Ben Carson suggests media tricked black voters into voting for Democrats
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said the media has "manipulated" black Americans in a podcast interview with conservative radio commentator Mike Gallagher Tuesday.
He said that the media’s polarization has worked to control how different demographics think politically in recent years. Carson said he believes black voters are tired of the media telling them what to think and say.
“American blacks over the course of this next year will begin to see that they’ve been manipulated, very, very largely,” Carson said during the interview. “More and more, I'm finding, are thinking for themselves and are recognizing what really works for them and for their communities.
I believe that is a dynamic that is in the process of changing.”
This is not the first time Carson has lashed out at the media for what he sees as it twisting a narrative to fit its own goals. After the presidential candidate faced outrage over his comments that he would not support a Muslim candidate for president,Carson blamed “PC culture” in the media for the backlash.