Charlie Brooker's wise words from 2009 on media coverage of mass shootings are just as relevant today

Back in 2009 Charlie Brooker put together an insightful and disturbing look at how rolling news covers mass murders, after a school shooting in Germany which left 16 people dead.

Sadly, what he noticed about the way the media turns killers into anti-heroes by using dramatic timelines of events, voyeuristic mobile phone footage and endless reconstructions of the killer's past and motivations is just as relevant today in the wake of the murder of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina.

Repeatedly showing us a killer's face isn't news, it's just rubbernecking, and what's more this sort of coverage only serves to turn this murdering little twat into a sort of nihilistic pin up boy.

Watch the segment below:

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