Damon Linker: “The noble and needful philosophical tradition of bothsidesism in journalism”

From a story on theweek.com by Damon Linker headlined “The noble and needful philosophical tradition of bothsidesism”:

Nothing will open a pundit to anger and abuse like pointing out that both sides in our politics have a point — or a specific blind spot. That’s especially true now, in our era of political polarization, and when one of our two major parties remains in thrall to a demagogue who provoked an insurrectionary riot against the national legislature to keep himself in power after losing a presidential election.

If ever there was a moment when drawing hard distinctions and rendering severe moral judgments would seem to be necessary, it’s now.