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Ben Carson Blames the Media for ‘Manipulating’ and ‘Taking Advantage’ of Black People

carson1During an interview with Mike Gallagher, Ben Carson stuck to his guns by blaming the media and politicians for “manipulating” African-Americans about what to do over the past few years.

“American blacks over the course of this next year will begin to see that they’ve been manipulated, very, very largely,” Carson said, “I believe that is a dynamic that is in the process of changing.”

Carson argued that media bias has created a system of control over how various demographics lean politically, and that his campaign is working to change that. He went on to say that the media was using the freedoms granted by the Constitution in order to encourage division and partisanship for their own ends.

Gallagher also brought up a YouGov poll suggesting that around 74% of Black voters disapproved of Carson recent controversial opposition to a Muslim president. When asked to respond and clarify, Carson implied that the media “[takes] advantage of low-information individuals and people who won’t investigate things for themselves.”

You can listen to the interview above (the relevant part starts at 3:15), via Mike Gallagher.

[h/t Newsmax]
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