Carson to O’Reilly on ‘frustrated’ media’s search for dirt: ‘They can’t find any’

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As the liberal mainstream media continues to “fact check” Dr. Ben Carson’s memoir, paragraph by paragraph, Carson is wondering what they’re so afraid of.

“If they weren’t afraid, they wouldn’t be doing that,” GOP frontrunner Carson told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, appearing on Monday’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“They’ve been everyplace,” he said.  “Every place that I’ve lived, that I’ve worked, that I’ve gone to school, trying to find dirt.  And they can’t find any.”

“They’re getting really frustrated,” Carson said.

The most recent media reversal was Buzzfeed‘s refuting of The Wall Street Journal’s allegation that Carson may have made up an incident from his college days at Yale in his book, “Gifted Hands.”  Carson related a story that he fell for a hoax and took a fake psychology test.

On Monday, Buzzfeed reported that they found a former staff member of the Yale Record who recalled the incident, after the Wall Street Journal reported last Friday that it could find no corroboration for the tale.

When O’Reilly asked Carson how he’s coping with all the accusations, Carson calmly explained that he could spend his entire campaign defending himself, “or, we could talk about the things that are threatening the future of our children.”

“That might just be a little bit more important,” he said.

Tuesday night, GOP candidates face off once again on Fox Business at 9 p.m. EST.

Watch Carson on “The O’Reilly Factor,” below.

Steve Berman


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