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The crowded platform for the media at the San Jose mine. (AFP/Getty Images)
The crowded platform for the media at the San Jose mine. (AFP/Getty Images)

John Doyle: Television

Lessons of the Chilean rescue: This global village has some idiots Add to ...

We could start today's epistle on things learned from TV coverage of the rescue of the Chilean miners by going on at length about the CBC. But let's just say the CBC was a tad slow on the matter. As the first miner was reaching the surface, I was watching CP24 here in Toronna. I switched to CBC NN and there was Pastor Mansbridge talking to Claire Martin about the weather in British Columbia, or something. When I checked a bit later, it was still a Chile-free channel. We'll leave it at that.

 

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