Dr. Ben Carson apologized Thursday for plagiarizing parts of his book America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great and said he's working with his editors to "rectify the situation."
BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski, one of the reporters who broke the plagiarism news, tweeted Carson's statement on Thursday:
On Wednesday, Carson's publisher Zondervan -- a Christian publisher owned by HarperCollins -- said it would review the allegations of plagiarism in Carson's book. Zondervan released another statement on Thursday, saying, "It has become apparent that further source citation is appropriate in Dr. Carson's America the Beautiful."
BuzzFeed reported Tuesday that passages from Carson's book were taken from a number of sources, including SocialismSucks.Net. See BuzzFeed's report here.
Carson has shown interest in a 2016 presidential run. He released a documentary about himself called "A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America" the weekend after the midterm elections.
According to HuffPost Pollster, Carson is among the top of the pack of potential 2016 GOP primary candidates, trailing only 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:
SMH... I watched his movie a while back and it was impressive. Dude is about to ruin his legacy with this political mess.
8. "SocialismSucks.net??? Bwahahahaha" In response to Reply # 0
_______________________________________ You ain't the only one whose got problems. You ain't the only one who knows pain. Get up off your ass and just solve them. You still got a chance to try to change, try the shit again. Devin tha Dude
12. "he still smarter than everybody in this thread" In response to Reply # 0
ppl partied cause herman cain reminded us of our backwards grandfathers/uncles i'd bet my 401k half my family down south can't locate libya on a map,smh but i get the feeling carson might actually have some salient points whenever he gets the chance to debate i hope he's 2016s ron paul just to create more of a debate it's good he getting all the blunders out the way now so he don't get caught up the way cain did
13. "What does that have to do w/him being a shitty politician & a plagiarist..." In response to Reply # 12
>ppl partied cause herman cain reminded us of our backwards >grandfathers/uncles >i'd bet my 401k half my family down south can't locate libya >on a map,smh >but i get the feeling carson might actually have some salient >points whenever he gets the chance to debate >i hope he's 2016s ron paul just to create more of a debate >it's good he getting all the blunders out the way now so he >don't get caught up the way cain did >