Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson stated GQ is “consumed with hatred and intolerance,” and the media has “become the enemy of the people” on Saturday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.
Carson said, in reaction to GQ’s “F*ck Ben Carson” article, “I kind of feel sorry for people who are so consumed with hatred and intolerance that they behave in that manner. I say we should pray for them. That’s my reaction.”
He added, of the article’s author, Drew Magary, “I wonder what his accomplishments are. I suspect that they probably pale in significance. But, again, when people are consumed with hatred and intolerance, I think it clouds their ability to think clearly, and we should feel sorry for them. I don’t think we should necessarily react to them. And over the course of time, I think, they and perhaps others, will be able to see that there’s a better and a more productive way to conduct one’s self.”
Carson also argued, “I think the media has for a while has been a reflection of the nonchalance of the general public. However, I believe that there’s a phenomena occurring where the people are starting to see through this, and they’re starting to recognize that most of the media is on another planet. They have a different agenda. They’re not interested in uplifting our society, and the reason that they were given protection under our Constitution, as the only business in that category, is because they were supposed to be honest, and they were supposed to be on the side of the people, and it’s a grant — a great distortion what they’re doing, and I think it has a lot to do with the direction that our society is going in.”
He concluded, “I think they really have become the enemy of the people, to a large extent, but I haven’t given up on them. And that’s why I’m bringing this up, because there may be some of them who are still reachable, who still have a conscience, who still love America and their fellow Americans. It is possible.”
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