The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Chuck Todd Creates Controversy by Playing ‘Gotcha’ With Ben Carson

Posted on | September 21, 2015 | 16 Comments

Contrary to anything you see or hear in the media, this is not a story about Ben Carson and it’s not a story about Islam. This is a story about the biased media, who play “gotcha” with Republicans in a way they never do with Democrats:

Ben Carson says the United States should not elect a Muslim president.
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” the retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Carson’s comment comes on the heels of GOP front-runner Donald Trump taking a question from an campaign rally attendee who said, “We have a problem in this country; it’s called Muslims.” . . .
Carson, meanwhile, was asked Sunday whether a president’s faith should matter to voters.
“I guess it depends on what that faith is,” he said. “If it’s inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter. But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the Constitution, no problem.”
Asked whether Islam is consistent with the Constitution, Carson said: “No, I don’t — I do not.”

Pamela Geller comments:

Candor about Islam will guarantee you the hot seat at the center of a media firestorm.
The GOP is the only one of the two parties that will even discuss the 800-pound elephant in the room: jihad and Muslim terrorism. Islamic supremacists and their leftist lapdogs in the media are waging their own jihad to silence this debate, and it is critical that we push back and support candidates who dare to speak against the gravest threat to our national security.

Ben Carson is defending himself, and I doubt he will be seriously damaged by this phony controversy. Do not expect Chuck Todd or anyone else in the biased media start throwing “gotcha questions at Hillary Clinton or any other Democrat. Chuck Todd and NBC consider it their job to help elect Democrats, period.

(Via Memeorandum.)



16 Responses to “Chuck Todd Creates Controversy by Playing ‘Gotcha’ With Ben Carson”

  1. ericdondero
    September 21st, 2015 @ 9:34 am

    Muslims are modern day Nazis. Anyone who supports Islam or even appeases Islam is a Nazi-lover.

  2. DeadMessenger
    September 21st, 2015 @ 9:44 am

    I won’t argue with that, and I don’t think that they themselves could argue it either.

  3. DeadMessenger
    September 21st, 2015 @ 9:49 am

    Carson’s reply was self-evident, and Americans in general would agree with it, even leftists except the most hard-core (so we see where on the spectrum Todd lies, in case we didn’t already know.)

    It would be like asking, “Should we elect a President under treatment for terminal cancer?” Well, duh.

  4. CrustyB
    September 21st, 2015 @ 10:12 am

    The thinking is that Carson should not presume that a Muslim president would act against the best interests of the United States just because he subscribes to a dangerous, sick cult that proscribes things that are against the best interests of the United States. But whenever someone commits a mass shooting or other terrorist attack, presume that it’s a Tea Party member until their identity is confirmed. The Liberal Media.

  5. jim
    September 21st, 2015 @ 10:57 am

    Islam is incompatible with the Constitution; Islam requires submission of all to the religion, especially the political, and thus an orthodox Muslim cannot uphold the Constitution above the Quran. Maybe Ben should have retorted, “Anyone who cannot uphold and defend the Constitution should not hold office, and it doesn’t matter if they are Christian, Muslim, or Atheist.”

  6. Obama Policy Defends ‘Boy Play’ in Afghanistan; U.S. Troops Punished : The Other McCain
    September 21st, 2015 @ 10:59 am

    […] policy failures. But also notice the rest of the media, while finding time to jump on Ben Carson for criticizing Islam, is not asking Democrats about this horrific policy of arming gay Muslim pedophiles at U.S. […]

  7. Rubio Aide Punches Out ‘Stand with Rand’ Man | Regular Right Guy
    September 21st, 2015 @ 11:09 am

    […] Chuck Todd Creates Controversy by Playing ‘Gotcha’ With Ben Carson […]

  8. RS
    September 21st, 2015 @ 11:49 am

    And why do the candidates not make this a “War on Women” issue? Child rape, burkas, second class citizenship, ad infinitum, ad nauseum? Any Republican candidate worth his salt would be jumping on this in a heartbeat.

    God bless Ben Carson, (with whom I disagree on a number of issues) for stating the obvious.

  9. Trespassers W
    September 21st, 2015 @ 1:22 pm

    Reason number 6,876 for calling them the Lickspittle Media(TM).

  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 21st, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    So Carson said he would not vote for a Muslim. In a way Chuck Todd did him a favor since it will give Carson a lot of free publicity.

  11. The original Mr. X
    September 21st, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    a dangerous, sick cult that proscribes things that are against the best interests of the United States.

    You mean the Democrats? (Badum-tish.)

  12. Adobe_Walls
    September 21st, 2015 @ 8:26 pm

    That would certainly proscribe the entire Social Democratic party. Most of the Republican party as well.

  13. Martha Adelman
    September 22nd, 2015 @ 5:25 am

    my associate’s stride close aunty makes $98 an hour on the portable workstation……….Afterg an average of 19952 Dollars monthly,I’m finally getting 97 Dollars an hour,just working 4-5 hours daily online.….. Weekly paycheck… Bonus opportunities…earn upto $16k to $19k /a month… Just few hours of your free time, any kind of computer, elementary understanding of web and stable connection is what is required…….HERE I STARTED…look over here
    ???? http://GooglePrimeTimesJobsNetworkOnlineCenters/$98hourlywork…. ??????????????????????????????????????????????

  14. jim
    September 22nd, 2015 @ 10:48 am

    That would be fine by me.

  15. theoldsargesays
    September 22nd, 2015 @ 4:15 pm

    Because they’re not running against a Muslim. Needless to say that if a Muslim, as a Democrat, was running for office…zzzzzz

  16. Treacher: #NotAllMuslims Publish Hit List Of Bloggers | Regular Right Guy
    September 24th, 2015 @ 12:39 pm

    […] Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie and every liberal media hack alive wonders why Ben Carson would be […]