If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend that you read the Thomas Mann/Norman Ornstein piece that Anne-Laurie linked to yesterday. It’s as long as you would expect from something involving Thomas Mann, but it can be boiled down to this:
Our advice to the press: Don’t seek professional safety through the even-handed, unfiltered presentation of opposing views,” they wrote in the Post. “Which politician is telling the truth? Who is taking hostages, at what risks and to what ends?”
People with high-paying jobs will, as a rule, always seek professional safety. Period. Full stop.
Until today’s perverse system of incentives and rewards for elite pundits changes, it will continue to be BOTH SIDES DO IT 24/7 365.