Sorry Mr. President, You Can’t Lock Up Journalists

There are a lot of reasons that Washington journalists see themselves as an exalted class. There’s the ego that comes with holding power to account, and seeing yourselves as the bulwark standing between the nation and tyranny.

Then there’s the pride of being defenders of the Constitution–well, at least the parts of the Constitution that don’t stand in the way of the progressive agenda–coupled with the tremendous influence that arises from being able to shape the narrative that everyone sees. Put all those things together, and what you get is one very intoxicating cocktail. One can easily see how the DC press corps imagines itself as running the country rather than reporting on it.