While false insinuations of racism are a dime a dozen for today’s mainstream media, this one by New York Times’ Nick Kristof is particularly odious. He seems to be dredging up a meme from July, when people were slamming Romney for calmly stating that GDP per capita in Israel is  much higher than in the Palestinian Territories. Of course, Romney was being 100% factually accurate in his assertion, and he’s never uttered a disparaging word about Arab or Palestinian culture, but why let pesky facts get in the way of a good narrative? Besides, GDP numbers are totally racist, right?

We’re sure Mr. Kristof will insist this is just a joke and that we shouldn’t take him too seriously. However, as a journalist, he should know better than to put words in the mouths of public figures. Of course, he’s too busy patting himself on the back for being “mean” to care about things like ethics.

If you think Kristof is bad, check out how his ever-classy followers are eating this stuff up.

Luckily, at least one of  his followers seems to have a soul.

Kristof may think it’s funny to traffic in myth, slurs, and slanders — but the rest of us aren’t laughing.

Update: Kristof retweeted this: