If you know me, you know that I’m a strong believer in people getting the information and thinking for themselves. Don’t just listen to sound bites and pundits and believe what they say! Don’t even listen to what I say and believe it without question. Use your brain — that’s what it’s there for.
That said, here are links that could help you make up your own mind about Rev. Jeremiah Wright. I suggest you also consider whether the statements in Rev. Wright’s sound bites really mean anything at all about Barack Obama.
Rev. Wright at the Press Club — transcript
Yes, the whole transcript — not just the clips you’ve seen or heard on the news and talk shows. Find out what he really said, and in what context.
Rev. Wright’s “God d— America” sermon
Not the whole sermon, but a heck of a lot more than you get on TV
Here’s the transcript of his speech to the NAACP. It’s the one with “if you got some white friends, they’ll be clapping like this.” (which, incidentally, I think is hilarious — but it, too, is part of a much larger context)
And just because I can’t get enough of watching it…here’s the video of that portion. But really, you don’t get the full effect of any of this unless you watch the whole videos — they’re on You-Tube if you have time. He’s quite an entertaining speaker.
Anyway, check it all out — and think away.