From Dave Winer's blog:
Melroy Hodge, from Queens, NY, a contact on Twitter, sent a pointer to a YouTube video of a longer excerpt of Jeremiah Wright's post-911 sermon, one of the speeches that soundbites were shown repeatedly on cable news this week. I guess it's not surprising that the cable news excerpts gave a very misleading impression. (Next time this happens we must do an immediate fact-check.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOdlnzkeoyQ
This is a must-watch video. Stop what you're doing, right now, and watch it.
I found myself captivated by Wright's ideas and the way he expresses them.
I agree with everything he said.
I would have been willing to cut him some slack, because this was less than a week after the attack, and those were crazy days, who knew what was coming next. But he was right, we have done what they did to us, and we're doing it again in Iraq. The US was led by despotic people and we followed; we wanted to punish someone, anyone, and it didn't matter if they had anything to do with what happened to us. And we did.
Read the whole post from Dave Winer's blog. The video as he says, is a must-watch.
Also, from the twitter-o-sphere:
Posted on 22 Mar 2008