OPINION: Dr. Ben Carson Under Attack by the Far-Left
In 2013, the left cringed when retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson hammered incumbent president Barack Obama during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, with the worst of these attacks being on MSNBC. On that channel, a man by the name of Touré Neblett (only going by his first name) used his platform as a co-host of their show The Cycle to say he was the “GOP’s black friend” who would only “assauge their guilt” for past racial indiscretions. With class, Dr. Carson struck back by saying he was not an Uncle Tom, and said that the only thing the left has is to personally attack people who disagree with him.
If you want to know more about Dr. Carson, here’s some background. He’s a retired neurosurgeon who grew up on the rough streets of Detroit, Michigan. His family was in poverty, but with determination and hard work, he was able to achieve the American Dream by getting out of poverty and becoming the doctor he always wanted to be. Ever since, he has become an inspiration for many Americans. In fact, a film about his life which stars Cuba Gooding Jr. was made in 2009, sponsored by Band-Aid and Tylenol manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but looks not only quite accurate, it’s also very inspiring according to what I’ve read. Dr. Carson is a genius, and he is very concerned about how the country is doing. But, apparently if you have a conservative point of view like Dr. Carson does, you’re not authentically black according to MSNBC.
And the attacks on him keep on coming.
On CNN this week, New Day anchor Chris Cuomo baited Dr. Carson after saying that being gay was a “choice”. On that very same show, the network’s in-house “conservative” Margaret Hoover was he was “untethered to reality”. Earlier this week, Dr. Carson apologized for what he called a poor choice of words:
I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended.
He also went on to say that he supported civil unions for gays and lesbians. As do I. The Media Research Center, whose NewsBusters website is the go-to source whenever I have to cite something for any of the articles that I’m writing also came under attack last night for daring to support Dr. Carson:
The Media Research Center’s philosophy: If a journalist dares to question a conservative about his views, you are clearly a liberal or, even worse, an “activist.”
[Ben] Carson also declared he supports civil unions for gays and anti-discrimination laws that cover gays — both positions that right-wingers like the MRC abhor. LGBT writers have questioned the sincerity of Carson’s apology given his victim-playing on Hannity’s radio show. But [Kristine] Marsh didn’t mention that, either.
So, by defending Dr. Carson, the MRC and their culture writer Kristine Marsh are “omitting” anything “offensive” he said? Who knew? Well, we shouldn’t expect anything less from Terry Krepel, a notorious far-left zealot who’s been attacking the Media Research Center and other conservative groups for years. Again, this is a coordinated effort on the left to attack Dr. Carson because he doesn’t tow the liberal Al Sharpton line. The hatred being put out against him in unprecedented. So what should we do about this. Well, we need to go by what he said on The O’Reilly Factor back in 2013, put the good things in our brain rather than the bad things. If there are any personal attacks against you on the internet, just laugh them off. If you have a differing point of view, do not let that make you a target whenever you’re on a college campus or in a High School. We know Dr. Carson won’t let personal attacks get in his way, because they only make him stronger, and the far-left well knows this.