EditorialThe big news this week has been about actress Meryl Streep criticizing President-elect Donald Trump at the Golden Globes award ceremony.  Trump fanned the mainstream press flames with a Twitter post calling Streep "one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood" and a Hillary flunky."  And then, of course, he called the media dishonest for reporting that he had mocked a disabled reporter.

This story, which seems to have taken on a life of its own, raises a number of questions.  Who cares what an actress thinks?  Does an entertainer abuse her or his workplace when (s)he uses the platform it provides to push their own agenda?  Does an entertainer have an obligation to use that platform?  Why does a person who has been elected President do a thing called 'tweeting'?  Why do we watch these endlessly self-indulgent awards ceremonies?  Should every little thing be paraded out in public?  How come serious issues, many of which are raised by this story but none addressed, aren't the story?  I'll take these one at a time: