We mock those reporters on TV that are doing the live-cross. You know, they get asked to stand in a storm while telling you not to go outside and stand in a storm.
But their job isn’t as easy as it looks. Especially during live broadcasts.
People who want their 5 seconds of fame will jump into the shot and act like idiots, loud cars will pass, planes fly overhead. It’s an environment they can’t control.
When you are live to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of living rooms, you can’t really tell a video bomber to piss off. Here’s a clip of a reporter that coped with just such a situation really smoothly: