I was watching the ABC news last night. And the bulletin reporter crossed to a reporter outside the Lakemba Mosque who starts giving a report about the meeting over Sheik Taj el-Din al Hilaly. Then the camera changes to showing the ground, flicks to the sky and the show cuts back to the studio with reported technical difficulties.
Were the reporters being harassed by people not wanting a news story outside the mosque? OR worse a terrorist assaulting the media?
No. Nothing quite so interesting. Reading the news today I find that the cameraman went on strike in the middle of the story. Packed up his camera and left.
So, one less thing you can blame people in Lakemba for.
- ABC news floored by live cross wires (SMH, 27 October 2006)