Politico's Story On Ben Carson And West Point Under Scrutiny
Politico faced some pushback after publishing a story that claimed Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson lied about admission to West Point.By Christian Bryant | November 6, 2015
The outlet that claimed Ben Carson had admitted to fabricating a story about a scholarship has now changed its tune, following pushback from Carson’s camp and other outlets.
Politico initially reported the U.S. Military Academy at West Point had no record of Carson applying or being offered admission, even though Carson wrote he was offered a “full scholarship” in his popular book “Gifted Hands.” (Video via The U.S. Military Academy at West Point)
Carson’s camp hit back at the report, saying the Republican presidential candidate never claimed to have been admitted to West Point, never applied and added the campaign never “admitted to anything,” as Politico’s initial story suggested.