Sorry, The Liberal Media Isn’t Trying To Destroy Ben Carson

ben-carson-crazyOnce again, the folks over at the conservative website National Review have published something so ridiculous that I have no choice but to respond. Last time it was their pathetic attempt to link Bernie Sanders to Nazis and ignoring the fact that Germany was under fascism and National Socialism, which is nothing like Democratic Socialism.

This time it is their writer David French claiming that the media is trying to destroy Ben Carson for digging into his past and fact-checking the outrageous claims that he’s made. David French makes Ben Carson out to be some conservative Messiah, who must drag his cross through the political streets while he’s mocked and figuratively flogged by the evil liberal media.

Here’s an excerpt of his disingenuous diatribe against the media:

Hovering over the feeding frenzy is the absurd media spectacle of mainstream reporters claiming they’re merely “doing their job” by diving into 50-year-old details of Ben Carson’s childhood. The same reporters who were not just incurious about the details of Barack Obama’s background in 2008 but actively hostile to those who asked reasonable questions about his relationship with admitted domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and his years of religious instruction from Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright.

At the end of the day, what are we left with? An admirable though imperfect man who rose from abject poverty to the pinnacle of one of the most challenging professions in the nation — all while never forgetting his roots, maintaining grace and humility even as he earned riches and honors. In fact, his life story — and his character — would make him one of the most inspiring Americans ever to occupy the Oval Office. But he’s a direct threat not just to leftist narratives regarding race and class but also to the leftist stranglehold on the black vote. And for that reason alone he must be destroyed. (Source)

Even Ben Carson himself has claimed that the media’s examination of his past is unfair, because close scrutiny of someone who allegedly isn’t just on a book promotion tour and is 100% legitimately running for the most powerful office in the world is apparently a liberal plot.

I’m sure David French already knows this, but asking tough questions about someone who disputes science and has some crazy ideas on the origins of the pyramids isn’t a leftist smear job – and it most certainly isn’t about race. Ignoring his glaring inconsistencies when it comes to Ben Carson’s past would be irresponsible and unethical journalism, the very things David French is accusing writers like me of.

Besides, why would the mainstream media want to destroy Ben Carson? He’s good for ratings and traffic, so destroying him would mean that the media would have to find another story, and everyone is tired of hearing about Donald Trump.

Ben Carson is the latest flame du jour in the Republican primary silly season before they ultimately settle down and pick a more serious candidate like Marco Rubio or John Kasich. Remember this time four years ago? Herman Cain was the Republican frontrunner after Michele Bachmann had slumped in the polls, and he was out of the race weeks later. Like Herman Cain, Ben Carson’s downfall is of his own making – all the media is doing is pointing out valid reasons why he’s not qualified or fit to be president.

David French also forgets that Fox News and the conservative media has been after President Obama since he was a candidate. Yet, despite all of their efforts, he not only won the 2008 election, but also won a second term. Not once through all of these years has the conservative media managed to prove a single impeachable allegation as they often claimed they had evidence of, so scrutiny of Ben Carson certainly couldn’t hurt him – if he is a legitimate candidate as he claims.

Besides, don’t conservatives shun the idea of people being victims and believe in pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, regardless of how hopeless your situation is? If Ben Carson could become a famous brain surgeon after an allegedly troubled and violent childhood, he can certainly stand up to a little media scrutiny for the next month or so that he will remain in the race.


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  • MarsFKA

    As a foreigner, I can’t help but think that the idiot twins, Carson and Trump, are, by default, giving the Democrats a clear, unencumbered run right into the Oval Office.

    • Jim Bean

      As a foreigner, you may not be aware what a terrible threat a black POTUS candidate with heavy support from Pubs/conservatives represents to Liberals who have spent 8 years selling the notion that all Republicans are racist and every criticism of Obama is racially motivated.

      • jonjstrine42

        “Terrible threat”? Ben Carson is only a threat to this country should he ever be in a position of power.
        And the trope the right-wing loves to trot out about how, supposedly, all Liberals believe criticism of President Obama (you forgot the word President in your reply, by the way. Show some respect.) is racist, then there must be a lot of Liberal racists because I hear them complain about him all the time. You know what I don’t hear? Liberals accusing Conservatives of racism because they disagree with President Obama.
        Why don’t you try to actually say something intelligent for a change? It’d be nice to believe you have a functioning brain. Granted, like most of Ben Carson’s stories, I have yet to see any supporting evidence, and lots of evidence to the contrary.

