Media’s Spin On Obama’s Race Speech
CNN leads the way with, “Obama: We can move beyond some of our racial wounds”:
Speaking to supporters at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center, the Democratic presidential candidate said he rejected racially charged comments made by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, but explained the root of his remarks.
Wright used to preach at the Trinity United Church of Christ, where Obama worships.
Obama said that his belief that all people want to move in the same direction comes from his “unyielding faith in the decency and generosity of the American people. But it also comes from my own American story.”
FOX tries to throw more gas on the fire with, “Obama Condemns Pastor’s ‘Incendiary Language’ But Explains And Defends Continued Relationship”:
Barack Obama roundly condemned the remarks of his controversial pastor on Tuesday but also took several steps to explain why the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.â€™s incendiary rhetoric is still valid.
Going to great lengths and several times repeating his reason for his continued association to Wright and his membership at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Obama said the pastor introduced him to his Christian faith and continues to perform Godâ€™s work on Earth.
â€œAs imperfect as he may be, he has been like family to me. â€¦ I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother,â€ Obama told an audience at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
MSNBC hits the mark with, “Obama Tackles Race Anger In Major Speech”:
Obama confronted America’s legacy of racial division head on, tackling black grievance, white resentment and the uproar over his former pastor’s incendiary statements. Drawing on his half-black, half-white roots as no other presidential hopeful could, Obama asserted: “This union may never be perfect, but generation after generation has shown that it can always be perfected.”
Obama expressed understanding of the passions on both sides in what he called “a racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.”
“But the anger is real; it is powerful; and to simply wish it away, to condemn it without understanding its roots, only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races,” he said in a speech at the National Constitution Center, not far from where the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
So to sum up, MSNBC and CNN once again prove to be as objective as a news organization can be. And FOX, well, is FOX.
More as it develops…
Commenter Elyas gives us an update on what title CNN had first, but then changed…
Actually, CNNâ€™s first version was worse than Foxâ€™s: â€œObama: Constitution stained by stain of slavery.â€
I believe that it was “sin” instead of stain. Politico has it as such.
Still, that is worse than FOX’s. But they did change it, so maybe that was just a working title?