Media Attacks Ben Carson Over Stabbing Story: Here’s How He Responds

Media Attacks Ben Carson Over Stabbing Story: Here’s How He Responds

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With media outlets attacking Dr. Ben Carson over allegedly changing his story about nearly stabbing someone as a teen-then discovering religion-Carson is hitting back, blasting the poor coverage of the 50 year old incident.

The attacks come as Carson’s stock continues to rise in the 2016 GOP Presidential primary… 

According to The Hill:

“Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Friday tried to offer an explanation for why the details in a story about his involvement in an attempted stabbing have changed over time.

“For one thing, it happened 50 years ago — half a century ago,” Carson told the Washington Post. “For another thing, when people record what I’ve said, they record it in different ways. When you’ve got something from 50 years ago that’s told by many different people, it’s sort of like the party game where you whisper to people sitting in a circle. When it gets to the original person, it’s very different.”

The story in question involves Carson allegedly trying to stab someone else in rage, but hitting his belt buckle and breaking his knife. He has said that incident helped lead to his discovery of religion.

A Tuesday report by The Daily Beast revealed that certain details differ in the many different retellings of the story. In some, he stabs a friend; in others, a random person. He has sometimes said he ran away after the attempted stabbing, while on different occasions said that the other boy ran from him. The description of the knife has also changed.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I think it would be a good idea to start a background check on the people in the media! No, they aren’t running for President, but they’re trying to choose one for us. They can’t all be perfect! I love Ben’s honesty and integrity. That’s refreshing. I like the fire in the gut of Cruz and Trump. Carly! We have a great group of stand-up guys running. The country is in a mess. When we feed and house everyone in the world besides our needy, there’s something wrong.

  2. If we’re going to make this into more,maybe we need to take a step or two back,and reinvestigate all those in died in the wake of the whitewater scandal…hey,Clintons?

  3. So, I’m assuming the same scrutiny is going to be applied equally on the Democrat side? Of course, this is a rhetorical statement since far worse things have been committed by the Kennedy family and the Clinton family – alluding to abandoning Mary Jo in a crashed car in the water off Chappaquiddick Island (not saying anything for 9 hours), infidelity via both families, massive fraud, sketchy business deals, the death of Diplomats, selling the Russians Uranium mining companies, and the list goes on. Yet, these damning details are all “off limits” as the result of their culprits’ affiliation and networks. We’re supposed to take this article seriously and overlook the aforementioned litany of scandals via Democrats? The hypocrisy is staggering. How does the media make money? We should all truly boycott these people. Only ratings will ever change these people.

    • I agree with you. It is really funny how quickly people forget the good a person does in life. Carson seems like a good man. I have never been very interested in the name calling and rhetoric that surrounds potential politicians when they are running for office because you can ALWAYS FIND A SKELETON OR TWO IN most peoples closet. I look at their platform and what they stand for today. As far as the media is concerned they are all a bunch of ass$#@!^. That is why I watch Fox News they come the closest to showing both sides and opinions. I am not saying they are perfect, I was so disappointed in Megan K. for the line of questioning she aimed at only one Candidate “Trump”. I had the utmost respect for her until that display.

  4. I agree with Dr. Carson, the media is to blame on the various differences in the story. Really what difference does it make? Dr. Carson used that story as an example of how a person can change. The media just needs to drop it because all of the various details do not matter. The story itself has nothing to do with this presidential election.

  5. I read that Carson himself wrote a different outcome of the attempted murder fiasco in 2 books he wrote. I don’t know if he wrote 2 books or not. ?? He did say that he never got counseling. I think he is on some kind of drug, because he talks slow and can’t keep his eyes open.

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