Sorry Pigshyte F. We all know that journos are not the most popular people on this site. We also know that if you're posted anywhere nasty, or even doing PDT or tasked with showing off a new piece of kit, you're going to come across them, so we might as well get used to it. Some of them are very good indeed. Some of them are prima donnas, who have never had to shit in a hole. Some of them are well-meaning but really quite poor. None of them are properly trained. They do a Hostile Environments Course and a Battlefield First Aid course, both of which lasting less than a week. I would guess that none of them would pass a BFT. The issue is how to make the best of a bad job when it comes to the military and the press. (And no. I'm not hunting for a free story. I'm genuinely interested).