Spencer Platt / Getty ImagesThousands of Donald Trump supporters storm the United States Capitol building following a “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
Critics of liberal media bias are often accused of whataboutism. We’re accused of diverting everyone’s attention from some conservative or Republican scandal or offense by changing the subject to the media’s performance.
After a pro-Trump crowd breached the Capitol, forcing lawmakers to flee, my friend and former colleague Dan Isett tweeted: “Yeah, the media covered for left-wing riots last year. So what? We aren’t children and we don’t use misbehavior by those we disagree with to excuse the misbehaviors of those we do. Personal responsibility is a hallmark of our philosophy.”
Amen. If we were raised right, our parents told us two wrongs don’t make a right.
This is not a time for calling out double standards.