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Ed Driscoll

Time For Another Round Of Whack-A-Marxist

November 2nd, 2009 - 10:06 pm

Last night I wrote, “Obama has had at least one self-admitted Communist on his payroll in the form of Van Jones, as well as the Mao-quoting Anita Dunn and Ron Bloom.”

And now, here he is, the man, the myth, the audacity, Rev. Jeremiah Wright on “No Nonsense Marxism”:

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At Accuracy In Media, Cliff Kincaid writes:

A new video of Jeremiah Wright has surfaced, showing Barack Obama’s pastor of 20 years praising Marxism and discussing his ties to communists in El Salvador and Nicaragua and the Libyan government. Equally important, Wright is being introduced in the video by Robert W. McChesney, co-founder of Free Press, an organization which has come under scrutiny for its links to the Obama Administration and dedication to the transformation and control of the private media in the U.S.

In an article in the socialist Monthly Review, “Journalism, Democracy, and Class Struggle,” McChesney declared, “Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism.”

In the video, which captures Wright’s appearance at a September 17, 2009, anniversary celebration of Monthly Review, Wright said that while the “corporate media” provide a “binary lens” of the world, in such terms as “communist versus Christian,” Monthly Review offers what it calls “no-nonsense Marxism.”

He added: “You dispel all the negative images we have been programmed to conjure up with just the mention of that word socialism or Marxism.”

He called America “land of the greed and home of the slave.”

During the 2008 presidential campaign, as Obama was trying to distance himself from figures such as Wright and Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, Wright gave a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and repeated a discredited Soviet propaganda claim that the U.S. Government had manufactured the AIDS virus to kill black people.

The McChesney introduction of Wright provides more insight into the political network, based largely in Chicago, that launched Obama’s political career and still influences him.

A professor at the University of Illinois, where Bill Ayers is also employed, McChesney was an editor of Monthly Review but now serves as a contributor to the publication and a director of the Monthly Review Foundation.

Fox News’ Glenn Beck, who has focused critical public attention on McChesney’s influence in the “media reform” movement and on the Obama Administration, has noted that McChesney co-authored another piece for Monthly Review, “A New New Deal Under Obama?,” in which he said, “In the end, there is no real answer but to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles.”

CNN has long been home for some of Wright’s biggest fans, and curiously, “unbiased” CNN anchorman Rick Sanchez sounds like he’d agree with the good Reverend:

they got rid of regs, bought off regulators, created credit scams and destroyed economy, now they want more protection for private sector?

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don’t you have to be brain dead to support that? or blind?

Incidentally, at Big Government, John Nolte writes, “How the MSM Might Survive: Come Out of the Ideological Closet.”

Twitter is basically forcing the MSM to do just that, one tweet at a time.

Update: At PJTV, Hugh Hewitt notes, “Rev. Wright Is Back & Wrong as Ever.”

Related: And again: “Meet President Obama’s Most Frequent White House Visitor”, Andy “Workers of the World, Unite” Stern.

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