“THE MEDIA ATE ME ALIVE” and they’re going to do it again after this info has crept out into the public. Does anyone remember hearing about this? Not so much, right? There is allegedly a time when Barack Obama had paid off Chicago’s Rev. Jeremiah Wright to hide ties, because he had the nickname “hate preacher,” before his initial election of 2008. It looks like someone slipped about $150,000 and it was handed to one person, then handed to another. Then it appears that Barack Obama wanted to see him “in secret” and in a “secure place” to convince him not to preach again until after the election.
They met in his living room and Obama asked him to not speak anymore. He means not speaking to his crowds, not in general during the meeting. Obama thought that his connections to Jeremiah Wright, and the type of things he was used to saying, would be harmful to Obama’s campaign. This discovery was made back in 2012, but it seems like not that much media attention went into it. If you don’t remember this happening, then the lack of media attention is why.
It also seems like the so-called “hate preacher” snitched on his old pal, Obama. Is that how two pals from Chicago treat each other? I thought friends didn’t rat each other out?
Sean Hannity talked to Ed Klein about this in a video that was posted on YouTube in 2015, although I’m not 100% certain when this segment actually aired. It may have aired a lot sooner, but it took some digging to locate and upload. At the time of this article being posted, the video only had a few hundred views.
The Gateway Pundit was able to find the video and the corresponding article that provides more information on Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the $150,000 hush money bribe.
The NY Post stated: “Man, the media ate me alive,” Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago’s Kwame Nkrumah Academy. “After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.”
“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.
“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”
“He offered you money?”
“Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”
“How much money did he offer you?”
“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.
“Did Obama himself ever make an effort to see you?”
“Yes,” Wright said. “Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place. And I said, ‘You’re used to coming to my home, you’ve been here countless times, so what’s wrong with coming to my home?’ So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue right off 95th Street, just Barack and me. I don’t know if he had a wire on him. His security was outside somewhere.
“And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.
“And what did you say?” I asked. “I said, ‘I don’t see it that way. And anyway, how am I supposed to support my family?’ And he said, ‘Well, I wish you wouldn’t speak in public. The press is gonna eat you alive.’
“Barack said, ‘I’m sorry you don’t see it the way I do. Do you know what your problem is?’ And I said, ‘No, what’s my problem?’ And he said, ‘You have to tell the truth.’ I said, ‘That’s a good problem to have. That’s a good problem for all preachers to have. That’s why I could never be a politician.’
“And he said, ‘It’s going to get worse if you go out there and speak. It’s really going to get worse.”
If you’re wondering what Jeremiah Wright sounds like on stage, then here’s a good example.
Things that make you go hmmm…