We’re old enough to remember when Ronald Reagan could zing the Democrats and the press and still enjoy a cordial relationship with both at the end of the day. Actually, we’re so old maybe we just remember it that way out of nostalgia.

The rift between Donald Trump and the press, though — which began during the primary and has continued through such scandals as #KoiGate and #PieGate — is certainly real. We’ll confess we didn’t care much when President Trump announced he wouldn’t be attending the White House Correspondents Dinner (aka Nerd Prom), and we’re about as equally distressed to learn that CNN won’t be attending the White House holiday party for the media.

They really do — it’s like that scene from “The Dark Knight,” except Jim Acosta thinks he’s Batman roughing up Trump with his acerbic tweets.

It’s almost like an extension of CNN’s stupid #FactsFirst campaign; that is, an empty gesture to regain some credibility that never should have been lost in the first place.


Christmas is coming … you don’t want to spoil all the surprises! (Gestures toward 18-foot-high gift-wrapped structure on the Southern border.)