Obama must be extremely contemptuous of the media. For he openly lied to them in the Wright distancing press conference. He said:
I have spent my entire adult life trying to bridge the gap between different kinds of people. That's in my DNA. Trying to promote mutual understanding, to insist that we all share common hopes, and common dreams, as Americans and as human beings. That's who I am, that's what I believe, that's what this campaign has been about. . . .
I have spoken and written about the need for us to all recognize each other as Americans, regardless of race or religion or region of the country, . . . And anybody who has worked with me, who knows my life, who has read my books, . . . I think, will understand that it (Wright's view) is completely opposed to what I stand for and where I want to take this country.
Obama must have trusted the media NOT to read Dreams from my Father p.99-100. In it he specifically contrasts his views from those of a biracial woman named Joyce who refused to be categorized: (the italicization in the text is Obama's)
One day I asked her if she was going to the Black Students' Association meeting. She looked at me funny, then started shaking her head like a baby who doesn't want what it sees on the spoon.
"I'm not black," Joyce said,"I'm multiracial." Then she started telling me about her father, who happened to be Italian and was the sweetest man in the world; and her mother, who happened to be part African and part Native American and part something else."Why should I have to choose between them?" she asked me. Her voice cracked, and I thought she was going to cry."It's not white people who are making me choose. Maybe it used to be that way, but now they're willing to treat me like a person. No- it's black people who always have to make everything racial. They're the ones making me choose. They're the ones who are telling me that I can't be who I am . . . ."
In other words Joyce is the person Obama tries to convince us that he is. But she is the person he rejected as a"sellout" in favor of an all out Blackness, the kind which will naturally lead him to Rev. Wright and to Michelle. For this is how he goes on -
The truth was that I understood her, her and all the other black kids who felt the way she did. In their mannerism, their speech, their mixed-up hearts, I kept recognizing pieces of myself. And that's exactly what scared me. . . . I needed to put distance between them and myself, to convince myself that I wasn't compromised - that I was indeed still awake.
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk rock performance poets. . . . At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy."
He goes on to explain that changing his name from Barry to Barack was part of the choice.
In other words, Obama's relationship with Wright and friendship with Ayers are not exceptions. They are the real thing. For when all is said and done, Wright is telling the truth and Obama is lying in plain sight.
More importantly, Obama did not choose Trinity despite Wright's extremism but because of it!