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Dr. Ben Carson, a leading 2016 Republican frontrunner, confronted CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota over the “secular progressive direction” the mainstream media skews the news. Camerota had pressed Carson to clarify his comments suggesting the U.S. would be “Cuba” if Fox News didn’t exist.
“I really don’t know what you’re talking about,” Camerota said. “Fox News came to dominance in 2001. You think before 2001 the U.S. was a communist country?”
Carson has come under fire from CNN and other left-leaning news outlets that have followed suit, which are suggesting he was lying about stories he has oft-repeated regarding his actions as a youth. The interview was a continuation of that recent assault.
“If we didn’t have that counterbalance — I wish we didn’t need that counterbalance,” he added. “The media is supposed to be neutral and they’re supposed to be on the side of the people…but because they have become very partisan and very ideological, you need to have a counterbalance.”
Carson’s honest and trustworthy numbers are through the roof, while the media numbers are in the dumps. It is unclear whether this line of questioning will server their purpose or not. Time will tell.