The national news media sold its soul to get Hillary Rodham Clinton elected president this year. Since that did not happen, Satan is obligated to give a full refund.
But how can the national news media regain the respect of the 52% of voters who rejected Missus Clinton entirely?
Let me count the ways.
1. Apologize. Wolf Blitzer -- implicated by WikiLeaks for seeking questions from Team Clinton to ask Trump -- should get on the air, disclose this, apologize, and voluntarily take the rest of the year off, donating his salary to a charity of President Trump's choosing. I do not want him to quit or be fired. I want him to do that walk of shame back to the anchor desk. Everyone will know what he did. This will warn others not to play that game.
CNN should match that donation.
2. Celebrate. Newsweek printed up 125,000 of a special commemorative edition of Hillary's election as president. They are now headed for a landfill. Newsweek should publish one honoring the historic election of President Trump, the first non-politician elected president.
3. Dump the RINOs. Countering a Hillary liberal with a Never Trump RINO is not balance. Get some pro-American Trump supporters as commentators. Eric Bolling deserves his own show, not Dana Perino and Chris Stirewalt.
4. Banish the the words Hitler and Nazi from the political lexicon. Unless someone specifically calls for putting Jews in concentration camps, they are not Hitler or a Nazi.
5. Get a dictionary. People who smash cars are not protesters. They are rioters. Likewise, people who smash a store and walk away with goods are looters. Likewise people who punch, kick, and beat up a homeless person are criminals.
6. Quote exactly what the person says, and in context.
7. Don't ask people to denounce the words or actions of others.
8. Quit fact-checking. They are used to discredit Republicans and conservatives. That game should be over.
9. No more anonymous sources.
10. Finally, give both sides of every story, fairly.
As a bonus, read "Trump the Press," and save up your pennies now for the sequel (which I had better get back to writing).