A look at Obama's pattern of "borrowing" rhetoric from uncredited sources. Is Obama a plagiarist? See for yourself.
Ann Coulter: Out Of "Context" Or Out Of His Mind?
Thomas Sowell: An Old Newness
Dennis Prager: Wright Speaks for the Left
OneNewsNow.com: Jeremiah Wright undermines racial reconciliation
Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Praise Obama's Poll-Driven Phoniness as "Courage"
Bill O'Reilly & Karl Rove:
At first, I winced when Bill O'Reilly claimed Jeremiah Wright, a man who repeatedly accuses the United States government of creating HIV and AIDS in an effort to instigate the genocide of the black population, is "smart", but had to admit that O'Reilly may be right after I heard O'Reilly connect the dots back to Jeremiah Wright's mansion and money.
Hate peddling can be profitable, and Jeremiah Wright has indeed profited by the lies he continues to repeat. One wonders if Wright actually believes those lies (which would call his intelligence into question) or simply repeats them for financial gain, as Bill O'Reilly seems to suspect.
HotAir.com has some good analysis here: Press conference: Obama shocked, shocked at Wright’s behavior; Update: Video added; Update: Q&A highlights added
Excellent points by Allahpundit:
The bottom line: After 20 years of friendship, if Obama didn’t know Wright held these beliefs he’s a moron and if he did know he’s a fraud.
Remember when TNR [The New Republic] broke the news about Ron Paul’s neo-confederate newsletters? The big knock there wasn’t that Paul necessarily held those views himself but that his carelessness in letting them be published under his name called his judgment and competence into question. How is this [situation with Obama over Jeremiah Wright] any different? Unless someone wants to argue that Wright’s militancy is something he came to only recently, then Obama somehow spent 20 years in the pews without ever noticing that his preacher wasn’t particularly fond of America, white people, “Zionism,” etc etc. Exactly how many sermons did he miss?
More from HotAir.com: Does Obama’s repudiation lance the boil?