Friday, March 21, 2008

Context Does Matter!

OK...making my opinions known about politic issues is something I don't usually do....and even while writing this I am still a little hesitant ..but since its in our faces constantly with this being an election year, and a historic one at that,...I'm going to go ahead and bite the bullet.

Like you, I've seen the clips played over and over on FOX, CNN, MSNBC of Senator Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright, being played over and over, but the diplomat in me, who likes to be fair, found myself wondering . . . what was said in the rest of the sermon? After all, we were only seeing 30, 45 and 60 second sound-bites. I will admit I've never heard of "Black Liberation Theology" before all of this became news. I'm also hesitant to post this because I don't want to appear totally in support for any political candidate because I haven't fully made a decision yet. To be frank, I've gotten a little annoyed at emails supporting Senator Obama forwarded to me by friends because of the implied assumption. BUT, fair is fair!

In the comment section of an article on ABC news, someone posted a link to a video on YouTube that has a clip of one of Pastor Wright's sermons that has gotten so many people riled its FULL CONTEXT. See here for your self:

Also, Roland Martin, a journalist who also appears on CNN as a political commentator has an article that appears on the blog of fellow CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper and on his own blog which again, presents this part of the sermon in full context:

I wonder and I ask you . . . why this isn't making the rounds on the broadcast and cable news networks?

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