Mainstream media outlets pushed fake news this week when they portrayed a recent White House hire as President Donald Trump appointing a labradoodle breeder as the head of his coronavirus response task force.
Brian Harrison, a man tapped to help Department of Health and Human Services’s Secretary Alex Azar, did own a family business breeding labradoodles, but more importantly, he served in three administrations in high level positions at HHS, the Pentagon, and the White House.
“This is so silly. He went home and worked in a family business,” a former colleague of Harrison’s, Jack Kalavritinos, told the Dallas Morning News.
Reuters reported Azar tapped Harrison to assist with the day-to-day response to coronavirus and claimed Harrison had “minimal public health experience.” Their headline boldly declared, “Former Labradoodle breeder was tapped to lead U.S. pandemic task force.”