Originally Posted by Medwed
The fact that Trump used media to his advantage does not relieve media such as NYT from journalistic responsibility. You seem to argue otherwise that since Trump benefited from free coverage most journalistic standards should be suspended. - I disagree with this.
That's not even remotely my point.
Reporting on events like Trump's dumb Twitter feud with the Khans is exactly what the media ought to be doing. They're reporting on a candidate's actions. That isn't bias, it's 100% business as usual and the same as they'd do for any other candidate. It is explicitly reporting on the actions of the candidate. What else are they supposed to be doing? What journalistic standards are being relaxed there?
But hey, Trump apparently thinks literally replaying footage of him talking is unfair, so I guess "anything that hurts Donald Trump" is media bias right now.
This is distinct from the NYT reporting on the alleged sexual assault in particular. I'm not sure how the NYT is supposedly "lying" about that report, since it's an actual allegation that an actual person brought forth. It sure seems to be news, especially in light of the tapes.