Nov 10, 2015

BRUTAL Cartoon Instantly Exposes Media Double Standard

By on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

National Review reports on the incompetence of the mainstream media and their attempted hits on Ben Carson last week:
Sometimes, the best response to media bias is to simply point and laugh. And if the last five days weren’t dedicated to an effort to destroy the reputation of a good man, I’d be laughing hysterically at what passes for “investigative journalism” when Ben Carson is the target.

Let’s quickly review. Last week CNN “raised questions” about Carson’s claims of childhood rage episodes by interviewing people who didn’t know Carson at the time of the alleged incidents, weren’t put forth as witnesses, and didn’t contradict his story. In fact, despite their distance from Carson and from the decades of time past, one of these individuals even corroborated Carson’s account — claiming he or she heard “rumors” of a now-famous stabbing incident.
On Friday, Politico destroyed its credibility by boldly declaring that Carson “fabricated” a claim that he’d never made — that he’d applied to and been accepted for admission at West Point.
Then, this weekend, the Wall Street Journal got into the act, this time “raising questions” abut a number of incidents from Carson’s biography. First, questioning Carson’s claims about sheltering white students from a riot in a biology lab, it interviewed a physics teacher and students who didn’t claim to be in the biology lab. (They all corroborated the existence of the riot.) Next up: The Journal questions Carson’s English grades by questioning his history professor?
The Journal then attacked Carson’s story of a hoax psychology exam (given as a test of honesty for the students), claiming that there was no record of the class and that the Yale Daily News never ran his picture. (Carson said that a photographer for the paper took his picture, not that it published the photograph.) Carson responded by producing a Yale Daily News article describing a hoax-exam incident very much like the one Carson described in his book.

So, for those keeping score, days of media hits on decades-old incidents revealed, at most, utterly trivial contradictions (a dinner Carson thought happened in May really occurred in a different month; a psychology-class incident may have occurred his freshman year, not his junior year) while backing up the core assertions. Yes, there was a hoax exam. Yes, a person from Detroit heard of the Carson stabbing incident. Yes, there was a riot at his school. In the meantime, all this digging has not yielded a single person to contradict the primary elements of his stories. Not one.
This isn’t investigative journalism. It’s a clown show.


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