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Ben Carson, Conservative Hero,
Melts Down on Cable News

Daily Beast, by David Zurawik

Original Article

Posted By:toledo, 4/1/2013 8:04:51 AM

Ben Carson got a tough lesson in the past week on how quickly the angry and divisive world of cable TV can chew you up. The 61-year-old Baltimore County physician has been in the media spotlight as a darling of the right since early February, when he addressed the National Prayer Breakfast with what some interpreted as a lecture to President Barack Obama. But last week, Carson’s TV image and the discussion about him shifted dramatically — for the worse.

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I hope Carson can stand these attacks. Pray for him

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jar, 4/1/2013 8:12:26 AM     (No. 9253321)

Barfville. Highly slanted, prejudiced article.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dukester, 4/1/2013 8:16:20 AM     (No. 9253327)

Nothin´ wrong with what he said. It´s true. Racist idiots on left and in media just can´t stand a black conservative.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: munecas, 4/1/2013 8:17:49 AM     (No. 9253330)

Dr. Carson critics are using prejudicial language.
The writer of the article is a TOTAL jerk!!
Where is the freedom of thought and of speech?? Why should Dr. Carson opine like most blacks??
I will pray for the neurosurgeon. He is going to need the prayers...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FlyRight, 4/1/2013 8:21:42 AM     (No. 9253331)

Hopefully, he will only need this one incident to get the picture. They set him up, he apologized, let that be the last one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Standlow, 4/1/2013 8:22:01 AM     (No. 9253332)

He clearly stated beliefs which I share exactly. The feel-good crowd is embracing a silly charade in order to demonstrate their fairness. It´s a riff on the childhood play of ´let´s pretend´.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: smcchk, 4/1/2013 8:25:13 AM     (No. 9253333)

I did not read about any meltdown in this article. I only read what the author chose to describe as a meltdown. It is the liberals´ fervent wish to destroy Dr. Carson.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lana720, 4/1/2013 8:26:30 AM     (No. 9253337)

What really gets to them is that he said he is a Christian who believes in the Bible.
As far as the ay issue goes, everyone realizes it is the Carmel´s nose under the tent to other deviant behavior. Dr. Carson is correct. Let us not stand by silently!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lana720, 4/1/2013 8:28:30 AM     (No. 9253340)

I really need to put my contacts in!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 4/1/2013 8:34:22 AM     (No. 9253343)

Good on ya, Dr. Carson. Sad that others with your particular surface covering genetic background feel more comfy and ´tookin´ care of´ over there on the Liberalville Plantation.

I never heard of Daily Download before, or David Zurawik. OK if I never do again.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: ronbet, 4/1/2013 8:39:43 AM     (No. 9253352)

Perhaps you´d care to share your thoughts with the writer. Here´s his email:


david.zurawik@baltsun.com

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Reply 11 - Posted by: wakeupcall, 4/1/2013 8:42:14 AM     (No. 9253353)

Quote from article;

The Baltimopre Sun also obtained a copy of a petition circulating on Hopkins medical campus Friday aimed at getting Carson, who is about to retire this summer, removed as speaker for the diploma ceremony at the School of Medicine this year.

“At the time of his nomination, Dr. Carson was known to most of us as a world-class neurosurgeon and passionate advocate for education,” the petition says. “Many of us had read his books and looked up to him as a role model in our careers. Since then, however, several public events have cast serious doubt on the appropriateness of having Dr. Carson speak at our graduation.”

When asked about the petition Friday, Carson said, “I’ve caught wind of it, and I’ve sent back a message that this is their graduation, their big day, and if they think me being there is going to be a problem, I am happy to withdraw.”

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Those who wrote this petition are the people who have the problem. The problem of being educated imbeciles.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Boston Tea Party, 4/1/2013 8:45:47 AM     (No. 9253357)

The famous David Zurawik? Writing for the world renowned Daily Download? Why in the world is anyone taking notice of this ridiculous dreck?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pockets64, 4/1/2013 9:06:17 AM     (No. 9253384)

It´s amusing that the gays have open disdain for the child molesters while simultaneously calling us bigots for having disdain for the homosexuals.

If you are genetically driven to bed a particular type of person, you are genetically driven. Or maybe this is further proof that´s also a bunch of hokum???

