* “The test for the mainstream media is our ability to turn away from Trump even if he remains a potent audience draw.”–Frank Bruni, New York Times.
* That annus horribilis is now behind us. But pandemic memories will live on. But for all those who understandably would like to forget it, this ironic footnote: At 12:01 a.m. on January 1, for the first time ever, hindsight was actually 2020.
* Seven of the 10 top-rated TV programs of 2020 were NFL telecasts. The three non-NFL programs: episodes of “The Masked Singer,” a reality singing-competition series.