Skeptic, as I requested in the edit of your OP, in the future, please give links to articles you quote, so people can see the whole article if they are interested. Or maybe discover something like this:
But nine friends, classmates and neighbors who grew up with Carson told CNN they have no memory of the anger or violence the candidate has described.
My emphasis. Nine interviewees? Just NINE?! Some (most? all?) of whom may have known Carson only casually? My BS meter registered in the yellow on seeing this. And … were there other “friends, classmates and neighbors who grew up with Carson” who … confirmed Carson’s accounts, whose comments CNN decided to ignore/suppress? Consider some context:
Politico’s hit-piece in which Politico refuted claims Carson never made;
CNBC’s blatant attempt to trivialize R Presidential candidates in the recent “debate”;
The magical disappearance of Herman Cain’s accuser (in 2012);
The MSM’s near-total refusal to vet fact claims in BHO’s biography;
Where’s MSM fact-checking and vetting of The CHILL?
Where’s MSM fact-checking and vetting of Bernie?
I’d love to see Carson’s campaign respond to this near-certain hit-piece. At this point it looks to me like CNN published a slightly more skillful hit-piece than did Politico - comparing Politico’s first paragraph to the relevant portions of Gifted Hands sufficed to expose Politico’s significant falsehoods. CNN’s claims are less easily fact-checked and thus less easily refuted (unless there are records extant, in which case … CNN will move on to the next, possibly fabricated, hit on some R candidate.
I hope Cruz and Rubio are paying close attention. The hit-pieces targeting them are almost certainly “in the can” or in final stages of production.