March 28, 2008

Greetings to Jake Tapper of ABC News

Filed under: News from Other Sites,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 1:38 pm

TOPSIDE UPDATE: ABC has updated its post to link to the full BizzyBlog post in text at the end of the item involved. Though less than perfect (OK, I’ll stop whining), their prompt response is appreciated.

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Hey Jake –

Thanks for covering the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright church bulletin story.

If you’re here, I assume it means that you are looking for the BizzyBlog entry relating to Trinity United Church of Christ’s July 22, 2007 bulletin, and following up on my phone call to ABC’s Assignment Desk. Thanks for visiting.

The entry is here (“TUCC’s Church Bulletins from July 2007 Probably Make Whether Obama Was Present on July 22 Irrelevant”).

If you could fix the link at your Political Punch blog entry to go to that entry instead of to the JPEG of the two relevant pages of the bulletin, I would appreciate it.

Of course, I would have appreciated it more if you had (as one would reasonably expect) linked to the BizzyBlog entry from the very beginning, so that my blog would have received proper credit for the hundreds, or maybe thousands, of page views your direct link to the JPEG caused the blog to lose.

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UPDATE: Jake, while we’re on the topic of your Political Punch blog entry, you wrote this about Obama’s appearance on “The View”:

Sen. Obama in an interview to air Friday on ABC’s The View says he did not read the bulletins in his church. “I don’t purchase all the DVD’s and I didn’t read all the church bulletins…. “

Clever use of “all,” wouldn’t you say? But the question is whether Obama generally looked through the bulletins when he attended church.

This BizzyBlog entry (“Did The New Republic Out Obama As a TUCC Bulletin Reader in March 2007?”) refers back to a New Republic article (Google search result for direct access [3rd and 4th listed results]; alternative link) from March 2007 stating that the author saw Obama taking notes during a Wright sermon. I believe the odds to be very high that Obama was taking those notes in the “Sermon’s Notes” section TUCC helpfully provides in each ….. church bulletin ….. you know, the ones he “didn’t read all” of.

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Selected Previous Related Posts:
- March 27 — Obama Attempts To Distance Himself from Wright. Sorry, Pal; No Sale
- March 26 — Another Bulletin Bomb from Obama’s Pastor, Plus Helpful Campaign Assistance from BizzyBlog
- March 24 — JPost Picks up Obama Condemnation of TUCC Bulletin’s Hamas Column
- March 21 — Obama (Shhh) Blasts Hamas Op-Ed in Church Bulletin, Silent on Other Bulletin Items (See Contradictory Updates)
- March 21 — Did The New Republic Out Obama As a TUCC Bulletin Reader in March 2007?
- March 21 — Hamas-Obama-Wright Resonates
- March 20 — Church Bulletin Bonus: Omid Safi and the Progressive Muslim Union (PMU)
- March 20 — Another “Close Religious Adviser” to Obama Old Media Has Ignored
- March 19 — Obama: The Pummeling by Perceptive Pundits Proceeds (with the Candidate Inadvertently Pitching in)
- March 18 — Analyses of the Day: Allah and Shelby Steele Nail Obama’s “Checkers” Speech
- March 18 — Ahead of Obama’s “Checkers” Speech
- March 17 — TUCC’s Church Bulletins from July 2007 Probably Make Whether Obama Was Present on July 22 Irrelevant
- March 17 — Blogger Patterico Calls Out LA Times Coverage of Obama-Wright
- March 16 — Obama Gives a Nod to Wright
- March 15 — Obama Has Not Set Things Right about Wright
- March 13 — The People Who Have Given Me Grief Over the Use of Barack Obama’s Middle Name ….

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  1. Would your “church,” if you fellowship with one, put on its bulletin board hateful articles from the anti-semitic, terrorist group Hamas? Barack Obama’s CURRENT church, Trinity United Church of Christ, did just that.

    We just found out in the last 48 hours that Wright, while giving a eulogy in 2007, said that “(Jesus’) enemies had their opinion about Him — The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans.”

    Now comes a report by NBC News that while Wright was in charge at Obama’s CURRENT church, reprinted anti-Israel writings, including one column by none other than Hamas leader, Mousa Abu Marzook, appeared on the bulletin board there.

    The column by the Hamas leader, Mousa Abu Marzook, asked: “Why should any Palestinian recognise the monstrous crimes carried out by Israel’s founders and continued by its deformed modern apartheid state?”

    The question becomes one of judgment, character, integrity, honesty and intelligence.

    If I were to believe Obama’s defense that he didn’t, and still doesn’t, know what was, and still is, going on at his church for 20 years, then, in my opinion, he must not be very observant nor intelligent, and does not possess sensible judgement. Therefore he cannot be qualified to be the POTUS, in my opinion. If I do NOT believe Obama, then his integrity, character and honesty is woefully insufficient to be the POTUS, in my opinion.

    Obama went to Harvard Law School (they don’t let just anybody in), where he became the first African-American president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude in 1991. Now do you think he is NOT aware of what his church and ex-pastor are all about? Be AFRAID! Be VERY AFRAID!

    Barack Obama’s political FRAUD against the American People continues!

    Read the rest of this article here…
    http://777denny.wordpress.com/2008/03/28/barack-obama-reverend-wright-trinity-united-church-of-christ-and-hamas/

    Comment by Denny — March 28, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

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