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Dr. Carson: Media Bullies 'Suppress Freedom of Speech,' 'Beat On Anyone Who Doesn't Toe the Line'
Newsbusters.org ^ | March 9, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 03/09/2013 7:53:43 PM PST by Kaslin

Dr. Benjamin Carson made some more controversial statements Saturday.

Appearing on Fox News's America's News Headquarters, Carson said, "The bullies are the people, especially the media who like to just beat on anybody who doesn't toe the line...they suppress freedom of speech" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

UMA PEMMARAJU, HOST: Why do you think your message is resonating with so many people?

DR. BENJAMIN CARSON: Because I think there are a lot of people who have been bludgeoned into silence who really feel very strongly about the values of this country, and they don't think that there is anything they can do now. And finally when somebody speaks up about it, they resonate with that. You know, I’ve gotten so many letters from people who said they had given up, and now they were invigorated again. Every place I go, people come up to me and tell me that. And, you know, it makes me understand that there is a large number of frustrated people out there. They just don't feel like they're being represented.

PEMMARAJU: Well, you take aim at political correctness in this country, and you have said somebody has to stand up, quote, to the bullies. Who are the bullies that you're referring to?

CARSON: The bullies are the people, especially the media who like to just beat on anybody who doesn't toe the line, who doesn't say what they're supposed to say, and act the way they're supposed to act. And they suppress freedom of speech and freedom of expression and people have succumbed to that.

And what I'm telling people to do is don't succumb to it. You know, talk about what you think is right. You need to talk to even the people who represent you, because a lot of those people don't really know what you feel if you don't really speak up and tell them. And they, instead, begin to listen to the special interest groups and the people who are paying them lots of money. And really that's not the way that the system was set up.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bencarson; benjamincarson; foxnewschannel; umapemmaraju
How dare the good doctor tells it like it is.
1 posted on 03/09/2013 7:53:43 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Dr. Benjamin Carson made some more controversial statements Saturday.

LOL
2 posted on 03/09/2013 7:55:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kaslin

Paul/Carson 2016???;)


3 posted on 03/09/2013 8:01:50 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Kaslin

May God give him the grace he will need to stand up to those bullies.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 8:07:23 PM PST by Jvette
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To: Kaslin
If you are a big enough name, or get enough press from somewhere, and you say things the "media" don't like, you will be investigated and anything that will show you in a bad light will be reported. Anything good will be ignored. All to marginalize you to the general public and make you look like a kook. Ask Joe the Plumber.
5 posted on 03/09/2013 8:16:39 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Frank_2001

“Paul/Carson 2016???;)”

What we have in Dr/ Carson is a man of principle and conviction, unlike the affirmative action mongrel we have in the White Hut at present. There is no hyphenation with Dr. Carson’s Americanism. As he has presented himself up to now, he would make a fine representative of the people wherever he elected to serve. It’s just so unfortunate that there are not more like him today who see the truth and are willing to talk about it openly!


6 posted on 03/09/2013 8:18:15 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Kaslin

I’m not sure there is a more believable and trustworthy set of credentials anyone could offer so I think it will be difficult for the media to undermine the background of one of the world’s most renowned neurosurgeons even if everything Dr Carson stands for on a political level are things the far left are against.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 8:28:28 PM PST by erlayman
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To: Frank_2001; vette6387
Paul/Carson 2016???;)

Are you talking about this Rand Paul?

Who thinks we need to tone it down on the social issues?

Paul said if Republicans hope to rebound from recent electoral disappointments, the GOP must find new ways to reach out to voters who disagree with the party on hot-topic issues such as abortion and gay marriage.

“We’re going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party,” Paul told the audience.

This isn't the first time Paul has spoken out on the need for the GOP to refashion its approach. He was recently quoted as saying Republicans must "evolve and adapt", or else face continued losses on election day.

8 posted on 03/09/2013 8:33:53 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

My post was with respect to Dr. Carson, although there is a lot to like about Rand Paul as well


9 posted on 03/09/2013 8:47:09 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387
My post was with respect to Dr. Carson, although there is a lot to like about Rand Paul as well

Dr. Carson is rock solid. Rand Paul, not so much.
10 posted on 03/09/2013 8:52:01 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: vette6387

Nice comment...on the money.


