At Debate, Ben Carson Shuts Down Media Narrative About His Biography

Presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal at the Milwaukee Theatre November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The fourth Republican debate is held in two parts, one main debate for the top eight candidates, and another for four other …
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The debate is about the economy, but Fox Business debate moderator Neil Cavuto gave Dr. Ben Carson a moment to respond to recent media scrutiny about the accuracy of his biography.

“First of all, thank you for not asking me what I said in the 10th grade. I appreciate that,” Carson said with a chuckle, as a the crowd laughed.

Carson went on to explain that he didn’t mind being vetted, but he wanted it to be fair.

“I have no problem with being vetted,” he said. “What I do have a problem with is being lied about and then, putting that out there as truth.”

He pointed out the media double standard on Hillary Clinton, reminding the audience that the media ignored the fact that Hillary privately called the attack in Benghazi a terrorist attack while publicly stating that it was the result of a video on YouTube.

“Where I came from, they call that a lie,” he said.

Carson explained that he referred to a scholarship at West Point because that’s the way it was presented to him by recruiters. The media, he argued, was merely “misinterpreting” his recollection.

“People who know me know that I’m an honest person,” he said.