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Mel Gibson is upset about the Tiger Woods scandal. Not because Woods cheated on his wife – adulterers gotta stick together! – but with the extensive coverage.

“I feel sorry for Tiger Woods,” Mel told the Daily Mail (UK).

“Why are we talking about this when we’re sending 30,000 troops to Afghanistan? You have this history-changing event going on and we’re talking about Tiger’s private life? He’s being used as a diversion and it drives me crazy. I just think, ‘Who cares?'”

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Mel, you’re an idiot. This asinine argument would only make sense if ABC World News led with Tiger’s mistresses and not war. It does not.

Like the movies that made Mel a vast fortune, celebrity gossip is an entertainment form with a wide audience. Can people only talk about war at all times?

Of course not. People like to read gossip, and sorry, but the world’s most famous athlete being involved in an enormous sex scandal does constitute news.

So does a jackass actor getting arrested for DUI, calling a female cop “sugar t!ts” and blaming all the world’s problems on Jews. But that’s beside the point.

Mel Gibson’s got your back, Tiger.

Perhaps Mel just sympathizes with Tiger’s marital drama after he split with his wife of 28 years, Robyn, last year. And knocked up mistress Oksana Grigorieva.

“When all’s said and done, I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage,” the Edge of Darkness star does admit. “I’m to blame, if you’re inclined to judge.”

He adds, “Nobody is without sin. You have to try to make amends. You have to shut up, move on and not whine about it. You have to deal with it like a man.

“Whatever fallout comes from it, be it fair or unfair, you’ve just got to accept your own culpability,” he says. “The minute you start whining, it’s ridiculous.”

That’s good advice, and at least it’s an honest assessment of the situation. Just don’t expect websites not to call you out on your boorish behavior, M-dog.