As the details of Ben Carson’s story about his attempting stabbing of a friend (or not a friend, depends on which of Carson’s books you’re reading) fall apart, Carson is doing what Republicans always do when they’re caught lying: He is blaming the media.
“For one thing, it happened 50 years ago — half a century ago,” Carson explained. “For another thing, when people record what I’ve said, they record it in different ways. When you’ve got something from 50 years ago that’s told by many different people, it’s sort of like the party game where you whisper to people sitting in a circle. When it gets to the original person, it’s very different.”
The problem for Carson is that the accounts of his story have varied depending upon which of the books he personally authored someone is reading.