11 posted on 03/09/2013 8:56:52 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: vette6387

I agree, most of the politicians today sound like they’re reading canned sound bites that are designed to be as bland as possible. (Except, of course, if they’re Democrats;)


12 posted on 03/09/2013 9:11:39 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Kaslin

Americans are fed up with the direction of this country and that’s why the words and actions of Dr. Carson and Dr. Paul have resonated in the country. I won’t go so far to say this should be a presidential team but we’ve waited for five years for someone or anyone to stand up to this administration besides talk radio and these two have been the most prominent figures to do so and it’s about time.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 10:10:02 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet

Americans are fed up with the direction of this country and that’s why the words and actions of Dr. Carson and Dr. Paul have resonated in the country. I won’t go so far to say this should be a presidential team but we’ve waited for five years for someone or anyone to stand up to this administration besides talk radio and these two have been the most prominent figures to do so and it’s about time.
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Please don’t forget Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), who is a former State Solicitor General; who argued cases before the SCOTUS and won; who interned for Justice Rienquest (sp?); etc.

I believe he has stood for the Conservatives more than Rand Paul (a libertarian) and has taken it to this administration at every opportunity. Cruz is thoroughly knowledgeable of the Constitution and knows how to question people appearing in Congress... even Eric Holder and Chuck Hagle... where he made them look like the fools they are.


14 posted on 03/09/2013 11:07:49 PM PST by octex
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To: jeffc

A person who was once close to me said one day, out of the clear blue, “I hate Joe the Plumber.”

I said “For what?” He was standing in his driveway and obama walked over for a photo op and the truth slipped out of his mouth. So the press went after Joe to cover for obama. Joe’s trash was picked through. His tax returns and child support payments were investigated and his plumbing license was found to be expired so they made that a big deal. Is that why you hate him?” He didn’t respond.

But this shows how the people who watch the left wing media believe everything they see and hear and feel the way they’re told to feel. If they’re told to hate someone, they hate them. The same person said “I hate Sarah Palin.” When I asked him why he hemmed and hawed and finally said “Because she’s stupid.” I just shook my head.


15 posted on 03/10/2013 12:24:43 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: SoConPubbie

This is the same Dr. Carson that said some people in the cities do not deserve to own automatic weapons.

Pick and choose who the 2nd amendment applies to?

That “rock solid” one is the one you are referring to?

You see, SCP, we can nitpick our team apart if we really try. I could pick Rand apart as well, but why?

All in all I think Dr. Carson is one hell of a stand up person and when he speaks he speaks from his heart. You know why? Because he never reads what he is saying. He lives what he is saying and so it is embedded in his heart and soul. I would love to meet the guy in person and shake his hand and tell him, thanks for standing up, just standing up and speaking out with true convictions. Not some male bovine scat 999 plan or other hogwash gimic, but conviction.

This is what we lack in our leadership, conviction.


16 posted on 03/10/2013 1:00:26 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Kaslin

The rats especially the black rats (naacp, black congressional caucus) dont take kindly to black men who speak the truth and step out of the line making thier scam on America and thier own slave plantation put out there for all to see


17 posted on 03/10/2013 4:26:50 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Kaslin

 



 
Eerily familiar...
 
 

Party ownership of the print media
made it easy to manipulate public opinion,
and the film and radio carried the process further.


 



16. Ministry Of Truth

.......

The Ministry of Truth, Winston's place of work, contained, it was said, three thousand rooms above ground level, and corresponding ramifications below.

The Ministry of Truth concerned itself with Lies. Party ownership of the print media made it easy to manipulate public opinion, and the film and radio carried the process further.

The primary job of the Ministry of Truth was to supply the citizens of Oceania with newspapers, films, textbooks, telescreen programmes, plays, novels - with every conceivable kind of information, instruction, or entertainment, from a statue to a slogan, from a lyric poem to a biological treatise, and from a child's spelling-book to a Newspeak dictionary.

Winston worked in the RECORDS DEPARTMENT (a single branch of the Ministry of Truth) editing and writing for The Times. He dictated into a machine called a speakwrite. Winston would receive articles or news-items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, in Newspeak, rectify. If, for example, the Ministry of Plenty forecast a surplus, and in reality the result was grossly less, Winston's job was to change previous versions so the old version would agree with the new one. This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound-tracks, cartoons, photographs - to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance.

When his day's work started, Winston pulled the speakwrite towards him, blew the dust from its mouthpiece, and put on his spectacles. He dialed 'back numbers' on the telescreen and called for the appropriate issues of The Times, which slid out of the pneumatic tube after only a few minutes' delay. The messages he had received referred to articles or news-items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to rectify.

In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages; to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and on the side wall, within easy reach of Winston's arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating. This last was for the disposal of waste paper. Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building, not only in every room but at short intervals in every corridor. For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in, whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building.

As soon as Winston had dealt with each of the messages, he clipped his speakwritten corrections to the appropriate copy of The Times and pushed them into the pneumatic tube. Then, with a movement which was as nearly as possible unconscious, he crumpled up the original message and any notes that he himself had made, and dropped them into the memory hole to be devoured by the flames.

What happened in the unseen labyrinth to which the tubes led, he did not know in detail, but he did know in general terms. As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any particular number of The Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in its stead.

