Monday, October 29, 2012

TV news stories hilariously yet disturbingly deconstructed!

If you think that TV news stories are all oddly familiar, you may be right!

Take a look at this hilarious and yet disturbing deconstruction of the average news story on television done by Charlie Brooker of BBC Four's Newswipe show.

I missed this clip when it first came out in 2010 but it is still very, very eerily accurate:

Newswipe won the Royal Television Society award 2010 for Best Entertainment Programme, beating The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

And when you watch the evening news, remember the formula!



Norm Farrell said...

Just about anything Charlie Brooker does is worth attention. As Wikipedia says, he's savage, profane and controversial.

The British Press Awards referred to Brooker's "explosive writing skills that can turn your thinking upside down."

Oh, to be blessed with such talent.

Lew said...

On the Global traffic report they have an animation of a helicopter with rotors twirling madly in the top corner just in case you think the aerial shot is coming from a really tall cameraman.