Cameraman Drops Cam, Helps Save Haitian Baby

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in
http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2010/01/18/122321_todays-news.html

This would NEVER happen in America!
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Male 89
BS. Reporters are opportunistic pieces of s**t.
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Female 84
That restores my faith in humanity.
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Male 496
No, this would never happen in America. Instead we just send HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF EFFING AID.
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Female 1,427
http://www.khou.com/news/Neighbors-Deaf-...

@ Concerta: that was right down the street from me.

Seriously. I saw the whole thing happen. That man is a hero.

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Male 105
THIS is hands on reporting.
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Male 121
JaLacaob, cheers for that, very interesting.
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Male 11
Loser editors getting more anti-American, christian etc. Smug ass haters.
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Male 690
No reason to slam USA, pinhead. There are thousands of Americans there, helping right now. And more are on the way.
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Male 1,647

Ulfnir: Not everyone pitches in.

http://onuferova.blog.sme.sk/c/209098/Starving-Child-Vulture-analysis.html

The man who took that photo did not help the child. He later killed himself when the story got out.

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Male 121
Nationality is irrelevant. In a situation like that, you just pitch in and do what you can. Doing otherwise lessens you.
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Male 682
Met an american who was over the uk, we were at the Beach and someone had been showing off with there fancy car and boat and got it stuck in the sand with the tide coming in. Everyone just watched some guy was lining up his children with Ice cream to watch the Show. The yankee started going crazy wondering why no one was trying to help get the car out.... Your view on Americans is flawed people.

And Btw USA anyone makes a joke at your expense accept it and get on with it. Your overt Pride is one of the reasons your fair game, you always fall victim to statements like that.

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Female 4,376
I could really care less what country does what. I`m just glad that there are still decent people out there.
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Male 660
ANYONE would have done the same thing, irrespective of where they come from!
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Male 350
@Cooldude26

Flaming people are not bored, that`s for sure.

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Male 772
"so even tho america is basically obsessed with taking ppl out of crapy situations and we are currently the largest helper in haiti wer evil? feck u"

Okay, just throwing this out there... you may want to go back to grade school English.

That camera man is awesome, I`m so glad he did something. This reminds me of the photographer who took an hour to take a picture of a dying girl in Africa instead of helping her.

It`s a really famous picture, and there was a lot of controversy. The guy ended up hanging himself a few months later :s

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Male 340
Has anyone else noticed that pretty much all the links on this site (except pics) always have a controversial "description" which always lead to day-long flame wars? kind of a cheap ploy just to get site traffic...
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Male 15,832
The Americans will end up contributing more to the rescue, relief, and rebuilding than the entire rest of the world combined, just like we did for the 2004 tsunami. So, whoever wrote that snarky headline, I would like to cordially invite you to suck my hairy American balls.
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Male 2,690
Happens in America all the time.
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Male 1,089
so even tho america is basically obsessed with taking ppl out of crapy situations and we are currently the largest helper in haiti wer evil? feck u
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Male 601
Damn, why is everyone crying about the caption? It`s appropriate considering how ruthless American media is sometimes. Had it been a Fox or NBC reporter or something, they probably would have kept filming for the drama instead of rescuing the baby.
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Male 4,807
"This would NEVER happen in America!" ?? Whhaaat

America (or as we call it in the Great White North, "the States") does`nt have earthquakes?

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Male 1,182
horribly written article.
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Female 1,963
That`s a really crappy subtitle. Totally puts this positive article in a negative light. Good job, whoever posted it.
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Male 774
"That moment, it was beyond news."

/cheer :-D

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Female 1,004
People whining about the comment: Calm down. You`re complaining about a comment on an entertainment website that makes comments about the Japanese, Christians, fat people, the list goes on. It`s just America`s turn.

I quite like this article. I kinda wish there were more people like that, it`d turn a lot of these sad news stories into happy ones.

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Female 158
It doesn`t depend on the country. Just the person. The australian dude could have refused, an american might have or might not. it`s the person, not the country. Stop being steriotypical LazyMe. That`s i-a-b`s job ;)

Oh and this guy deserves a big gold medal.

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Male 249
Who says this would never happen in America? Are you people so narrow-minded and hell-bent on disproving American`s compassion for others that you just continually insult us to make yourselves feel somehow accomplished? American`s are doing all they can to help over in Haiti and we`re donating more money and sending more people over to help than anybody else.
Hell, the New York Yankees sent over half a million dollars to support the victims. half a MILLION.
go convert that to euro`s because i`m not doing it for you.
Don`t be so disgustingly prejudice and assume that since we`re from a certain country, we`re insensitive.
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Male 472
Great story.Good job on behalf of the news cameraman.

But the American comment us uncalled for.

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Female 148
American Cameraman:

http://onelifetogive.blogspot.com/2008/0...

http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:kSJh...

Just 2 here I got in a few seconds. Also 1 Brazilian and 1 Canadian Cameraman in the news, too.

Please don`t bash the Americans. It`s really not nice.

