Blame the Photographer


Here's some advice. The next time you are covering a flood, you might not want to jump on the back of a flood victim to do a stand up. 

An Indian television journalist reporting on the deadly floods that have swept northern India has defended his decision to file a report while perched on a survivor's shoulders.

Narayan Pargaien, who works for the local News Express channel, told Indian media website that the criticism he has faced since the video was posted online was unfair.

"The report was supposed to be telecast only with footage of me chest-up. This was entirely the cameraman's fault, who... tried to sabotage my career by shooting from that distance and angle and releasing the video."

Another word of advice...when you screw up, always blame the Photographer.