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Satire: Script Of The Tv Series 'cnnnn'

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Coming back from a commercial break.Craig and Chris sitting behind the tableCraig on the left of camera, Chris on right[Medium shot, showing both Craig and Chris and top of table]Craig: (cheerfully). Welcome back to our showChris looks at scriptChris: And... ah yes, it's time for our top story.Craig: It sure is Chris, and what a top story this is, the best one yet.Chris: Yep, this following story will make our previous stories seem like a pile of rambling crap, which they were... ahem... but that's beside the point. The point is, terrorism is bad, so if you are 18 and above, join the army. It's an experience of a lifetime. You'll see the world. Travel to Iraq and if you don't get killed, you get to travel back home.Craig stares blankly at Chris. Quick glance of scrip, then blankly at Chris again.Craig: Yes... well, our top story; Iraqi prisoners abused, humiliated and called (high-pitched voice) mean names (normal voice) by American and British troops. We have with us a few pictures.Shows a picture of a Iraqi Prisoner seemingly dressed in normal clothing.Chris: (Sympathetically). Heartless, just heartless. Who would dress someone so and even to take a picture. Because with Kodak, it lasts forever, with quality and a price that can't be beat.Craig stares blankly at Chris again.Craig: Umm...yeah, sure. Give us a close up of this horrid picture.Shows same picture except zoomed in onto the feet of the prisoner, revealing his socksCraig: (Sadly). Look at that, it's just a crime against nature. Mismatched socks, dark navy blue on the right foot and black on the left.Chris: Ugh... Take that away, I cannot bear looking at it any longer, it's just painful.Craig: I know it's painful to see, (firmly) but the public must see what we want them to see!Chris: You're right, show the next non-tampered pictures.Chris's eyes shift from left to right to leftShows the real picture of the Iraqi prisoners piled on top of each other naked.Craig: Now that's just absolutely embarrassing. Taking a picture of them just after they all tripped over at the same place. Like, who likes tripping over? No one, it's a terrible thing.Chris: I have to agree with you there. Tripping over hurts and it's embarrassing. And to take a picture of it, now everybody will think they are clumsy.Craig: This is just creating a stereotype of Iraqi people as clumsy fools. But they aren't, they're sophisticated human beings that terrorise, bomb and like to hold imaginary weapons of mass destruction.Chris: Oh and also, in that particular picture, they're naked and most probably being laughed at by the troops... which may or may not add to their humiliation. We are unsure at this point and time but are completely confident this picture is mostly about the tripping over thing. *Cough*Short pauseChris: Show the last pictureShows a picture of an Iraqi prisoner in...

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