Why is President Donald Trump still trying to turn the media into the bad guys of his reality TV show, er, I mean presidency?
If media bashing is the last refuge of scoundrels, as I often say, Trump had better save some for a rainy day. He's having plenty of those already.
Sure, media bashing is easy. At his Thursday news conference marking the end of his first four weeks in office, Trump reminded the reporters that media approval ratings are lower than those of Congress. That's cruel.
But we're used to it. Just about everybody hates the media, according to polls, but everybody has at least one favorite medium, whether it's in print, online or over the air. That's how we stay in business.
Politicians, by contrast, can beat bad press as long as they have the voters with them. For Trump that's still debatable, and he can't seem to forget it.