Read time: 0 minutes

Open Thread: Both. Sides. Don't.

Both sides don't support a minimum wage hike. Only Democrats want wages to keep up with productivity.
Open Thread:  Both.  Sides.  Don't.

As many of you know, there's a campaign to remove "both sides" from the pundit class lexicon, because the words "both sides" almost always mean the speaker is giving a conservative an out for his or her malicious policies, crazy conspiracy theories, or general wrongness.

A humorous fictional example:

The House GOP cuts Amtrak funding the day after a horrific fatal accident on the rail. What are the first three words Cokie Roberts/Mark Halperin/Chuck Todd says?

"But both sides...."

Image via Occupy Democrats. Open thread below...


More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.