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Rev. Jeremiah Wright On Obama's Win And The Media (VIDEO)


First Posted: 11-26-08 02:58 PM   |   Updated: 12-27-08 05:12 AM

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Jeremiah Wright made his most extensive comments to date about Barack Obama and the race for the presidency during a radio interview Tuesday evening.

He spoke for two hours with WVON's Cliff Kelley on everything from being glad that Obama was elected to the way he was portrayed in the media.

Wright insisted that the person that America grew accustomed to seeing -- portrayed in snippets of past sermons -- isn't who he really is.

And even as he watched with pride on Election Night, he said he's disappointed to still find himself as fodder for the media.

"It was a great evening with the exception of the media, as always. I was watching the CNN results and as they were praising President-Elect Obama they said he ran a flawless campaign. And one commentator said, 'No, no, there was the Jeremiah Wright incident.' Now, why, on Election Night, do you have to do that?" Wright said during the radio interview.

He said he feels the media vilified him, and points to an analysis of coverage by "The Monthly Review" magazine. It shows how often Wright was covered compared to other politically-linked pastors.

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