in Philadelphia's National Constitution Center.
New York Times was in
hog-heaven ecstasy about Obama’s speech, calling it a "Profile in
Courage" and even a "symphony.” Other leftie newspapers, pundits, and
talking heads called it, among other things, "history in the making,”
"courageous,” "brilliant,” "a watershed moment,” and Chris Matthews said
it was "worthy of Abraham Lincoln.”
notwithstanding, Obama’s speech also generated outrage. Columnist Don
Feder asked: "Did he stand up in the middle of one of Wright's
hate-filled sermons and shout ‘Enough of this crap!’ Threaten to resign
from the congregation? Send a letter of protest to his pastor and
spiritual mentor? Express outrage to the church's governing body?
Answer: None of the above.”
When Obama was
questioned about saying, "I can no more disown him [Rev. Wright] than I
can disown…my white grandmother who helped raise me...who once confessed
her fear of black men who passed her on the street," he explained to an
interviewer that the very-much-alive Madelyn Dunham was just ‘a
typical white person.’ An answer that compelled international journalist
Mark Steyn to wonder: "Is Jeremiah Wright a ‘typical black person’"?
Kathleen Parker wrote: "Between the lines of change and reconciliation were a
discomfiting hint of buried fury, a sense of racial righteousness and a
tacit approval attached to his expressed disapproval of Wright's
now-famous raves that will leave many Americans wondering: Is he with
us? Or is he against us? "
"His speech was magnificent in its elegance and rhetoric,” said the
former Secretary of State of Ohio, African-American Kenneth
Blackwell. "But today Mr. Obama reminded me yet again of his worldview
that embraces, among other things, partial-birth abortion, military
weakness, and economic socialism.”
Writer Ercille I. Christmas, who is black, said:
"Truthfully, even if
Obama promised to part the Red Sea, he never had me, and he never will.
If he does not buy into his wife's and his ‘advisor's’ philosophy but
went along with them, then he is more easily led than I would like a
president to be. Malleability in dough is a fine characteristic, but not
in a politician.”
And saying that Obama’s
run for the presidency "is based more on the manipulation of white guilt
than on substance,” African-American writer, author and filmmaker Shelby
Steele added that Obama’s "public persona thrives on a manipulation of
whites...and his private sense of racial identity demands both
self-betrayal and duplicity.”
to Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen of Politico.com,
Rodham Clinton has virtually no chance of winning...the only way she
wins is if Democratic super-delegates are ready to risk a backlash of
historic proportions from the party’s most reliable constituency...An
African-American opponent and his backers would be told that, even
though he won the contest with voters, the prize is going to someone
else...People who think that scenario is even remotely likely are living
on another planet.”
Translation: Barack Obama will be the Democrat nominee for President of
the United States of America.
Vandehei and Allen explain that the reason for the
fraudulent coverage that portrays Hillary and Obama as neck-and-neck is
because "journalists have become partners with the Clinton campaign in
pretending that the contest is closer than it really is.”
Given the probability that Obama will prevail in Denver,
will the liberal media continue it’s dishonest reporting? Will they – as
they should – investigate the following? (Cited from NewsWithViews.com).
▪ Obama is now being
by a top official at the Pentagon and former CIA intelligence officer of
having an oh-too-cozy relationship with former Weather Underground
mastermind William Ayers, who funneled money to Professor Rashid Khalidi,
a known terrorist sympathizer. While Ayers and his wife Bernadette Dohrn
were hiding from law enforcement, the Weather Underground participated
in the bombings of the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and a State Department
building. In his 2001 memoir, Ayers wrote, "I don't regret setting the
bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."
▪ Obama’s deep ties
to indicted businessman Tony Rezko, a major fundraiser for his
presidential campaign, who is now on trial for corruption in Illinois.
▪ Obama’s position
on the board of The Woods Fund in 2002, in which he participated in
awarding grants, including a $70,000 grant to the Arab-American Action
Network, a Chicago-based group founded by Rashid and Mona Khalidi.
Rashid Khalidi, from 1972 through 1983, was the director in Beirut of
the official Palestinian press agency, FAFA. When he and his wife left
Chicago for Columbia University in New York, he was honored with the
Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies. Their goodbye party in Chicago
included testimonials from Bill Ayers and Barack Obama.
▪ Obama’s approval
of one of his campaign headquarters keeping a Ché Guevara poster posted
on its wall. Yes, that Ché, Dictator Fidel Castro’s ruthless
Marxist-Leninist chief executioner.
▪ Obama’s connection
to his childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party member
and anti-American revolutionary.
▪ Obama’s continued
affiliation with his
If history is a guide,
the liberal media will go out of its way to cover for Obama, paper over
his far-left liberalism and spin away any gaffes. It will be up to
conservatives to sustain Operation Truth.