And the NY Times — in an effort to “get both sides” of the story, I guess? — ran a story that I’m not going to link to called “Donald Trump Says He’s Not Surprised by Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech”. Is it newsworthy, what he thought of Streep’s remarks? Unless he agrees with her and plans to honestly reevaluate how he treats others when he speaks, I would argue it’s not at all worth printing what’s essentially a Trump press release full of bullshit. And news outlets that actually care about the truth and not just printing spin should stop doing it.
Is it newsworthy, what he thought of Streep’s remarks? No, it isn't. The media — teevee, newspapers, magazines — have "both sided" themselves into irrelevance, if not oblivion. Sure they know the people who would rally round an adulterer, tax cheat, and overall jackass aren't going to watch their shows or buy their products. So why reach out to them? Report the facts and let them speak for themselves. If that doesn't pay the bills, then shut down and go away. But don't pretend to be a legitimate source of impartial or unbiased information.