Did Ben Carson admit to fabricating a story about his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point nearly 50 years ago?
The website Politico thought it caught the retired neurosurgeon red-handed, but others think the Arlington, Va., based publication rushed to judgment.
Kyle Cheney of Politico wrote that the Carson campaign "admitted that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point." Cheney fingered Carson's book Gifted Hands as evidence of the GOP front-runner's misdeeds.
But that story seemed to unravel soon after it came out, as other journalists began to point out that the book does not make any mention of Carson having applied to West Point, nor being accepted into the institution.