Dr Mumbo

When in London

Live television news is tough. After all, you can’t always have a reporter on the ground wherever a story breaks.

But when the earthquake is in Italy, it takes an admirably confident network to tell your reporter that as they’re in approximately the same timezone, they may as well go and stand out in the street for a live cross.

A far as Dr Mumbo knows, the big red double decker buses are better known in London than they are in Italy.

nine news bus italy quake

In terms of distance, it would be the equivalent of doing a live cross with a reporter in Melbourne’s Federation Square to talk about a breaking story in Brisbane.

Still, Dr Mumbo can’t entirely blame Nine’s Tom Steinfort.

Google does make the following suggestion…

google rome london italy


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