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Which witch hunt?

Which witch hunt? by Scott Matthewman

I’m not a great fan of Channel 4′s 10 O’Clock Live, which all too often aims low (last night’s sketch of ‘Abu Qatada’s Cribs’ was typically weak). Conversely, though, when it hits the right note, it really gets it right.

Also last night, newspaper columnist and TV presenter Charlie Brooker gave a poetic rant about all the various groups which The Sun has railed about, and now which make associate editor Trevor Kavanagh’s claims that its journalists are now being subject to a ‘witch hunt’ all the more hypocritical.

Copies popped up on YouTube instantly, only to be taken straight down again by Channel 4 claiming copyright on the clip. And quite right, too.

The clip in question is available on Channel 4′s own site, and they’ve made it available to embed in other people’s websites:

It’s a genius piece of writing. If Brooker was the author as well as the performer, then all credit to him: if not, though, whoever did write the piece deserves their place in the spotlight.

Story written by Scott Matthewman

Formerly Online Editor and Digital Project Manager for The Stage, creator of the award-winning The Gay Vote politics blog, now lead developer for evvnt.com, critic for Musical Theatre Review, The Public Reviews and others.

@scottm

 

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