CNN's Alisyn Camerota Shuts Down Ben Carson's Complaints As “An Attack On Journalism”

Camerota: “Let's Just Call It What It Is. It's An Attack On Journalism. Journalists Ask Questions. That's The Process”

From the November 9 edition of CNN's New Day:

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ALISYN CAMEROTA: What about that Jackie? Is [Carson] being vetted more than other people?

JACKIE KUCINICH: No. That's crazy. That's ludicrous. He doesn't have a legislative record. He has a book that he has based his entire -- it's his autobiography, how he tells his story. So, why wouldn't the media, why wouldn't any of us want to fact check that? Because it is the central part of his candidacy. It's why people trust him. So that deserves to be looked into. And the idea that going back into someone's past is off limits, I mean, how many times have we gone into the Clinton's past, into -- we were looking at when Joe Biden was talking about running, into what he did with the crime bill. This is part of the process. George Bush -- I'm sorry, Jeb Bush's governorship, this is all fair game. This is part of the process. Welcome to the big leagues.


CAMEROTA: Let's be honest. It makes it somehow easier to say that he attacks the media and that the media is bad. It's an attack on journalism. Let's just call it what it is. It's an attack on journalism. Journalists ask questions. That's the process. And if you don't like journalism, we should talk about that with presidential candidates.


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