Saturday, October 15, 2016

That time that Ben Carson asked that a female reporter's microphone be turned off so that he did not have to hear her question him.

Courtesy of Think Progress:

During his appearance on MSNBC, Carson referenced a debunked right-wing theory that says that Trump couldn’t have assaulted one of the women, Jessica Leeds, on an airplane in the 70s because the armrest wouldn’t have been able to move. Then, he pivoted from smearing the women to suggesting sexual assault isn’t important because we have national debt. 

Before “nations fall,” Carson said, “they take their eye off the ball, start engaging in things that really don’t matter that much. Not that, you know, sexual language and abuses is not important, but when you are talking about the train going off the cliff, you really need to deal with that first.”

“You seem to suggest this morning in your interview with the description of the first class cabin and previous interviews that these women are lying,” Katty Kay said. “The real reason women who have been sexually abused don’t come forward is precisely this, all too much they’re accused of being liars. Are you saying these women are lying?” 

Instead of answering the question, Carson demanded that Kay’s mic be cut off. 

“Hey, can you turn her microphone off, please?” he said. “Turn her microphone off so I can talk.”

Yeah how dare she question Ben Carson, doesn't she realize she's just a woman?

I swear the more of these allegations that come out the harder it is becoming for Trump's surrogates to hold it together.

I think Katty Kay made a pretty good point.
Yeah defending against misogynistic tendencies by demonstrating misogynistic tendencies does seem a little counterproductive.


  1. I guess all these surrogates have to be dumber than Trump, so as not to make him look small. Has Pence gone to ground on his own or ... ?

    1. Anonymous2:06 PM

      Why is the next Fall of the Roman Empire always around every corner with these people? No matter how well things are going, America is on the verge of collapse if you don't elect them. Please.

  2. Anonymous5:00 AM

    This guy is just plain ugly evil. My impression was he had lots to say and wanted the mic off. Trump must have some real bad dirt on carson. trump bribing campaign.

  3. Anonymous5:28 AM

    best quote from article below (and remember he "never lies"!)...
    "As Trump said a few months ago, most of his supporters really are mindless sheep who’ll support him no matter what."

    At This Point, If You’re Still a Donald Trump Supporter, Here’s What You Really Are

    1. Anonymous7:17 AM

  4. Anonymous5:37 AM

    The fact that he thinks sexual assault isn't an issue is very telling about him and the rest of the GOP, including the women that have been silent.
    Sorry Ben, but we women will NOT be silenced.

  5. Anonymous5:39 AM

    why is anyone interviewing Carson? He was a surgeon years ago, seems to have been more concerned about using humans as lab rats - those Siamese twins ended up vegetables and their parents lives were ruined. AS a pre med and med student, Carson likely got little other college education outside his job training and it shows. So just ask some high school graduate who grew up to be an auto mechanic - a darn good mechanic, but a mechanic all the same - you'd likely get a more intelligent answer.

  6. Caroll Thompson6:10 AM

    I would say this is unbelievable, but it isn't.

    In the age of Trump, the masks are coming off.

  7. A. J. Billings6:23 AM

    Ben Carson is a functioning idiot/savant at best, or most likely now, HE IS IN MID STAGE DEMENTIA!

    I've heard a lot of very stupid, and painfully ignorant idiots come out of their spider holes since President Obama was elected, but Carson is the most delusional of the lot, equal at least to the execrable PALIN creature.

    He's a despicably stupid person, not worth of any interviews except by Alex Jones or the Felonious Dinesh Desouza

  8. Anonymous6:28 AM

    Trump and his campaign is solely focused on controlling his image that they are oblivious they add to the reality of Trump not caring about anyone but his image. The real Trump is convinced he is entitled to use and abuse people for his personal gain even if that is a false sense of superiority by demeaning, degrading and dehumanizing people to justify inhumane treatment.

    They all seem oblivious that they keep digging Trump's hole deeper and more people see the display of deplorable behaviors.

  9. Anonymous7:04 AM

    I heard Carson on CNN last week telling a female anchor that her problem with the things said on the bus was that she hadn't heard enough of that kind of talk so that's why it was offensive to her. ???? Carson might be a great brain surgeon but he's no brain trust. He's just one of those throwback men who believe that women have no place in his world other than to have his dinner ready and slippers in hand when he comes through the door ... to agree with him always and have no expressed opinion otherwise on anything.

    1. Anonymous7:55 AM

      With all due respect, I would not call that man, ben carson a great surgeon or great anything. He is a very odd fellow once accused of very odd crimes. He fits in to the deplorable category nicely.

  10. Anonymous7:10 AM

    Carson tells CNN female anchor her problem is that she hasn't heard enough lewd talk -

  11. Anonymous8:19 AM

    OT? HRC>"On Saturday, his message included a quote from St. Francis of Assisi about the need to have peace in one's heart. Telling Clinton that she was being pulled in many directions and was "in the midst of a bee hive of this world," the pastor reminded her about "the inner peace that needs to be the center of your being," according to a copy of the message that he passed on."replies Shillady. "I've been sending messages about loving your neighbor, and loving those that are most difficult to love." "The Bible says to pray in your private closet, and do good at all times, and I think that's how she lives out her faith,"
    "her personal faith has played a significant role in her formation as a public servant."""Rev. Jones stressed that a Christian life was 'faith in action,'" <HRC writes.
    EDITOR'S NOTE _ One in a series of stories looking at aspects of the lives of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

  12. WA Skeptic8:22 AM

    It's so strange that such an idiot as Ben Carson is even on TV; he's such a stupid clown.

  13. Anonymous8:25 AM

    I must say Donald Trump is exceptional, he found the only brain surgeon that lacks a brain. The fact he is black was a bonus because Donnie needed that token minority.

    1. Anonymous9:08 AM

      And what a GREAT one he got! I can't abide Joe Scarborough, but at least he told him NO.

      Also too, pardon me if the notion of Chris Wallace moderating the last debate this coming week has me cringing as his father rolls in his grave.

  14. Anonymous1:27 PM

    I still like Anderson Cooper shutting Kellyanne down on her 46% Hillary rant by pointing out that Trump was at 37%.

    I really think Kellyanne is going to throw in the towel soon. She may be tenacious but even she can't keep this up much longer. She's not stupid like some of his other surrogates. She's a lawyer and she's smart. She knows exactly what he is and at some point, she is going to break and quit. Citing a family emergency of course. (She's already opened the door.)

    1. Anonymous2:04 PM

      Kellyanne has run a number of losing campaigns like Todd Akin for Senate. Most of the clients who won were in strongly R-leaning places like Steve King's Congressional district. At what point will people stop hiring her?

  15. Anita Winecooler4:54 PM

    Did the fine retired doctor overdose on being a prick today? The GOP won't even allow important discourse and common decency when speaking, I wonder how he treats his wife at home if this is how he treats someone doing her job? Did I mention he's a dick?

  16. Anonymous12:12 AM

    Ah yes. That old barefoot and pregnant, woman's place is in the home, submit to your master, husband head of household, women should be seen and not heard BULLSHIT.

    Poor Donald. He had to accept Carson as a surrogate because he was black. But the guy is not only stupid but batshit crazy. With the mass exodus of rats from the Trump ship, he can't been choosy. He's got Kellyanne and Guiliani. so he needs Carson, no matter how awful Carson is.


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