Carson defends West Point story, calls news media 'unfair'

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks in Lakewood, Colo. Carson’s campaign says the Republican White House hopeful was not offered a formal scholarship to the United States Military Academy at West Point as he wrote in his autobiography. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Criticizing the news media as unfair, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is defending his past descriptions of receiving a scholarship offer for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point even though it does not offer scholarships and he never applied for admission.

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