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Mainstream media’s moral cowardice: Time for the (NY) Times (and everyone else) to stand against evil.

countersit in protest, 1960; Anti Trump protest, 2018 (AP/Mark Lennihan)

  • In covering Trump, media too often defaults to lazy what-aboutism. History tells us cowardice will be punished.
  • Related: Your rage at Trump is justified.

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June 22, 2018 | False equivalency is a form of moral cowardice.

On Wednesday, the New York Times featured another story on the political discord and chaos caused by Donald Tump's presidency. The Times' headline read "In Era of Trump, Incivility Spreads in a Divided Nation."

Chauncey DeVega is a politics staff writer for Salon. His essays can also be found at He also hosts a weekly podcast, The Chauncey DeVega Show.

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Your rage at Trump is justified. Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon De Niro at the 72nd annual Tony Awards (AP/Michael Zorn)

  • Your rage at Trump is justified: Don’t let scolds like the New York Times shame you for it.
  • There’s a myth that goodness exists independent of rage. It’s a lie to keep those being held down from rising up.
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