Media's Latest Lie About Ben Carson: He's 'Struggling' To Connect With Black Churches
|Dr. Ben Carson (R)|
There's no sense mincing words about what everyone knows: The media want to destroy Ben Carson's candidacy, and they're more than happy to lie in order to do it.
They lied by implying he made up a story about his violent youth, saying they "couldn't confirm it," as if that's what constitutes the definition of fact. It didn't take long for someone to dig up an old Parade Magazine article in which his own mother confirmed what Carson had said. They also lied by trying to make his church - the Seventh-Day Adventists - out to be some weird cult rather than simply Christians who choose to worship on Saturday. And they tried to make him out to be some sort of bigot when he said he didn't think it would be a good idea to have a Muslim president. (By that standard, I'd say the majority of the country are bigots too.)
Now they're at it again. In recent Reuters story, the claim is that Carson is "struggling to connect with the black church." And what is the basis for this claim? A handful of interviews with black pastors, some of whom support Carson, along with the writers' own opinions that Carson is having trouble with black church members because he is going against "hero" Barack Obama.
I just about lost my lunch when I read that.
Now I know a little something about the black church, as I am a member of one. The fact is that there are 70,000 black churches in this country representing many millions of black people. There is no monolith, and contrary to the way the media like to view black people, there is not one opinion that all of them share on politics.
Ben Carson has some support among black pastors and black worshipers, and there are others who support other candidates. Basically, just like America. The media have decided to hold him to standard that says if can't get universal support among black pastors and their members, he is "struggling to connect."
That's insane. You also need to consider that the media, in looking for pastors to interview for a story, will probably go to the ones already in their rolodexes rather than seek out anyone they don't already know, so they're more likely to interview people with establishment-friendly type opinions.
I have no idea how many black pastors or black worshipers support Ben Carson, but I sure don't think we found out one way or the other from the slipshod reporting Reuters did on the subject. Pretty much like everything else they write about Dr. Carson, you just can't believe them.
Herman Cain is a conservative radio host of CainTV, a 2012 GOP presidential primary candidate with over 40 years of experience in the private sector as an analyst for Coca-Cola, an executive at Pillsbury, a regional Vice President for Burger King, and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. Cain served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a supervisory mathematician for the Dept. of the Navy.
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