Reid doubles down on hearsay tax charges against Romney

This is indicative of the way politics is played today -- pedal to the metal, full tilt, guns blazing, and without remorse or apology. Harry Reid said last week that somebody who invested at Bain Capital told him that Romney hadn't paid any income taxes for 10 years. No evidence whatsoever, just a hearsay accusation from someone he doesn't name. Ordinarily, that's the kind of thing the media would come down on a politician for. But WaPo gleefully printed it, and it was dutifully picked up by the rest of the MSM. When given an opportunity to climb down from his ridiculous, unsubstantiated charge, Reid instead doubled down and stuck his foot in it even deeper. Examiner: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that the burden of proof is on Mitt Romney to prove that he hasn't evaded paying his taxes, despite the legal principle that a person accused of a crime is "innocent until proven guilty." Reid accused Romney of what amounts to tax fraud, but he doesn't think he to...(Read Full Post)