Monday, March 24, 2008

The Truth About Rev. Jeremiah Wright,
Obama's Maligned Former Minister

From the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter
March 22, 2008.

By now, most informed Americans think they know all about Sen. Barack Obama's former religious adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. He's supposed to be an anti-American, anti-white, political extremist and so on. Obama has distanced himself from Wright after he was attacked by the right wing for associating with his one-time minister and old friend — the man who allegedly defined the 9/11 terror attack as "American's chickens coming home to roost."

Actually what Wright said about 9/11 from the pulpit had an entirely different meaning than that ascribed to him by the reactionary commentators. Not only that, but many progressive Americans will find themselves in agreement with a lot of what he said.

Now's your chance to find out. Here is how to obtain a brief article about Wright's 9/11 sermon and a video of the entire several minute talk that has been deliberately distorted by the right wing media — courtesy of the Huffington Post via AlterNet:

It's titled, Meet the White Man Who Inspired Wright's Controversial Sermon.