I’m a bit surprised that so many even-the-liberals (who can use usually be counted on to agree that W is a good man or whatever) are turning forcefully against both sides do it.
Here’s E. J. Dionne, on a break from agreeing with his good friend David on the Snooze Hour, noticing that “the coverage of Trump and Clinton does suggest that a media exquisitely sensitive to conservative criticism now overcompensates against the other side.” Here’s Nick Kristof, on a break from chasing sex workers, observing that faux fairness is normalizing Trump.
The often excessively mild-mannered Kevin
Trump Drum puts it quite well:
I don’t think I can count the number of reporters who have investigated the Clinton Foundation or the number of pieces they’ve written. The net result has been (a) no actual serious misconduct uncovered, but (b) a steady drumbeat of stories implying that something improper was going on.
Now then: how many reporters have been investigating the Trump Foundation? I might be missing someone, but basically the answer is one: David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post. The net result has been (a) plenty of actual misconduct uncovered, but (b) very little in the way of public attention to it.
This is why so many people can somehow believe that Hillary Clinton is less trustworthy than Donald Trump. In truth, it’s not even close. Trump is probably the world champion in the sport of lying; he cares about nothing but enriching himself and getting even with his enemies; and his political positions change with the wind. He’s just about the least trustworthy person on the planet.