I found that outlandish statement on the internets this very morning and was most amused. The same sort of claim a decade ago would have replaced “liberal” with “conservative.” One can argue whether either version  is, or was, entirely true, but the difference sure reflects how the political climate has shifted. Meanwhile, accuracy is less and less a journalistic benchmark for mainstream media and reporting has been reduced to treating all actions and statements as equivalent, which are much more significant issues.