One Republican Presidential Candidate has the courage and strength of character to challenge media bias and confront a political assassination attempt by the liberal press. Conservative Republican mouthpiece Rush Limbaugh called the media’s intense focus on the candidate’s past a “political assassination attempt” and an “electronic lynching,” and that’s exactly what it is.
“There is a desperation on behalf of some to try and find a way to tarnish me because they have been looking through everything. They have been talking to everybody I’ve ever known, everybody I’ve ever seen. There’s gotta be a scandal. There’s gotta be some nurse he’s having an affair with. There’s gotta be something!’” Carson said at a press conference Friday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
“I do not remember this level for scrutiny for one President Barack Obama when he was running. In fact, I remember just the opposite. …What you’re not going to find with me, is somebody who is going to sit back and let you be completely unfair without letting the American people know what’s going on. The American people are waking up to your games,” continued Carson.
“My prediction is that all of you guys trying to pile on is actually going to help me, because, when I go out to these book signings and I see these thousands of people, they say, ‘Don’t let the media get you down. Don’t let them disturb you. Please continue to fight for us.’ They understand that this is a witch hunt,” Carson said at his press conference.”
The Political Assassination Attempt
Mainstream Media outlets went into a frenzy on Friday over a Politico
story claiming Carson lied about a West Point offer he was extended by Gen. William Westmoreland in 1969. The website accused Carson of admitting to a “fabrication” in his 1990 book “Gifted Hands,” and the story was changed after push-back from the campaign and other newspapers. By Friday afternoon, the Politico report had become the subject of dispute. The Politico story was called “a gross misrepresentation.”
Carson’s camp says he never had to “concede” any so-called fabrications to Politico because he always said he applied to one school: Yale.
“I knew medicine is what I wanted to do. So I applied to only one school (it was all the money I had). I applied to Yale and thank God they accepted me,” the candidate wrote Aug. 13 on his Facebook page.
Conservative political commentator Armstrong Williams defended the candidate in an interview with the Washington Post, arguing that Politico is guilty of “shoddy journalism.”
Williams notes that Carson never claimed to have applied to West Point. In fact, Carson has said a number of times, in “Gifted Hands” and elsewhere, that he only had $10 to spend on college applications, forcing him to narrow his options to Yale.
Carson has openly discussed his West Point scholarship offer on the campaign trail.
“I was the highest student ROTC member in Detroit and was thrilled to get an offer from West Point,” says Carson. “But I knew medicine is what I wanted to do. So I applied to only one school. (It was all the money I had.) I applied to Yale and thank God they accepted me. I often wonder what might have happened had they said no.”
Ask the big question with Dr. Ben Carson, “The words ‘a scholarship was offered’ were a big deal, but the president of the United States’ academic records being sealed is not?”
Politico’s shoddy journalism gives it a bad name. The mainstream media totally sucks at unbiased reporting.