The recent revelations concerning Ryan Giggs are a non-story.
It's gossip. It's trivia wrote large. It's chewing gum for the brain.
It's mind-numbingly superficial rubbish. It's a word which rhymes with 'trap'.
In 50 years' time, knowing about this story will have no beneficial consequences for anybody, or anything. Knowing about it now is, frankly, a distraction.
What do we know about the bombing going on in Libya?
We hear all the time about civilians not being targeted, yet Gaddafi's youngest son and three grandchildren were killed in one attack.
Nato targeted civilian infrastructure in Iraq, Bosnia, and Afghanistan. Why should Libya be any different?
The next G8 meeting will discuss the future of the internet and how far to regulate, ie limiting access.
In 50 years' time, access to the internet will be pivotal in our daily lives and wars fought 50 years previously will still be impacting on the lives of those who experienced those wars; as we are still affected by events in Europe more than 50 years ago.
Will we still be analysing the gossip then - or will we have chosen freedom?
Hillsborough, Co Down