At a news conference in Florida this week, John McCain couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring up remarks by Jeremiah Wright, calling them “beyond belief.” This, despite the fact that Bill Moyers, in an hour long interview last Friday showed the world the broader context in which the remarks were made. McCain, who seeks to position himself above dirty politics, has instead positioned himself as a hypocrite.
You might think that, given the thin glass walls of McCain’s own house, he might have chosen to stay silent out of sheer self interest. It hasn’t been long since McCain powdered his nose and posed for the camera with John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel CUFI. […]
After McCain flew to Hagee’s side for an endorsement and press conference, why didn’t we hear Hagee’s ugliest remarks over and over on the air? Hagee calling the Catholic church a whore, Hagee saying that Hurricane Katrina was punishment for gay pride plans, or Hagee, shouting halleluiahs at the altar of his bloodthirsty vision? It’s all about who owns the media–and who clips the bites. […]
Wright is despicable, but at least he isn’t actively engaged in trying to bring about Armageddon.