I am unable to rediscover where I found it yesterday and I hope I wasn't dreaming.
TV one is reviewing its totally inane and unecessary infotainment practice of "crossing live" to a nonentity dressed in logo marked gear at the scene of an event they are pretending to report on.
The cost of it is around one million dollars a year and it adds precisely nothing to the ability for enlarging on the information flow.
Pictures of unfolding events where appropriate yes but flying a talking head to the scene of an incident, unless they have a talent for discovering additional facts it is just wasted money.
Pike River, Christchurch Earthquake, weather events all were supplemented by talking heads, beautifully dressed and coiffed with the same background as a "set" delivering nothing new.
A couple of incidents that made the shallowness and artificial groping for exposure. (Alison Mau) corrected to Wendy Petrie outside the ChCh Court when David Bain was acquitted, fist pumping when she thought the Camera was turned off and the other night when another 'bimbo' was out in "rural Canterbury" at Yaldhurst. Now for those geographically challenged that is as rural as Takanini, Silverdale and Upper Hutt.
One of the main functions of the "live cross" seems invariably to attempt to badger some poor soul to tears and little else.
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