April 28, 2008

Stuffing Wright Vs. The Right Stuff


Asked about those who wondered about his love of the U.S. in light of his “God d— America” comments during a sermon, Wright said “those citizens who say that have never heard my sermons, nor do they know me…I served six years in the military, does that make me patriotic? How many years did (Vice President Dick) Cheney serve?”

–ABC News Political Punch blog

With Reverend Wright’s mug curently blanketing the media, one picture I don’t expect to see making the rounds is this one.

Presented by Bill Moyers during his extended interview with the Reverend earlier this week, the photo shows six-year veteran and Naval cardiopulmonary technician, Jeremiah Wright (beyond the I.V. stand), monitoring President Johnson’s heart as he recovers from gall bladder surgery at Bethesda.

Sorry if I’m unable to join the media parade, impugning Wright as an angry black malcontent in a daishikis, or just completely tossing him in a more “pragmatic” way, as simply a hopeless egomaniac or a strategic liability to the Obama campaign.

(updated 12:07 pm PST)

2 part Bill Moyers interview with Jeremiah Wright (PBS)

Nice Little Gem From Anderson Cooper Blog (CNN)

Why Is It So Quiet After the Moyers-Wright Interview? (Dave Winer – Huffington Post)

(image: Bill Moyers Journal)

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