Beam In Your Own Eye

Man, the hits just keep coming today.

A big item in the wingnutosphere today, started by Drudge, is that the Obama campaign (and specifically, Stephanie Cutter) are USING COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA MACHINE in tweeted references to a Xinhua News Agency column calling out Mitt Romney for China-bashing after making significant wealth doing business with that country.

Um, shouldn’t these folks inquire a bit into the accuracy of Xinhua’s claims (particularly since there is clear evidence Bain Capital did in fact do business in China while Romney was in charge) before leaping on anyone quoting them? Seems that anyone defending a job-creatin’ entrepreneur who did business with the godless Chi-coms might have a little beam-mote issue with blasting someone who just quoted them.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.