to which I was listening this morning.
There was a woman reporter at some refugee camp somewhere, who went to a local hospital to inspect the people who had had limbs blown off because they had taken refuge in a place which had previously been sown with land-mines, and I swear to God the wretched crone was cooing at them. “How old are you? Nine? And you’ve had your hand blown off? Aaaawwwww.”
She sounded as if she were congratulating a six-year-old American beauty queen on the mother’s day card she’d made. It made me feel sick. But when is it ever appropriate to coo on a news programme? Is it ever appropriate to coo on a news programme?