On Saturday's Good Morning America on ABC, co-host Bianna Golodryga seemed to admire Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for making an unsubstantiated charge that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes in 10 years, as she ended a short discussion of the smear by gushing: "Harry Reid, always one to speak his mind," inspiring a chuckle from correspondent David Kerley.
The night before, on ABC's World News, correspondent Jonathan Karl had used more negative language to describe Reid's accusations, calling them "outrageous and apparently unfounded."
Golodryga's apparent admiration for the Democratic leader came after correspondent Kerley observed that "Democrats love this: Mitt Romney talking about his taxes instead of talking more about the jobs report and the economy."
Below is a transcript of the relevant exchange from the Saturday, August 4, Good Morning America on ABC:
BIANNA GOLODRYGA: And, David, if things weren't heated enough, comments made earlier in the week from Senator Harry Reid saying that somebody from Bain Capital told him that Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years are still making waves.
DAVID KERLEY: Big waves. In fact, Romney basically has had enough of that, and yesterday, as he was talking about the jobs report, he called out Harry Reid and said, "Listen, put up or shut up. Who's your source? Let me know."
Nothing from Harry Reid, but I got to tell you, Bianna, Democrats love this: Mitt Romney talking about his taxes instead of talking more about the jobs report and the economy.
GOLODRYGA: Harry Reid, always one to speak his mind. All right, David, thank you.
-- Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center