Parody: How to report the news
How much of the news is really news?
A week ago – the “news” industry was flabbergasted with the “epic” story of how Osama Bin Laden was apparently murdered by U.S. Troops.
The fact of the matter is, that 99.9999999% of the world basically had to take what the government officials told everyone as truth. That was the news: “The U.S. Government tells the world they killed OBL.”
However, in order to milk this story to no end – 99.99999999% of the airtime afterward was devoted to “reactions,” rather than the actual event. “Hoboken residents react,” “Congress reacts,” “The left-arm amputees who enjoy bowling in Wisconsin react,” “Out of work Easter Bunny costume-wearers react.” And so on, and so on, and so on…
In today’s day and age – I’m getting fearful that no one forms original opinions anymore until they see what another group of people says on TV or the internet first – just to go along with “popular consensus.”
Anyway – that reminded me of this downright hilarious (and true) video of “How to report the news” from Charlie Booker over in the U.K. 100% Brilliant:
Enjoy your afternoon!