Liberal Media vs. Ben
November 07, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson is in the news again, at the mercy of
CNN and The Politico.
He had written in his book, Gifted Hands,
that as a 14 year old, he stabbed a playmate and had
it not been for a belt buckle on that kid and the
hand of God, the blade would have gone through the
belly of that kid.
That was 50 years ago. The incident could have
altered the fate of Carson who was to later become
the brilliant brain surgeon. CNN is now using this
story to frustrate his ambition as a hopeful
presidential candidate for 2016.
Is this knife story a relevant news story now?
It seems the question doesn’t matter for the bounty
hunters at CNN (and later, Politico). There is a
chance to sink Carson. All that matters now is a
little digging to come up with the desired dirt.
Carson is ranking high in recent polls. He also tops
every hopeful presidential candidate, most of all
Hillary, the liberal darling, in trustworthiness.
Carson's trustworthiness, therefore, must be
roughened up or sullied.
So the scouring in the brushes for dirt about
Carson has began, while major imperfections like
Hillary Clinton’s are blown off or defended by the
same white liberal media.
You can not help but observe the ideological tack
and racial intent in these media events, unless you
happen to be a liberal sophisticate or his wannabe
On the ideological side, Nixon had an 18 minutes gap
in his White House recorded tape. He was thrown out
of the presidency in a matter of months. Enter the
Benghazi and the 30000 plus file wipes of Hillary’s
server and the investigative fervor of the same
liberal press is gone.
On the racial side, there is Carson, black, highly
successful and attractive presidential hopeful but
Democrats in Congress have built a wall of partisan
defense around Hillary, unlike the bi-partisan
efforts by Republicans against Nixon during the
Watergate investigations that ended with Nixon
resignation in 1974.
The Black Congressional Caucus would never dare
support Carson, right or wrong!
"What difference does it make," Hillary said to the
Senate Hearing Committee investigating the affairs
of Benghazi, in January 23, 2013 and the press
You ask, where is the fairness?
Of course, any inquiry into the Benghazi affair
shouldn’t make any difference! Except an American
Ambassador and four security officials died during
the attack by terrorists. But move on anyway.
However, Carson's misadventure 50 years ago as an
immature 14 year old kid is a serious matter worthy
of journalistic scrutiny by CNN.
As Benghazi affair is pushed into the background,
CNN dredges out now another story about Carson that
happened 17 years ago.
Carson had spoken at a college commencement and
offered a theory about why the pyramids of ancient
Egypt were built. He recently reiterated that
He said "My own personal theory is that Joseph built
the pyramids to store grain," ......"Now all the
archeologists think that they were made for the
And the cry went up, including some from our own
community on Facebook, suggesting that Carson was a
But note, the effort to bring back the grain story
is part of the search to find vulnerabilities from
True, Carson's view differs from statements of
seasoned archeologists and he knows that. Even
still, his is a matter stemming from religious
belief and the rejection of a scientific theory for
faith. Dr. Carson happens to be a scientist, a
neurosurgeon by the way.
Whether Joseph built the pyramids or
not is immaterial at this stage. The fact is
somebody did, but why?
The more interesting point about this brouhaha Is
whether scientific theories are forever settled.
Is the current prevailing theory about the pyramids
open to further scientific conjectures, even those
of religion, or is forever closed to future
scientific curiosities and other doubts?
Revisits to these old stories tell us something else
- a classic demonstration of white liberal bias and
the intent to frame and damage the reputation of
Carson, a politician who is not a liberal darling.
Just this morning The Politico also came out with
another story to illustrate Carson's supposed
unreliability and deceitfulness.
That he had stated in his book, "Gifted Hands,”
that he was offered a scholarship to attend the
prestigious West Point military academy.
Politico contacted the academy's administration and
found out that they had no record of Carson’s
application for admission.
The problem, a manufactured one, is Carson never
wrote or said he applied to the academy for
Ben Carson story was, he had dined with Gen. William
Westmoreland, the then Chief of Staff of the US
Army, 1968 - 1972. He had the opportunity because he
was the top ROTC (military cadet) student in the
Detroit area in 1969.
Is it incredulous for Gen. Westmoreland to have met
the "top ROTC” student on such an occasion and then
to have encouraged him to become an officer with a
promise of "scholarship" to train at West Point,
given the circumstances of that era?
This is where the craft of journalism was NOT used
to find the truth but to obfuscate the integrity and
prospect of a black candidate who happens not to be
In the words of Politico:
" An application to West Point begins with a
nomination by a member of Congress or another
prominent government or military official. After
that, a rigorous vetting process begins. If offered
admission, all costs are covered for all students;
indeed there are no “full scholarships,” per se."
Seriously, this is a highly, trashy assessment. What
is the difference between "full scholarships"
and "all cost are covered"?
For Ben Carson to get "all cost covered" he would
have had to be first nominated by "a member of
Congress or another prominent government or military
official." Could Gen. Westmoreland have given
him his support?
Carson did not complete the application process for
West Point because he had the intention to go to
medical school to become a doctor, which of course
he did!. He said so in his book.
The story should have died there. Or, Politico
should have investigated why a brilliant kid from
Detroit and the top ROTC student in a Vietnam War
era, who wanted to be an officer soldier, could not
have "a prominent government or military official"
to sponsor him.
Rather, Politico's reveals an intent to make the
reader believe Carson lied about a West Point
Interestingly, Politico the truth seeker, suddenly
changed its own headline, in the midst of their
ongoing hot story, from “Ben Carson admits
fabrication of West Point admission,” to "Carson
claimed West Point 'scholarship' but never applied."
The damning "fabrication" in the headlines has been
removed. But Politico will not let go the 50 year
old story that has been reasonably explained away by
How does Carson "fabrication" compare with Hillary
Clinton's compromising of national security, the
storage official files on her personal server, the
missing files or her lies about Benghazi where
an American ambassador and three other security
officials were murdered?
Your answer is as good as why the Pope is a
catholic. Black non-liberal politician are not
allowed legitimacy by the white liberal press,
hence, the opportunistic attacks on Carson.
Ben Carson, a black man, from a white liberal media
perspective, has escaped the total control of the
liberal plantation. He must be stopped. It has
happened so many times before and would continue to
happen because racism is still that potent.
E. Ablorh-Odjidja, Publisher www.ghanadot.com,
Washington, DC, November 07, 2015.
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