- Awesome Moments: His dissection of the media's coverage of mass shootings. Sadly, nobody seems to get the message even after the video is shared repeatedly, and after more or less every shooting since.
- Awesome Music:
- The opening tune is great!
- Youtube link submitted as conclusive evidence to this fact.
- Funny Moments:
- A joke that Crosses the Line Twice by using some very clever sentence-mixing as Charlie discusses newsreaders.Charlie: [in voiceover] Many of the familiar newsroom faces had side-jobs, such as warm-throated dapper-chap-about-London-town Richard Baker here, who, when he wasn't telling us about Lieutenant William Calley who'd been convicted of killing twenty-two civilians in My Lai in South Vietnam...
Richard Baker: ...Lieutenant William Calley, who was convicted of killing twenty-two civilians at My Lai in South Vietnam...
Charlie: ...doubled as the narrator for charming, genteel, cardboard-kiddie-wink cartoon Mary, Mungo & Midge!
Baker: [in voiceover] There's Mary. There's Mungo. And there's Midge...who was convicted of killing twenty-two civilians at My Lai in South Vietnam.
- Nebbish Charlie recreating Bill O'Reilly's Inside Edition meltdown.
- Also, the how to report the news segment from series 2.
- A joke that Crosses the Line Twice by using some very clever sentence-mixing as Charlie discusses newsreaders.
- The Scrappy: As evidenced by the show's Youtube comments, many viewers consider Tim Key's segments to be unfunny and pointless.
- Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped:
- His analysis of the Media's coverage of the G20 protests and how in spite of all the coverage of protestors and the possibility of violence, they almost completely missed a case of Police brutality.
- Not to mention pouring scorn on some news programs that tried to present the chaos in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake as a non-stop culture of looting, but also as something inevitable due to Haiti's "violent history".
- Also his disgust at the circle jerk surrounding the death of Reality TV star Jade Goody, including his own role of commenting on the commenting.
- Following a school shooting in Germany, Charlie Brooker intersects an interview with a forensic psychiatrist, in which he disperses some advice in how the media should deal with such an event, with footage of news broadcasts doing the exact opposite. The dour music and the bitter, resigned tone of Charlie Brooker's voice make it abundantly clear that he is not amused. Here's the clip.
YMMV / Newswipe