Oct 11, 2010

22 journalitsts for every trapped miner

More than 750 journalists have received permission to watch Wednesday as rescuers begin to raise 33 trapped Chilean miners out of the collapsed mine, the Associated Press reports.

That's 22 journalists for every trapped miner. Rounding down.

If they'd given them all shovels when the mine collapsed, the miners would probably have been freed already.

From AP:
...there are so many journalists on the story that the trapped men's relatives largely stay away except for on weekends. The few families that have zealously maintained a vigil at the mine since the Aug. 5 collapse are swarmed by the swelling media here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How many agents and entertainment lawyers do you suppose there are?