Video: “How to report the news”

posted at 8:11 pm on January 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

Two minutes of pure spun gold via Ann Althouse and Boing Boing, which claims that this “differs in small but insignificant ways from the U.S.’s own ‘model.’” Really? The only note that rang even slightly false was the silhouette business near the end. Otherwise, what’s different? Add 20 seconds of Tapper chattering outside the White House fence and you could have plopped this right into “World News Tonight” with nobody noticing.

There’s one stray (but funny) F-bomb, so please observe this, your mild content warning.


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Wow, their TV news is so much better than ours.

hepcat on January 28, 2010 at 8:15 PM

That was smashing.

Spirit of 1776 on January 28, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Palate cleansed. That was funny.

alohapundit on January 28, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Perfect

Sugarbuzz on January 28, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Bloody brilliant.

- The Cat

MirCat on January 28, 2010 at 8:25 PM

I have to say, while I understand the need for the mild content warning, that was the perfect placement of an f-bomb in the article.

darury on January 28, 2010 at 8:25 PM

“ignoring the 9r!ck$ milling around him”
Nice

macncheez on January 28, 2010 at 8:25 PM

I needed that laugh.

XWing5 on January 28, 2010 at 8:29 PM

“Dawdy Kitchen Man”

Allah…

Can I change my handle?

Seven Percent Solution on January 28, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Should charge every journalizsm school in the world for that training filmstrip.

jukin on January 28, 2010 at 8:30 PM

That sums it all up, point by point heh.

btw Are they allowed to drop F-bombs on the BBC?

JetBoy on January 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Well done.

Philly on January 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM

OH! My! Thanks for that one! Can’t breath. Uh.

ronsfi on January 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM

That was jolly good!

conservnut on January 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Fantastic.

I always love the reporter walking down the street, gesturing among the crowd.

CBS’s Mark Knoller does this routine all the bleeping time.

SteveMG on January 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Might want to spike that lighthouse keeper being beheaded by a laser beam though.

Don’t want to offend the Jihadis then, eh, mate?

Bruno Strozek on January 28, 2010 at 8:32 PM

“Dowdy Kitchen Man”

Ouch. That cuts. I’m bleeding.

SouthernGent on January 28, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Am I the only female who thinks that the “reporter” is…er…photogenic?
Very funny btw.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 28, 2010 at 8:33 PM

LMAO. Pretty much describes 90% of news.

El_Terrible on January 28, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Today’s “Journalism” explained in 2:00 minutes…

Why pay for college?

Seven Percent Solution on January 28, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Well Done Chaps!

huskerdiva on January 28, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Very informative.

serendip2b on January 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Nice pallete cleanser!

scalleywag on January 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM

f-bombs don’t resonate as much over the pond as they do here

John the Libertarian on January 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM

And they still can’t get it right…Shyster?

d1carter on January 28, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Magic.

Positively smashing, that!

Midas on January 28, 2010 at 8:39 PM

funny. the perfect recipe for freeze dried journalism; just add water to infinite dilution. Smooth or chunky it eats good with a fork.

Geochelone on January 28, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Ignoring all the pr–ks milling around him like he’s gliding through the f—ing Matrix…

I need me some news shoes.

T J Green on January 28, 2010 at 8:42 PM

btw Are they allowed to drop F-bombs on the BBC?

JetBoy on January 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Don’t know if thy’re actually allowed to use the f bomb, but They do get away with much more – have never been as censored, that being said, depending on the context many will use the alternate “roger or rogering” for “f” or “effing”

huskerdiva on January 28, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Add 20 seconds of Tapper chattering outside the White House fence and you could have plopped this right into “World News Tonight” with nobody noticing.

Good one dude!

abobo on January 28, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Freaking hilarious

Asher on January 28, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Haha, that is just hilarious!!

Richard Romano on January 28, 2010 at 8:48 PM

That’s f-ing (or bloody, if you prfer) brilliant!

Scott H on January 28, 2010 at 8:49 PM

And if you don’t think that’s funny, you’re worse than Hitler

Asher on January 28, 2010 at 8:49 PM

At least it didn’t have a liberal bias.

tommer74 on January 28, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Very funny!

JellyToast on January 28, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Possible Breaking News:

Oobaka/DoJ retreat from NYC venue?

