This is Swiftboating 101.
In the eyes of the liberal media, Dr. Ben Carson has transformed from a mealy-mouthed retired pediatric neurosurgeon into the direst threat facing this nation today: a black Republican who could become president.
This means one thing. Reporters must put the uppity Dr. Carson, 64, in his place.
To the vast left-wing conspiracy, the good doc exhibits extreme chutzpah — simultaneously bearing black skin and being a conservative.
How dare an African-American, an educated, accomplished, evangelical Christian, think for himself?
Well, he won’t be taken down easily.
Exhibiting a fire that I haven’t seen from him before, Dr. Carson Tuesday night blasted critics for spreading lies “being put out there as truth.’’ At the televised Republican presidential candidates’ debate, he took aim at the double-standard protecting a serial fibber, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, 68.
He said this about Clinton’s account of the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks on American diplomatic compounds in Benghazi, Libya, which occurred on her watch as US secretary of state:
“When I look at somebody like Hillary Clinton, who sits there and tells her daughter and a government official that ‘No, this was a terrorist attack,’ and then tells everybody else that it was [triggered by] a video, where I come from, they call that a lie.’’ Go Ben!