Of course it’s news.
Not that my wife wants any part of it. Ever since the electoral victory of Donald Trump, whatever he has to say, she will hear nothing of it.
The mere fact that I just used his name means she will decline to review this commentary.
In our house, any televised mention of His Loudness brings silence, thanks to a 20th century invention even greater than Trump believes himself to be: the mute.
As exercised by Republicans for the last eight years, muting the president is every American’s prerogative.
On the other side of the spectrum, however, are the nation’s news gatherers. As news media they feel an obligation to report what a president says. This is a problem in the Time of Trump.
The New York Times recently ruminated on the newsroom dilemma of whether or not every tweet from Trump is news.