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Attendees at the National Press Club Event Honoring Wright Gave Him A Standing Ovation During and After His Remarks

Filed under: 2008 Election,Buffoons,Current Events — WLS @ 5:51 pm

Posted by WLS:

Yesterday I remember reading one commentator’s recollection of the event that included a list of numerous well-known attendees — a crowd handpicked to be supportive of Rev. Wright’s anticipated rehabilitation tour. 

The only two I remember as I write this were Cornell West and Clarence Page. 

Juxtapose the crowd’s cheering of Rev. Wright’s commentary while it was happening in real time, with Obama’s claim today that he was “outraged” by what he saw when he watched television clips of the Rev’s performance on TV last night.

I can’t seem to find the commentator that I read yesterday who listed the attendees.  So, a little assignment for those who visit here — let’s identify as many of the Rev’s NPC cheerleaders as we can.   It might lead to some serious navel-gazing if we can put a few of them on the spot over their conduct.

12 Responses to “Attendees at the National Press Club Event Honoring Wright Gave Him A Standing Ovation During and After His Remarks”

  1. Marion Barry, Shabazz and a host of black ministers.
    I didn’t list the Rev’s because it didn’t seem like news that they’d be there to support Wright.

    Oh yeah. Wright was an ass to the woman who was reading the questions from the crowd and she should have told him to stfu if he didn’t know how to treat a person. But then again she was white she devil so there ya go

    SteveG (71dc6f)

  2. Here’s my comment that summarizes what I noticed about the crowd.

    Attendees mentioned in this Washington Post article and their comments:

    “Finally, we can once and forever have a serious dialogue to address the issue of race in America,” said the Rev. Willie Wilson, pastor of the Union Temple Baptist Church in the District.

    The Rev. Graylan Hagler, pastor of the District’s Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, said this was more than a speech. “This is a movement that has been in the shadows for decades — I call it the progressive evangelical movement.”

    The Rev. James Forbes, pastor emeritus of the Riverside Church of New York, said: “In all of this hullabaloo, the question is: What is the message that God is trying to get through? It is more serious than the presidential election.”

    Princeton professor Cornel West was just happy that Wright was getting to tell his side of the story. “People need to know the work and witness of Brother Jeremiah Wright, they need to know who is all his humanity. . . . All of the lies that have been told about him need to be shattered.”

    Others attending per this Dana Milbank article:

    “Speaking before an audience that included Marion Barry, Cornel West, Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam official Jamil Muhammad.”

    DRJ (a431ca)

  3. Has Obama thrown himself under the bus?

    davod (5bdbd3)

  4. What’s this reverand wright said that’s supposed to be so controversial?

    chris (1046b6)

  5. Chris, whether you’re joking or not, it’s pretty amazing how awful Wright is.

    AIDS was made by whites to kill the blacks is the easiest one, but Wright is generally and wholly supportive of a very evil and hate-building philosophy. There really is no justifying the guy.

    he’s like all other people who make millions by “following Jesus”. Frauds.

    He was bullying that lady questioning him, in a patently ridiculous way, and the press corp was cheering this. That’s amazing to me. At least Wright had the “audacity” to ocme out and be himself. He’s arrogant, he’s hateful, he’s ridiculous, and he feels totally above explaining how his ideas make any sense. He has no interest in answering fair questions, and I’m glad he was willing to show that.

    I do not think this was a coordinated effort. That Wright came across as 100% genuine.

    Jem (4cdfb7)

  6. When AIDS didn’t work, didn’t the government invent crack, or so the reverend’s story goes?

    daleyrocks (906622)

  7. Don’t forget the “secret” ingrediant that was but in the batter of Church’s Fried Chicken back in the 80’s to cause sterility in black men.


    Another Drew (f9dd2c)

  8. Wright disrespected the woman moderator, acted the fool, and behaved like someone showing off for his peers. There is a name for what he was doing but black people do not like that name. This is the same preacher Obama knew for 20 years and he is just now disturbed by Wrights thoughts and preaching. Yeah, right.

    Zelsdorf Ragshaft III (e18128)

  9. What kind of question is that, Chris? Do you think that we’d be unable to find some controversial comments as examples? Or do you just want to pretend that you are ignorant of the controversies?

    SPQR (26be8b)

  10. When AIDS didn’t work, didn’t the government invent crack, or so the reverend’s story goes?

    Yeah, that was the basis of the “God damn America” line.

    “… the government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three strikes law, and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no; not ‘God Bless America,’ God damn America … for killing innocent people; God damn America for treating its citizens as less than human….”

    Though I wasn’t aware that the State of California was a CIA joint, or that there was a Federal three strikes law.

    Pablo (99243e)

  11. Well the Umbrella Corporation could be involved as well as Oscorp, and OCP’ i’m just saying.

    narciso (c36902)

  12. thats nothing the UN gives standing ovations to terrorist leaders like FIDEL CASTRO and YASSIR ARAFAT and these rotten liberal left-wing journalists wonder why the public no longer trusts those miserble scumballs

    krazy kagu (b3eb4a)

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