BTW, if homosexuality is genetic, why do so many gays try to turn straight men?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TexasRose, 4/1/2013 9:14:50 AM     (No. 9253390)

#3, Carson is black and therefore not allowed to have freedom of thought.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: farmwife, 4/1/2013 9:17:28 AM     (No. 9253391)

To state the truth is a meltdown? Obviously, we need more of stating the truth so that it doesn´t come as such a shock to the ´smart´ people.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: M2, 4/1/2013 9:18:44 AM     (No. 9253393)

“We have been trying to have an open discussion about this issue, and obviously we support his [Carson’s] right to free speech,” said Todd Shepard, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. “But what he said is not about opening up discussion. It’s about shutting it down by scaring people.”.

Does Shepard really want to go there? Does he really want to talk about who really shuts down free speech or who really scares people?

And how valuable rather than prurient is one who "co-directs of the Johns Hopkins Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality." This is yet another useless morality-destroying "higher education" course that signifies nothing but gets a lot of interest from students who really don´t want to learn things of value and from teachers who are unable to teach such things.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/1/2013 9:20:32 AM     (No. 9253397)

Daily Download? More like the Daily Pantload. This guy is manufacturing an attitude for the purpose of damaging Dr Carson. Dr Carson speaks for traditional American values. I stand with Dr Carson.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: sadc, 4/1/2013 9:21:24 AM     (No. 9253399)

Deleted by Lcom taste police

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 4/1/2013 9:22:31 AM     (No. 9253401)

I get a kick out of who they call a conservative. I guess if you don´t spew mouth-frothing hate then you must be a conservative.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 4/1/2013 9:24:44 AM     (No. 9253404)

The writer, as is common on the Left, has confused his wishes with reality. His wish is that Dr. Carson´s political prospects are all but ended; the reality is that they have only begun.

I admire the way Dr. Carson handled the foolish student petition that he be excluded from the ceremony because he does not share their personal beliefs. I cannot recall any other target of such ignorant sophomoric intolerance responding with such dignity and maturity.

It is too bad the atmosphere on university campuses not only tolerates but actually encourages such anti-intellectual, dogmatic mob behavior by students who are allegedly there to learn and not to teach something. The absurdity of permitting students to dictate their own education and to exclude ideas and speakers with whom they happen to disagree about something has long been so commonplace as to seem almost rational. It is not rational. It is dangerous fanaticism and intolerance of other viewpoints - the very things that a genuinely liberal education was once supposed to combat.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: artman1746, 4/1/2013 9:28:04 AM     (No. 9253409)

The typical liberal slant from a liberal author in a liberal rag. So where´s the "meltdown"? The black conservative must be demonized!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 4/1/2013 9:30:53 AM     (No. 9253412)

I sw all the interviews. At NO time did dr. Carson "melt down´, call names, or even raise his voice.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ivehadit, 4/1/2013 9:38:48 AM     (No. 9253425)

I predict Dr. Carson will come back with his brain blazing and aimed squarely at his ridiculous critics. He will face into the fire and give ´em a brain shelling. Stronger and tougher is he for he wears an invisible shield of protection and power...and the critics are freaking. hehehehe.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: larryp, 4/1/2013 9:39:59 AM     (No. 9253428)

I am thinking I have read all this before.It is total deja vu.
Why? Because it is the same plan and execution of discrediting used on
Sarah Palin.
Guess what Dr Carson- this is the beginning. If you keep talking and being active in conservative circles, plan on 4 yrs of this smear. Andthe GOP will do nothing for you except get out of the way,
just like Sarah Palin.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/1/2013 9:52:56 AM     (No. 9253457)

Zurawik has been a media (TV) critic. His degree was in "specialized reporting" (pop culture). He is not fit to shine Dr. Carson´s shoes.

Why do we care what he says? Dr. Carson´s righteous anger was as refreshing as the rest of him. We are tired of racist pipsqueaks like Toure defaming decent men.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 4/1/2013 10:06:39 AM     (No. 9253487)

David Zurawik:

My Role -

I am the TV/media critic at the Baltimore Sun. I write the Z on TV blog at baltimoresun.com. I also do a weekly radio report, "Media Matters: Take on Television," at Baltimore´s public radio statioon WYPR-FM (88.1) as part of a content sharing agreement between the station and the Sun.

