Series 2, Episode 4
Show Newswipe
Air Date 9 February 2010
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Newswipe 2.4 is the forth episode of the second series of Newswipe which was broadcast for the first time on 9 February 2010.

Summary Edit

Brooker examines Tony Blair's role in the Iraq Inquiry and how the relationship between politicians and the media has gradually become less deferential over the decades.

Adam Curtis explores how journalists' discovery of corruption amongst elites everywhere beginning with Watergate, as well as the rise of a class of experts, fosters a pervasive, almost Nixonion sense of paranoia amongst the public at large towards politicians, elites, and even their own bodies.

Doug Stanhope argues that the media willfully ignores the role of overpopulation in the environmental crisis. Kay Burley's interview with Peter Andre on Sky News is presented as an example of both the media's insensitivity and its frivolity.