But journalists need to figure out a way to take an even tougher stance as criticism of the president only seems to egg him on even more. There was talk of boycotting the White House briefings, a plan that might be hard to get a whole group on board with and may make it look like the press is at war with the nation’s highest office. (We would say it would also be an abdication of the press’ responsibility to inform the public, but White House press briefings are not exactly a font of insight or facts.) A better tactic may be to give less air time and print space to the president’s antics. Stick to the real news and don’t make his shenanigans the news.