CPT. Charles on January 28, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Possible Breaking News:

Oobaka/DoJ retreat from NYC venue?

CPT. Charles on January 28, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Another one bites the dust.

El_Terrible on January 28, 2010 at 9:01 PM

And here’s a lighthouse keeper being beheaded by a laser beam…..

Rightwingguy on January 28, 2010 at 9:03 PM

I agree with AP. Just add Tapper and voila!

GinaE on January 28, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I can’t see it ! Anywhere !

Waaaaaaah ! :-(

pambi on January 28, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Bias!

BKeyser on January 28, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Possible Breaking News:

Oobaka/DoJ retreat from NYC venue?

CPT. Charles on January 28, 2010 at 8:54 PM

HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

…..HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

………..HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

..saw this at the drudgereport.

So now super smart Obama has to shop around a terrorist trial that will cost hundreds of millions of dollars and make the location a high security risk for a terrorist attack..

…………..My bet is on Berkeley CA. ……

….nobody loves to kiss up and defend terrorist like the useful idiots in liberal land central……

Thank God the “adults” are in charge!!!

Baxter Greene on January 28, 2010 at 9:12 PM

It’s stuff like this that almost makes proud to be English again! Best skit I’ve seen in ages!

Dino64 on January 28, 2010 at 9:14 PM

I feel soooo left out ! :-(

Any chance for a link from here ??

pambi on January 28, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Oh my. He was totally spot on with everything. Some of the smartest humor I have seen in a good while.

thebrokenrattle on January 28, 2010 at 9:20 PM

Baxter Greene on January 28, 2010 at 9:12 PM

That caused me to splurt cabernet on my screen.

GinaE on January 28, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Nice find AP!

johnnybgood on January 28, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Eat your heart out, Walter Cronkite!

madmonkphotog on January 28, 2010 at 9:30 PM

That matrix comment really set the tone.

Very funny.

The Ugly American on January 28, 2010 at 9:31 PM

I question the timing!

serendip2b on January 28, 2010 at 9:33 PM

That sums it all up, point by point heh.

btw Are they allowed to drop F-bombs on the BBC?

JetBoy on January 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Dude, that’s BBC4. They put pr0n on that thing.

- The Cat

MirCat on January 28, 2010 at 9:35 PM

I’m a bit disturbed at the rising incidences of light house keepers being beheaded by laser beams.

Erich66 on January 28, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Tears rolling down my cheeks — thanks to the wanker! :-D

CanuckInPA on January 28, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Genius!

pugwriter on January 28, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Nice education! Now where is my journalism degree? ;-)

itzWicks on January 28, 2010 at 9:43 PM

I NEED A LAUGH !! DESPERATELY !!

But, it won’t even show up as a place to click !!
On either site !! ANY HELP ???
I watched the ENTIRE SOTU last night, and NEED a giggle !
;-)

pambi on January 28, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Still had that typical liberal slant.

Kasper Hauser on January 28, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Only in the UK,such a pity,eh!!

canopfor on January 28, 2010 at 10:16 PM

“Charlie Brooker – How To Report The News”

If you can get to YouTube, that’s the title.

I NEED A LAUGH !! DESPERATELY !!

But, it won’t even show up as a place to click !!
On either site !! ANY HELP ???
I watched the ENTIRE SOTU last night, and NEED a giggle !
;-)

pambi on January 28, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Asher on January 28, 2010 at 10:17 PM

btw Are they allowed to drop F-bombs on the BBC?

JetBoy on January 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Dude.

They’re allowed to drop trou on the BBC, much less F-bombs.

cthulhu on January 28, 2010 at 10:29 PM

THANK YOU, Asher !
I’d tried a few keywords in YouTube, to no avail !

OMG… HILARIOUS !
I feel so much better !
:-) :-)

pambi on January 28, 2010 at 10:30 PM

That F-bomb really is hilarious.

madne0 on January 28, 2010 at 10:30 PM

“Me, has this report”

ROFLOL

pambi on January 28, 2010 at 10:33 PM

BRILLIANT! FUNNY! MOVING!
I laughed, I cried, I fell in love again

It’s Just NEWS!

Kini on January 28, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Ripping. Absolutely ripping!

Bloody brilliant find!

tickleddragon on January 28, 2010 at 10:52 PM

That was all types of herculean genius.

