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Ben Carson On End Of Days: We Could Be 'Getting Closer'

| by Jared Keever
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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says the end of the world could be approaching. 

“Do you think we are at the ‘end of days?’” asked Sharyl Attkisson, host of the Sinclair Television Group produced program, “Full Measure.”

“You could guess that we are getting closer to that,” Carson answered during an interview that aired on Oct. 11.

“You do have people who have a belief system that sees [these] apocalyptic phenomena occurring, and that they’re a part of it, who would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if they gained possession of them,” the retired neurosurgeon added. 

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“Is there a chance to change the course if it is something that's prophesied?” Attkisson asked. 

“I think we have a chance to certainly do everything that we can to ameliorate the situation,” he said. “I would always be shooting for peace. I wouldn’t just take a fatalistic view of things”

“Full Measure,” a Sunday morning talk show, is the first program produced by Sinclair Television Group, according to a recent story from The Associated Press.

Sinclair, which owns 162 local stations and reaches 38 percent of the country’s homes, launched the show last month with the former CBS News reporter as the host, and Donald Trump as Attkisson's first guest. 

Attkisson worked for more than two decades in the CBS Washington bureau, before leaving amid complaints that she was having trouble getting her stories aired, the AP reported. 

She told the AP that her goal with her new show is to “put on a compelling news program that brings to light stories and angles that other people are trying to cover up or censor or not have you see.”

“Now there will be people who don't like what I do,” she added. “There always have been.”

Sources: Full Measure, AP via The New York Times

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