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From Ben Smith at Politico:

Jeremiah Wright, in a rare media appearance, told Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Mark Thompson that he understands why Obama distanced himself from him, but doesn’t forgive the media for the way it covered him.

His reaction to Obama’s victory, he said, was a “mixed bag of being proud of him and being blessed to have lived” through the moment, and pain at being “put up by the media” as a “weapon of mass destruction to destroy his candidacy.”

Wright, who posed what may have been the deepest challenge to Obama’s candidacy, and provoked its most racially-charged moments, is now a footnote to a winning campaign. He opened little new ground, and expressed joy that his former friend was now president, and no remorse at his own role.

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