Charlie Brooker's 2012 Newswipe

Here's a wrap of world events in 2012 through the eyes of the brilliant Charlier Brooker. You might find some parts very UK-centric, but overall, it covers international events. But he did miss commenting on the most daring event of the year, Felix Baumgartner's skydive from space

If you are not familiar with Charlie Brooker's Newswipe, here's an intro (via

The aim of Charlie Brooker’s News Wipe is to expose the inner workings of news media, just as Screen Wipe does to TV in general. The series is funny, thoughtful and scabrous digest of recent news events.

News Wipe takes a look at the brilliant or preposterous way the news is presented to us. There are also experts on hand to pick apart certain stories and analyze the news media’s obsessions.

There are some hilarious one liners in this video, and I love Charlie Brooker even more because he too can't stand, or as I refer to him as "will.i.can't.stand.him". The video is dotted with brilliant lines mocking him.  

If you have an hour to spare, watch and laugh at the state of media and celebritism today (but be warned, there's some strong language and slightly offensive scenes, so "viewer discretion is advised".)