The need and the mission have changed. In October, the dishonest MSM didn't feel the need to go there, as they were unanimous in their belief that Hillary was going to win. They certainly would have if they'd thought Trump would win.
Now that Hillary is toast, the mission is to undermine Trump, derail at least a few of his cabinet picks, and to ideally temper his USSC picks - maybe go with someone more moderate. (they STILL don't understand Trump!)
The left is pivoting from denial and anger, to revenge as their form of "bargaining". (See 5-stages of grief for references: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.) I'm really looking forward to the depression stage. Unfortunately, the left never reaches acceptance.