As Barack Obama is pressured by Gay Rights Groups and others to come out of the closet on the issue of gay marriage recently, Sinclair News believes 2012 will reveal much about the “Real Barack Obama.” In 2008 many in the media and the Obama campaign organized Internet warriors went to great lengths to try and claim neither Obama nor the Obama campaign engaged in using friends or associates to seek out information or prevent information from being disclosed or discussed in the media or public. That claim has recently been shot full of holes by Obama’s spiritual advisor and mentor” the Rev. Jeremiah Wright in an ‘on the record’ interview given to Author Edward Klein (Edward Klein is a seven-time New York Times bestselling non-fiction author. He is also the former foreign editor of Newsweek and former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine. Klein frequently contributes to Vanity Fair and Parade, and currently lives in New York, New York.)
The above linked article from Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com points out that Barack Obama not only knew about Wrights past sermons in 2008, Obama went so far as to personally ask Wright to “shut up” until after the 2008 November election.
In his on-the-record interview with Klein, Wright claims that an Obama ally offered him $150,000 to keep his mouth shut and stop preaching until after the election, in excerpts published by the New York Post today:
‘Man, the media ate me alive,” Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago’s Kwame Nkrumah Academy. “After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.”
“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.
“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”
“He offered you money?”
“Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”
“How much money did he offer you?”
“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.