Rev. Jeremiah Wright raised some HILARIOUS eyebrows Wednesday with this little bon mot about how “them Jews aren’t going to let (Obama) talk to me.” (He was talking to the Daily Press. I wrote a little post about it here.) It was so hilarious how not helpful that statement was for him. Especially since it made him sound like a conspiratorial anti-Semite. But whatever. That’s totally not what he meant, sez The New York Times “The Caucus Blog.”
We’re sure that President Obama and his Jewish advisers will be happy to know that Mr. Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., has “clarified” his remark to The Daily Press of Newport News this week — that he had not spoken to the president because “Them Jews aren’t going to let him talk to me.” This seemed to be a reference to the likes of Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff and David Axelrod, the senior presidential adviser.
But today, Mr. Wright said during an appearance on the Sirius/XM radio program “Make it Plain with Mark Thompson” that he “misspoke.” He said he was not talking about “all Jews.” Or, that he was only referring to “Zionists.’’ Or, that it all had to do with Israel’s history with the Palestinians. O.K., we give up. You can hear his answer for yourself at www.sirius.com/politicaltalk.
Brah. Please. Just … just stop talking to reporters. Silencio.
You can listen to audio of the first interview here.