When he is not preening in the reflected prestige of the accomplishments of other, actual journalists --
Trust in press over last 50 years hit its highest point in midst/aftermath of Watergate. We are at our best when we hold power accountable— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) August 23, 2017
-- these days Mr. Dowd keeps busy doing what he always does: scolding Both Sides because nobody has any business criticizing anyone for anything until their own back yard is fucking pristine.
Oh sure, Nazis are bad --
Yes, we need to push back strongly when groups such as white supremacists and neo-Nazis advocate a hate-based ideology and members intimidate with violence or the threat of violence. Absolutely that must be clearly and unequivocally denounced, with no moral equivalence.-- but other than Nazis, it's Both Sides Do It all the way down:
OPINION: To stop extremist hate and violence, we have to look within ourselves
The problem today is that many people claim one tribe and point to the other tribes as the "really bad ones." ...
The real solution to this moral crisis is to step up in our own circles and clean our own houses before we point the finger across the street...
However, I have noticed that the "right" often says that the real problem in America is leftist radicals or radical Islamic terrorists. The "left" often points the finger at radicals on the right or extremist Christians as the underlying issue...
Until we move away from the "yes we have problems, but look how bad the other side is" mentality, we will never heal this country...
In fact, this time Mr. Dowd goes even further, promising that from now on he will lock his ideological deflectors on maximum and answer every question about everything with a fusillade of "Whatabouts":
So when somebody on the right tells me we need to focus on the left or on Islam, I am going to ask “What are you doing about right wing extremists?” And I will do the same to those on the left.Yes, Mr. Dowd really is ABC News' chief political analyst.
Yes, he actually gets paid an big pile of American money for this.
And yes, Mr. Dowd really, really dislikes it when anyone presumes to call him on his ridiculous claptrap.
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