Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sound bites

Yahoo! News reported The Rev. Marcus Cosby, pastor at Houston's Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, told Houston television station KTRK and the Houston Chronicle that safety concerns had prompted Wright's decision. Cosby told the Chronicle that Wright cited three reasons for canceling: "the safety of the institution to which he has been invited;
Does he think we are like Muslims and likely to burn down his church because we don't like what Wright said?
the safety of his family,
Has anyone threatened Wright's family?
which has been placed in harm's way; and for his own safety."....
But mainly it is for the safety of Obama's campaign.
"I think we have taken Dr. Wright out of context with sound bites," Cosby said. "After all these years, I am not going to kick him to the curb over sound bites."
They kicked Don Imus to the curb over "nappy headed hoes". What is the difference. Wright may have said a lot of good things, ust as Imus did in all of his years o the radio, but Wright said a number of bad things like "God damn America", "God damn America", we were responsible for 9/11, etc.
In a speech last week, Obama sharply condemned Wright's remarks and the preacher's refusal to acknowledge progress in race relations. But the Illinois senator refused to repudiate Wright.

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