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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:59 PM

Hopkins' Dr. Benjamin Carson Anointed New Fox Darling Of The Right On Hannity

By David Zurawik
The Baltimore Sun
1:48 p.m. EST, February 16, 2013

Much of Friday's political-media online chatter was focused on Fox news hiring failed presidential candidate and pizza executive Herman Cain as a political analyst.

But the big story that seemed to mostly sail under the radar was the embattled channel's hour-long, full-right-wing, all-out, let's-give-a-big-big-hug coronation later in the evening of Dr. Benjamin Carson, the famous neurosurgeon at Baltimore's Johns Hospital, who made headlines for what he had to say Feb. 7 at the National Prayer Breakfast.

I cannot remember seeing anything quite like it even on Fox.
What happened for 60 minutes on Hannity Friday night went beyond even the nights when the portly show host would genuflect before vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin nodding so wildly in agreement with her crackpot pronunciations that you feared he would need neck surgery by the next commercial break. (May she rest in peace, amen.)

Now I know Fox appears to be losing it's mind as its ratings dip for the first time in years just as Jeff Zucker has the troops at CNN feeling like they could actually throw off the chains of ratings bondage and stand tall again. But even given all of that, you have to check out these videos.

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http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-dr-benjamin-carson-hannity-johns-hopkins-20130216,0,7305771.story

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Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #5
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:08 PM

1. Perhaps it is not such a bad idea for Fox to have on staff their own lobotomist .......

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:10 PM

2. Oh shit! {{{chuckle}}} eom

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:28 PM

3. Good one!

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:31 PM

4. Every once in awhile one of my thoughts makes sense ..........

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:38 PM

5. What exactly did he say that was so "bold" and "courageous"

that the right is salivating over?

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:59 AM

6. He makes their crackpot ideas sound good

 

Their flat tax policy was equated to religious tithing at (10%) which is God's tax. Since he is black (like President Obama) he was able to be disrespectful of President Obama at the national prayer breakfast with Obama sitting right next to him. Since Dr. Benjamin Carson is also a famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he was also deserving of respect.

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