I’m happy to report this update on this morning’s “Cry Baby of the Week” story on Robyn Carter.
In short, Robyn claims she was so scared during the Seddon earthquake. ¬†All this was made worse because her cochlear implant doesn’t allow her to hear the TV properly. ¬†She couldn’t find out what the situation was via TV, so she is using this to push for live close captioning of news for the 700,000 deaf and hearing impaired people.
And she wants you to pay for it.
What Martin Johnson didn’t reveal is that Robyn Carter is not your average woman stuck in a rural area during an earthquake.
How many times have we seen the media not disclose the true background of their cry baby situations? ¬†This lady is an advocate for her cause. ¬†Which is fine. ¬†But to pass herself off as the victim in the story really doesn’t say much for Martin Johnston’s spidey senses.
But it gets worse. ¬† VERY much worse: ¬†
You see, Robyn blogs. ¬†And the Seddon earthquake happened on the 21st of July 2013.
What would you expect Robyn to blog about on such a day? ¬†Fear? ¬†Uncertainty? ¬†Damage to her home?
She cared so much about the earthquake that she didn’t interrupt her blogging about her holiday to mention it.
She was so scared that the only thing she could possibly do is NOT visit Twitter, NOT visit Facebook, NOT email friends or relatives, NOT email Civil Defence… she simply lost herself in her overseas trip to tune out the realisation that she would have to live without up-to-the-minute knowledge of the state of the roads around Seddon that day.
Ok, she blogged on the 21st. ¬†What else did she do? ¬†Did she hide away at home? ¬†Did she not know the state of the roads? ¬†How scared and unsure was she exactly?
The “Seddon” Earthquake was here
That is roughly 55 km from the Wellington CBD, and about 25 km from Blenheim.
So where was Robyn?
Robyn, your 15 minutes of deafness induced fame is well and truly over. ¬†Stop trying to take the tax payer for a ride, and keep your exciting stories to your blog – where they belong.