Yesterday, after the Carson “Scholarship” story broke, it looked like the Erik Eriksons of the conservative media were going to rely on Jesuitical parsing of Carson’s lies to demonize Politico and defend the guy. After all, someone, somewhere probably told Carson he’d make a good West Point candidate, so that’s just like getting a scholarship to a school that doesn’t offer scholarships, amirite?
Now the Wall Street Journal has a story that lists a few more of Carson’s confabulations (If you can’t read that link, Kevin Drum has a devastating list, including a couple the WSJ missed, here).
My personal physician no longer lets me read Red State or watch Fox, so I haven’t checked them today. But I have to believe this the end of the line for Carson, even for those clowns. Or is the Wall Street Journal now “liberal media”?
After Ben Carson suggested in a Facebook post that the signers of the declaration of independence has never, like himself, served in elected office, the Wall Street Journal quickly pointed out this was false.
“Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and many other signers had been elected members of their colonial assemblies, prior to signing the Declaration.”
Carson amended his statement saying they has no “federal” elected experience.