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Carson Rips Media For Questioning His Biography

Ben Carson, defending himself against allegations that he fabricated parts of his biographical book, lashed out at the news media on Sunday, according to The Hill.

The Republican presidential contender, who has led some recent national polls of GOP primary voters, responded to an article headlined “Ben Carson’s Past Faces Deeper Questions” that the Wall Street Journal published Saturday. The newspaper accused the candidate of making up a story of having been victimized by a hoax while he was a student at Yale University.

Carson wrote on Facebook: “The reporter claimed that no evidence existed to back up my story. ... Well, here is the student newspaper account of the incident that occurred on January 14, 1970. Will an apology be coming? I doubt it.” In a post later in the day, he added: “Still waiting for an apology.”

The retired brain surgeon also criticized a story that Politico posted Friday, regarding Carson’s claim that he was offered a scholarship at West Point. The reporter pointed out that the military academy does not award scholarships. It charges no tuition to those who are selected to attend.

“I won’t hold my breath for an apology. Shame on them,” Carson wrote in another Facebook message. He told his followers that his campaign has received $3.5 million in contributions from 10,000 people since the scrutiny of his biography began last week. He tweeted: “Thank you, biased media.”

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