Dr Mumbo

There was a reporter who swallowed a fly…

Reporting from rural Queensland is never an easy task, something Steven Schubert, the ABC’s Alice Springs reporter, illustrated during a live TV cross about Birdsville’s beer supplies being under threat.

Dr Mumbo doesn’t know why he swallowed a fly. Perhaps he’ll die.

Alternatively, he might simply go down in the ‘reporters who swallowed flies’ hall of fame, which is a surprisingly busy place.

Even if Steven doesn’t make the hall of fame, his bosses in Melbourne seemed impressed.


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