In the very unlikely case you’ve not yet heard of the possibly illegal and almost certainly irrational actions of an Australian TV news crew in Beirut, know that the rest of the world now has. Today, The Washington Post and other outlets retell the sorry allegations of the current affairs program so hard up for a hard-hitting story, it might have paid people to hit a nanna.

CCTV captured the abduction of two children currently in the legal custody of their father, Ali el-Amien, the former partner of an Australian citizen who is now a resident of Lebanon. It shows the possible assault of the children’s paternal grandmother, from whom they were taken by Child Abduction Recovery International (CARI), an organisation Lebanese authorities say was engaged by Nine’s 60 Minutes, and one not very widely admired.