Carson Quits Hopkins Med School Commencement – Baltimore News

In the latest in a series of controversies swirling around Dr. Ben Carson, the famed Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon has withdrawn as the speaker at next month’s medical school commencement program.

Carson, known around the world for the unparalleled success he earned in medicine after pulling himself up from poverty, recently drew criticism—AGAIN—after he made comments perceived to be anti-gay on a FOX News program. (More)

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Ben Carson Apologizes to Johns Hopkins Community – Daily Intelligencer

Response: Goes to show he ain’t ready however the Republican Party ain’t ready for him either he will just be used like the rest before him. He will learn the day!

Ben Carson’s apology tour continued this afternoon in an e-mail that was sent, according to its subject line, to "the Hopkins Community":

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Associates:

As you know, I have been in the national news quite a bit recently and my 36 year association with Johns Hopkins has unfortunately dragged our institution into the spotlight as well. I am sorry for any embarrassment this has caused. (More)

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He Wears the Mask – The New York Times

The present darling of the right wing, Dr. Benjamin Carson, is a distinguished neurosurgeon who went from the depths of Detroit poverty to the heights of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. But his current status among conservatives isn’t so much rooted in Carson’s redemptive rise from rags to respectability, as it is in the belief that he is, in the long winter of Obama, the one they’ve been waiting for. (More)

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Ben Carson: White Liberals Are ‘The Most Racist People’ – HuffPost

Dr. Ben Carson, a black Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon and conservative favorite after challenging President Barack Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, said Monday on "The Mark Levin Show" that white liberals are "racist."

"And you’re attacked in many respects because of your race. You’re not supposed to think like this, and supposed to talk like this. A lot of white liberals just don’t like it, do they?" said Levin, host of the syndicated radio show. (More)

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Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests – NewsMax

A pediatric neurosurgeon who has become the darling of conservatives since speaking against nationalized healthcare is now under fire for comments he made about same-sex marriage.

Dr. Benjamin Carson told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Friday that he would be willing to step down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine after faculty and students signed petitions asking that he not speak.

“I would say this is their day, and the last thing I would want to do is rain on their parade,” Carson told Mitchell. (More)