This morning, President Obama's deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, tweeted:
China's Xinhua is the state's Communist propaganda outlet.
"Xinhua is subordinate to the State Council and reports to the Communist Party of China's Propaganda and Public Information Departments," according to Wikipedia.
UPDATE: Another Obama campaign official, Danny Kanner, the deputy director of rapid response, is now referring to the Communist propaganda machine:
UPDATE II: Turns out, the Democratic National Committee blasted out the report from the Communist propaganda machine this morning, too:
From:DNC Rapid Response [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 9:11 AM
To: DNC Rapid Response
Subject: Mitt's China Hypocrisy
Mitt Romney’s complete lack of credibility on the critical foreign policy issues facing our country has been staggering. It’s not just the American people who are starting to take notice. On China, Mitt Romney’s own business dealings leave him without a shred of credibility on key issues and make his tough talk look exactly like what it is: just talk. America just can’t afford Mitt Romney’s “Do as I Say, Not as I Do” approach to China.
Key Point:"It is rather ironic that a considerable portion of this China-battering politician's wealth was actually obtained by doing business with Chinese companies before he entered politics," Xinhua wrote.