The pompous media has never understood why much of America does not embrace their liberal values. Most members of the press are too insular and dogmatic to ever conceive of any intelligent beliefs beyond their own.
Which is why journalists never imagined that Trump would be elected president. When it happened, they lapsed into something akin to “septic shock” from which they have yet to recover. Likely, they never will. They will persist in predicting Trump’s imminent demise and assert their own intellectual and moral superiority.
In so doing, they are sowing the seeds of their own destruction. Not as a professional endeavor. There will always be journalists.