One of the results of the government shutdown is some people on the web are pointing out that it is not the case that “both sides are to blame”, that it is in fact the case that one side is more to blame than the other.
I retweeted a few articles that I think at least mentioned the “both sides” fallacy:
- Lloyd Blankfein Thanks You for Being Unemployed http://t.co/yp0t7vKp5m from @firedoglake – Nice to see someone calling out “both sides” BS 13:56:58, 2013-09-29
- Why It’s Not Just ‘Washington Breakdown,’ w/ 3 Graphs (& 1 Story); @JamesFallows; The Atlantic http://t.co/v3cPiRppiR “Both sides” is BS 00:44:26, 2013-09-30
- Your False-Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead – James Fallows – The Atlantic http://t.co/262lIjtqhV 00:42:31, 2013-09-30
- Et Tu, FT? – James Fallows – The Atlantic http://t.co/UL1REbvz6B – Calling out “both sides” BS 00:42:20, 2013-09-30
Here is an article from the Washington Post pointing out that while there are fringe theories on the left, they were never spouted by any Senators or House committee chairs or any high-ranking Democrats, and there were not unending investigations into non-existent “scandals”.
Politicus has an article pointing out that the media is not as liberal as people think. It only got critical of GW Bush towards the end of his presidency. I guess spending billions on a war based on lies is okay with some people at least some of the time.
Dante Atkins at Daily Kos looked at the “both sides” BS when Olympia Snowe decided not to run for re-election in the Senate.
Business Insider had an article in April pointing out that some Repubs not only think the GOP is not waging a war on women, but think that Obama is waging a war on religion. Granted, a lot of conservatives seem to think they are being oppressed when they are not kicking someone around.
Maybe I should get a sticker that says I am a Proud Oppressor Of Conservatives.