Charlie Brooker’s Anatomy of the Clone-Driven Style of TV News

With all of the gaffs in attempts at news coverage by the cable news outfits, I wanted to share this satirical video by English humorist Charlie Brooker which, I believe, is right on the money.

charlie-brooker-2Watch the style of how TV news is presented, and it’s like watching, “Land of the Clones.” Television news today – local, cable or national – is all formula driven.

There are a few exceptions – but just a few – like PBS NewsHour, BBC News, and Al Jazeera. The rest of it is mostly shallow, inane, often-inaccurate, and, more often than not, predictable.

Nobody has explored the anatomy of how to report TV news better than Brooker. Here’s his report from London: