I’ve not watched much television coverage of today’s events. But the coverage last year’s disaster in Bam seemed much worse. At the time, the death toll was reported as being “at least 20,000“. But the top story on the ITV News (if you ever get a craving to grumble about the media, just watch ITV News for a couple of minutes – you’re bound to find something) was the shooting dead of a police officer. I realise that the shooting dead of the policeman was a lot closer to home. But still – 20,000 deaths and coutless injuries compared with one death and an injury – it should always have been the earthquake as the top story.