Ben Carson and His Body Man, Well Played

Dr. Ben Carson’s jump to fame has been well planned and calculated by his body man Armstrong Williams. Williams’ reputation [see 1995 interview with City Paper] as a black conservative radio host and news columnist and his employment with Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas have contributed to his ability to sell to the public his man Ben Carson.

Williams has successfully created a cult of personality for Carson since he first met up with him in the 1990s.

Carson rose from the status of pediatric neurosurgeon that separated conjoined twins to a viable candidate for U.S. President.

Poll numbers as of this date show the doctor in second place after Donald Trump. But it doesn’t make sense. Carson has no personality to speak of, and his knowledge of world affairs needs a lot of updating and last minute cramming. He has said outrageous, crazy stuff like straight men go to prison and come out gay. Then in true Carson form, he quietly apologizes for his statement. How does he get away with commanding double digits in polling?

The answer: media outlets have not vetted Carson. It appears that Fox News along with Salem Media Group which owns Townhall.com, Redstate, Hotair and other online blogs, have made a pact to be nice to the good doctor. Also, SMG has partnered with CNN to provide the second Republican presidential debate tonight.

But those of us willing to look into Carson’s and Williams’ past have found discrepancies that only those in denial cannot see. Explaining away various indiscretions can get you so far if a preponderance of evidence points in a suspicious direction.

In an American Thinker article, my coauthor and I presented 20 pages of Carson’s statements and actions taken from his books.

Take for example his plagiarism issue. Through affirmative action, Carson entered Yale. While at the Ivy League college, he wrote a paper wherein he did not credit some sources. From his 2012 book America the Beautiful:

I did not, however, indicate that this was the work of someone else; frankly, I had never even heard of the term plagiarism.

So, is he asking us to believe he got into one of the top colleges without ever having learned about plagiarizing?

What about Armstrong Williams and his “pay for pander” scheme. Michelle Malkin and Jonah Goldberg called him out on it back in 2005. And what about Williams being sued for sexual harassment in 1997?

What about Carson’s connection to Mannatech? “For ten years, he interacted with a medical-supplement maker accused of false advertising.” [see Jim Geraghty’s National Review article].

Watch this video where reporter Jan Helfeld in 2014 questions Carson on affirmative action. Like a fawning overprotective stage mother, Armstrong Williams appears agitated that Helfeld has the nerve to get a quick interview with the doctor. Weird.

So much to see, but the word is out: hands off Dr. Ben Carson and his right hand man Armstrong Williams. No vetting allowed.

 

 

 

About Ann Kane

Former editor of Watchdog Wire North Carolina (a project of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity). Contributor to American Thinker blog.
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