March 15, 2008

Nicole posted a clip yesterday showing FOXNews bringing on the wingnuts who are simply apoplectic over past inflammatory statements made by the former pastor of Barack Obama's church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It comes as no surprise to anyone that Chris Wallace continued the same line of attack this morning on Fox News Sunday.

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Wallace interviewed Senators Chris Dodd and Chuck Schumer about Rev. Wright's comments and he absolutely refused to let go of the notion that people should be scared of Obama because he attended Wright's church for 20 years, and hey, after all the time they MUST agree on everything, right? Dodd calls him out on his veiled assertions:

"Well, I would certainly disagree with this individual, we've all been in situations like that, but the idea somehow that this is deeply involved and ingrained, that this is really who Barack Obama is, what you're suggesting, or those who are making these accusations, is this is really who Barack Obama is. Anyone who knows this man, who's worked with him, who's spent time with him would say this is totally unlike him, it's not him at all. And so the suggestion somehow that this is really who this candidate is is really an unfair accusation."

Schumer agrees with Dodd that this is a distraction from the real issues that Americans are concerned about, and brings up John McCain's welcomed endorsement from anti-Catholic religious zealot, John Hagee, although he doesn't mention him by name. Regardless of the fact that Obama has rejected Wright's statements and he's no longer a member of his campaign, Wallace never relents from the FOXNews theme -- Americans should be frightened of Obama because he's really a closeted, anti-American, black militant. If you think about it, this was the only move for Fox. The whole Obama is a Muslim meme isn't working out so well and since they're being forced to report that he really is a Christian, they have no choice but to attack his church.

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