Well it's now 2:45am, and it's not looking good across various areas including New York City and Atlantic State.
BBC World News/BBC News channel coverage has been non existent
Sky News doing a fantastic job with Martin Stamford and utilising the news wall
CNN, far too OTT.
Fox News, very good which makes a change
Bloomberg, dipping in now and again
There's no such place as Atlantic State.
Do you mean New York State and Atlantic City?
I left the TV on through the night. I was hugely annoyed by the poor microphone technique of all the US broadcasters. One silly rerporter used a hand to hold her hat on and held the microphone about 8" from her mouth. All we heard was the rush of the wind.
When Amanpour hosted her hour, she told one of the reporters she could barely hear him - at which point he held the handheld mic to his lips and cupped it with his other hand - the instant result was he was audible and clear.
Why the hell didn't they do this as a matter of course?
Its annoying enough (and frankly ludicrous) that they stand them up to the waist in freezing water and driving wind for hours at a time - they could at least make sure they're briefed on how to hold their mics.
Last edited by Gavin Scott on 30 October 2012 12:12pm