Friday, October 10, 2008

Wright's not "controversial." He's "racist" and "anti-American"

"Controversial" is a useful word in some circumstances and a distorter in others.

Noting almost all scientific theories are at least somewhat "controversial" is a very good use of the word.

On the other hand, calling theories of eugenics as preached and practiced in human experiments by the Nazis "controversial" is a misrepresentation by understatement of beliefs and actions which should properly be called "barbarous" and "grossly criminal."

Many of Dr. Martin Luther King's sermons, writings and public addresses were controversial. Some of them contributed to public anger and disorder. But none I've ever read or heard were anti-white or anti-American, and nothing I've read in Taylor Branch's magnificent three-volume history of the Civil Rights Movement suggests any were.

On the other hand, the sermons, writings and public statements of Sen. Obama's close friend, mentor and pastor of almost 20 years, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, are laced with anti-white racism and anti-Americanism.

Wright's accused our government of deliberately spreading the AIDS virus to hold down the black population. He took obvious satisfaction from the Sept. 11 attacks which he said were "America's chickens coming home to roost."

It's a gross misrepresentation of the content and intent of Wright's ravings to use the same word - "controversial" - to describe what he esppuses as we do to describe Dr. King's preaching.

But MSM news orgs. do it regularly as part of their tanking for Obama.

We see another example today in a WaPo story:

"It is absolutely vital that you take it to Obama, that you hit him where it hits, there's a soft spot," said James T. Harris, a local radio talk show host, who urged the Republican nominee to use Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., and others against him.
Every time you see or hear a news report that refers to Wright as "controversial" or "fiery" and fails to call him a 'racist" and "anti-American," you're at best getting sloppy reporting and more likely getting "anything for Obama" propaganda.