Not everyone past age 60 is selfish and focused entirely on self-interest - the ones who are selfish at 80 were probably selfish at 40 and the ones who are altruistic at 40 will probably still be altruistic at 80. As a boomer, I am as hacked off at Brexit as the average 40-year-old.
The dynamic speed and scale of the unfolding crisis in Iraq have left many opinion-formers and policy-makers keen to catch up with events. British friends of Kurdistan have also been quick to rally to the cause.
Like any other online business, in order to to get ahead, newspapers are going to have to come up with an alternative business model and acknowledge that the old rules no longer apply. Methods such as developing content strategy, a strong online revenue system through building strong communities, social sharing, cross-platform branding and so on, are all going to be vital in the future.
This weekend just gone, a Sunday Times undercover sting revealed that if you've got the money, you can meet David Cameron for a cup of tea and a Kit Kat.