‘I’m ready for my close-up, Rev. Wright’

‘I’m ready for my close-up, Rev. Wright’

Thomas Lifson
Kudos to Tom Blumer of BizzyBlog for obtaining and posting no less than three covers of Jeremiah Wright’s Trumpet Magazine featuring Barack Obama as the cover subject, with photos. Check them out

Blumer notes that he only has about 65% of the TUCC church bulletins, which promote the magazine and from which he evidently copied the Trumpet covers, so there may well be more covers with Obama on them.
Stanley Kurtz has been researching Trumpet Magazine  and is deeply skeptical (to say the least) at the candidate’s contention that he was shocked to discover Pastor Wright’s extreme views.
To the question of the moment — What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it? — I answer, Obama knew everything, and he’s known it for ages. Far from succumbing to surprise and shock after Jeremiah Wright’s disastrous performance at the National Press Club, Barack Obama must have long been aware of his pastor’s political radicalism. A careful reading of nearly a year’s worth of Trumpet Newsmagazine, Wright’s glossy national “lifestyle magazine for the socially conscious,” makes it next to impossible to conclude otherwise.


And now that we know Obama has appeared multiple times on the cover of a magazine which spouts shocking (to middle Americans) political views, it will be hard for him to credibly deny knowing what was up with Wright.

Update: Steve Gilbert of Sweeteness & Light deserves credit as the first to discover Obama the cover subject of Trumpet back in January.



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