In the rush to churn out a hot take before anyone else beats them to it, modern journalists often say some appallingly stupid things.
Usually, they stop short of scolding public figures for not being nicer to their parents, but it's amazing what a man who's truly starved for clicks is capable of.
Robert Jobson is one of those sycophantic nerds who made careers for themselves out of kissing the royal family's arses in print.
These are the people who write glossy, fawning memoirs with titles like Charles at Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams.
We'd like to take credit for a clever parody there, but that's actually the name of a book that Jobson wrote.
Anyway, Jobson has some strong thoughts about Meghan Markle's awful family.
And he's decided to adopt a controversial pro-awful family stance, seemingly just so he can stand out by saying something literally no one else is saying.
As you may have heard Thomas Markle accused Meghan of "ghosting" him in a recent interview.
Big Tom is just as thirsty as your average tabloid columnist, so most people just ignored his claim.
But game recognize game, so the eternally-parched Jobson decided to side with Thomas.
"I believe Meghan is playing a dangerous game," he recently told UK newspaper The Sun.
"When you still have both parents alive you have no idea what it will be like living without one or both of them," he added.
"He is not in the best of health and I would urge Meghan to make contact with him and to try and build bridges.
“Once he is gone, any tears that will flow will be seen as crocodile tears. She will regret not making contact if something happens to him."
Yes, despite really only knowing one side of the story (Meghan doesn't air her family's dirty laundry in the press, for obvious reasons.), Jobson decided to wag his finger at a grown-ass member of the Royal Family.
We can only assume he also has a daughter who's sick of his sh-t.
Elsewhere in the now-infamous "ghosting" interview, Thomas went in on Meghan, deriding her as a "very controlling" person and suggesting once again that she's been brainwashed by the royals.
"She has always been a very controlling person and that is part of her nature but she has never been rude," he claimed.
"The ghosting I don't completely understand - she's always been in charge, that's her nature, but not been rude," Thomas continues.
"I'm very disappointed by it. Every day I try to text her, I just haven't received anything back."
Sounds bad, but it's important to bear in mind that Thomas is the guy who faked a heart attack in order to skip Meghan's wedding and now repeats everything she says to the press.
The more her family talks, the more it feels like Meghan escaped a cult when she married Harry.