Your friendly Pharmer certainly likes the way that Ben Carson stands his ground, and does not back away from his views when assaulted by the media. Such stalwart behavior has scared the lamestreamers to death, and so they perpetrated a racist attack against Carson last week, led by the White House press outlet called Politico. All of them falsely put forth a story that Carson claimed to have received a full scholarship to West point. This carried with it the implication that he claimed to have applied, accepted and perhaps even attended, depending on how the words are interpreted. Carson’s biography does not state any such thing. It does say that Carson had distinguished himself in a High School branch of the ROTC, and had attended a dinner function with Gen. Westmoreland who talked up West Point, and that officials of said institution indicated that that Carson could be admitted tuition free. (Most H.S. kids interpret tuition-free, college education as a ‘scholarship’.) Carson does not claim to ever have applied to nor attended West Point.
Not many conservatives recognize that Fox news can’t be used as a reliable news source any more than the rest of the lame streamers. They’re pretty much a mouthpiece for the republican establishment. There are certain stories that are not permitted to be covered by Fox News, although their opinion shows have had more free rein. Local reporters might express interest, but their editors will snap them right back, and kill the story. This has gone on since the network was new. Increasingly we also see laziness on the part of the reporters, perhaps because of disillusionment.
Fox Business news decided to carry the ball for Politico as well as the rest of the useless media, and is now stuck with the results of its laziness and ingenuousness. Politico has had to walk back its completely dishonest libel, smearing every news venue that repeated the story.
Non-news Extra: Buzzfeed has tripped up the increasingly disappointing Wall Street Journal, as the latter attempted to take apart another story in Ben Carson’s biography. WSJ cast doubt upon Carson’s tale about falling for a hoaxed psychology exam which was offered after the first one was said to have been destroyed. Subsequently, a classmate at Yale popped up and admitted to Buzzfeed his complicity in that prank. Oops. One can forgive a blogger (who has another job or two) for not hitting the streets to investigate every story. But the journalists who are paid to report the news need to leave their chairs every so often and do some research.
Our useless media have been attempting colonoscopies on the non-establishment candidates, but demonstrably do not know where to go with the hose.