Harry Reid, rumor monger, with an assist from the Washington Post

Thomas Lifson
The desperation to defeat Mitt Romney has induced Democrats to demean themselves with tactics no respectable adult would embrace. In order to keep alive unsubstantiated allegations about Mitt Romney's taxes, Harry Reid, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post are spreading unsourced rumors that Mitt paid no taxes for 10 years. Violating basic principles of journalistic integrity, the WaPo's Ed O'Keefe repeated rumors being spread by Harry Reid via the Huffington Post: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) claimed Tuesday in an interview that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney refuses to release additional tax returns because he didn't pay taxes for 10 years. The interview, published Tuesday by The Huffington Post, includes several swipes by the Senate leader at the GOP candidate. "His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son," Reid said in reference to George Romney's decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for...(Read Full Post)

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