Joe Conason: The "Missing Evidence' In Romney's Tax RecordsQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|Harry Reid has provoked outrage among liberals as well as conservatives, who seem to believe he has violated propriety by repeating gossip about Mitt Romney's taxes. The Senate leader says someone connected with Romney told him that the Republican candidate paid no income taxes for a period of ten years. Many of Reid's critics work for news outlets that rely on unnamed sources every day, of course, publishing assertions that range from the mundane to the outlandish. It is hard to see why an unnamed source quoted by a daily newspaper or a monthly magazine -- or hidden behind a screen in a TV studio -- is more credible than a person whispering in the ear of a United States Senator.|
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