My Biography -

I have been the Baltimore Sun´s TV critic since 1989. Before that I was TV critic/columnist at the Dallas Times Herald. I earned a Ph.D. in American Studies (pop culture-media studies) from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2000. I have an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in specialized reporting (pop culture). I am the author of "The Jews of Prime Time," a look at 50 years of Jewish idenitity in front of behind the cameras of network TV (Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 2003).

http://bio.tribune.com/davidzurawik


Well, it´s for certain he´s no brain surgeon. And, he´s correct that it would be presumptuous of him to lecture Dr. Carson on anything - including how to determine the subtleties of manipulation.

I´m being a bit presumptive in guessing that Dr. Carson has had a lifetime of occasions to hone his skills in recognizing ulterior motives, manipulations and persecutions of those who would try to use him or put him in "his place".

Random observation: Today´s leftists have helped me, by their example, to understand how it is that human beings could bring themselves to feed Christians (others) to the lions or light them on fire into human torches.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lcomstaff10, 4/1/2013 10:07:25 AM     (No. 9253488)

Note- Daily Download is a blog on Daily Beast

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Reply 28 - Posted by: LAW428, 4/1/2013 10:09:11 AM     (No. 9253489)

Daily pant load is more like it. The long knives are out for Dr. Carson; the left obviously fears him.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 4/1/2013 10:12:52 AM     (No. 9253495)

/presumptive

presumptuous

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Reply 30 - Posted by: fritzilou, 4/1/2013 10:21:05 AM     (No. 9253515)

I watched the interview that is having such a ´force on the left´. There was absolutely nothing wrong with what he said; he was not comparing, but what difference does that make for those who look for racists and homophobes under every rock. Dr. Carson, who performs intricate surgery on infants in and out of the womb doesn´t seem like the kind of guy who flinches over anything.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mulhaven, 4/1/2013 10:24:26 AM     (No. 9253519)

If Dr. Carson is allowed to speak at the Hopkins´s ceremony, then I am sure he will have to submit to having his speech edited/approved by the Hopkin´s bigots that run the school.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: OhMy, 4/1/2013 10:24:52 AM     (No. 9253520)

Dr Carson did not melt down. There was an insightful article posted here pointing out that his was a slippery slope argument the same one voiced in a question from the Elena Kagan on the supreme court. The only mistake Dr Carson made was to apologize. He did nothing wrong!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 4/1/2013 10:26:22 AM     (No. 9253524)

Toure, Grace Wyler (quoted in the article) and this author, David Zurawik, as well as their publications, are low-level pawns of the leftist conglomerate, sent out to skirmish Dr. Carson´s defenses. [That would be us, folks, as stated so simply but elegantly by #7: "Let us not stand by silently!"]

They attempt to introduce the usual cliches, hoping something will catch on and stick, like a gob of their vile sputum, to Dr. Carson. Thus, we have Zurawik inventing a "melt down," and this from Wyler: “Carson’s venture into gaffeland Tuesday indicates that his career in politics might be over before it even began...."
Toure the Clown avoids calling Dr. Carson the "House N****r" with the euphemism "new black friend."

We´ve seen this before, friends. The Progressives/Leftists/Dems were terrified of a lady who worshiped God, country and family...and offered some clear solutions to this nation´s ills: Sarah Palin. The conglomerate attempted to destroy her. Women´s organizations sat silent or joined in on her stoning.

Now we have the good Dr Carson, who definitely should be judged by the content of his character, being stoned the same way. Will black organizations come to his defense? Stupid question.

But what happens when the "lo fo" voters finally realize that the conglomerate is not just destroying old white men, but women and "people of color" too? I would like to witness that "Eureka!" moment.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Grambo, 4/1/2013 10:31:37 AM     (No. 9253544)

This pathetic screed does not deserve to be on the must read list.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/1/2013 10:35:21 AM     (No. 9253551)

Clarence Thomas. Herman Caine, Dr. Carson - why does the Left hate them with such apoplectic rage and fierceness? Because they are blacks who insist on leaving the plantation or because they are true Americans?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: RancherJack, 4/1/2013 10:39:04 AM     (No. 9253566)

This attack article is part of the Plan to destroy Carson ...

