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'Twas very good. Summed up exactly what I thought about the whole Brand-Ross debarcle.
Is that how you spell bebarcle?
I watched it, and enjoyed it. Interesting what he was saying about papers now moving away from 'news' and more towards campaigns. Never really thought about that before
newspapers have to just sell that day so they write anything to get them off the shelves and weigh up the chances of them getting sued. If it's more likely they'll sell really well with an inflammatory headline, they'll go ahead.
If a newspaper prints something, especially on its front page, that is later found out to be untrue, their punishment should be having the paper taken off the shelves for a day or two. What use is fining News International? It's not a deterrant, and it doesn't stop people buying the paper
If they had taken The Mirror off the shelves for a day or two after they ran with those mocked torture pics, readers would've gone elsewhere that day, and maybe even ended up staying with The Sun, The People or whatever, and the punished paper would lose out on a significant chunk of revenue, which would no doubt make them more accountable
Is there some kind of legal reason why this wouldn't be possible?
Also true fact.
only mentioned why people felt they had the right to complain in general rather than about this particular issue and that it was taken out of hand, which we all knew anyway. THANKS BROOKER. Didn't put himself on a limb to attack/defend the bbc or ross/brand, really. Pretty lame.
It was alright apart from that though.
he was the only person on TV I've heard who actually said the whole thing was pointless, hypocritical and reactionary. Even "serious" news shows were giving it serious validity when they shouldn't have even covered it.
I watched it, and I intend to watch the one next week.
I thought it was funny, but wish that it was longer.
I liked the "jesus hussain christ" thing too, and the credit crunch bits
I might start watching that
Where does he find such dross that fills up the schedules?
It was almost as good as Street "I've got a problem with my arse" Doctor from last series.
Get to fuck.
His part on Mark Watson's show spoilt that too.
but i am willing to agree with you.
and it was very funny. Haven't seen his bit in this show though.
Tarbuck's such a fucking waste of oxygen, why she's allowed to waste good Screenwipe time is beyond me.
I agree the poetry and Lisa Tarbuck were pointless and unfunny - especially in a 30 minute show.
His bit about the newspapers was interesting, though it's an issue I've hearing a lot about due to my Dad's job as a journalist. Papers really are going through absolute shit at the moment. Did you know that the Guardian loses money every single day? It's just a loss leader printed because it's the flagship brand of the Guardian Media group.
But really, no wonder they take the Beeb to task as often as possible.
I read The Independent and even that has become pretty shit in the last few months.
60 journalists being let go, apparently
"no, he's a cunt"
"he's a man"
"NO, he's a cunt"
That's the first time I've ever watched it and I thought it was excellent
It were awesome. A bit like the first episdoe of the last series where every joke was a bullseye. If it carries on like the last series though i wouldn't be surprised if it did get a bit more hit and miss.
as the screenwipe team, and they are all being REALLY FUCKING ANNOYING.
earlier they were singing the Chucklebrothers theme tune, and now they're singing Eleanor Rigby.
Hahaha, those crazy ScreenWipers.... sounds pretty funny to me.
What kind of fool would chant their own name as a theme song, huh?
one of them is a shrieking woman.
Brooker would not approve.
but needed more Aisleyne.
and cost restrictions was quite interesting
... on Tuesday 18th November, 10.30pm, BBC4. It's probably repeated a lot as well, but hey -- I'm not your mum. Go and look it up yourself.
The first episode includes Britannia High, the Brand / Ross fallout, the scariest programme ever made, and some deliberately offensive end credits.
Episode two is about adverts.
Episode three is a special extended 'writers' edition featuring interviews with some of the top TV writers in Britain, innit.
Episode four and five -- not sure of the order yet -- are on kids' TV and 'mission documentaries' respectively.
Episode six is a look back at the year and a look forward to Christmas. Ahhhh.
Miss them and you'll spend the rest of your life bitterly regretting your own crashing ineptitude, punching yourself in the face, drinking too much, mistreating your offspring and generally failing at everything.
Ooh, I'm also looking for suggestions for 'The All-Time Top Ten Cocks (and She-Cocks) in Advertising'...
That smug fucker from the 'go to uni' ad has got to be up there...