I’m so old that I can remember when the press typically gave a new president a month or so of respectful coverage as his new administration settled in before putting everything under a partisan microscope. The classic example of this custom was an editorial cartoon by Herblock in the Washington Post. Herblock always caricatured Richard Nixon with five-o’clock shadow on his face, but on Inauguration Day, 1969, his cartoon showed a barber chair with caption that said that every new president got one clean shave.
The media doesn’t seem to be following that old custom this year.
Note: That’s not a tweet. It’s from Gab. I recommend giving gab.ai a try.