Shooter stance has Ben Carson under fire

By October 10, 2015October 19th, 2015Gun Control, Liberal Bias

We know the drill.

As soon as Republican politicians become viable, they threaten the Democrats’ power base. So to deal with what they perceive to be the next “right-wing menace,” the liberal media and pundits — in lockstep with members of their party — stop at nothing to ridicule or discredit them. We’ve seen this phenomenon many times before, from Sarah Palin to Herman Cain.

The latest target is White House hopeful Dr. Ben Carson, who just raked in more than $20 million in an impressive three-month fundraising haul and continues to remain in second place in national polls just behind Donald Trump.

In an interview on “Fox & Friends” this week, the highly respected brain surgeon suggested that people might want to charge at a gunman in an active-shooter situation to minimize the death toll.

“I would not just stand there and let him shoot me,” Carson said. “I would say, ‘Hey, guys! Everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’ ”

Sounds reasonable enough given the fact that charging a terrorist or a mad gunman has actually worked. Case in point: the three brave American men who charged and subdued an armed terrorist on a Paris-bound train.

I’d say their acts of courage were worthwhile, wouldn’t you?

But not if you ask the new “The Daily Show” host, Trevor Noah, who ridiculed Carson this week.

“It’s just shocking that such a smart man — a brain surgeon — could have this kind of philosophy,” Noah said. “Rushing a gunman? It seems crazy.”

Other mainstream liberal media figures also rushed in to attack Carson. MSNBC’s Steve Benen labeled his comments “shameful” and “callous.” German Lopez of Vox.com called them “ridiculous.” Chris ­Matthews’ scolding word of choice was “pathetic.”

It all amounted to a transparent attempt to smear this election cycle’s only serious black presidential candidate.

Well, that tired old lefty tactic won’t work because voters are smarter than pundits.

Americans know damn well that if a person is brave enough to charge a gunman or terrorist in order to save lives, we’d all be grateful for that act of heroism, not ridicule them for trying or even suggesting it.

Bottom line: If voters see ­biased pundits attacking fellow Americans unfairly, change the channel. When their ratings tank, they’ll get the message.

Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Herald Drive,” 6-9 a.m. weekdays on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.

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