Here’s today’s blatantly dishonest post at Breitbart.com by one of their hackiest writers, Ben Shapiro: WRIGHT: OBAMA TRIED TO BRIBE ME TO KEEP QUIET IN 2008.
No, Ben, that is not what Rev. Wright said to the New York Post. The Post [owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.], of course, also misrepresents their own story, but notice that their headline isn’t quite as egregious as Shapiro’s overheated version: Obama Team Tried to ‘Bribe’ Jeremiah Wright to Keep Quiet: Book - NYPOST.com.
The facts as reported in this article: Rev. Wright claims that an email was sent to a member of his church, offering him $150,000 to “not preach at all until the November election.”
Wright does not say the email was sent by Obama or the “Obama team,” he says it came from “one of Barack’s closest friends.” Even if (and that’s a big “if”) Wright’s story is true, there’s no evidence at all that this offer came from the Obama campaign [or that President Obama had anything to do with it].
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