Members of Obama Administration are Related to People in the Mainstream Media-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that alleges that some members of the Obama Administration are related to high ranking members of the mainstream media. Some versions of this eRumor are two graphics showing the relationships of Tom Nides, Ben Rhodes, Elizabeth Sherwood and Jay Carney.
According to a May 11, 2013 article by News Busters, “CBS News President David Rhodes and ABC News President Ben Sherwood, both of them have siblings that not only work at the White House, that not only work for President Obama, but they work at the National Security Council (NSC) on foreign policy issues directly related to Benghazi.”
The article also said that ABC president Ben Sherwood and Special Assistant to Barack Obama, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall are brother and sister.
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Tom Nides, who turned in his resignation in February 2013 is married to CNN executive Virginia Moseley, according to a November 18, 2012 article by MSNBC.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is married to ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, according to her official biography on the ABC News website.