Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Is Wright Wrong?

The right Reverend Wright:

There's plenty of criticism of Wright in the papers, but none more prominent than in the NYT, where a Page One piece by Alessandra Stanley basically mocks him for being another American obsessed with appearing on television. "Now it turns out that Mr. Wright doesn't hate America, he loves the sound of his own voice," Stanely writes. "He grabbed his 30-second spots of infamy and turned them into 15 minutes of fame." Overall though, Wright's recent appearances may have supported Obama's assertion that his former pastor was like a member of his family. More specifically, Wright is like "the compelling but slightly wacky uncle who unsettles strangers but really just craves attention."
Is Wright simply a narcissist craving attention? Or someone who's reputation was trashed by our intrepid media's mendacious laziness. Is he using the situation for self-aggrandizement, or because of pride, wants to get the story straight?

Probably both.

Either way, the media meme now is focusing on Wright's self-centeredness, which will help free Obama from the situation.

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