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.

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.

The “exclusive” story?

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?

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.

And, win.

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?