Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 20th, 2010 - 6 comments
Categories: Media, political education - Tags: ,

If you’re not familiar with the manifold reasons why the news you get from corporate media is crap, here’s Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe. It’s funny, incisive and merciless. It’s also a very damning indictment of the modern Fourth Estate that explodes the myths around corporations acting as watchdogs on behalf of citizens against powerful anti-democratic interests.

This is Part 1 of many, I recommend spending a few hours over the weekend looking at them all.

6 comments on “Newswipe”

  1. Lew 1

    Oh yeah. Newswipe, ABC’s Media Watch, and of course our own Mediawatch are required viewing/listening for anyone who cares about the media. At a minimum — there’s plenty more out there.


  2. randal 2

    yes well everythng is the same these days including baloney, bread, ketchup and the news. the same reason why every new zealand movie made is a potential oscar winner and every song by dobbyn or the finns is a gem. the world that lost its head.

  3. Angry Grandson 3

    Thank u Sprout, love the Brooker.
    And yes L, our media watch is necessary listening.
    Keep our RNZ National safe from political interference!
    Watch the Colmans – too much and it ruins everything! Even baloney.

  4. Ben 4

    Excelent! Thanks Sprout.

  5. Rex Widerstrom 5

    I’ve blown several month’s download caps watching all Brooker’s stuff. I agree the ABC and TVNZ 7’s shows are excellent… both are also required viewing for me… but neither has that cynical “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore” Brooker-like approach, alas.

  6. Draco T Bastard 6

    I’d suggest watching the documentaries:


    Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land

    The Corporation

    If, at the end of that you still think that the news as portrayed by the MSM has anything more than a passing reference to reality, then I have a bridge to sell you.

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