George Best died today.

You couldn’t miss it really – when I got to the gym at five o’clock, it was the “breaking news” on Sky News – which is odd, because it had been on Wanadoo’s news page four hours earlier. It continued to be breaking news for the next forty minutes (I checked with the timer on the treadmill), when we had an eight minute break for other news, then it was back to the top story of the day – George.

I don’t want to minimise things – of course I feel sorry for George’s family in their loss – but one of the stories that was relegated to the “unimportant” slot was the latest in the hunt for those responsible for shooting two unarmed police officers (and murdering one of them). A bit of prioritising called for here.

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