Everyday Happenings Presented by Anger

Its usually a good idea to incorporate an outside voice into our everyday perspective of the news. Especially when that outside voice is a well dressed British man filled with rage.

15 thoughts on “Everyday Happenings Presented by Anger”

  1. Is this a parody or is this a real reporter pissed at his job?I honestly can’t tell. If it is an actual parody, I don’t like it. It just sounds like a mad rant of a typical citizen. It feels like something that someone would post on their social media page. Non-sensical ravings about things that make them crazy.

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  2. I severely disagree with Domanique and Rigmor. Of course, I appreciate their opinion and believe we all have a right to one. But, damn, that piece said a lot to me. Mainly the juxtaposition of a stoic and non-opinionated news reporter (who is often times actually doing society a disservice in being such) next to an intelligent and pissed off person who sees the reality of the issues he’s forced to report about in a less effective way. I don’t know about you guys, but I am really sick and tired of not seeing the whole picture.

    This worked for me.

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    1. I agree with you Ali. This is pretty classic British humor, which always works for me. Unlike some of the other videos we have watched this semester, this was news parody with a point, rather than just mocking the news itself. This demonstrated how phrasing makes a huge amount of difference in media and how truly important our voices can be.

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  3. I thought the video was cool. I’m not sure it was supposed to make us laugh. I liked his suit. I couldn’t stop from looking at the bags under his eyes though.

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  4. I liked this video, and I personally find it funny when professional people, parents, elders, etc. curse so I thought it was quite entertaining. I agree with Ali, its nice to see reporters stand up for the reality of what should be reported.

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  5. This was just very average for me. It was entertaining in subject just because of the idea of a reporter losing it, and it’s cool to see a truth bomb in satire, but it was just…not terribly engaging other than that. As has been mentioned, he’s just a guy in a suit standing in place. That said, it was fun.

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  6. This was a great example of news parody from a drier, British sense of humor. I personally liked it, but I can see where people are coming from because if it was any longer I might have gotten bored of his monotony.

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  7. I found this to be absolutely hilarious and on point. While he was being humorous and crude in his delivery, a lot of what he was saying was accurate. I connect a lot with the dry, cynical, and brutally honest sense of humor associated with British comedy and this skit is no different.

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  8. This video makes me laugh because it’s a British dude going off about the “actual” news when he’s frustrated with whomever is back in the studio directing him. I also don’t think this is parody.

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  9. Great commentary on how journalists on the surface, and in their hopes and wildest dreams, are out to provide unbiased information but in reality, news on tv usually has an agenda to evoke ‘good’ or ‘bad’ feelings in their audience.

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  10. I found this equal parts inspiring and depressing: on one hand you see what reporters want to tell versus what they actually tell (sticking to the news corporation’s agenda), but on the other hand you can see we have the ability to tell the truth and say what’s really happening against the status quo.

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  11. This video funny because a single person is asked to represent an entire generation. Though it’s obviously reductive, it strikes a chord that our generation is always characterized as witless and apathetic—which unfortunately may not be totally off mark. The Trump joke was completely on point. As a generation, we’ve hardly been voting and it could end up in a Trump presidency.

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