I´m surprised to find it here

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 4/1/2013 10:46:58 AM     (No. 9253584)

Daily Beast, Daily Download, Daily Crock. Guess what this guy David Zurawik’s obvious racist words are a crock of! I dare not say, lest I be banished from this thread and other similar threads.

If Zurawik construes Dr. Carson’s words to be evidence of a “meltdown,” Zurawik’s words are evidence of an angry, envious, frustrated, keyboard-totin’ media lightweight.

I’m just old enough to remember when Journalism was a somewhat respectable profession. It’s the Zurawiks of the world who have reduced it to a level just above grease-trap skimmer; perhaps even lower than that.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: fayebeck, 4/1/2013 11:04:57 AM     (No. 9253615)

Liberals doing what works and this tactic will work this time also.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: toddh, 4/1/2013 11:05:41 AM     (No. 9253617)

Let´s say that there was a Communist college professor slated to give a graduation address. Imagine the howling if it was suggested that he was an inappropriate speaker.

Leftism is bigotry. Toure is the New KKK.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 4/1/2013 11:11:11 AM     (No. 9253631)

I, for one, having lived outside of Baltimore for 15 years and with Daughter #2 a graduate of Hopkins, will be writing the Sun and Hopkins´ president...

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mitzi, 4/1/2013 11:12:37 AM     (No. 9253637)

Reading that was a waste of time.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: jglas, 4/1/2013 11:26:59 AM     (No. 9253666)

Just the rabid left trying to take out a conservative black. He didn´t equate NAMBLA and gay people he just said they don´t get to redefine marriage . . . neither would the Boy Scouts, the ACLU or the Lullaby League. Really what a pathetic slur.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: kahunavol, 4/1/2013 11:29:53 AM     (No. 9253675)

Based on the headline I thought I had missed something. Turns out I hadn´t, this fool is seriously hyperventilating.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Capt Scurvey, 4/1/2013 11:30:40 AM     (No. 9253679)

So says the Leftist shill...

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Reply 45 - Posted by: TeeJaw, 4/1/2013 11:37:37 AM     (No. 9253692)

Yes, it’s extremist to stand up for traditional marriage but to call for a wholesale redefining of a 10,000 year old human universal that has enabled human civilization to advance so that it will please 3% of the population and impose chaos on the other 97%, why that’s just mainstream moderation.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: olcap, 4/1/2013 11:55:13 AM     (No. 9253725)

Personally, I am concerned with other words spoken by Dr. Carson, namely those when he said that city dwellers should not be allowed to own semi-automatic weapons.

I see he´s concerned, and walking back the NAMBLA & beastiality comments; has he walked back the anti-second amendment rights comment yet?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: jt26, 4/1/2013 12:12:11 PM     (No. 9253764)

If Dr. Carson is surprised by any of the treatment he is receiving maybe he should call Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, or Walter Williams.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 4/1/2013 12:23:01 PM     (No. 9253778)

A liberal is lecturing Carson concerning intemperate language? Is he serious? This author better listen to MSNBC and go on liberal blogs.

I don´t think Carson is shaken. He is secure within himself. If the liberals don´t like him, so what? Anyway, he already knew that before he opened his mouth.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: AGGW, 4/1/2013 12:46:17 PM     (No. 9253811)

Dr. Carson has already taken a public stand against political correctness. He is just doing what he believes.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 4/1/2013 12:47:48 PM     (No. 9253818)

Media critic David Zurawik often criticizes the left .
Some of his columns have been linked here in the past.
To call him childish names in the name of conservatism
because he made some valid points
about Dr Carson is embarrassing.
Dr Carson may be a brilliant neurosurgeon, but,
he´s never been vetted by a single voter and his interviews
have been all over the place.
He implied in an interview with the Daily Caller
last week that he was ok with gay marriage.
“any two consenting adults have the right to formalize
a relationship between them.”
He also told the Daily Caller ,
”of course allow [illegal immigrants] to have a pathway to citizenship.
That’s the only humane and reasonable thing to do.”
He opposed the invasion of Afghanistan after 9/11
and the Iraq war.
Zurawik was on CNN in February skewering MSNBC
for hiring Gibbs and Axelrod.
" TV critic David Zurawik, then used the “P” word
and slammed MSNBC for
pushing “propaganda” instead of political discussion by hiring Gibbs and Axelrod."
“That notion of saying Republicans have dangerous ideas, that’s bad,” Zurawik told Kurtz.
“But don’t forget. This is NBC News.
That’s the banner they [MSNBC] fly under.
And to bring two [Obama] loyalists like this on, ....
to have them so decidedly carrying the president’s message into this forum,
I think, is a problem.”

