Ben Carson Fabricated Violent Juvenile Past, CNN Investigation Suggests

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  1. Zaac

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    Who says that someone was "unremarkable" in high school?Laugh Just weird.

    Is this where Carson's campaign does a Herman Cain? Why on earth, if he did, make up that you stabbed someone? Also just weird if he made it up. But I told someone a few months back that Carson reminds me of a sociopath. Interested to see how this turns out. CNN seems to be holding something back.
     
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    Does not seem much like news...

    The world is filled with unremarkable people.

    I think that you and CNN are grasping.
     
  3. Zaac

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    Well, at least he fessed up to this one. There's still something off about him.
     
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    Article claims that Carson said he was "offered a full scholarship at West Point" and then derides him for lying about admission to "the West Point".

    Obviously Carson did not apply to West Point and he did not go to West Point. Therefore, he was never admitted to West Point. So what's the lie?
     
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    If he lied, there is no news story. That's politics.
     
  7. Zaac

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    He's just established a pattern of stretching the truth. But this is politics. You can't reject what wasn't offered. Westmoreland may have been a lock to get him in by helping him secure the right nomination. But he was not in a position to offer a scholarship to be rejected. This is just more of Carson embellishing the truth apparently like he did with the "stabbing" incident.

    There's a certain narrative that he and the press want to present about the background he came from and where he got to. It demands that he stretch a few things and he obviously has.

    It's like being in a helicopter in the line of fire when your helicopter was nowhere near any firing.Cool
     
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    I read the politico article. I wasn't impressed. Anyone digging can find someone in any of our histories to contradict what we say. Add to that, they went looking for evidence in places where none was ever claimed to be. Journalism run amuck (or should I just say, it's the new norm!)
     
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    Ben Carson is a problem for the Democrats and their super PAC the MSM because they have 3 accusations they throw at all Conservatives in some fashion. They are either dumb, evil, or biggotted. Well trying to throw any of those lables at Dr. Carson is just ludicrous. They can't say he is dumb, since he was a neurosurgeon and head of John Hopkins. They can't say he is biggotted because he is black. So that leaves them with trying to make the guy who separated conjoined twins is evil, and even there they are forced to make up stories because apparently for Dr. Carson lying means he is evil. Never mind that their women lies all the time and people have died and gone to prison because of her lies. The media over played their hand on this issue and I am glad that they are getting called out over it.
     
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    The mainstream media's lying is unacceptable period. Unless of course their lies support the narratives "our team" has fallen for.





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    He was never going to make it any ways, but this is probably why the MSM has stepped up going for Carson's throat:

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/04/carson-destroys-hillary-head-to-head-in-new-poll/

    They protect their own. I don't think Carson even really wanted to run in the first place, he was dragged into it after what he said at that prayer breakfast last year. But these "lies" are lame - the MSM is trying to act like Carson is a big exaggerator, with that personality? The West Point thing has been addressed, the knife fight incident dispute is just weird - why would he lie about that and so what if nobody remembers it, that doesn't follow that it never happened. Then the hiding of white kids in high school, in high school??? And Yale does offer Perception classes, the MSM is small and petty and really scrambling here.

    It may get him to drop out, since I think he was reluctant all the while, but he may dig in his heels and I hope he does. Carson used to be way more interested in promoting his books than running for office and he recently stopped campaigning to do just that. The media still wants John Ellis Bush for Hillary fodder.
     
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    It is sad what the media does to black people; look what they did to Herman Cain.

    More women accused Bill Clinton with harassment and HE got to be President. White privilege indeed.

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    Ben Carson getting you scared for your girl (Hilary) after all eh, Zaac?? [​IMG]
     
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    You've been taken in again. It's a non story.
     
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    Folks sure are talking a lot about his non-story.
     
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    Laughable for sure. This hit is coming from within the GOP. They've let him have his fun. Time to start reeling him back in .

    And as I said many times before, if you don't love Jesus and people and favor killing unborn babies or born adults, you can't have my vote.
     
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    Those waiting for the opportunity to be had are always standing in line.
     
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    Same can be said for those waiting to be got.
     
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    http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/06/politico-admits-fabricating-a-hit-piece-on-ben-carson/


    Politico Admits Fabricating A Hit Piece On Ben Carson

    Politico's editorial staff on Friday conceded that entire basis of attack on Carson was invented out of whole cloth.

    NOVEMBER 6, 2015 By Mollie Hemingway
    Politico‘s Kyle Cheney admitted that he fabricated a negative story about Ben Carson. At least, according to his own standards, he admitted the grievous journalistic sin.

    In a story published early on Friday, Politico’s Kyle Cheney authored a piece headlined “Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship” with a subhed “Carson’s campaign on Friday conceded that a central point in his inspirational personal story did not occur as he previously described.”

    There were at least five major problems with the story:

    The headline was completely false
    The subhed was also completely false
    The opening paragraph was false false false
    The substance of the piece was missing key exonerating information
    The article demonstrated confusion about service academy admissions and benefits
    But other than that, A+++ work, Kyle Cheney and Politico.
     
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    Zaac - you don't want us to vote for Carson. I get that. I understand that. If we shouldn't vote for him, if we shouldn't vote for Trump, if we shouldn't vote for Hillary or Bernie - who should we vote for?
     

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