What explains the media’s incessant self-mutilation?

“Because we’re desperate to get Trump out of office,” said Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s The View. “I think the press jumps the gun a lot because we just have so much circumstantial evidence against this guy that we are basically hoping Cohen’s got the goods and what have you,” she added. “It’s wishful thinking.”

Objective journalism is dead. Its replacement? Wall-to-wall, seething hatred of America’s commander-in-chief and countless examples of assassination chic, left-wing celebrities who publicly fantasize about murdering the president of the United States. This likely has empowered Antifa and other far-leftists to beat Trump supporters in the streets until they bleed — even while calling their victims violent.

These epic fails should chasten media people, so they might calm down, rejuvenate objectivity, and check flimsy stories at least briefly before cartwheeling like circus clowns about the latest “evidence” of wrongdoing by Trump and his followers.