OneGyT on January 28, 2010 at 10:56 PM

ROFLMAOETCANDSTUFF …. LOVE IT!!

deepdiver on January 28, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Typical BBC leftie cant.

snaggletoothie on January 28, 2010 at 11:01 PM

As substantive as anything I’ve seen in the NBC family in the last five years.

NebCon on January 28, 2010 at 11:09 PM

That’s right, it’s just like that lame iambic pentameter ol’ Willie Shakespeare tried to pass off as art:

Da-dee, da-dum, da-dee, da-dee, da-dum,
Da-dee, da-dum, da-dee, da-dum, da-dee,
Da-dee, da-dum, da-dee, da-dee, da-dum,
Da-dee, da-dum, da-dee, da-dum, da-dee!

See, Will, I can do it, too! The same thing, over and over, just packing it in with a bunch of different words to make it seem like something novel, interesting…intelligent, even. Sheesh, what a fraud!

Knott Buyinit on January 28, 2010 at 11:24 PM

As substantive as anything I’ve seen in the NBC family in the last five years.

NebCon on January 28, 2010 at 11:09 PM

However, this video was a great deal more substantive than anything from Rupert Murdoch.

Corporate news – the kind that you all eat up like idiots – is using this mindless visual stimulation to keep you all fat and comfortable with corporate rule. Most of you are workers…when will you learn?

Karl Marx on January 28, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Just add the story of the day and you have 90% of the “reporter on the street” bits.

AZfederalist on January 28, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Delicious sorbet between courses.

Mojave Mark on January 29, 2010 at 12:01 AM

That’s right, it’s just like that lame iambic pentameter ol’ Willie Shakespeare tried to pass off as art

Knott Buyinit on January 28, 2010 at 11:24 PM

If we were back in 6th grade, you’d be my best friend.

Shy Guy on January 29, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Checking out vids on the Web over the last few years has re-introduced me to television, which I haven’t missed for the last few decades – and I see nothing has changed.

This guy has charmingly picked up on my entire impression of the tube: you turn it on and somebody with a stentorian voice shouts happily “Hi, Stupid!” A further deconstruction of the, ah, subtle signals employed in commercials, sitcoms and “teledrama” is indicated here, although it’s apparent that nobody would get it.

Orwell was an optimist.

warbaby on January 29, 2010 at 12:05 AM

That was awesome.

Sorax on January 29, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Nailed the news ‘process’ dead center, but don’t forget our real purpose, to keep the viewers glued through the break. When these bits are strung together, to funnel you the viewer into a message from a sponsor, some sort of segue is employed from one talking head to another talking head, “in other news…” ad pableum
Finishing with the plea to stay with us after the break we uncover some horrible headline.

I prefer a report of events with some relevant facts.

DanaA on January 29, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Absolutely Fabulous

Kini on January 29, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Reminds me of Brass Eye… great TV.

lexhamfox on January 29, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Perfect.

Forwarding this on.. and on and on..

Reaps on January 29, 2010 at 3:17 AM

Reminds me of Brass Eye… great TV.

lexhamfox on January 29, 2010 at 1:38 AM

He wrote one of the episodes of Brass Eye.

He’s a very funny guy, it’s just a shame he’s a Guardian journalist so there’s always the nagging liberal tilt to everything.

YouTube: Charlie Brooker on the American News Media

mudskipper on January 29, 2010 at 5:33 AM

Bloo-e wankahs, the ol lot ov em.

Youngs98 on January 29, 2010 at 6:48 AM

And to think of all the children spending $50k per year, for that coveted Communications Degree, just to get what we got in two minutes.

B+!

MNHawk on January 29, 2010 at 7:48 AM

That was great!

becki51758 on January 29, 2010 at 8:24 AM

That was excellent. What it was missing though was Amanpours’ condescending scrunt.

Coronagold on January 29, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Classic. He did it all.

Dubn8tr on January 29, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Now we can all claim to have Masters Degree in Journalism.

This must be how Mr. Turner started the CNN (Commie News network).

MSGTAS on January 29, 2010 at 9:46 AM

Awesome. But he forgot to pull off his glasses in an effort to focus in on a statement, peer at the camera, and ask “are you suggesting ?”

freedom_nut on January 29, 2010 at 3:21 PM