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Flashback: Networks Severely Edited Rev. Wright Soundbites, Hailed Obama's 'Race Speech'
Newsbusters ^ | 5/18/12 | Tim Graham

Posted on 05/18/2012 5:09:08 PM PDT by Nachum

Since The New York Times decided to put Reverend Jeremiah Wright back on the nation's agenda, it's important to note that some voters (especially the youngest new voters) may not understand what happened in the last cycle. The most important part for them is this: Barack Obama said in a widely hailed speech on March 18, 2008 that "I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community." He then disowned him on April 29, and finally cut ties to the church entirely on May 31. None of his craven (if very delayed) moves were forced by the networks, which covered them like a sad family decision.

A 2008 Media Research Center Special Report studying ABC, CBS, and NBC news broadcasts revealed that a viewer watching only broadcast TV news would have received a very limited (and even censored) version of Wright’s most outrageous sermons. Key findings:

The broadcast networks took an entire year to locate Reverend Wright. Despite a feisty interview on Fox News Channel’s Hannity & Colmes back on March 1, 2007 about Obama’s church’s controversial commitment to a "black value system," the name of Jeremiah Wright didn’t surface on the Big Three networks until CBS first broached it on February 28, 2008. The first story with Wright sermon soundbites aired two weeks later, on ABC on March 13. By then, 42 states and the District of Columbia had already voted.

The broadcast network evening news shows gave virtually no coverage to Wright soundbites in March. Snippets of Wright’s sermons drew only 72 seconds of evening news coverage in all of March, or an average of 24 seconds per network, less than one commercial.

The Big Three morning shows gave four times as much time to Wright soundbites as the evening shows in March.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: networks; race; soundbites; wright
More sauce for the goose
1 posted on 05/18/2012 5:09:11 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Makes you wonder how long the left wing reporters will want to be storm troopers in media’s the battle against Americans. Having the truth told about their complicity in the destruction of the American Republic might make them nervous.

2 posted on 05/18/2012 5:27:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum

5 days after 9/11, the scum-sucking filth that Obama calls his friends threw a party to celebrate 3,000 Americans being burned alive, crushed to death, or leaping to their deaths from 1,000 feet to avoid the flames. I have been to WEDDINGS!!!!!!!!!!! where there was not half as much joy on display as shown by those pieces of filth in O’s church as they celebrated 9/11. They were transported with rapturous ecstasy, numb with joy and throbbing with delight as they partied and screamed. And this is supposed to be off the table?

Romney took his dog on vacation 40 years ago, and this is relevant and important. Obama went for 20 years to a church where 9/11 was an occasion for orgasmic ecstasy, and that is irrelevant and unimportant.

3 posted on 05/18/2012 5:44:26 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: BenLurkin

Lately have been seen a lot of Clinton activity re-surfacing. “O’s an ‘amateur “.. and you never know which way the wind blows with Wright [above link]. Then Van Jones announces he stands behind the Tea Party on Fast & Furious, Holder.

Romney? Someone did mention Mitt and his underwear.

4 posted on 05/18/2012 5:44:26 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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5 posted on 05/18/2012 5:45:53 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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