I challenge any of you who regard yourselves as fair-minded, educated, and tolerant to watch the entire Bill Moyer's interview with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and tell me that you can agree with Maureen Dowd's epithet "wackadoodle."
What I saw was a remarkably wise, compassionate and genuine spiritual leader who loves this country and takes his job seriously enough to tell the truth. I am very comfortable with the notion that Obama listens to this man. I think the country would do well to have a leader so inclined.
I have been on the road for the last couple of days and therefore been bored enough to watch the news-tainment channels on TV. I've seen those clips that have been replayed and replayed and replayed from this interview. I cringed. I was angry at Rev. Wright for doing this interview, particularly at this time.
I was wrong.
Guess what? The news-tainment industry (CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX, MSNBC, et al.) is taking *those* comment completely out of context. Why am I surprised?
If you can handle the truth, watch the whole hour. I learned something, you will too.