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Rev. Wright Defends Comments, Blames Media

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Rev. Wright Defends Comments, Blames Media

Rev. Wright Defends Comments, Blames Media

Rev. Wright Defends Comments, Blames Media

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Rev. Jeremiah Wright addresses the National Press Club on April 28, 2008. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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In a weekend media blitz, Barack Obama's former pastor — Rev. Jeremiah Wright — sought to defend and explain his controversial sermons.

We take a closer look at how voters might react to Wright's latest appearances.

For insight, we've got Melissa Harris Lacewell, associate professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University; and Robert Traynham, D.C. bureau chief for the Comcast cable network, CN8.