Metro- One thing journalists are always told in training is never become the news.
But this reporter made the right call on this occasion when he was covering the heavy floods that hit Houston this morning.
During a live broadcast for ABC13, Steve Campion spotted a driver attempting to swim away from his sinking vehicle during the storm.
What’s even better though is he continues reporting on the floods like a complete pro – despite the brief interruption.
Timeout, we aren't really going to act like this guy is some sort of hero, are we? The guy that stood around with his dick in his hand asking what he should do as a man nearly sunk to death in his car? The guy whose idea of helping was begrudgingly telling the man in said sinking car that he needed to get out of it? I am glad that he told the moron whose car was OBVIOUSLY a lost cause at that point to swim away from it, but I am going to stop short of giving him the key to the city for his work. I'm certainly not hating on him because I probably would have reacted the exact same way, but I would be ashamed of myself after and I certainly wouldn't let the video footage go viral. Especially considering that this guy didn't really leap into action until he realized he could get a hell of an interview out of it. Just look at the main difference between these pictures...
Too deep to be carrying a microphone:
Just shallow enough to be carrying a microphone:
If there was no story to be had this cowardly fuck would have been standing there stuttering over his words watching that crazy old man choke to death on dirty rain water. Are we actually using the term "rescue"? This guys rescued someone the same way in which a frat guy rescues a blackout drunk coed by giving her a place to sleep. What are we even talking about? The last time I saw a vulnerable person get so blatantly taken advantage of was when Chaz Reinhold was crashing funerals. This was about as heroic as saving a cat from a tree...and then throwing it in a pit full of street rats. I'm glad this guy survived, but implying that this reporter had any hand in ensuring that happened is the equivalent of calling Roger Goodell a neurologist.