Media Bias Monday: WB-Affiliated Magazine Produces Hit Job on Dr. Ben Carson
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Everybody knows the story of Dr. Ben Carson. The struggling presidential candidate rose to the top of the polls in November 2015, but is now struggling in the polls. In fact, in the states of Nevada, Iowa, New Hampsire, and even South Carolina (a state where he should have done well), he was in distant last place.

But despite the fact that his campaign for President has faltered, there’s no denying that he is a very successful neurosurgeon and an accomplished man. He’s very famous for successfully separating conjoined twins, among other incredible medical achievements. So, when I saw a story about a surgery Dr. Carson did on a 7-year-old girl in 90’s  allegedly “destroying” her life – on a syndicated crime-themed newsmagazine, I couldn’t believe it. 

According to Crime Watch Daily, Dr. Carson operated on a young girl named Karly, who had previously had a brain tumor removed. When the tumor returned, her family brought her to Johns Hopkins where Dr. Carson was serving as a pediatric neurosurgeon. 

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: When I saw Karly, Dr. Carson was at her bedside, I noticed her facial droop, and I said, ‘Dr. Carson, what about her facial droop?’ And he said, ‘Oh, that’s temporary.

KARLY BAILEY: I couldn’t move my right side very well, I was so angry at the world. I did feel like my world had crumbled.

REPORTER: Karly left the hospital and spent the next seven months — five days a week — in therapy. When Karly returned to school, the kids were cruel. 

KARLY BAILEY: When I went back to school, I was called a freak. I was called a loser. It made me depressed. Just very depressed.

UNIDENTIFIED FATHER: She would rather have 7 cents and have her physical disabilities and neurological disabilities restored. It’s not about the money, Dr. Carson raised $25 million last quarter as a presidential candidate. Why don’t you just tell the truth and take care of the patient whose life you destroyed? That’s what we ask of Dr. Carson. That’s all.

According to Karly’s father, he had provided Dr. Carson with instructions, which he said Dr. Carson didn’t follow, but Karly’s father doesn’t seem to be a doctor. So when Karly came down with a complication from the surgery, Karly’s father blamed Dr. Carson anyway, though there’s no proof Dr. Carson was responsible for Karly’s injury. The family sued Dr. Carson, but it doesn’t seem like they won. So even though the case was thin, Crime Watch Daily ran with the story. It aired earlier this month, but it remained under the radar – until now. 

The show that featured this disgusting hit piece against a successful figure in medicine premiered just this year and is produced by Warner Bros. (WB) Television. Now, if Crime Watch Daily – as the show is named – did something similar to this about Barack Obama, which, of course, they would never do, cries of racism would fill the air. If they had done a similar, unsubstantiated story about Hillary Clinton, talking about her emails or her many other questionable activities, they’d be accused of engaging in a “witch hunt.” 

I don’t really care what they do at this point, but never again will I give them another dime for a movie ticket or a DVD/Blu-ray/Digital release of any of their movies or TV shows as a result of this. Thank you, but no thank you. It’s too bad, I have to say, though, because I couldn’t wait to see the new Batman v. Superman movie which comes out on March 25. It looks like that might not happen.

When Dr. Carson was on the top of the polls back in November, GQ put out a piece that said F*ck Ben Carson just because he said something of common sense. That was pretty low, but nothing can sink to the lowCrime Watch Daily recently made with this disgusting segment. Keep in mind that this wasn’t an attack ad put out by a presidential candidate, or even an ad put out by a super PAC. This is a segment from a so-called “news” show that’s supposed to be focused on crime, and it’s allowing these vile smears on a successful doctor. It seems there’s no limit to what the media will have people believe about conservatives and conservatism as a whole. We really are turning into Idiocracy.

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