Rarely have the conventions of television journalism been so effectively skewered as by Charlie Brooker of BBC 4 in a two-minute piece that illustrates all of them.[1]  --  One viewer commented:  "This is quite possibly the funniest -- and dead true -- send-ups of the news media I've ever seen.  I'd never heard the name 'Charlie Brooker' before now (me being in the U.S.), but I realized after I watched the clip that I'd SEEN him before, and was amused at his quippy intelligence in the past. . . . Maybe he's done something better, but how could he have done something with as much international reach?  BRAVO!" ...


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HOW TO REPORT THE NEWS

by Charlie Brooker

YouTube [BBC 4]
January 27, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtGSXMuWMR4