Friday, August 25, 2006

The BBC Handbook On Bomb-Site Prioritization


If you find a 1000 lb. bomb in the remains of a destroyed home ...

1) Make sure you are out of harm's way.
2) Place a child in harm's way.
3) Capitalize on the ensuing photo opportunity.

The BCC made the world safe for satire though slightly more dangerous for children with this rather ridiculous story about their efforts to get a good picture of some destruction.

There's a good reason journalists are taught to keep ego - and themselves - out of stories. Otherwise they get debacles like this:

"When Um Ali Mihdi returned to her home in the southern Lebanese city of Bint Jbeil two days ago, she found a 1,000lb (450kg) Israeli bomb lying unexploded in her living room.

"The shell is huge, bigger than the young boy pushed forward to stand reluctantly next to it while we get our cameras out and record the scene for posterity."

The italics are mine. The insanity is theirs.

1 Comments:

Anonymous sbobet said...

thanks ysboou for arsbochive

10:00 PM  

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