Friday, February 17, 2017
There is an old saw in journalism that one should never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel. President Trump has either never heard the bromide or has his own theory. Cow the media until they do what you tell them to do. If he believes he can override journalists, he has never heard about Freedom of the Press. He is doomed to fail sooner rather than later. Reporters are going to press conferences loaded with sharp questions and ready to take on power. Meanwhile, Trump keeps poking the barrel and at some point, he is going to turn it over and find himself awash in ink. It won't be pretty. It never is, but eventually facts will out and Trump will find himself in an untenable position. He acts like one who is daring Congress to impeach him. Congress might give him that favor.