Ben Carson Doesn’t Think CNN Takes Him Seriously

"They’re very afraid of my message getting out there, because it flies directly in the face of the secular progressive movement.”

GOP candidate Ben Carson believes CNN is out to get him according to an interview the retired neurosurgeon did with NewsmaxTV.

Carson, who appeared on this week’s edition of State of the Union, was grilled by CNN’s Jim Acosta about comments he made regarding the use of drones in enforcing border security — asking about specifics of such a unorthodox, if not reckless, strategy. Questions such as these have led the presidential candidate, who now sits at #2 among the Republican hopefuls in the latest polls, to the conclusion that the network isn’t taking his candidacy seriously.

“To me, you were badgered,” said host Steve Malzberg to Carson on Monday, in regard to the line of questions. “Why does it seem that they do this to you?”

“Because they don’t want people to take me seriously,” he replied. “And they’re very afraid of my message getting out there, because it flies directly in the face of the secular progressive movement.”

“I am a huge threat to them,” Carson continued. “Therefore, if they can find the chink in the armor and they can concentrate on that, they can get you off the things that are so important for this country.”

When asked by Malzberg to clarify whether he was talking about the “liberal media” in general, or CNN in particular, Carson responded: “The liberal media in general, but certainly the people you just mentioned are problematic.”

Watch clip, courtesy of Newsmax.

[h/t Mediaite]