Jeremiah Wright Doesn’t Matter

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The cable news media has engaged in a virtual 24/7 orgy of coverage about the words of Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Wright, if you recall, is Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor. I have received a number of emails from readers asking me why I am avoiding the subject of Jeremiah Wright. While I appreciate the inquiries, please know that I am not avoiding the subject. I haven’t written about the subject because in the immortal words of Gertrude Stein, there is no there, there.


Jeremiah Wright or, $3.70 a gallon gas
Jeremiah Wright or, the mortgage meltdown mess
Jeremiah Wright or, the falling value of the U.S. dollar
Jeremiah Wright or, rising urban crime
Jeremiah Wright or, the $9 trillion National debt
Jeremiah Wright or, off-shoring of good American jobs
Jeremiah Wright or, rising U.S. unemployment
Jeremiah Wright or, rising healthcare costs
Jeremiah Wright or, 47 million American without health insurance
Jeremiah Wright or, national security, securing our ports and borders
Jeremiah Wright or, ending Bush and Hillary’s Iraq war
Jeremiah Wright or, stopping Bush and Hillary Iran war fantasy
Jeremiah Wright or, passing the GI bill
Jeremiah Wright or, repealing all of DOMA
Jeremiah Wright or, LGBT marriage equity
Jeremiah Wright or, restoring our standing with the rest of the world

My point is, ask yourselves what is more important? Jeremiah Wright or the issues next to his name.

I think, and I believe, that for the majority of American people who see their jobs shipped to Mexico or Honduras, or a woman who ignores a lump in her breast because she doesn’t have health insurance but works 40 hours a week, or young people and the retired who now are forced to carry fuel charges on credit cards because they can’t pay cash anymore for $3.70 gas, or LGBT Americans who are in longterm, monogamous relationships but thanks to Bill Clinton’s DOMA, are treated like 5th class citizens, then outside media circles in New York City and inside the Washington DC Beltway, the bloviating of Jeremiah Wright just doesn’t resonate.

I could be wrong. I hope I’m not but, if I am wrong, then the goal of dumbing down the American people that got underway back in the 1970’s is now complete.

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15 Responses to Jeremiah Wright Doesn’t Matter

  1. Kurt says:

    Give it up. You are so clueless it isn’t funny.
    I’ve raised the exact same point to people, in the blogosphere and face-to-face.
    Either you’re naive or an imbecile.
    Folks don’t care about any of that stuff when they see an angry black man on TV.

  2. TOM339 says:

    When gas hits $4 a gallon by July 4th, the voters will embrace whoever offers up even temporary relief and this includes John McCain.

    I agree for the most part that people don’t care about Wright because they don’t even know who he is.

    Interesting, I heard a discussion on our local AM talkradio program today that said viewership for the big three cable outlets: CNN, MSNBC and Fixed News, have been sinking like a turn in a toilet bowl as they keep trying to push Jeremiah Wright down our throats.

  3. FranIAm says:

    Sadly the MSM media and a lot of negative people want to focus on non-issues and divisive ones at that. Why can’t we focus on what people can do together, not divisions ?

    You list a lot of important real issues and sadly that is not the front page news.

    That said, I do wish that Jeremiah Wright would have a big cup of STFU.

  4. Winnie H. says:

    Bravo, Christopher.


  5. Cali Tejano says:

    Depending on where you are and what type of gas you use, it’s already $4 a gallon in some places.

    Dammit, I’m not going to vote for Rev. Wright after this. Or the Borg Queen.

  6. Deborah says:


  7. Roger says:

    Amen, Christopher! It’s time we recognize this extravaganza of racialized bullshit for what it is: a distraction for the masses while this nation goes to economic hell in a handbasket.

  8. Jim says:

    When will the 24 hour mainstream “news” channels stop wasting time on sorority-style tiffs and pay attention to what really matters to voters?

  9. Randy Arroyo says:

    Thank you for posting this. I thought I was starting to lose my mind. I mean, who the hell cares about this Rev. Wright? He can’t fix the economy or lower gas rices, so why all the attention to him?

  10. mbmdl says:

    What a perfectly brilliant list of items in a series!

    Christopher, may I print these off and take them to work to show my co-workers? I promise to credit you and your blog. This is precisely the type of reality bite we need in light of the media madness and its coverage of Jeremiah Wright.

  11. Paul says:

    Preach it brother Chris!

  12. Beautiful, Chris… I have likewise stayed off the subject. It’s a manufactured media meme.

  13. Christopher says:

    Thanks everyone for the great replies!

    Mary Beth, of course take the list to work. Anything you find on my blog is for public consumption.

    Spread the word!

  14. Woodcliffe says:

    Great post!

  15. missy says:

    You have got to let me use this list!!! OMG, finally in plain wording that really puts all this BS in perspective…I LOVE IT!!!

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