Best part of this report? The claim that the media ate Jeremiah Wright alive. The Wright scandal left Obama relatively unscathed and was vastly under reported.
‘Man, the media ate me alive,” Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago’s Kwame Nkrumah Academy. “After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.”
“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.
“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”
“He offered you money?”
“Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”
“How much money did he offer you?”
“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.
“Did Obama himself ever make an effort to see you?”
“Yes,” Wright said. “Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place. And I said, ‘You’re used to coming to my home, you’ve been here countless times, so what’s wrong with coming to my home?’ So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue right off 95th Street, just Barack and me.
Ed Morrisey at Hot Air states:
Wright’s version of the conversation makes it clear that Obama knew very well what his pastor had preached from the pulpit, and what he was likely to do once attention focused on him.
Some members of the media apparently are not willing to eat Wright alive. Take the Washington Post, which recently ran an embarrassing and thoroughly debunked story about Romney’s high school bullying. They apparently have not yet found the time to cover a story involving a Presidential campaign bribing somebody to shut up in order to protect their candidate’ reputation.
Via Legal Insurrection:
The Washington Post, all too happy to cover in detail the now-discredited story about Romney’s supposed bully incident, has yet to report on the story. Perhaps they’re still busy re-editing their myriad Romney hit pieces.
We have a right to be righteously indignant over the carelessness with which the media have skimmed over Barack Obama’s past and current affiliations. As the Washington Post concocts ways to vet Romney, perhaps they’d be better off doing some catch-up work on the one who has the keys to the ignition.
2008 seems like such a long time ago. The President will be thoroughly vetted this time around, and the mistakes of the past will not be repeated in 2012.
Make no mistake, the old media will continue to cover for the President. But the new media will hold the old media accountable. 2012 is a new game.