This is meant to be a rant but my education prevents me from typing with Caps Lock on.
I know there are more important things in life to worry about but:
Major natural disaster in the US just now, power down, flooding, lives lost blah blah blah. So why, in every bloody news conference, is it necessary to fill the background with dozens of serious looking emergency workers. NY Mayor last night, surrounded by posse of firemen, Red Cross staff, police, port authority etc.
There is a major disaster, stop poncing around behind the mayor and go out and help people!
And, whilst I am on a minor rant, a note for the ITN reporter chick. It is not a 'post apocalyptic scene', it is just a bit of flooding and damage. Hardly on the same scale as an apocalypse!