Even Bill O’Reilly And Joe Scarborough Aren’t Buying Ben Carson’s Complaints About Liberal Media

After Carson got caught embellishing stories of his past and later ranted against the media, the conservative commentators slammed him for lying and blaming the press.
Ben Carson

Friday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for leading Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson. It started with his contentious interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota regarding the network’s investigative report over discrepancies in his autobiography. This was followed up by a Politico story that revealed that Carson had lied about receiving a “full scholarship” from West Point after meeting with General Westmoreland in 1969. The good doctor’s day ended with a loony press conference where he claimed President Obama never dealt with this level of media scrutiny, apparently forgetting about the whole ‘not born in this country’ nonsense.

While the retired neurosurgeon found many sympathetic allies in the Conservative Entertainment Complex, specifically Ben Shapiro and the right-wing rags Breitbart and Daily Caller, others were not too keen to jump on board Carson’s Blame The Media Express. After Shapiro and others tried to use semantics to defend Carson’s lie and whine about the evil press, Joe Scarborough took to Twitter to say that Politico’s story is not an instance of media bias.



Meanwhile, on Friday’s broadcast of The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly used his ‘Talking Points Memo’ segment to criticize Carson for both his recent “dumb statements” and his contention that it is all the media’s fault. While O’Reilly obviously supported Carson’s claims that the media is biased towards conservatives, he also pointed out that as a leading Presidential hopeful, Carson has to explain his past comments and actions. Especially if they are fabrications of just plain foolish.

Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Media Matters:


Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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  • KarenJ503
    8 November 2015 at 10:59 am

    You should read some stuff Tommy Christopher has dug up, in addition to the West Point controversy, how many times Carson has tried to kill someone (not as a neurosurgeon, though, I hope), the idiotic tale about a Psych class that never was and a test that never was taken, etc.


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