Charlie Brooker's Newswipe Page 3

  • Deleted user 26 March 2009 19:02:44
    It's not funny, and it's not poetic either. It's just painfully hip, and it's not even that hip.
  • dufftownallan 26 Mar 2009 19:10:30 4,723 posts
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    is it tim key? cos he's an actor/writer kind of person.
    his poetry is shit tho.
  • Deleted user 26 March 2009 19:23:20
    It was, I snorted several times, especially about the condom exacerbating his AIDS... ;)
  • Deleted user 26 March 2009 19:24:33
    In contrast that poetry bit is so incredibly painful to watch I actually took the effort to lean forward, put my hand on my mouse and move the timeline forward 5 minutes in order to completely avoid giving him any of my time whatsoever. Unbelievably talentless. Why is he on this show still???
  • M83J01P97 26 Mar 2009 19:45:40 7,552 posts
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    Probably a personal friend of Brooker's - there is a guy who crops up in some of the filmed stuff for Screenwipe and now Newswipe who set up TV Go Home with Brooker.
  • cubbymoore 27 Mar 2009 00:36:56 36,677 posts
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    I liked him on Cowards and We Want Answers, but yeah never been a fan of his poetry.
  • GingerMagician 1 Apr 2009 23:05:06 3,011 posts
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    That Peter Oborne segment was superb, even down to the use of the music from Adam Curtis', 'Power of Nightmares'.
  • Lukus 1 Apr 2009 23:07:15 21,199 posts
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    I forgot too. Just caught the end segment reflecting on the Jade Goody saga. A pretty good overview of the whole situation.
  • GingerMagician 1 Apr 2009 23:20:07 3,011 posts
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    Another great episode. Nail-on-head stuff from Charlie once again.
  • Deleted user 1 April 2009 23:20:33
    I like Tim Key.
  • BillMurray 1 Apr 2009 23:22:17 9,149 posts
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    Piss. I've missed this again.
  • suicida 1 Apr 2009 23:44:54 258 posts
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    I missed it too, but it's repeated on Sunday night on BBC4 at 11:30... \o/
  • chopsen 1 Apr 2009 23:46:43 19,993 posts
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    Heh, is this the "I missed Newswipe" thread, or something?

    You know what? It was fantastic. Best thing I've ever seen. After I finished it I rang Charlie to tell him and he told me that it was so amazing he wasn't going to let it be repeated anywhere, just so it was special for me.
  • Deleted user 1 April 2009 23:47:29
    OK, somebody bump this thread at 11 on Sunday.
  • Deleted user 2 April 2009 01:28:03
    What can I say? The man's spot on.
  • Tomo 2 Apr 2009 01:47:51 15,830 posts
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    The man's a genius. The first 5 minutes absolutely brilliant.

    "Instead of offering a factual summary from which we can form opinions, the media takes our opinions to incorporate them into their factual summaries."

    I thought that was very nicely put. The whole piece on how fucking infuriatingly chummy/sensationalist some of the news channels have become was spot on.

    The Oborne interview was great too, if mildly frightening. And the Goody piece was a very nice summary of the whole thing.

    I just find it amazing how he's able to produce such insightful perspectives on the news in such a quick time frame, all the while being incredibly funny. The bluntness of his disdain for some people is hilarious, ie: Carole Malone and the bloke on The Wright Stuff.

    Top, top stuff.
  • Deleted user 2 April 2009 01:51:54
    It's a brilliant programme, no doubt about it. Having just watched the two episodes in backwards order, it does seem that that the poetry is the weakest link. Not terrible, but not that funny either.
  • M83J01P97 2 Apr 2009 07:32:15 7,552 posts
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    I did kind of get the feeling Brooker kept wanting to say "But... I did hate her" during the whole Jade thing. But yeah, it was a very grounded and spot on summary of the whole affair.

    I'm glad someone finally picked up on that wretched whore Carole Malone and her ridiculous level of hypocrisy which just stinks of desperate attention seeking.
  • suicida 2 Apr 2009 22:55:15 258 posts
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    Just noticed episode 2 is on in 5 minutes on BBC4, for those that missed it (inc. me)
  • Octaeder 6 Apr 2009 19:25:38 3 posts
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    Anyone know what the music they used in the background of the Snowmen/News bit was?

    I thought this episode was much better than the first. Not that I disliked the first...
  • Deleted user 6 April 2009 19:27:57
    Yes. And at the same time... no. Annoyingly.

    Love that Paxman clip.
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