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Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe Video | Taking An Irreverent Look At The American Media

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Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe Video | Taking An Irreverent Look At The American Media

Charlie Brooker is a very funny man, and probably the finest TV critic since Victor Lewis-Smith. After passing judgment on television in Screenwipe, he has now focused his attention on news coverage, with hilarious results.

This video sees Brooker take a look at the American media, particularly the big U.S. networks which don’t have any problem with wearing their bias on their sleeves. Whether liberal (MSNBC) or right-wing (Fox), they’re all bonkers.

Being liberal myself I personally can’t stand Fox’s news coverage. I’m gobsmacked every time I see Bill O’Reilly claiming his thoughts on a subject as facts. But there’s worse than him – Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck are clearly insane.

Hannity’s bad enough with his holier-than-thou attitude and squeaky voice. But Beck, my God, I didn’t know such people still existed in this day-and-age. The moment he (fake) sobs over his patriotism is the most cringeworthy piece of television I’ve ever seen.

I suddenly feel very sorry for Americans. At least us Brits have the BBC.

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  1. Peter

    March 1, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    So you’re happy that a wasteful behemoth has the monopoly on all political output in the UK?

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