A few days ago in the Crikey office, the cry "Why?! Just why?” could be heard. This is not an uncommon lament in a newsroom, and when it sounds, it is only natural to suppose that some new evidence of man-made brutality has emerged. Perhaps the other two-thirds of Bangladesh had fallen in the sea? Perhaps former prime minister Tony Abbott had stripped down to his rainbow speedos in efforts to protect the pure jewel of marriage? Not quite. A colleague was angry at Twitter.