Ben Carson Blames ‘Both Sides,’ Internet Commenters For Terrorism Against Planned Parenthood (VIDEO)

Ambien sleepwalking victim Dr. Ben Carson continues to embarrass himself with hilariously awkward and inaccurate responses to relatively easy questions from the press. (We can laugh now — he’s losing.)

During Sunday’s edition of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, host Martha Raddatz asked the wayward GOP presidential candidate whether domestic extremism contributed to Black Friday’s deadly terrorist attack against Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. Spoiler alert: he of course didn’t blame right-wing extremism for the attack and instead made a case for alleged extremists on “both sides” because, yes, he expects us to believe anti-gun pacifists on the left are rushing out to form militias and stockpile the very weapons they’re seeking to ban.


“Unfortunately, there’s a lot of extremism coming from all areas. It’s one of the biggest problems, I think, is threatening to tear our country apart. We get into our separate corners and we hate each other, and we wanna destroy those with whom we disagree. It comes from both sides, so there is no saint here in this equation. But what we really have to start asking ourselves is what can we do as a nation to rectify the situation? How can we begin to engage in rational discussion. You know, all you have to do is go to an article on the internet and go to the comment section, you don’t get five comments down before people start calling each other names and acting like idiots.”

Well, sure, people act like idiots in comment sections.

But Carson is badly confused.

He’s mistaking vocal online political debates for violent rhetoric that incites gun-carrying madmen to open fire into crowded places. Worse, he appears to be blaming domestic extremism on internet commenters and entirely deflected away from the root cause of Friday’s terrorist attack in Colorado Springs. The reason for that massacre is obvious: an agitprop outfit called Center for Medical Progress, and its ringleader David Daleiden, released a series of deceptively-edited videos that allege criminal activity by Planned Parenthood that simply isn’t happening, with seven state investigations and one federal investigation proving ZERO wrongdoing. Yet the Republican Party, including the GOP presidential field, have been actively legitimizing the videos as real when they’re, in reality, not. In doing so, a loner with too-easy access to firearms committed this terrible crime.

That’s why this happened. Not because of commenters on the internet.

Ben Carson needs to, I don’t know, sober up or drop out of the race.

Watch the video below via John Amato:

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