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How to Report the News

Posted on Jan 28, 2010
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This clip is, as they say across the pond, brilliant. A humorous fellow by the name of Charlie Brooker has cracked the not-so-secret code to how one properly reports the news, and it involves meaningful hand gestures, well-timed freezes, man-on-the-street reportage and headless shots of overweight people milling through metropolitan foot traffic. Watch and learn! But do note that there’s a bit of salty language in this one. —KA

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By screamingpalm, January 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm Link to this comment

Great bit, although they didn’t mention the extremely important element of gravitas!

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/24040/october-17-2005/stone-phillips—-gravitas-off

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By mrfreeze, January 29, 2010 at 10:18 am Link to this comment

llecatcher - One of the most clever, insightful comments I’ve read in months. Thanks for that!

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By Jolimont, January 29, 2010 at 2:24 am Link to this comment

I love how they deconstructed news production,
brilliant indeed!

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By liecatcher, January 29, 2010 at 1:17 am Link to this comment

The whole point of media control is to prevent
thinking, stimulate consumption, & promote slavery.
Obamageddon is the culmination of a well planned &
orchestrated strategy.

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By liecatcher, January 29, 2010 at 1:10 am Link to this comment

How to Report the News

The same way a gypsy makes chicken soup. First thing
is
steal a chicken.

With “news”, first thing is to own & control the
various venues, the quintessential example being
Ruppert Murdock. Next is to hire both eye candy &
expert fecal vomiters like the crapulent, corpulent
one & pay him 30 million dollars a year to spew venom
& numb & dumb his audience. Having think tanks to
create “facts” to sell your propaganda,e.g. the CATO
INSTITUTE & THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION, makes cerebral
laundering easy & effective. Prepackaged sound bites
are always ready to follow shock & awe events like
9/11 or the various Kennedy assassinations. And
finally, to minimize the interruption of important
revenue producers like sports events, streaming the
bogus bullshit at the top or bottom of the screen is
very effective, some even compare it to the
subliminal techniques of days gone by.

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By Smudge Martens, January 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm Link to this comment

You can lead a horse to truth, but you can’t make him think.

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