broken britain magazine headlines part 2 electric boogaloo
Writing those stories was supposed to be a good way to get a bit of extra beer money at uni. Never tried it myself though.
These are the tabloids or something, right?
The main difference is that the tabloids at least pretend to be respectable most of the time. Charlie Brooker described them as follows:
Anyway, when they’re not urging their readers to talk to squirrels or torment their own murderers, they’re filling their pages with the sort of extreme content normally associated with sicko websites aimed at snickering frat boys - grisly real-life murder stories, close-up photos of tumours and injuries, that kind of thing - the only real difference being that here the relentless horror is interspersed with heart-warming readers’ letters in which Kids Say the Funniest Things. Somehow the juxtaposition only makes the nasty content seem worse.