POLITICS
03/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NYT's Kristol Caught Falsely Claiming Obama Attended Controversial Sermon

Bill Kristol's New York Times column about Barack Obama this morning contains a major, prejudicial error.

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But Ronald Kessler, a journalist who has written about Wright's ministry, claims that Obama was in fact in the pews at Trinity last July 22. That's when Wright blamed the "arrogance" of the "United States of White America" for much of the world's suffering, especially the oppression of blacks. In any case, given the apparent frequency of such statements in Wright's preaching and their centrality to his worldview, the pretense that over all these years Obama had no idea that Wright was saying such things is hard to sustain.

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