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 4/1/2013 1:22:51 PM     (No. 9253878)

David Zurawik is a liberal critic for a liberal newspaper in a liberal city in a liberal state. This is what he does.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: obviousity, 4/1/2013 1:26:01 PM     (No. 9253885)

FTA: Except Toure never used the term Uncle Tom or any of the “plantation” rhetoric in his “new black friend” commentary.

Twinkle Toes Toure sure danced all around the words.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 4/1/2013 1:31:18 PM     (No. 9253892)

Congratulations to media critic David Z. for often criticizing the Left. I hope he keeps it up.

This is what Dr. Carson said that, to David Z. and his ilk, is the Abomination of Desolation:

“Marriage is between a man and a woman,” he replied. “No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition.”

This, as it happens, is quite right. We cannot commence changing the very meaning of language and deconstructing and reconstructing longstanding customs and traditions without venturing into perilous waters. I think it is precisely the insistence upon calling homosexual partnerships or unions "marriage" that is the crux of the problem for many Americans. I suspect a surprising number of Americans would be in favor of legislation that provided equal benefits to homosexual couples under certain circumstances as long as it did not insist upon redefining the very meaning of the word marriage in the process.

Those who are offended by Dr. Carson´s choice of examples(pedophilia and bestiality) as logical extensions of such arbitrary political redefinition of terms and customs do not comprehend the problem that arises when such radical attacks upon custom and tradition are allowed to succeed. There is, as a matter of pure reason, not the slightest reason in the world why other forms of sexual activity, including necrophilia, might not demand and receive marriage status by means of the arguments and thinking presently advocated. People may think this absurd or unlikely - but there is nothing, nothing whatever but custom and tradition to prevent it.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: gramma b, 4/1/2013 1:31:42 PM     (No. 9253894)

Carson should not have apologized for his remark about NAMBLA and bestiality. Deviant sexual behavior is deviant sexual behavior. What makes one perversion better than another? Heck, you´ve got that Singer character at Princeton arguing that bestiality should be acceptable as long as the animal isn´t injured. NAMBLA has a website full of arguments about why "intergenerational sex" should be acceptable. Carson should not have backed down.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 4/1/2013 1:34:11 PM     (No. 9253898)

This is an absolutely disgusting article. But, I have a new mantra and I have just written a letter to the editor of our local newspaper in East Hampton in response to an editorial decrying the lack of candidates running for our local offices this Fall. It doesn´t matter if it is local or state or national. The message is the same, with these liberals and with this agenda driven biased press and that is if Republicans/Conservatives do not bend to their will, do not agree with their beliefs, they will destroy you. That is the bottom line. And they are successful.

But we have to put a stop to this. We can no longer allow this to happen. And we must support, rally, send emails, do whatever it take to support the Ben Carsons, Sarah Palins, Mia Loves, all of our best and brightest conservatives. For if we don´t we are doomed. I am trying desperately to figure out how to get something going on my local level. But we have got to do something. God bless you Dr. Carson. And spit in their face with you grace, dignity and intelligence.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: pickle1, 4/1/2013 1:45:02 PM     (No. 9253908)

Who cares what the Daly Beast says?

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/1/2013 3:04:28 PM     (No. 9254026)

Sorry to burst peoples´ bubbles... however...

The chance that Dr. Carson could convert his current novelty into a sustained
and successful political venture is probably somewhat remote.

Maybe he could win a local or state office.
So far, he hasn´t tried.

Even achieving any such election would not mean he could ever successfully go national.

So far, he´s an entertaining one-trick pony.
Doctors and med students get a "pass" because they are seen as "golden."
That might not last in the face of reality.

Do you remember a U.S. Army General who had won the Heisman Trophy playing football?
Some thought he might be president. Gosh, what a resume.
He never won a political race.
Name? Pete Dawkins.
Bet you never heard of him.

