Yes, if you happen to be the much celebrated CNN journalist Anderson Cooper. And to give the story a memorable hook, he decides to tag along as a man loads a coffin onto a cart and embarks on a journey to where a family awaits to bury their loved one.
The CNN crew captures in great detail all the devastation along the way as the cart manoeuvres and dodges dead bodies. Cooper gives a running commentary and occasionally gets into the shot to describe the desperation.
Finally, the coffin is delivered and the family loads the body in it and rushes to a nearby cemetery. Cooper remarks at the misery of not being able to conduct a proper burial for the departed in the circumstances.
And he also adds that the body is being entombed in a crypt that belongs to another family.
Mockery of Haiti tragedy
Then the camera zooms into the crypt and shows the men piling stones and trying to seal it. To Cooper, this is one body that has at least received some kind of send-off.
So the entire story is about how one of the many thousands of dead Haitians got buried. Is that worthy of international airing, taking up airtime that could even have been spent making appeals for urgent assistance to Haiti?
And there is something about the tone of the story that makes it even more offensive. Not surprisingly then, Anderson Cooper, as captured in the video link below, also found it relevant to report on the inmates, who escaped after the quake struck Port-au-Prince.
CNN story on escaped inmates after prison walls crumbled in Haiti quake