A picture of Sen. Harry Reid and Review-Journal ad exec Bob Brown was peddled by Democratic operatives to friendly newspapers and websites this morning (see below). The pitch? Because Bob is smiling it proves — proves! — that when Harry told Bob he hopes the Review-Journal goes out of business it was only a joke.
Sun Columnist Jon Ralston, the friendliest of the friendly in the Reid tank, dutifully ran the picture on his blog today.
Only one problem: Reid made the comment AFTER the picture was taken. Link here for the real story.
Link here for more on Jon Ralston.
Sen. Harry Reid, left, and Review-Journal ad exec Bob Brown, right, at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 26.