What is it about the main stream media, that they don’t want to deal with the obvious? I thought it was bad enough that it has taken so long to even make John Hagee a recognizable name directly connected to John McCain. Remember, McCain actively sought Hagee’s endorsement.
Now, I’ve discovered that McCain also has sought (and has not denounced or rejected) the endorsement of Rev. Rod Parsley a rabid anti-islam preacher. Don’t believe me? Check out the video.
Isn’t it curious that all these fringe people and beliefs belong to the Republicans, and isn’t it curious that the MSM hasn’t connected these people with McCain (can I add a yet to the sentence)?
Frank Rich (New York Times) has a fantastic column today entitled, The All-White Elephant in the Room,
in which he lambast the main stream media for its double standard.
…if there’s any coherent message to be gleaned from the hypocrisy whipped up by Hurricane Jeremiah, it’s that this nation’s perennially promised candid conversation on race has yet to begin.
This one is well worth the little time it takes to read. John Hagee is dealt with and questions are raised that have yet to be brought up by the MSM. The defense for not bringing up McCain’s ties to Hagee has been that McCain was not a member or Hagee’s church for 20 years. Mr. Rich points out however,
That defense implies, incorrectly, that Mr. McCain was a passive recipient of this bigot’s endorsement. In fact, by his own account, Mr. McCain sought out Mr. Hagee, who is perhaps best known for trying to drum up a pre-emptive “holy war” with Iran.
It should be interesting to see whether any in the MSM brings up the dead topic again without mentioning Hagee now that it has been exposed in the Times.
(image © Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times)
If you get a chance, go over to Citizen Zion. What I attempted to do with a few short videos, he accomplishes with strong words and logic… and he says himself that he is not an Obama supporter.
He prints in full text, verbatim, Rev. Wright’s words, and then does one better and prints some of Hagee’s words.
You’ll wonder, as I have wondered, why John Hagee has not had as much of an effect on John McCain. It seems that since a certain right wing tv station has not released any “snippets” of Hagee, the MSM hasn’t bothered to investigate on its own.
I came across this YouTube video just yesterday and considering that I had made a point in an earlier post about the McCain/Hagee alliance, I decided to give Rev. Hagee a chance to speak for himself. How apropos since the Pope will be visiting the United States next week (starting Tuesday 4/15/2008). The video is under six minutes.
Meanwhile, as an aside, I found this interesting article over at The Rawstory:
The White House has scheduled a dinner next week in honor of Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the United States, but one guest will be conspicuously absent from the proceedings: the pope himself.