Recently there has been quite a lot of discussion about the completely nonsensical placement of TV news presenters in locations that are supposed to convey the context of a news story to us idiots who in the eyes of the producers would not understand it if the presenter was simply in a studio. An example is that when discussing rising petrol prices they have to put the presenter on a wet and windy forecourt of a filling station just in case we don't understand what they mean by petrol.
Well last night on our local news program there was a story about a poor unfortunate guy who went missing several weeks ago after a night out with the lads. Apparently his body was found yesterday in a local river, so the studio newsreader passed control to a reporter at the riverside. The said reporter was live at the river bank, which considering it was after 6 p.m. was in darkness with therefore nothing to see. However to top it all, the reporter started his broadcast with the words "a body was found in the river about 3 miles west of here"!!!! What was the point?