Because if he does not robotically ballyhoo the Both Side Do It, Beltway party line every single fucking time he opens his cake hole --
MARK SHIELDS: No, I understand that, but let’s be blunt about it, not to be partisan, but we have an opposition party...-- Pinch Sulzberger will detonate the tiny bomb he implanted in Mr. Brooks' skull as a condition of employment.
DAVID BROOKS: Well, there’s the Republican partisan attack. So, we — they’re both playing this game...
Both Siderism is uniformly everywhere. It's like the Beltway's own Iridium Layer.
It's continued existence is why it is impossible to have a reasonable debate about anything ever.
It's constant maintenance is our media elite's prime directive.