Obama-Wright scrutiny is valid
A recent letter from Gary Mullen-Schultz claims that Sen. Obama’s relationship with Rev. Wright has been unfairly scrutinized by the media, while Sen. McCain’s association with Pastor John Hagee — an endorsement — has been virtually swept under the rug.
In fact, anyone who watches TV news has had plenty of opportunity to hear about Hagee’s endorsement of McCain, his many questionable comments, and McCain’s reaction to the endorsement.
Fox News’ Alan Colmes went after the Hagee endorsement on March 3 when he grilled Mike Huckabee about the subject. There has also been more recent focus on the Hagee endorsement on other major news channels, as well as many news sites available to anyone with an Internet connection.
To be fair to Mr. Mullen-Schultz, it is true that the Obama-Wright controversy has seen more press coverage than Hagee’s McCain endorsement. However, I think the level of coverage has been fair for two reasons. One, McCain is already the presumptive GOP nominee, while Obama is still duking it out with Sen. Clinton.
Who is bigger news right now, McCain or Obama? Secondly, McCain was merely endorsed by Pastor Hagee. Obama, on the other hand, sat in a pew at Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years.