Kirchick is no Trump fan, btw:
This is a point that can't be hammered home enough. The MSM really all believe themselves to still be impartial journalists. It's a state of mass delusion that is easy to keep going because they cocoon themselves in ideological homogeneity. They keep telling each other they're doing God's work so it must be true.
When actually confronted with an alternate reality, they quickly demonize the person presenting it and retreat to the cocoon to have their biases reaffirmed.
The Founding Fathers are weeping.