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Male 205
Cameramen are send to desaster areas to take pictures. So technicaly this man didn`t do his job. Instead he did a better job in showing that not all reporters are douchebags.
Couldn`t happen in the U.S.? Because competition between news channels is so strong that no one would dare to leave his job in fear of getting fired (or is just a cold bastard)?
I doubt that.
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Male 98
I`d like to defend the poster of this video and their comment. The fact is there is video-graphic proof of American cameramen refusing to give up their shots to help ppl. Though I agree that that mentality is not restricted to Americans it has become part of their stereotype. Get Over It!!!! how many ppl have complained to all the Japanese stereotypes. PS. This man is a Hero That is All!
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Female 612
Why do you automatically assume an American would not do this? Americans are sending more support than anyone else ever could. Our hospital ship and our military and our money is going over there to try to save these people`s lives and you`re going to say no American would ever doing something as small as drop a camera to save an infant? I`m sorry, but you must live a very unfortunate, pathetic life. I would not presume there to be a country in the world that does not have people who would do this.
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Male 716
Every culture has it`s good and bad. There are terrible hatians, good hatians, terrible Americans, good americans, terrible australians, good Australians, etc.

This guy happens to be one of the good ones.

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Male 376
And why wouldn`t this ever happen in America?
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Female 109
You go cameraman!
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Male 45
What is with all the stereotypical posts that have to try to take the United States down? Do you really have that big of an inferiority complex? How do you know that ALL americans wouldn`t help someone? It really doesn`t feel good and kind of ruined the article for me, because its about what an Australian did, not what an American didn`t do.

Oh, and fartacus, you`re thinking of Puerto Rico.

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Female 3,598
HOORAY!! a shred of decency in humanity!!!
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Male 173
Fartacus If there ever was a smart ass award on IAB...
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Male 2,579
Hey looky there, a human being caring about other human life.... F*#%ing amazing.
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Male 612
Fartacus Point out Haiti on the map...
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Female 529
Haiti is part of the Americas. Just saying.
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Male 10,440
The caption says "This would never NEVER happen in America", which is true, so whats the problem people?
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Male 10,440
Its called being a proper human being, not some horrible uncaring ass behind a camera.
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Male 5,314
what, no video!?!
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Male 28
If memory serves me there was a story awhile back of an American cameraman dropping his camera and running to help pull a guy out of a burning car. Just saying.
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Male 504
Well just think that news channel gets one little article while the other channel gets the glory and looks like the savior. That is why you don`t put your camera down.
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Male 3,619
pics or it didn`t happend.
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Male 678
Hemtroll - Your right! I read the article wrong. It was two Australians. So the caption is completely correct.
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Male 478
lol at sarcastic caption
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Male 363
"Australia does the hard work and America takes the credit.....meh what`s new!"

Where did it say Americans took the credit? From what I understood it was two Australian channels taking credit.

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Male 15
The famous picture of the starving Ethiopian child was taken by Kevin Carter. The child was malnourished and very weak but she had been walking before and stooped down to regain energy, after the photo was taken she got up and carried on. and yes, he killed himself years later due to mental health problems of which the burden of that horrible photograph contributed. But do not forget that the shocking image prompted people who seen it to take action and donate to Ethiopia. It is unknown what happened to the girl in the picture.
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Male 678
Australia does the hard work and America takes the credit.....meh what`s new!
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Male 14,331
WITH KETCHUP!!!!
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Male 14,331
What do you mean an American wouldn`t help!! Of course we would it was a baby after all and we eat babies!!!
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Male 20
In reference to the african child and baby picture: The cameraman waited for an hour or so for the vulture to spread its wings because he thought it`d be a better shot. A few years later he killed himself.
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Male 4,680
Have you ever seen that photo of that starving african child being watched by the vulture? After the cameraman took the picture he just walked off.

The child didn`t survive.

Oh cute story though! ^_^

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Male 682
@Fatninja it was actually channel 7 and channel 9, channel 9 put the camera down to help out channel 7 carried on recording and was passed the girl. Then they just showed their guys in editing with no mention of the other news company. If you read the article you would have gotten that
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Male 9,305
Because THIS IS WHAT YOU`RE SUPPOSED TO DOOOOOO! HELLLLP PEOPLE! DUHHHH!
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Male 542
I agree with the caption! Us Americans suck ass, don`t we? Horrible, horrible people.


Anywho, give that guy a Klondike bar.

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Male 15
Cameraman, i salute you
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Male 25,416
well it was still videotaped by another camera man! for the record it was australias Channel 7 that did this!
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Female 320
Like the Russian man who taped an entire family trapped in a car in the middle of a city burning alive. You could see others whipping out their cameras to capture the screams. I dislike humanity at times.
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Male 964
Awesome!
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Female 5,222
at least someone helped that poor child.
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Male 486
That man deserves a high five.
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Male 564
of course, it forgot to report that the cameraman was fired for helping the girl instead of recording her being stuck.
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Female 1,077
why can`t we have more news like this?
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Male 20,909
Link: Cameraman Drops Cam, Helps Save Haitian Baby [Rate Link] - This would NEVER happen in America!
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