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Hitchens, Obama and Jeremiah Wright — oh, and John Gray

By David Herman  

With his unerring eye for trouble, Christopher Hitchens was already writing about Obama’s relationship with the Rev Jeremiah Wright and the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago 2 1/2 months ago (“Identity Crisis”, Slate, 7.1.08 — see Hitchens’ own website, http://www.hitchensweb.com/).

The American media took a little longer. Now they’ve found Wright they are not going to let go. He is straight from Fox TV’s central casting. Christmas has come early for the American Right. Obama did a good piece of damage limitation (turning Jon Stewart and other liberal well-wishers to soppy goo) . He did the only thing…

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