Series 2, Episode 2
Show Newswipe
Air Date 26 January 2010
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Newswipe 2.2 is the second episode of the second series of Newswipe which was broadcast for the first time on 26 January 2010.

Summary Edit

Brooker discusses how Islam4UK orchestrated their publicity stunt of a march through Wooton Bassett and how filler reports are structured and padded out.

How news airtime is filled with hand bags, social disruption (the truth about ASBOs), health reports, animals and analysing the brains response to various scenes from Britain. With guest stars such as Tim Key and Heather Brooke who discussed how Britain's journalism is based on anonymous sources.

Doug Stanhope examines how America's newscasts portray the news in a different light as the day progresses.