So the two men who took part in what is now an infamous confrontation outside the Gates home near Harvard this month are actually related through common Irish lineage -- one of the more extraordinary aspects of the incident that has sparked worldwide headlines.Sounds like an extraordinary item, right? Except if you actually read the story they're "related" by virtue of both being descended from a 4th century Irish Warlord. If this is the definition of "related" we're going to start using, then we might as well stop using the word because it no longer has any meaning.
I'll admit the story has a certain degree of "that's interesting" going for it. Calling it an extraordinary aspect of the story or pretending it has any significance at all is lame in the extreme.