How could he, in all good conscience, accept a reported 0,000 from Ten for his story and not attempt to repay at least some of the multimillion-dollar bill incurred by Australian taxpayers in trying to secure his release?And there was the one that really upset so many listeners - how could he even contemplate returning to Iraq to resume his work there?Born in Brisbane, the much-respected television journalist began her career presenting Ten Eyewitness News in the 1990s, before securing the presenting gig on Ten's flagship Sydney 5pm weeknight bulletin.
There is a sense of outrage throughout both programs about the little Aussie battler being cheated or told lies. The latest analysis of their ratings shows that more people are watching them.
For much of the past decade, Sandra, one of the most popular newsreaders on Australian television, lived a life constrained by anxiety after a brutal assault that left her both traumatised and distrustful.
It was very smooth with an almost silky column shift which I just loved driving.
I do prefer a manual car but in city traffic these days an automatic seems essential.
It averaged 1.2 million viewers nationally and came third in its timeslot behind on Seven. For a start, the cynicism shown towards Wood by a large section of the Australian public after his rescue in Baghdad indicated that many people either would boycott the program or simply were not interested.
I was sitting in for Neil Mitchell on 3AW's morning program in the days after Wood was given his freedom, and I was astonished by the antipathy shown towards him by so many listeners.
After everything that the Government, Australia's emergency response team in Baghdad and a leader of the local Islamic community had done to try to secure his freedom, any thoughts he might have had of going back to make even more money showed ingratitude, at the very least. Clearly, he had endured horrors while in captivity that will scar him for life, physically and mentally.
Someone even used the ultimate put-down - "un-Australian". Each day he had faced the prospect of being beheaded.
Her career includes nearly two decades as the presenter and senior editor of Ten Late News with Sports Tonight, has produced documentaries, presented programs such as Wanted and major news events such as the Federal Budget, the Royal Wedding, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.