Saturday, January 16, 2010
Quote of the Day
"I have a pretty thick skin and I've seen a lot of stuff and I can ignore a lot of stuff but when we were sitting there this morning and just watching that woman wail, there is nobody for her. Her husband is just trying to hold her down on a mattress in a field, just from going insane from her loss. That kind of loss is horrific in any culture, but in a culture where you're utterly... (chokes up) ...where you're alone, it just makes it all the more difficult."
-- Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
While it's true that some news organizations still find excuses to crank up the melodrama where it's anything but necessary, and others can't resist occasionally politicizing a human catastrophe of indescribable proportions, on the whole the live TV news coverage of the Haiti quake aftermath has been very, very good. The correspondents and producers on the ground have almost uniformly done exemplary work.