Thursday, April 24, 2008

Obama's Psycho Preacher Claims His Words Were Twisted

This is just pathetic.

Anyone who's seen the video knows all too well this jerk meant what he said, so playing some word games isn't going to float. No doubt his interviewer lapped it up, but he's a lost cause anyway.
In his first wide-ranging interview since video clips of his inflammatory sermons were aired, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. defended himself over the controversy, saying that his words were twisted.
Mr. Wright, Senator Barack Obama’s former pastor, gave an interview to Bill Moyers on Wednesday, to air on PBS tomorrow.

“I felt it was unfair,” Mr. Wright said, according to excerpts of the interview released Thursday. “I felt it was unjust. I felt it was untrue. I felt for those who were doing that, were doing it for some very devious reasons.”
What was untrue about "God Damn America"?

You said it. Deal with it.
In Mr. Wright’s sermons, he suggested that Americans bore some responsibility for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, saying “America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” He also blamed the government for the spread of AIDS among African-Americans, characterized the United States government as corrupt and referred to the “U.S. of K.K.K. A.”
Seems pretty clear to me where he's coming from.
“It’s to paint me as something — ‘Something’s wrong with me. There’s nothing wrong with this country … for its policies. We’re perfect. Our hands are free. Our hands have no blood on them,’” he said. “That’s not a failure to communicate. The message that is being communicated by the sound bites is exactly what those pushing those sound bites want to communicate.”
Aww, the poor baby.
Mr. Wright, who has acted as Mr. Obama’s spiritual mentor and retired in February as pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, said that he has never heard Mr. Obama repeat any of his controversial statements.

“Absolutely not,” Mr. Wright said. “I don’t talk to him about politics. And so he had a political event, he goes out as a politician and says what he has to say as a politician. I continue to to be a pastor who speaks to the people of God about the things of God.”
Says what he has to say? In other words, it isn't what he really believes?

And what's this about he continues to be a pastor? The second paragraph of the story says he's a former pastor?

Update: More reaction at LGF, Hot Air, Gateway Pundit, Ace of Spades HQ.

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