Obama’s Controversial Former Pastor Criticizes Media at Funeral

Apr 13, 2008 2:37pm

ABC News’ Jan Simmonds Reports: The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of Sen. Barack Obama, fired back at the news media during a Chicago funeral service on Saturday. Wright didn’t mention the Democratic presidential hopeful by name but did call out some of his critics, including Fox News commentators Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity, at times drawing standing ovations from the 2,500 mourners in attendance.

He said: "Fox News can’t understand that. O’Reilly will never get that. Sean Hannity’s stupid fantasy will keep him forever stuck on stupid when it comes to comprehending how you can love a brother who does not believe what you believe." Wright also referred to Fox News as "Fix News."

Saturday’s funeral at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago was closed to reporters but Sun-Times had a reporter inside the church. The newspaper’s Web site Sunday carried a recording of Wright’s remarks at a eulogy.

You can listen to the eulogy by clicking HERE:

Wright also made his first public appearance in Norfolk, Virginia today since the furor over his remarks criticizing the United States. He once again made no mention of Obama.

Wright emerged as major problem for Obama after some of his sermons in which he made incendiary comments popped up on the Internet.

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