(Daily Wire) "Both sides are equally at fault” in contributing to criminal political violence, said former chief editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson.
Speaking as a panelist on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria, Abramson laid blame at the feet of President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans for allegedly increasing political polarization.
Republicans and their news media allies, claimed Abramson, contribute to and benefit from a political “rage machine:”
I do think that both sides are not equally at fault, and that there’s been a bit of a false equivalency at work, especially in the discussion over the past couple of days. I think that in terms of political leadership, right now, that both President Trump and the congressional leadership on the Republican side are extremely divisive, and that they are really benefiting from a kind of rage machine that operates in this country.