Todays definition of stupidity – all of those newspaper editors who are currently having a go at the BBC for making them believe that they really did send a cameraman squirming down inside a real, wild polar bear’s winter hide under the ice, to sit in the corner and pretend he wasn’t there all winter on the off chance that,
a) The polar bear that he had chosen to spend the winter with was a female
b) The female polar bear was pregnant
c) The female polar bear wouldn’t mind being filmed when giving birth
d) The female polar bear wouldn’t eat the cameraman, and the camera.
The only surprise is that people still buy newspapers in order to be shocked by things that they weren’t previously shocked by until the newspaper told them to be shocked.