Both Sidesism is a disease that has infected all too much of the beltway media, which is why I routinely call out the worst offenders on this blog. However, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin’s recent apology caught my attention:
“I think there was a lot of false equivalence in the 2016 campaign. That every time we said something, pointed out something about Donald Trump — whether it was his business interests, or grab ’em by the pussy, we felt like, ‘Oh, we gotta, like, talk about — we gotta say something bad about Hillary.’ And I think it led to a sense of false equivalence that was misleading, and I regret my role in doing that.”
We need more of this from other prominent talking heads. Of course, talk is cheap: will Toobin actually going through a genuine reform? Or will he relapse into Both Sidesism when the so-called “good” Republicans take control of the party again?? Stay tuned!
(Or, you know, don’t. Cable news is still awful, after all.)