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Anyone who pronounces on Jeremiah Wright without having seen Bill Moyers’ Journal last night doesn’t deserve a hearing. My mother-in-law–a nice 83-year-old Jewish lady–put it this way: “Rev. Wright was fantastic–after listening to 5 minutes of what preceded God Damn America I’m ready to join the church.” I’m not sure I’m quite that ready, but there can be no better answer to the question, posed repeatedly over the past weeks, of why Obama didn’t leave Trinity U.C.C. There are few clergy I’ve ever seen or heard more impressive–intellectually, spiritually–than Wright in this conversation. Judge for yourself.

  • Ronald Kiener

    I believe there is a crude term used by journalists for what Bill Moyers did on behalf of Rev. Wright on Friday night. I’ve seen a few journalistic interviews — and that was no journalistic interview. In any event, it did not do a single thing to alter my own personal perception of Rev. Wright as it has developed these last few weeks. The contextualizing videos were even more damning than the short sound bites. “Impressive”? Hardly.