Axe President Howard Dean how he´s likin´ the White Hut these days.... s/o

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 4/1/2013 4:07:40 PM     (No. 9254103)

Even if Dr. Carson doesn´t go into politics, he can still make himself heard on the speaker circuit. Some influential people can speak louder & more effectively by NOT seeking office. Carson needs a media consultant to coach him in using words & phrases that stop lefty critics cold. He needs to learn the art of using their own words against them - since he knows he´s going to be called Uncle Tom & House Boy, why not use their language & tie them up in knots with it? He should say things such as..."Nobody owns this black man....I don´t go to the back of the bus for anybody...you don´t tell me what to think...I´m a free man & last time I looked we still have freedom of speech & thought in this country." Let the left finally have the "discussion on race" that they say they want - with Dr. Carson, a person who knows something about it.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: javaboy, 4/1/2013 4:35:30 PM     (No. 9254132)

I am failing to see how any of what he said was a gaffe.

I especially fail to see anything he said being taken that way after all the free passes that Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, and the others get for truly screwing up.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: strike3, 4/1/2013 5:21:21 PM     (No. 9254207)

Dr. Carson is stepping on a lot of toes and he is doing it by using the truth, something that NOBODY on the left can do. If it were not for lies, name calling and slander, most of the major news media would consist of nothing but advertising. Dwindling advertising at that.

If his experience on MSNBC is defined as a meltdown, then obama and his mouthpiece, carny, liquify on a daily basis.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: harper, 4/1/2013 6:13:11 PM     (No. 9254301)

I may be old, but I still remember elementary school and how the chicks fought, so leftist tactics of smears, lying and tantrums used against him come as no surprise.

The good doctor "belongs" to the left, by their rules, and he´s gonna get the full elementary school beach treatment for being "disloyal."

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Reply 62 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 4/1/2013 6:41:18 PM     (No. 9254344)

He apologized when he shouldn´t have, and pretty much backed out of giving the commencement address instead of letting the moonbats go ahead and formally retract the invite. A fine brain surgeon, a fine human being, but Not Ready For Prime Time in politics & probably never will be. Hey there´s plenty of great things one can do with their life, besides running for President.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 4/1/2013 6:56:59 PM     (No. 9254371)

And yet a veritable gaffe machine like Biden can say truly idiotic things and still be vp? Hello double standard.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 4/1/2013 7:18:39 PM     (No. 9254410)

What a smug little journo you are, Zurawik. I noticed you never once wrote the title "Dr." before Dr. Carson´s name -- a title he richly deserves & worked hard for, unlike yourself.

And you got something else wrong, too.
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Carson’s venture into gaffe land

A gaffe isn´t what we´re talking about here. It´s PC land you should have said. If you´re a conservative, everything has to be said in a politically correct tone or it´s off-with-your-head in this country today -- and your ilk are the ones who make it happen.

Now if he had said "GD America" like the Rev. Wright did, you would completely ignore it -- IF he was on YOUR side. The Leftist side. Don´t look now, but your hypocrisy is showing, MISTER Zurawick.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 4/1/2013 8:10:20 PM     (No. 9254469)

Really nothing to see here other than the usual freeze, marginalize, and destroy tactic by the lefty Alinskyites. Dr. Carson has the upper hand IMHO. Obie´s cyber warriors must be getting chapped lips wondering how to salivate and attack Carson a different way now.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 4/1/2013 9:51:40 PM     (No. 9254604)

I hear Obama and his minions plead for blacks to have an equal chance etc, but when one succeeds they come out with the tar and feathers instead of praises.
What a bunch of low lifes.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/1/2013 11:45:02 PM     (No. 9254706)

Meet the new Sarah.
He must be a real threat to liberals, so they will browbeat him until he disappears.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 4/2/2013 12:44:41 AM     (No. 9254754)

I wouldn´t take anything coming from an outfit like the Daily Beast as news. Just
another Liberal propaganda machine.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 4/2/2013 2:39:22 AM     (No. 9254800)

The long, and short of it is simple: Dr. Benjamin Carson, has that most special gift from God. He has wisdom. If you have it yourself, it is easy to recognize in him.

It makes all the difference, and talking heads and fools can rail all they want. It just flies over their heads, and they don´t even feel the breeze.

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