Seeing journalists battered by wind and rain may give the wrong health and safety message – but it doesn’t do their careers any harm

There’s one outstanding – or rather, upstanding – issue for TV journalists in the debris-strewn wake of Harvey and Irma. Simply, how many times to we want to see some lone reporter out in the eye of the storm, reeling and rocking, to show how malevolent nature has become?

Social media took up the health and safety cudgels last week. Did we have to wait until someone was blown away before stopping this risky routine? More pertinently, how was this supposed to encourage people to stay inside if those doing the urging were out in the danger zone?

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