As Twitchy told you, South Bend mayor and likely presidential contender Pete Buttigieg is doubling down on his baseless attacks on Mike Pence. Pence and his wife Karen, for what it’s worth, have yet to return the favor:

Now, how can CNN frame this in a way that doesn’t make Buttigieg look petty and nasty and small? Real News™ always finds a way, and CNN’s Dan Merica has come through once again:

The entire piece consists of a few sentences about Karen Pence questioning Buttigieg’s sudden problem with her husband and Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah’s tweet. The rest details Buttigieg’s series of character assassination attempts on Mike Pence.

But “feud.”

Of course he knew it.

It’s déjà vu all over again.

It’s almost as if our brave Guardians of Truth aren’t so much interested in fighting fires as they are in trying to start them.

Pretty much.

It really is a mystery.