Saturday, August 04, 2007

Foot & mouth experts

So many flashbacks. Every news program is featuring pictures of those pyres of burning animals from 2001. The look of fear on the farmers' faces and the experts. I'd actually forgotten about the experts.

Each big news story has its own legion of experts that the news producers trot out for a more knowledgeable perspective. What I'd forgotten until yesterday was how unsuited for television are those people who are experts on animal health. The look and manner of these people makes them probably the least television friendly folks ever seen on the box.