Fox is still promoting their new hero, Dr. Ben Carson. And what better way to do so than by turning him into a victim of President Obama? On Monday (3/4/13), Your World, whose host, Neil Cavuto, is the father of the “Cavuto Mark,” featured a discussion FoxNews.com called, “Did WH issue warning to Prayer Breakfast speaker?” Carson, you may recall, earned his heroic status by criticizing President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast –and now Fox is promoting a presidential run for him in 2016.
Unfortunately for the meme, Carson made it pretty clear he was not threatened.
“I don’t know that I got any threats from them. Certainly, I got messages from the committee that they would prefer that I would not say anything that would be construed as nasty or offensive to the President.” Carson said, despite Cavuto’s claim that the White House message “sounds more like a warning.”
In fact, Cavuto immediately backtracked, acknowledging that the White House had probably felt that the Prayer Breakfast was not the place for a policy disagreement.
But Dr. Carson thought otherwise: “I felt that prayer breakfast is a perfect place to sort of diagnose the spiritual condition of the country, and to deal with some of the issues that so many people are feeling very frightened about,” he continued. Yet, he urged people to “create harmony” and not do things just “so our side can win.”
Cavuto slobbered - and opened the door for another shot at Carson's victimhood: “Let me ask you, post-your speech and your remarks which everyone sort of said in political communities, left to right, were fiery and hot. I listened to them all, they were very reasoned, cogent, very calm. You weren’t histrionic in the slightest, you just called into question where we as a country were going, what our government is doing, this health care thing and how it’s evolving. Post-those remarks, Doctor, besides all these folks who want you to run for President, have you ever heard from the President or any of his people, or said you’d be good to come back to and let’s look at how we implement this and things that we avoid, any of that?”
“No, there has been no communication whatsoever,” Carson answered.
Cavuto fished for victimhood again: “How do you feel about that?”
Carson – who had just announced that he didn’t care whether or not he had insulted or discomfited the president - said he wasn’t surprised but that he’s “looking for a time when we, as a nation, do have the ability to sit down and discuss things reasonably together.”
Hannity: Yes, you were- And you better start saying so!
Ben Carson: I was never threatened, and you’re putting words in my mouth.
Cavuto: Yes, you were- Because I say so!
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