You're a journalist for a big American outfit -- CNN. You're in China when an earthquake hits. You've got a car and some empty seats and people beg you to take them to the hospital, which isn't the way you're headed or the job you have.
wow i thought that was a no brainer
You bring them. That link reminds me of this:
Look, you can't fool yourself into thinking that scaring a vulture away from a starving child or helping out five people in a group of thousands of injured is going to make a significant difference - and maybe that CNN reporter is "right" that the "story" is more important. But there is a moral core to the human brain and it doesn't operate on those abstract concepts.
I would have thought it would be a no brainer.
Let's complicate it a little more, then. Your coverage of the tragedy awakens a sleeping world to the severity of the calamity, and as a result of your work, aid pours into the region and even a long-defensive government begins to accept help for the people who desperately need it.
Or you can take two people to the hospital.
take the two injured people to the hospital. the word will get out.
the guy tries to play it off that he is doing his job where i see it as choosing to get recognition on your input of a story.