If so, standards are slipping. Consider this from a Washington Post editorial (boldface mine):
The legal or constitutional case for each is different, but the rationales overlap: Congress is broken, so Mr. Obama must act. Two-thirds of Americans did not vote in the midterms, and the president must represent them, too. He has tried compromise, and the Republicans spurned him.
We will not relitigate that last contention except to note that behind the legislative disappointments of the past six years lies fault on both sides.
Regular readers will know that I’m not a water carrier for the Obama administration. But as a logical premise, the two highlighted sentences contradict each other. The Post editors are such poor writers, they didn’t even bother to stuff filler between the two contradictory propositions.
I blame the teachers unions.