Monday, May 14, 2012
Did A Bribe Make it Go Away?
Yesterday, at 15:44:52, Drudge had the following as his front and center headline THE ‘BRIBE’ TO SILENCE THE REV.
The Drudge link took readers to a New York Post article with a headline reading The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright, wherein the following can be read.
‘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.
This morning, Drudge’s headline is no where to be found on Drudge’s front page, but only in the archives. I wonder why.
Did a bribe make the Drudge headline go away?
UPDATE: There are allegations of bribes, and then there are inducements.