The mainstream news channels, print and television seem to be having a competition as to who can be more crass and show more dead bodies over the holiday period.
The NZ Herald has been running a daily body-fest almost gleefully reporting every death or serious injury in a bid to fill their website with dead bodies.
But the worst example I have seen so far is the effort by TVNZ to catch a hearse on camera. Regan at Throng thinks so too:
Sarah Batley’s¬†live cross on One News¬†tonight was utterly disgraceful and disrespectful to the 11 people who died tragically yesterday in the¬†hot air balloon¬†crash in Carterton, their families and their friends.
Desperately hoping to be live while a hearse drives past with bodies of the¬†victims¬†is incredibly distasteful, offensive and unnecessary.