The Rev. Wright Controversy Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

The Rev. Wright Controversy
An examination of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy from the perspective of two writers, Bob Herbert and Gary MacDougal.
# 125101 | 1,250 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Political Science (U.S.) , African-American Studies (General)

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The paper compares the opinions of writers Bob Herbert and Gary MacDougal on Rev. Jeremiah Wright's mistakes. The paper also shows how their analyses of the media uproar surrounding Wright's comments about American foreign policy and race follow a similar pattern. The paper discusses how Herbert, a New York Times op-ed columnist, and MacDougal, a former Illinois state official writing in the Washington Post, both use the issue to frame other topics they are interested in exploring.

From the Paper:

"In their opinions on the recent controversy surrounding the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, writers Bob Herbert and Gary MacDougal agree that Wright overstepped his bounds as a religious man. However, the conclusions they draw from his mistake are miles apart. Herbert lightly condemns Wright's comments and re-directs them in order to discuss how the important issuesin the American election are being forgotten. MacDougal hones in on the comments themselves and derides the pessimism in the African-American community. Yet their analyses of the media uproar..."

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