Conservatives Defend Ben Carson From Alleged ‘Coon of the Year’ Tweet

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:

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

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: