Once again, the mainstream and alt-right media resort to their tried and true Fake News tricks. This time Mother Eart and Newsone have resorted to fabricated and unproven claims. This time their target is Dr. Ben Carson, head of Housing and Urban Development for President Donald Trump. The charges are that the Doctor is using his family to help run HUD. Do you know what this is based on? It is astonishing, really.
As Written and Reported By Benny Johnson for the Daily Caller:
Ben Carson’s family is flatly denying that they work for their father at the Housing And Urban Development in a nepotistic or nefarious manner.
A series of left-wing websites began propagating a conspiracy theory that HUD Secretary Carson was engaging in nepotism by secretly hiring his family to work inside the department. The claim, made on at least two different websites, originated in a Mother Jones report entitled: “Remember That Time We Were Worried About Ben Carson Being HUD Secretary? We Were Right.”
The reporter uses purely anecdotal evidence of Ben Carson’s son and wife being seen inside the HUD building and traveling with their father on agency visits to their hometown of Baltimore to allege that there is some nefarious activities going on.
Then there was the mystery of why Carson’s family was taking such a visible role in the department. There was the omnipresent Mrs. Carson. Even more striking, however, had been the active role of the secretary’s second-oldest son. Ben Carson Jr., who goes by B.J. and co-founded an investment firm in Columbia, Maryland, that specializes in infrastructure, health care and workforce development, was showing up on email chains within the department and appearing often at headquarters. One day, he was seen…..
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