How's this for having your priorities in order: 1,400 young girls are groomed and raped in the North of England, and yet this week we've seen a stronger reaction from many on the Left to a calypso song produced by a Ukip supporter.
Personally, I thought Mike Read's song was harmless, as my colleague Winston McKenzie so eloquently put it on Newsnight this week.
To claim that a calypso track can only be written or sung by a black person is an inherently racist position in itself, but that's the world we live in now.
Common sense doesn't prevail in these situations. Instead, we're held to ransom by the PC-brigade and their selective sanctimony.
Most of us were deeply shocked, and many responded firmly, when the news finally broke that so many girls had been targeted by rape gangs in Rotherham and beyond.
It was, sadly, just the "tip of the iceberg", according to many in the know. And still the obsession over a viral campaign to get a funny song into the charts has dominated the news agenda this week.
It is worth reflecting on the silence of many, and certainly that of those who have presided over the horrific situation in Rotherham and beyond for decades.
These men and women were supposed to be our “leaders”, and in some instances were tasked primarily with the looking after the wellbeing of defenceless children.
The Ukip Calypso song, written in jest and enjoyed by many, meant that thousands of people, if not millions of Ukip supporters were "vile", according to Labour's Chuka Umunna.
But what is really vile? I ask you.
In pictures: The rise of Ukip
In pictures: The rise of Ukip
1/8 1993: Alan Sked forms Ukip
History professor Alan Sked had been active in anti-EU politics for a while beore he founded Ukip in 1993. He resigned from the party after the 1997 election, concerned that it was attracting far-right members, and has been critical of Ukip since. Picture: Reuters
2/8 2005: Kilroy defects
Former TV presenter Robert Kilroy-Silk founded Veritas in 2005, after a failed bid to become leader, and took many of Ukip's elected members with him. But the party slowly lost its popularity and didn't put forward any candidates in the last election. Picture: REUTERS/Kieran Doherty REUTERS KD/RUS
3/8 2010: Farage becomes leader, again
Farage had led Ukip from 2006 until 2009, when he stood down to fight against the Speaker, John Bercow, for his Buckingham seat. He failed to win the election and returned to lead the party in November 2010. Picture: REUTERS/Kieran Doherty
4/8 2010: Ukip fights for election
Nigel Farage was injured in a plane crash on polling day in the 2010 general election, but his party increased its success in the votes. It fielded 572 candidates and took 3.1% of the vote, though failed to win any seats. REUTERS/Darren Staples
5/8 2013: Eastleigh gains
Ukip's candidate Diane James got the highest ever number of votes for any candidate from the party, but was beaten by the Liberal Democrats. The surge in support gave Ukip confidence ahead of local and European elections later in the year. Picture: Reuters
6/8 2013: Bloom kicked out
Godfrey Bloom, who served as an Ukip MEP from 2004 to 2014, had the whip withdrawn in 2013 after sexist comments and an attack on a journalist. He sat as an independent MEP until 2014, when he ended his term in office. Picture: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
7/8 2014: European election success
Ukip got a higher proportion of the vote than any other party in 2014's European elections, adding 11 new MEPs and taking its total to 24. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
8/8 2014: Carswell defects
Douglas Carswell defected from Ukip at the end of August, and was followed by Mark Reckless at the end of September, who resigned from the Tories amid rumours of many more defections to come. Picture: REUTERS/Toby Melville
Having come under considerable and disproportionate pressure, Mike Read pulled his song.
Ukip offered to donate the profits to the Red Cross's Ebola fund. The donation was rejected because apparently, the charity is not political.
I'm personally appalled that politics or the absence thereof comes above the needs of those in such desperate need of assistance. Still, we intend to make sure this money reaches people who need it, and I won't be distracted by people's political agendas.
If you were to play the Ukip Calypso song to me now and say, "Mr Farage... knowing what you now know, would you still endorse the track?" I'd say yes. Because it brought a lot of people a smile, and it was released with the best of intentions.
I wonder if, given hindsight, the same people who took the decisions which led to the calamity in Rotherham could say the same thing.Reuse content