It must be true because I read it in The New York Times.
You see, according to Mr. Nate Cohn of The New York Times, no political party should ever be held responsible for their actions -- no matter how monstrous or premeditated -- without also holding any opposition to that party's calculated malice equally responsible.
From today's New York Times:
Why Political Sectarianism Is a Growing Threat to American DemocracyThe country is increasingly split into camps that don’t just disagree on policy and politics — they see the other as alien, immoral, a threat. Such political sectarianism is now on the march.By Nate Cohn, April 19, 2021American democracy faces many challenges: New limits on voting rights. The corrosive effect of misinformation. The rise of domestic terrorism. Foreign interference in elections. Efforts to subvert the peaceful transition of power. And making matters worse on all of these issues is a fundamental truth: The two political parties see the other as an enemy...
That contention helps make sense of a lot of what’s been going on in American politics in recent years, including Donald J. Trump’s successful presidential bid, President Biden’s tortured effort to reconcile his inaugural call for “unity” with his partisan legislative agenda, and the plan by far-right House members to create a congressional group that would push some views associated with white supremacy. Most of all, it re-centers the threat to American democracy on the dangers of a hostile and divided citizenry...
I suppose I should thank Mr. Cohn for rounding up an confirming all of my worst opinions about American political media in a single op-ed.
My belief that, generally, the mainstream media is incapable of learning anything.
That as soon as Trump was dispatched to MAGA-a-Lago and the dead and wounded were carted away from the U.S. capitol, the Republican Insurrection would be memory holed faster than the Iraq War.
That mainstream media Both Siderism would come roaring back the minute the coast was clear.
And that until the rising tide of Republican fascism swamps the executive offices of The New York Times the Sulzberger family will continue to pay David Brooks-wannabes to trowel out toxic codswallop like this.