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Carson on the defensive over claims of past violence, pyramids
Politico ^ | 11/5/15 | NICK GASS

Posted on 11/05/2015 5:01:55 PM PST by jimbo123

Ben Carson was put on the defensive on Thursday, with reporters pressing him about a series of reports that have sprung up questioning the factual accuracy of his past statements.

As Carson has gained in the polls, so has media scrutiny of the 64-year-old retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, whose past and present statements have drawn no shortage of curiosity and interest.

On Thursday, during a stop on his book tour, Carson was pressed on everything from a report that questioned past claims of his physical violence toward others, an interview in which he appeared to struggle with the complexities of Cuban immigration policy in South Florida, and a rediscovered past speech in which he expressed his belief that the Great Pyramids of Giza were constructed by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain, not pharoahs' tombs.

A CNN reporter in particular tried to pry more details out of Carson after the network published a report titled "A tale of two Carsons" in which it could not corroborate the candidate's past claims in his books that he had acted violently in his childhood and adolescence toward his family and others - claims that are part of Carson's narrative of personal redemption.

Asked to be more specific about when the incidents occurred, Carson listed them in detail. "One of the ones where I threw a rock and broke someone's glasses, that occurred when I was maybe about 7 or 8, the stabbing, attempted stabbing incident occurred when I was 13 or 14, the - what's another incident? Give me another one," Carson asked a scrum of media on CNN in Miami during a book signing tour. "Trying to hit my mom in the head with a hammer? That was around the same time as the stabbing incident."

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"Trying to hit my mom in the head with a hammer? That was around the same time as the stabbing incident."

1 posted on 11/05/2015 5:01:55 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

He should announce that he “once shot a man just for snoring”...


2 posted on 11/05/2015 5:04:35 PM PST by WayneS (Yeah, it's probably sarcasm...)
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To: jimbo123
The stuff about a violent youth seems now to have been puffery to sell his book. The pyramid stuff is just wierd. And I hear his main man is not a "campaign manager" but a "business manager." What up widdat? Is he just in it for the money?
3 posted on 11/05/2015 5:05:20 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: jimbo123

I shouldn’t be remotely surprised, but I am, at how many people on the right are making excuses for this insanity.

If Trunp cam out and said Aliens make Pepsi cans by crocheting aluminium wire in zero gravity, or Cruz expressed belief that Northern Pike were descended from Hymalian Yeti, They would get crucified by each other and everyone else. But this buy, BECAUSE HE’S BLACK, gets kid glove treatment By people supposedly on THE RIGHT.


4 posted on 11/05/2015 5:10:28 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Existential Cage Theory - Embrace it)
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To: jimbo123
Whoever tells the pollster(s) they support Carson have to be even bigger lightweights. When is this bored MSM stuff going to stop? The book marketing is all anyone needs to know. Hard to believe anyone (e.g., Santorum) can make a career out of running for POTUS and have folks voluntarily fork over money.
5 posted on 11/05/2015 5:11:05 PM PST by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: jimbo123

If this stuff does not work and he is the nominee, Hillary’s backup plan is to warn people that all black presidents have been total failures and Carson will not be an exception.


6 posted on 11/05/2015 5:25:09 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: hinckley buzzard
".....puffery to sell his book."

If you are talking about his new book I don't thinks so as his story was told about his life in the book GIFTED HANDS the Ben Carson story. This book was published Date: 12/01/1996. He told about stabbing the boy way back then.

There is also a movie on YouTube called Gifted Hands of which I have watched and if you ask me I think he is a very talented and gifted person. Also his mother deserves praise for having raised her sons to become the gifted people they are.

7 posted on 11/05/2015 5:25:53 PM PST by Spunky
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To: jimbo123

The media is trying to Herman Cain Dr. Carson. This headline is only “believed” by the left. They want to turn a man who expresses a Christian faith into a liar with mental issues. However bad you think Dr. Carson is, he would be far better than Obama or Hillary or Bernie. He’s not my choice but don’t fall for this garbage. Look at what Obama believes and the lies he tells and he gets a pass and Dr. Carson is a moron - I don’t think so.


8 posted on 11/05/2015 5:26:27 PM PST by Lake Living
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Hey, da Brother is just tryin to peal to da Crips, Bloods and common Ni***r! Proves he can do crazy with the best of them, take that jebito.


9 posted on 11/05/2015 5:28:57 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Wait! Are you saying Northern Pike aren't descended from Himalayan Yeti?
10 posted on 11/05/2015 5:29:33 PM PST by WayneS (Yeah, it's probably sarcasm...)
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To: jimbo123

11 posted on 11/05/2015 5:30:54 PM PST by conservative98
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OK, that picture with that quote?

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IS FREAKING HILARIOUS! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!


12 posted on 11/05/2015 5:31:27 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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Thats a pretty stupid question. Did you think before posting?

NORTHERN Pike. Not Southern.

Good lord people, PAY ATTENTION. ;)


13 posted on 11/05/2015 5:32:46 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Existential Cage Theory - Embrace it)
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Ben C Hammer strikes again.


14 posted on 11/05/2015 5:32:58 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to repeal and replace the GOP)
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Good, now I guess the Marxist Media can find out why Hillary lied about the video for a month?

Pray America wakes


15 posted on 11/05/2015 5:35:47 PM PST by bray (If Obama had a son he would be a cop killer.)
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To: conservative98
I was just thinking. If the pyramids could be used to store grain, we could add some yeast, barley and water and then after a while tap it. I'm thinking Carson might get my vote after all.


16 posted on 11/05/2015 5:37:52 PM PST by SamAdams76 (It's time we sent a junkyard dog to Washington to run the low life out)
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To: jimbo123

I think we are going to find out that a lot of things about the good doctor are not exactly as they originally seemed.


17 posted on 11/05/2015 5:38:00 PM PST by usafa92 (Conservative in Jersey)
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To: Norm Lenhart

This is a non-issue. If this is all anyone can complain about that proves that there is nothing here to see. I am not a Carson supporter, but its not because of his opinion about the pyramids. He is not a loon because he thinks they could have had another purpose. Who cares? Are we so shallow in our thinking as a nation that we give credence to inconsequential statements made over 20yrs ago? Al Gore claims to have created the internet. Mrs. Clinton lies about getting off of a plane in another country ducking and running to avoid gunfire. We were told that if we like our insurance plan we can keep it. And on it goes. This is nothing. Nothing. Anyone making an issue of this is the loon not Dr. Carson.


18 posted on 11/05/2015 5:39:09 PM PST by AIL
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The Carson/SDA food pyramid.


19 posted on 11/05/2015 5:42:03 PM PST by Grampa Dave ("If you use FR and don't donate. That means that you are a Left Wing or Rino plant, to be ignored!)
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To: Mastador1

The good Dr. Carson does not speak like that. You are a vile bigot. All sorts of people got a lot of heart on message boards, but I bet you wouldn’t dare say that publicly. Maybe you are just jealous. Maybe you are just trolling.


20 posted on 11/05/2015 5:44:08 PM PST by AIL
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