      • jonjstrine42
        You ;liberal trolls need to be exterminated.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        come see me Mike. You and I need to talk……

      • RationalThoughtRules

        Let me join this talk…I’m soooo happy to help teach a little boy his lessons….

      • Nancy B

        The little boy troll is getting fat. Time to stop feeding him now.

      • Any time BOY! I’ll teach you to respect your superior.

      • The Klandidate

        5 months late little fella. I’m still waiting. And if you are in fact a SGT, you are most definitely not my superior. LMAO

      • Shut your trap KKKlandidate

      • The Klandidate

        Is that any way to talk to Donald tRump?

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Stop whining mikey.

      • You are the problem with this society.

      • Joni McMillan

        Sgt._Mike, You sound very much like a Nazi sympathizer. Disturbing in an American.

      • Trolls like you need to just shut your traps and go away.

      • Jim Bean

        Bite me. Respect is something one earns. Its not a damn entitlement no matter what color you are.

      • fights

        And where have you been for the last 8 years? Conservatives are constantly called racist for disagreeing with the king of racebaiters, Barack Hussein Obama.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        There goes Jim babbling again. If you get a coherent thought, go ahead and latch onto it.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Republicans ARE racist. And stupid.

    • As a foreigner, I can’t help but think you are a piece of shit that should be terminated.

      • MarsFKA

        ROTFLSWL. Thank you, Sergeant Dickhead. You just made my day. Nice way to enhance the quality of the discussion.
        By the way, is that a real Albuquerque Police Badge in your profile pic, or something you made up yourself to make you feel big, brave and powerful?
        Wear it with pride, Sergeant Dickhead.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        He doesn’t speak for America. He is a piece of trash.

      • MarsFKA

        I understand that. I’ve been to America on a number of occasions and, without exception, the people I met have been warm-hearted and generous.
        And intelligent…

      • I think it’s very nice of you to have a picture of your mother and you for your profile pic mama’s boy.

      • MarsFKA

        Hey look! Sergeant Pud-Puller finally worked his way through all his mail to me.
        You didn’t answer my question about the police badge, Sergeant Hairy-Palms, but don’t bother now – I’ve had the only kind of answer I’m going to get from one of Albuquerque’s finest.

      • Shut your trap disobedient citizen. You are the problem with this city. Go away.

      • MarsFKA

        This must be the day they let you play on the internet. It’s been so long since we had the…pleasure…of your…intelligent…posts.
        How fortunate they only give you crayons to write with in that little padded room you live in. If they gave you something sharp, like a pencil, you could hurt yourself, Sergeant Straitjacket.

      • You are obviously a demented individual. Please get some help with your anger towards your mental superiors. Please get some help for your love of young boys whitey.

      • The Klandidate

        Are you off your meds again? Please seek help quickly. Your mother is worried about you.

      • Did your mama tell you about how I serviced her last week. Ooowee boy she was sweet!

      • Did your mother tell you about how I serviced her last Thursday? OOOwee man she was sweet!

      • I’m sorry you feel that way boy. Your mama sure likes the way I service her on the couch.

      • MarsFKA

        Don’t talk shit, Sergeant Tinydick. You haven’t been sorry about a single filthy-mouthed word you’ve written to anyone in this thread.
        I think I’ve had enough of you – it gives me a headache just thinking down to your level – so I’m going to pick a Trump speech at random and listen to that. He is an utterly appalling person, who is riding a wave of hatred and bigotry, and I have yet to hear him make a single intelligent statement, but he’s a hell of a lot more palatable than a filthy-mouthed redneck, who claims a rank he has no entitlement to.
        You can have the last word – I have nothing more to say to you.

      • That’s a nice photo of you and your grandmother. That’s nice.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        up the meds Mike. You have gone off the deep end.

      • The KKKlandidate, you need to keep your trap shut.

