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Published:March 24th, 2008 08:21 EST
Barack Obama survives Wright flap; No thanks to Fox News

Barack Obama survives Wright flap; No thanks to Fox News

By Robert Paul Reyes

Sen. Barack Obama has an insurmountable lead in pledged delegates and a significant lead in the popular vote-- the only way Hillary can win is if Fox News announces that Obama is the Antichrist.

In spite of Fox News and the other cable news outlets playing endless loops of Rev. Wright's most inflammatory sound bites, Obama remains on course to win the Democratic nomination.

Fox News did serious harm not only to Obama, a decent man who transcends race, but to race relations in America by giving saturation coverage to the Rev. Wright flap. Was it really necessary to play the offensive clips hundreds, if not thousands, of times?

"Barack Obama has quickly made up the deficit he faced with Hillary Clinton earlier last week, with the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update on Democratic presidential nomination preferences showing 48% of Democratic voters favoring Obama and 45% Clinton.

Obama´s campaign clearly suffered in recent days from negative press, mostly centering around his association with the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Perhaps as a result, Clinton moved into the lead in Gallup´s Wednesday release, covering March 16-18 polling. But Obama has now edged back ahead of Clinton due to a strong showing for him in Friday night´s polling, "perhaps in response to the endorsement he received from well-respected New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a former rival for the nomination."

Quotation from the Gallup Poll Organization

If Barack Obama can survive 24/7 news coverage unfairly questioning his integrity, he might even be able to survive a Fox News Alert claiming that he is the Antichrist.

The best way for Democrats to can get revenge on Fox News is by getting behind the candidacy of Obama. I call on Al Gore, John Edwards and other uncommitted Democrats to endorse Obama; we need to put an immediate end to the bloodletting.