Truth may be spoken to power . . . but only on the Left’s terms. When truth is spoken to one of their champions the venue must be “appropriate” (i.e., someplace with a tiny audience), the language used must be “appropriate” (read: deferential, if not obsequious), and the speaker must be “appropriate” (i.e., of insufficient stature or notoriety to merit the public’s attention).
Ben Carson struck out on all three. Moreover, some on the left (there’s no evidence Beckel’s one of them) seem to reserve special venom for a black speaker who wanders off the liberal plantation. Doesn’t Carson appreciate all the great things liberal policies have done for blacks?