Oh, come on. The latest entry in the media’s increasingly strained “both sides do it” genre comes from the Washington Post, which apparently required three reporters to come up with this:
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump each launched fresh attacks against the other on Monday, signaling that harshly negative closing arguments may dominate the final two weeks of the campaign.
Clinton’s campaign tried to build on its case that Trump doesn’t respect women, while Trump again questioned the integrity of the election process — this time asserting that polls showing Clinton ahead across the country are “phony” and “rigged.”
Translation: Elizabeth Warren, appearing at a Clinton rally, quoted Donald Trump himself on the subject of sexual assault and said “Nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart, and nasty women vote.” Meanwhile, Trump himself continued to encourage his supporters to see the election and an ensuing Clinton presidency as stolen and illegitimate.
Turning your opponent’s words back on him vs. attempting to undermine democracy. Potayto, potahto. It’s all “harshly negative closing arguments,” according to the traditional media.
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