Wednesday, January 16, 2013
NSW seems to be the main problem place for fires at the moment with the fire near Coonabarabran still the main worry.
Dozens of houses have been burnt out in the area.
The ABC (that is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation) News tonight featured an interview with an elderly gentleman they flew in by chopper to see his burnt out home (the local roads are still closed by fires).
He was visibly upset but spoke with dignity.
Despite that I have to say that the whole piece felt like exploitation to me.
The journalist in question got footage of this poor fellow in one of the hardest situations a person can face; and splashed it across the country (and maybe the world).
What do you think?
Am I being too hard on the media?
On a cheerier note it is Wednesday so what on Earth do you think this is.
I think this one is harder than last week.
No points will be awarded for the obvious answers of : "water", "sea" or landscape related answers.
What is the object in the foreground?