Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. —
A video uncovered by The Daily Caller demonstrates how Barack Obama and the press conspired to hoodwink Americans.
Instead of the racially inclusive man he has pretended to be, Obama reveals himself in the video of a speech he gave during his presidential campaign to be as racist as his longtime minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.
In the June 2007 talk to black ministers at Hampton University in Virginia, Obama suggests the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.
“The people down in New Orleans, they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts. In contrast, survivors of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama says.
The reason is that unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the American family,” Obama exclaims.
In a portion of the video that came out previously, Obama describes Wright as “my pastor, the guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me. He’s a friend and a great leader. Not just in Chicago, but all across the country.”
Contrary to Obama’s depiction, The Daily Caller reports that by January of 2007, the federal government had sent at least $110 billion to areas damaged by Katrina. By comparison, the Bush administration pledged $20 billion to New York City after Sept. 11.
In his speech, Obama appeals to racial solidarity, referring to “our neighborhoods,” as distinct from the white majority.
The fact that Obama spent 20 years listening to the anti-America, anti-white hate speech of Rev. Wright — whom Obama described as his mentor and sounding board — should have been enough to dash any chance Obama had to be president.
But Americans did not get a chance to learn about this hateful side of Obama until he was already ahead of Hillary Clinton in the primaries. As far back as February 2007 when Obama announced his candidacy, the media knew about his relationship with Rev. Wright but ignored it.
However, in January 2008, I began writing stories as chief Washington correspondent of Newsmax.com about Obama’s close association with his America-hating minister. Headlined “Barack Obama’s Racist Church,” the first Newsmax story ran on Jan. 7, 2008.
Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ promoted a so-called Black Value System, the story reported. The Black Value System asserts that America structures “an economic environment that induces captive youth to fill the jails and prisons” and takes other steps to “snare” blacks rather than “killing them off directly” or “placing them in concentration camps,” the story said.
On Jan. 14, 2008, I broke the story revealing that Wright had given the church’s lifetime achievement award in December 2007 to Louis Farrakhan. That Newsmax.com story, “Obama Minister Honored Farrakhan,” quoted Wright’s glowing praise of Farrakhan in the church magazine, Trumpet.
Farrakhan has repeatedly made hate-filled statements targeting Jews, whites, America, and homosexuals. He has called whites “blue-eyed devils” and the “anti-Christ.” He has described Jews as “bloodsuckers” who control the government, the media, and some black organizations.
In the ensuing weeks, I wrote more stories, including one pointing out that, after the story about the award to Farrakhan broke, Obama dissembled about the reason for it. Obama told gullible reporters the award was for Farrakhan’s work with ex-offenders; in fact, the award presentation said nothing about ex-offenders.
On March 6, I wrote “Obama Minister Exudes Hatred.” That story quoted the full text of a sermon Wright gave at Howard University on Feb. 15, 2006. In that sermon, Wright blamed America for creating the AIDS virus to kill off blacks, training professional killers, importing drugs, and creating a racist society that would never elect a black man as president.
Beginning with the first story in January, I sent the Newsmax stories to key reporters, editors, and television producers whom I know at major news organizations. No one picked them up. A CNN reporter told me she could never propose running the stories. She explained that she would be accused by her bosses of being biased against Obama.
I sent a proposed Op-Ed to the Washington Post’s editorial side. I sent a similar piece to the paper’s Outlook section. Both rejected the piece.
Finally, on March 12, Fox News ran a portion of a Wright sermon. ABC ran more excerpts the next day. On March 15, my Op-Ed, “Obama and the Minister,” appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Based on reporting for Newsmax, it included excerpts from the Howard University sermon.
Liberal journalists brainstormed about how they could suppress the stories, according to postings revealed by The Daily Caller.
In his book “The Ridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama,” David Remnick quotes an unidentified Clinton aide as saying, “If Jeremiah Wright had dropped in January , it [Obama’s candidacy] would have been over.”
My most liberal friends and family members have told me that they would walk out instantly if they heard such hate speech in a church or temple. Obama listened for 20 years and exposed his children to it. But the media covered up for Obama, and many Americans to this day remain in denial about Obama’s true character and leanings.
Now the 2007 video shows that Obama really is an acolyte of Wright and has played Americans for fools.
Ronald Kessler is chief Washington correspondent of Newsmax.com. He is the New York Times best-selling author of books on the Secret Service, FBI, and CIA. Read more reports from Ronald Kessler — Click Here Now.
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