Ugh, I’ve shared my thoughts previously on the vomitous ‘7pm Project’ that claims to be ‘more news but not as you know it’ but is actually a steaming pile of same old, cringeworthy drivel that you hear/see/read endlessly, at work, at home, at school and on TV.
It’s an absolutely appalling show. I assume that it’s marketed toward people who don’t watch news and who want their media fed to them in tasty, clichéd, norm-enforcing soundbites. They recycle various stories that have made headlines around the nation/world/web that day and then proceed to discuss the various complexities make tired, tedious and trite one-liners in an attempt to come off, all cutting edge and shit.
Each episode they usually have some generic beautiful person on, to co-host the show. On Thursday night they had some bloke called Tim Blackwell to provide the requisite pretty bone structure and long dark lashes. He probably wore a checkered shirt for added indi, edgy cred, I’m sure.
Mr Blackwell wanted to tell us of some celebrity news (celebrity news? what a fucking surprise!). He introduced footage showing Chris Brown doing his court-ordered community work which was the punishment for his assault on Rhianna. The initial image was Chris Brown swinging some scythe type implement through the grass followed by a montage of him doing various tasks. The ‘complex discussion’ went something along these lines;
Douchebag Tim: “Ahh look at him here, he seems to be practicing his golf swing”.
Knucklejob Pickering: “yeah, but see we know he’s got a better swing on him than that”
(whole panel erupts into laughter)
Charlie Knucklejob Pickering: “well, one person does anyway”
Ahhh. Violence against women played for laughs; what a ‘fresh take’ on news.