Conservatives Defend Ben Carson From Alleged 'Coon of the Year' Tweet

Conservatives think Professor Anthea Butler called Dr. Ben Carson "Coon of the Year," so naturally, they rallied to his defense online. Guess how that went.
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Conservatives think Professor Anthea Butler called Dr. Ben Carson "Coon of the Year," so naturally, they rallied to his defense online. Guess how that went.
@antheabutler if only there was a coon

The conservative media is in a lather because they think University of Pennsylvania Professor Anthea Butler called Dr. Ben Carson "Coon of the Year" (she actually didn't), which obviously makes her the racist. Last week, Butler responded to this (now-deleted) Goldie Taylor tweet:

goldie

The tweet linked to this article, about Ben Carson's remarks on NASCAR fans flying the Confederate flag. This was Prof. Butler's reply:

@antheabutler if only there was a coon

As Butler has pointed out on her now-locked Twitter account, Ben Carson is not named anywhere in her tweet, nor does her tweet recommend anyone for such an award. That didn't stop a slew of websites from saying she did, nor did it stop conservatives from rushing to Ben Carson's defense.Here's a little sample: