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Mason Carter Condemns the Frederick News-Post for Smear Article

Mason Carter, candidate for Frederick County Council District 5

FREDERICK, MD—On July 15, the liberal hack journalists at The Frederick News-Post attempted to smear me as a homophobe. Taking my words out of context, the reporter claims I called homosexuals “disgusting,” which could not be further from the truth. I helped campaign on the behalf of Heath Barnes, a gay Republican, who recently won his election to become Burgess of Woodsboro, and have much respect for him. During my interview, I called certain teachings within the family life sections disgusting, such as teaching middle schoolers how to preform anal sex, not homosexuality.  I understand that, as a councilman, I would have no control over the curriculum, but rather I can try to hold the Board of Education accountable for these teachings.

Along with their attempt to slander me, the Frederick News-Post left out important details from my interview. The reporter failed to mention prior political experience in an effort to discredit myself and our movement. I campaigned on the behalf of Neil Parrott in 2020 during his bid for U.S. Congress against David Trone, and even, briefly, helped manage a race in the City of Frederick. Instead of focusing on my priorities as a councilman, which includes lowering the property tax, cutting wasteful spending, and backing the blue, the reporter focused solely on my age and a single opinion that I have no control over.

The misrepresentation of myself by the Frederick News-Post is neither fair nor acceptable. The media in Frederick County understands that they cannot control me, as I am not a part of the establishment, so they feel as though they must take me out. I refuse to allow the mob to discourage our movement to Save Frederick County, we will continue this campaign and be stronger than ever before. We will not be silenced.

I urge those who wish to learn more about the incident to contact my campaign. All lines of communication can be found at my campaign website, Carterforcouncil.com.

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Mason Carter was born and raised in Walkersville, living in Frederick County his whole life. He grew up playing multiple sports through Glade Valley Athletic Association and Frederick County Parks and Recreation. Mason became politically inspired and motivated in 2015 by President Donald Trump, and then again in 2018 by Frederick County Councilman Kirby Delauter.

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