Not that I mean to continually yank off of Best Week Ever, but they did post this amazing video from Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe that is a pitch-perfect takedown of the composition of the modern news report. While I’ve been subjected to a lot of background BBC recently (and honest to Dog, if this was playing on the telly while I was otherwise engaged, I wouldn’t cotton-on at all), I think it holds true for the American news report as well. Watch, listen, and let your mind numb gradually to the dulcet tones of the standard news story.
Yeah, it’s perfect. Right down to the punny sign-off. Three cheers to modern, by-the-book television journalism.