Many years ago, the History Channel learned a lesson: Too much of a good thing ain't necessarily a good thing. The network's penchant for Second World War programming led people in short order to begin calling it, both affectionately and derisively, "the Hitler Channel," because for awhile, particularly in the late '90s, it seemed as though you couldn't surf past it more than three times consecutively without bumping into Der Fuhrer himself. And while the History Channel has over the years cut back on the Last Good War, the moniker lingers.
In much the same way, videogame news sites are beginning to butt up against a similar situation: to wit, the long, strange journey of the Jack Thompson Circus of Questionable Behavior. And while it's hard to deny that "news is news," the question we should perhaps be asking ourselves is a more fundamental one: Is Jack Thompson news?