Isn't there a war on?
I know that Arafat being dead is an important news story, but Arafat being almost dead for several days really doesn't require wall to wall coverage.
Of course I am at least as guilty of this as anyone else (read my Arafat anecdotes here and here. See pictures of NKs visiting Arafat's hospital here and here) But I admit it. That's a virtue, isn't it?
If you are unhappy that I've changed the rules without notice, you
have the courts of [My Home State] for your relief.