IMPEACHMENT/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After President Donald Trump spoke live for more than an hour Thursday [2-6-20] about his impeachment acquittal, one television network anchor apologized to viewers for a presidential obscenity, while another said it was like watching someone on a therapist’s couch. Yet there’s no indication that anyone in the control rooms at ABC, CBS and NBC considered pulling the plug on him. During his time at a White House podium, Trump denounced his political opponents with vulgarities, individually thanked supporters in the audience — including suggesting GOP Rep. Steve Scalise has gotten better looking since being shot — and apologized to no one except his family, for having to endure his impeachment.”

David Bauder, “Broadcasters stick with Trump during acquittal victory talk,” Associated Press, February 6, 2020