In the cubicle next to him the little woman with sandy hair toiled day in day out, simply at tracking down and deleting from the Press the names of people who had been vaporized and were therefore considered never to have existed. And this hall, with its fifty workers or thereabouts, was only one-sub-section, a single cell, as it were, in the huge complexity of the Records Department. Beyond, above, below, were other swarms of workers engaged in an unimaginable multitude of jobs.

There were huge printing-shops and their sub editors, their typography experts, and their elaborately equipped studios for the faking of photographs. There was the tele-programmes section with its engineers, its producers and its teams of actors specially chosen for their skill in imitating voices; clerks whose job was simply to draw up lists of books and periodicals which were due for recall; vast repositories where the corrected documents were stored; and the hidden furnaces where the original copies were destroyed.

And somewhere or other, quite anonymous, there were the directing brains who co-ordinated the whole effort and laid down the lines of policy which made it necessary that this fragment of the past should be preserved, that one falsified, and the other rubbed out of existence.

 
 


18 posted on 03/10/2013 5:10:21 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: cripplecreek

Only to Liberals!


19 posted on 03/10/2013 5:10:46 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin
"video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary"

This is exactly why Dr. Carson is so feared by the liberal media. His comments are simple, precise, and devastating. It's too bad he disdains politics.

20 posted on 03/10/2013 6:31:10 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: eartick
This is the same Dr. Carson that said some people in the cities do not deserve to own automatic weapons.

Did not know that about Dr. Carson, however, still, on the whole, I'll take Dr. Carson over Rand Paul any day.
21 posted on 03/10/2013 7:04:02 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: erlayman
" it will be difficult for the media to undermine the background of ... Dr Carson "

Don't count on it. If they can't find anything they can blow out of proportion, they'll just make things up.

They are evil. Ask Gov. Palin.

22 posted on 03/10/2013 7:23:33 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: eCSMaster

I’m saying they are going to find it very difficult to demonize Ben Carson, but they will try. No offense to Palin but the media didn’t make him like they did Sarah ; so they can’t destroy him either.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 8:36:07 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: Kaslin
CARSON: The bullies are the people, especially the media who like to just beat on anybody who doesn't toe the line, who doesn't say what they're supposed to say, and act the way they're supposed to act. And they suppress freedom of speech and freedom of expression and people have succumbed to that.

I can see this even at the micro level where your local Gannett Rag now requuires that you have a Facebook page to post comments in response to articles. The official reason is to promote civility by requiring commentors to use their real names. The real reason is to supress politically incorrect thought by forcing conservatives to either (a) use their real names to post conservative comments at the risk of retribution; or (b) remain silent and keep their conservative thoughts to themselves. For example, what sane parent is going to publically post a critical comment about the teachers' union using using their real name at the risk of their child getting a C instead of B. There is no way I would use my real name to post a comment on a Gannett website that criticizes abortion or gun control at the risk of local libtards boycotting my business or harrassing my children.

24 posted on 03/10/2013 9:06:40 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: eartick
This is what we lack in our leadership, conviction.

Yes, Rand Paul showed some, Ted Cruz showed some, Dole, McCain, Romney not. Romney didn't even have conviction about his religion, all he seemed to have conviction about was smearing and slandering his fellow R's as soon as he knocked them all out, he sat back and coasted.

He wanted to be liked, that is a no conviction mindset. That is why we love Dr. Carson, Paul, Cruz and Reagan they don't care about the press, the D's or what anyone else says about them, love that the most about them.

25 posted on 03/10/2013 9:25:34 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Terry Mross; DeprogramLiberalism

Terry, I ran across a thread this morning that IMHO speaks to your comment. How sad when we run into this mushy thinking from our friends.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2995389/posts

I think DeprogramLIberalism has some substantial food for thought to consider about approaching the low information voters/sheeple.

He/she points out, if I understand it correctly, that Liberals are not about ideas but about their fears. If we can address those fears, perhaps we stand a chance of helping them change from sheeple to freeple.


26 posted on 03/10/2013 11:29:32 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: octex

Thank you. I did forget to mention Senator Cruz as well. Hopefully, this will give more public officials to speak up against the actions of this administration.


27 posted on 03/10/2013 12:03:06 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: TEXOKIE

Sadly, most of the ones (I used to talk to) actually believe they’re moderates.

Some of them talk very conservative but vote liberal. There’s no talking to someone like that.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 2:09:46 PM PDT by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Terry Mross

Well, there is that. Self-perception is difficult to overcome.


29 posted on 03/10/2013 3:39:32 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: TEXOKIE
Self-perception is difficult to overcome.

Indeed!

30 posted on 03/10/2013 5:10:18 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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