i view the lick-spittle leftist journalists a little bit differently than most folks, i am thinking.
i put the emphasis on the lick-spittle component of their personalities and "beliefs" far more than i do on the content and formulation of their beliefs. in short, i view them as careerists who got where they got by licking spittle and ass in a time in which the zeit geist was to the left. they saw the lay of the land, and what it took to get ahead, and they took it.
by licking spittle.
now, because donald trump has been elected does not mean that they are going to suddenly become enlightened. the cute little blondes with the squeaky voices and the nice gazoombies are still going to be intellectual light weights, and they are still going to be ass lickers. and, the handsome young men with the goofy haircuts are still gonna be journalism majors, because they couldn't cut it in physics, or history, or english or even in education. but, they are still gonna be ambitious as everything, and they are still gonna be lick spittles.
all of which to say is that trump will weather the initial hostility from the press, and then they will come around to realizing which side of the bread their butter is on. and, the butter is on the side of the bread where the power, perks and money is. in the end, whether trump is a conservative, a liberal, or a huey long style demagogue they will realize the benefit that comes from being cozy and intimate with power, rather than being estranged from it.
they will accommodate themselves to the regime. just as their fathers did, and their grandfathers did before them. they may not like trump and his appointees, but, they will learn to lick his ass and like it, and to lick his spittle, and pronounce it "tasty."
it is how they got to where they got. and, it is how they will get to where they are going. even megan kelley will see the light, and she will toady up to trump before it is all over. she has an agile and ambitious mind, and she is conscious of how to promote herself and her career, and she will figure a way.
and the way, is the way of the toady, and the unctuous, and supercilious twit, and in the grand tradition of licking toiling bowls, and licking spittle.
john jay @ 01.20.2017
p.s. if you have a weak stomach, avert your eyes and ears for the next two years or so. it is not going to be a spectacle in good taste. but, it will be interesting. changing horses in mid-stream always is.