@TheSongsmith Harry Reid said some Bain investors told him about Romney not paying taxes for that amount of time....—
Dane Weekes (@MrDane1982) July 31, 2012
Yep, you read that right. That is what passes for “real journalist” reporting these days. Some guy totally told Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) a thing. And stuff.
Also, he said your mom wears combat boots and girls have cooties.
You know what's sad is that people will run with the ludicrous Harry Reid intvu. for DAYS. Reid invoking Geo. Romney to criticize: Disgrace.—
Adam J. Tragone (@AdamTragone) July 31, 2012
harry reid claiming that romney's "father must be so embarrassed" is the ugliest part of that interview.—
David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) July 31, 2012
Yep. He invoked Romney’s father and said he’d be “embarrassed about his son.” Senator Reid is, evidently, the world’s oldest junior high-schooler. The media, however, report it as gospel. “Exclusive” gospel, even.
Saying he had “no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy,” Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.
“Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years,” Reid recounted the person as saying.
“He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” said Reid. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?
Oh, well. A person. He’s not certain, but how can we know? He’s “not certain,” but that doesn’t stop him from claiming that an investor is certain of Romney’s personal business?
How would "a person who had invested with Bain Capital" know about Romney's personal tax returns anyway?—
Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 31, 2012
Hey, you know who else said something similar lately? The Obama campaign and its surrogates, who said “it’s impossible to know for sure” whether or not Romney is a criminal.
Nice, Harry. Good little parrot-boy! New hotness: Just throw anything out there and add in ‘well, can’t be certain” or “impossible to know for sure.” They are just asking questions! Harry Reid, the new Truther. Can fire melt steel? “How do I know that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” says Truther Reid.
And the lapdog media will lap it up and “report” it as fact.
Citizens are rightly disgusted by the senator and they decided to turn their disgust into excellent mockery. Hashtags enter the mockage-zone as well: #HarryReidFacts and #ReidRumors.
You guys! Harry Reid only pulls wild rumors out of his ass on Tuesdays! Whew.—
Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) July 31, 2012
Harry Reid: I heard that from a Bain investor that Romney was really born in Mexico. Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain—
Right Scoop (@trscoop) July 31, 2012
Harry Reid heard a guy say a thing.—
(@daveweigel) July 31, 2012
"Hey, Harry Reid, I hear Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years." – Bob Dylan—
(@daveweigel) July 31, 2012
Update: The giggle-snorts continue.
Paging HuffPo: There is an “exclusive” here! Do we know it’s true? No, but we can’t be certain!
Hour two of the crisis!
Paging DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz! The crisis continues and the Reid camp remains conspicuously silent. What are you hiding, Harry? When will the DNC address this?