"this is hardly news", "not really news is it", the worst kind of c**t?
1. Who cares if something is news or not? No one is forced to read things.
2. If you don't think it's news then why are you reading and commenting on it?
3. What's so wrong with the existence of a few extra words in cyberspace anyway? It's not like someone has engraved the story into your child's face.
Case study: Most of the comments on here http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jan/15/ricky-gervais-quits-pointless-twitter
What kind of response am I expecting from this?