THE ME­DIA CAN’T HURT CAR­SON

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Ben Car­son’s con­fronta­tion with a hos­tile me­dia horde per­sists — as do record cam­paign con­tri­bu­tions from those who con­tinue to be­lieve in the Repub­li­can hope­ful.

“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,” writes David French of Na­tional Re­view.

“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,” he con­tin­ues.

“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

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