The BBC TV show Newswipe makes hilarious fun of common, trite elements of news reports in this video, which has replaced the tickle kitten as my current favorite video:
Saw this the other week. Around the same time as that wicked "how to write an incendiary blog post". metameta :)
Isn't he brilliant.
AMAZING. And so true.
1 Brillant and
2 nothing can replace tickle kitten!
Yep, this is brilliant
That's just like Sugar Frosted Flakes!
That was epic
oh my gosh, i love it!!
Amazing. This is my new favorite video.
ALSO new fave video
Awesome. Totally works for Brazilian news reports as well.
If you guys liked this then you really should watch Charlie Brooker's Newswipe on the BBC iPlayer!
As a recent journalism school graduate, I found this especially hilarious (and true). So many of the cliches he shows are things I was told were good for keeping the audience's attention, except if every one does them, it loses this effect completely.
So good I wrote a post about it on my own blog:
[...] How to Report the News: Cliches in News Programs [...]
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