      • The Klandidate

        Simply put, “no”. Go f__k yourself

    • fights

      I’m not a Trump fan but Carson is not an idiot. He is a brilliant neurosurgeon.

  • raytheist

    Sooo…. the media is doing what the media is supposed to do (examine and fact-check every detail of his story) and that’s called “destroying” Carson, and somehow that is “bad”. Yet the GOP has admitted their sole purpose with the Benghazi hearings was to destroy Clinton, but somehow that is “okay”? Carson denies science, makes-up b.s. fantasy stories, and pretty much makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth, and they get upset when he gets called out and proven to be unfit for the Oval Office.

    • shut your treap libtard. You libtards have ruined this country

      • Hmmm, you have the right to say we must all be exterminated, but we can’t even open our mouths? That kind of fear and hate is sick, in every sense of the word.

      • Please get some help for your hatred of people that don’t agree with your simple mentality.

      • The Klandidate

        Please go take a long walk of the nearest, short pier. Hope this helps.

      • The Klandidate

        Hilariously, you don’t even get the hypocrisy of what you just posted. Can you get any dumber? Seriously, can you?

      • Please take your meds libtard. You are a joke and a bad one at that.

      • Shut yor trap KKKlandidate go wash your sheet and hood and go on a rally.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        How so? Is it the low unemployment rate? The booming economy? Dow setting records? Record job creation? The fact that we averted a Bush depression? That fact that we got Bin Laden? Please cite specifics of how your life is so much worse now than it was 7 years ago.

        Thanks in advance.

      • Unemployment is at 13 percent. Long term unemployment has risen 87 percent. In 2009 ,32 percent of citizens were getting food stamps, now 47 percent of the country is on food stamps. The national debt was 10.6 trillion in 2009. Now it is 17 trillion. Insurance premiums have doubled thanks to odumbshit. Great record libtard.

      • The Klandidate

        You might want to catch up there hayseed. nothing you have taken the time write is tethered in reality.
        The ten years prior to the ACA, insurance premiums were rising between 18 and 24% annually. Last year was 4%. Seriously, you lost all credibility in one statement. Get your head out of your @ss you silly douche

      • The Klandidate

        And by the way, the 2009 near-depression happened due to the incompetence of a Republican administration that destroyed this country from 2001-2009. You can thank President Obama and all Democrats for saving this country from the disaster that Dumbya Bush created.

        And just curious, do you know how many of those supposed 32% who were on food stamps actually had full time jobs? Aren’t you the least bit concerned that many US companies do not pay a living wage? Does that bother you at all?

      • The Klandidate

        BTW Mikey, where do you get your numbers? Is it voice #1, 2 or 3 in your head?

      • RationalThoughtRules

        Hey you little boy bully, YOU shut your trap. Either post a rational thought or go get your binky – you’re drooling on yourself again.

      • You are an ignorant troll. Get a job and do something with yourself.

    • fights

      You wouldn’t vote for him anyway, so go away.

  • RationalThoughtRules

    Just a little sick of whiners wanting to be all like, I’M Prezzie material, can’t you liberal morons just take my word for it?? No you total dumb-ass, we won’t take your word for it. The media is doing what they do: VET your sloppy self and call you out on your obvious delusions!!

    • fights

      Lying is not vetting.

      • Jillz

        Which is why the good Dr. Carson is squirming right now. His lies aren’t passing the vetting process.

      • fights

        He’s not squirming and the media is guilty.

      • Jillz

        What exactly is the media guilty of?

        ETA The media investigating and calling out Dr. Carson on HIS lies, is not a lie, so it doesn’t count.

      • fights

        Jillz, you replied to me, remember? Lying, hon.

      • Jillz

        I don’t accept the premise of your post, so I want you to give me an example of how the media is lying. Are you suggesting that Dr. Carson isn’t squirming and accusing the media of saying he is?

  • SarahD

    If Sergeant Mike is really a police officer (and not a little boy playing cops and robbers), I wonder how his employer would feel about his not-so-subtle threats to “exterminate” liberals and foreigners. Shouldn’t be too difficult to ascertain his real identity, and with cops under increased scrutiny these days (rightfully so), I suspect his days on the force will be numbered.