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And the Hypocrisy Just Keeps Coming: Lefty Media Downplayed Jeremiah Wright, but Michele Bachmann's Former Pastor is News


The left has turned into an endless wellspring of posting material this week.  For the latest in they left’s endless supply of hypocrisy, here is a story from the Atlantic, that was picked up by a variety of sources, including Think Regress

Bachmann was a longtime member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minn., which belongs to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), a council of churches founded in 1850 that today comprises about 400,000 people. WELS is the most conservative of the major Lutheran church organizations, known for its strict adherence to the writings of Martin Luther, the German theologian who broke with the Catholic Church and launched the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. This includes endorsing Luther’s statements about the papacy. From the WELS “Doctrinal Statement on the Antichrist“: 

Since Scripture teaches that the Antichrist would be revealed and gives the marks by which the Antichrist is to be recognized, and since this prophecy has been clearly fulfilled in the history and development of the Roman Papacy, it is Scripture which reveals that the Papacy is the Antichrist.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama’s relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wrightnearly derailed his quest for the Democratic nomination after video surfaced of Wright’s extreme pronouncements. Similarly, the views of Bachmann’s church toward the papacy–which are well outside the mainstream of modern political discourse–could pose a problem as she pursues the Republican nomination.

Note that the Atlantic’s post at least mentions Rev. Wright.  However, they fail to mention that the MSM’s refusal to cover the controversy in any depth, and the left’s propaganda’s machine’s effort to explain it away helped candidate Obama get past the affiliation with an extremist church.

The same Think Regress that linked the Atlantic article reduced the Wright story to a “conspiracy theory. (note that this occurred in early 2011)”  And another Soros funded site, Media Matters, spent a great deal of time in 2007-2008 claiming that the Wright story was nothing more than evil Conservatives taking Wright’s words out of context.

So, I guess that anyone with half a brain is supposed to take any of these sources seriously?  Of course, some (with less than half a brain) still do, and long as George Soros Spooky Dude supplies some cash, Think Regress and Media Matters will keep the propaganda coming.  However, even with Soros’s Spooky Dude’s funds, they still haven’t been able to silence FOX, talk radio, or the Conservative blogs.    So, as long as they are hypocrites, we’ll be around to show folks the truth.  And from the looks of their track record, we’ll be at it for a long time to come.

  • Josef Mengele was a better person to have yourself associated with than Jeremiah Wright

    Less racist, too lol

    • Quite possible. Didn’t Wright go to Libya for a photo op with Ghadaffi?

  • Suddenly the MSM cares about a person’s past? They are in panic mode and they see Bachmann as a threat so they will pull out all stops and hold her to a higher standard than they held Obama to in 2008. And they don’t think we can see through this? Is it any wonder why the American people don’t trust the media any more?

    • Suddenly, it seems as if they are interested in vetting a candidate. How very curious? I guess the staff responsible for that were off sick for 2007 and 2008.

  • I just love how you always use the zombies pic for all your posts about Lefty misbehavior.

    It was a great post too; Michele Bachmann has to be destroyed. Just like Palin, just like Bush, just like Reagan. The Left tells us who they fear.

    • Thanks, I think it’s from Sean of the Dead, which is quite possibly the best zombie movie ever made.

      Indeed, they attack who they fear. The reverse of that is that if they praise a Republican, you need to get away from them as fast as possible.


    This is sad but not surprising. The press didn’t even want to cover Wright. I have no problems exposes wacky people but it needs to be done equally.

    • Now, now sir. You are clearly taking that our of context. Or at least that’s what Think Regress would have us believe.

  • The Maximum Socialist Media (MSM) will ignore every journalistic ethic to keep their boy in office.

    • I don’t even think they know what ethics are. We’re mo longer dealing with a media that has lost their way. This IS their way.

  • That figures, Matt– and no, as long as the left are hypocrites, you won’t want for material to cover!

    • We should call it the perpetual blogger employment act!

  • The MSM aided in the cover up of anything to do with Obama’s past that would put Obama in a bad light – pure journalistic malpractice.

    • I don’t know that it’s malpractice, and it is their practice.