Just over a year later, the station for which Clark toils seems to have turned its back on his noble mission.
Even though the station has just posted a cheeky list featuring a reference to being "publicly mocked on 9News" for snaps of outdoor furniture featuring this image....
...the latest collection of user-submitted photos on its home page sports oodles of snowy-patio portraits.
Somewhere, Kyle Clark is dying inside just a little.
Look below to see twelve examples of photos currently featured on 9News, followed by a video of Clark's 2013 rant.
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