I have a political guardian angel. He’ll let me believe that my side has better policies, and even that the other side’s lies and crimes outweigh those of my side. But every time that I get myself into high-dudgeon, he arranges for something to pull me right out of it. Does it prove a moral equivalence? No, since one ad full or distortions isn’t the same as several. But it’s enough to make me stop thinking anything absurd.
I think my guardian angel is benevolent, and he’s helping me. But the bastard sure gets a kick out of disabusing me.