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The tonight as we reported last night reverend Jeremiah Wright minister who was fair comment father Michael -- -- will all get awards in Chicago -- night.
Ceremonies being driven by the Reverend Wright was actually awarding himself and the others living -- legend status if you can believe.
Weird thing about the story is not just right is giving himself an award but nobody is covered not even the Chicago media.
Joining us now from the windy city remain Hartman.
The publisher -- weekly African American newspapers in Chicago.
So we're a little you know we had to do dig the story I mean we looked at Chicago media nothing even after last night after we reported it.
Zero today why is the black added wiser in his black value this is a pretty big event -- right -- -- all on the same stage living legends.
How come -- talk about.
I don't I you know you would have to ask them that but no mystery around it is not on you -- that you hints.
In the black community in Chicago by me compresses not -- that's that's not -- this is big this is big baby is not unusual they have a lot of stories.
About that happens I'm told -- told retold.
This is this is not here.
Are you are you know they may want to revive a lack of coverage does is annoy you all know you don't care -- whole.
Letting -- it is let right let me get this scenario.
All of these guys are very controversial it's it's you know a kind remotely if I'm David duke showed up in Chicago okay David duke showed up.
And was getting a living a legend award given him that some crazy Nazi group what do.
I guarantee you the media would be all over they would be going -- -- But mr.
around and probably a bad example of of do you.
These these knee and arm of our community and -- -- well respected they have all large churches.
And sold the place will probably be packed.
And maybe tomorrow the media will cover it.
But you missing in my book signing his -- that you have to see my point.
Would you like I think you guys -- not and you like them but obviously.
We have -- on his anti semantic there's no question I we have Reverend Wright is anti American is no question about that inflate your who sympathizes with both.
So all of that's controversial.
You bring a guy like duke and whose anti black all right and -- anti whatever he's -- And though the media widgets one in fact that they would even go out they shut it -- -- we shuttle -- what did.
Want to take your people once again you take these people out of kind you know I don't you -- look at him -- -- or your own work a little money a point.
You gotta look at them weird they are.
They all have large churches they can fill this place and I'm sure will be packed this -- book signing party.
That Reverend Wright is happy.
For the new book that he has done -- and coal for a moment which is the history of Trinity Church.
And so they won't discusses.
It's a book signing party it will be well received and probably pack -- the rappers.
And for downtown media major mainstream media not to coverage is not surprised.
You know what it has an end my time -- it all the time in Chicago this happens is my opinion wise enough content area which react to it.
They're -- why are they knock knock on either my I want you to react they're afraid the mainstream media in Chicago the raid here's what they're -- The television media the local television stations is afraid if they cover it.
That somebody you'll say something negative and then they'll get.
Calls and and people know that not -- newspaper media and is only one paper in Chicago -- in the trip.
Is basically saying all you know we know you really -- get involved with this and say negative things about these guys because we know all kinds of grief is gonna come down.
What -- right not on any spring conference.
Now holds -- mix quiet it's the only -- well -- damage mr.
rally -- this issue cobble media they are not afraid every day thing trust me.
They are not.
Let me give you an example.
Last week minister for our time it figures -- don't when he how many thousand people listen and AM all day all kinds of wild things.
He set -- -- vile things last week and 20000 put up there you go.
-- and are more -- -- all the media was there it was it was well media attended.
I'm afraid think -- -- come.
These gentlemen all of -- it wasn't quite media attended ignited in black media but not white media -- flight media it's not my all -- -- -- much.
All all 2579.
All of the newspapers sun times and Tribune -- this story.
No one want.
-- -- real quick one more report.
You know I did this last night this are now it is so apparently -- -- got a huge rate I heard about huge I heard huge -- millions and millions of people watched OK you're gonna help pack the equals good I.
I don't care whether people go -- -- America they wanna go here to stop signal here that stuff I tell you this no other national program.
And believe me they could use the ratings -- -- Unbeaten in five to one they could use it won't touch longer for a while the you can -- working -- Yeah Contra you do the controversy you do the sensational.
And this is a story that you track you -- these guys that you bet I.
I'm telling you it will be good I wish you could be there if.
Yeah that would then quality of the moment are there that would elevate his story to another level but I take a -- I'd love to interview for our time and and right and later one on one.
Department always a pleasure to see you thank you for coming on.
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