Ben Carson Already Won the Republican Nomination, According to New York Times

Paper of record follows five-correction debacle on Melania Trump story by misidentifying former neurosurgeon in another

Last Updated: October 23, 2015 @ 3:02 PM

A New York Times editorial piece has declared Dr. Ben Carson as the Republican nominee over three months before first vote for the Republican nominee even occurs in Iowa.

The Times’ Martin Patriquin wrote an op-ed published Oct. 16 about how former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s re-election campaign — which did not succeed — had invoked some of the anti-Muslim sentiment Carson has been attacked for in America.

The problem: The piece referred to Carson as the the Republican nominee, instead of a candidate.

“An Op-Ed article on Friday incorrectly described Ben Carson’s status in the Republican contest for president. He is a candidate, not the nominee,” the Times’ Friday corrections said.

The mistake came on the heels of an Oct. 1 piece on Melania Trump, which contained a whopping five corrections. And in March, the paper had to issue a significant correction on a piece about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, correcting its inaccurate reporting that said the FBI was opening a criminal investigation into the matter.

Carson toppled Donald Trump in a new Quinnipiac Iowa poll on Thursday, drawing 28 percent of the vote compared to Trump’s 20 percent.

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