President Trump took to lecturing journalists in the White House on Friday. “It’s a very important profession you’re in,” said Trump to CNN White House reporter Kaitlan Collins.He should be thanking that particular profession. Media organizations, after all, were covering the scary spread of coronavirus around the world at the very same time Trump, along with his buddies Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, were downplaying it. That was weeks ago.Now, Trump has changed his tone, at least on the coronavirus. After weeks of insisting everything was fine, the president, on March 17, said, “I’ve always known this is a real — this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”Not included in the tone change was the media, which Trump has continued to bash. On Thursday, he fielded a question from a reporter with One America News Network premised on the notion that the media had taken sides with “foreign state propaganda, Islamic radicals, and Latin gangs and cartels.” Instead of challenging the question, Trump luxuriated in it.Then came Friday’s briefing, during which the matter of hydroxychloroquine arose. It’s a drug that’s used to treat malaria, and scientists are investigating its possible


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