12 Slapstick Movies About the Mad World of Journalism

Forget professionalism – these films celebrate the peculiar and morally corrupt sides of reporting
Anchorman 2

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Woodward and Bernstein are excellent reporters, but face it – they're pretty dorky. Now, Ron Burgundy? That's a media man worth remembering. For all of the films about this honorable profession, many of the best are the ones that depict media professionals not as true professionals – civil, buttoned-up and following the rules – but as goofy weirdoes who have little regard for basic human decency. Just in time for Burgundy's return in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, here are a dozen excellent movies that depict the humorous, peculiar and morally corrupt sides of journalism. Peter Holslin

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