Posted by: Lipstick Piggy | September 22, 2008

The Oprah – Jeremiah Wright Connection | Oprah Popularity Plummets | America Prefers Ellen

According to the Los Angeles Times both Obama and Oprah have both belonged to Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ!

Both were attracted to the dynamic, outspoken paster, the Rev. Jeremiah Write. According to Newsweek, Oprah stopped attending this church in the 1990’s because “something wasn’t right.” However in 2002 Rev Wright claimed that Oprah introduced him as “her pastor.”

Obama’s campaign said that “Sen Obama used his association with Trinity to create his identity as an African-American man.”  This could help explain why Sen Obama’s own website asks his supporters to “get in the face of your neighbors.”  And may also explain Sen Obama’s racially targeted ads to the Hispanic community.

If you have never heard Rev Jeremiah Wright speak before, you can play the video below.  Please note it contains graphic and inflamatory language and is not suitable for audiences who can’t make up their own minds. 

Note:  We have been following Jeremiah Wright since Obama resigned from his church due to American outcry and pressure on Sen Obama to distance himself from his long-term friend and mentor.  Rev Wright has recently “retired” from The Trinity Unity Chuch of Christ.  In a move to remove the embarrasment of Rev Wright from Sen Obama’s Presidential Campaign, Rev Wright has been sent to Ghana with little internet communication available.  Rev Wright was to allegedly publish a tell all book on Obama in October but his daughter has recently said her father is not writing such a book at this time. 

Rev Jeremiah Wright on America

 
Trinty Church Honors Frarrakhan

 

Oprah’s Popularity Plummets

Costas Panagopoulous, an assistant professor of prolitical science at NY’s Fordham Universite suggests that Oprah has paid a price for getting into the dirty business of politics.  Back in August 2007, CBS found her favorable rating had plunged from 74% to 61%.

Oprah’s popularity eroding as the results of a March 26, 2008, AOL Television popularity poll of television hosts revealed  Americans now embrace Ellen DeGeneres over Oprah by a wide margin. Forty-six percent of the 1.35 million people who participated in the poll said the daytime talk show host that “made their day” was Ellen, compared with only 19 percent who chose Oprah. Nearly half (47 percent) said they would rather dine with Ellen, compared with 14 percent who preferred Oprah. (Read full article)

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Responses

  1. Perhaps you haven’t noticed but the criticism of Reverend Wright is strictly political. What he had to say is his right as an American who clearly has experienced a different America than you have. If we no longer have the right to criticize our own country and it’s leadership, then what have we become? Russia? Saudi Arabia? I for one am tolerant of the fear baiting that comes out of the mouths of Neo-Conservatives because I know that even though we don’t share the same views that person is an American too. Reverend Wright might be a bit on the radical side for your taste but that doesn’t make him any less American. Come on People. Open your minds. Don’t allow yourself to be pushed into fascist thinking. Basically George Washington and the other founding fathers were the Reverend Wrights of their time. To the ears of the British, I’m sure they saw all fo them as radical extremists who shouldn’t be allowed to take another breath. Don’t you think so?

  2. I can see you are located in Japan. As a self-proclaimed expatriate of US (if true), how valid do you feel your opinion should be in a US political debate? If as you have stated, you have excluded yourself from your country, why should we listen to your views on what it means to be an American?

    Have you attended the Trinity Church? I’d love to see someone who has give a point of view.

  3. I’m a former Oprah fan who has finally decided I like myself too much too watch her show anymore. What was I thinking? Ya know, she has every right to endorse a political candidate and I actually respect her for this. However, the way she handled herself in my view was unprofessional and deceptive. She had Obama on the show twice and fanned all over him announcing that he would be in her view a great presidential candidate. Then she slams the door shut to other candidates, including two women on the ticket. She is not fooling anyone with her games.
    With reference to the church they were both attending; well that is another concern. Personally, I think Oprah stopped attending mostly for business reasons. She knew that many would find it upsetting that she attended such a discriminatory church. I find it interesting that Barack didn’t figure this out. I also think Oprah stopped attending because she didn’t want to tithe. Barack Obama (BO) is obviously arragant or immature, for going to this hateful church and assuming it was okay with folks. I think he lives in his own world. Then he pretends like he was not aware of the message often being preached there. Ironically, Oprah heard this message after a couple of years, but BO didn’t hear during the twenty years he was there. However, just like politics as usual…BO lies to our faces about it and says that he never heard it being preached there, in fact, never heard it in twenty years. I find this impossible to believe and insulting that he would try to pass it off as the truth. This is not a person out for change, but a person desperate to promote his own agenda. I think Oprah threw her fans under the bus to promote this candidate she calls “the one.” The entire ordeal is desperate, deceptive, biased and at times creepy. I’ve turned off Oprah and tuned out her candidate.


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