#Kony2012 and British media

To British eyes the polished, high-gloss viral campaign of Invisible Children’s 26 minute video–with its high-end production, fast paced edits and expensive motion graphics–clearly favors the grabby style of American political campaign imagery, a style that is increasingly adopted in the British party political broadcasts too. It’s an immersive, yet distinctly oppressive style of polemic film making. Apart from Charlie Brooker’s takedown on Channel 4’s “The 10 O’Clock News”  “10 O’Clock Live” show (where we learned of Jason Russell’s extensive music video oeuvre), how are the rest of British media reporting and analyzing this #Kony2012 business?

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