History Film / Network

6th Jan '18 6:22:07 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* LargeHam: [[WorldOfHam Almost every main character]], with Peter Finch's Howard Beale being the mightiest of them all.

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* LargeHam: [[WorldOfHam Almost every main character]], with Peter Finch's Howard Beale being the mightiest of them all. Enforced with Jensen, who deliberately emulates Beale himself to manipulate him.
6th Jan '18 5:13:21 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Beale tries to spell out to his audience that television is manipulating them and says, "We'll lie like hell". It doesn't get through to them.
12th Dec '17 11:31:36 AM Mdumas43073
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* MoneyDearBoy: In-universe, the only reason anyone does anything at UBS is for ratings, including keeping Howard on the air at all, and then [[spoiler: killing him. It's heavily implied that UBS is going to use the on-air assassination for the opener for the next season of the Mao-Tse Tung Hour.]]

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* MoneyDearBoy: In-universe, the only reason anyone does anything at UBS is for ratings, including keeping Howard on the air at all, and then [[spoiler: [[MurderIsTheBestSolution killing him.him]]. It's heavily implied that UBS is going to use the on-air assassination for the opener for the next season of the Mao-Tse Tung Hour.]]
13th Jun '17 10:21:54 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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-->'''Diana:''' You had less than a minute of hard national and international news. It was all sex, scandal, brutal crime, sports, [[LittlestCancerPatient children with incurable diseases]], and lost puppies.

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-->'''Diana:''' You had less than a minute of hard national and international news. It was all sex, scandal, [[IfItBleedsItLeads brutal crime, crime]], sports, [[LittlestCancerPatient children with incurable diseases]], and lost puppies.
20th May '17 3:38:07 AM Aquila89
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Because the network is buying film from a terrorist group of them robbing banks, the government is threatening to indiict the network for conspiracy to commit crimes. Diana isn't worried, their lawyer will argue every possible defense including the First Amendment, right to protect sources, and even if they lose it will take years to wind through the courts.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Because the network is buying film from a terrorist group of them robbing banks, the government is threatening to indiict indict the network for conspiracy to commit crimes. Diana isn't worried, their lawyer will argue every possible defense including the First Amendment, right to protect sources, and even if they lose it will take years to wind through the courts.
19th May '17 8:23:44 PM Tdarcos
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Because the network is buying film from a terrorist group of them robbing banks, the government is threatening to indiict the network for conspiracy to commit crimes. Diana isn't worried, their lawyer will argue every possible defense including the First Amendment, right to protect sources, and even if they lose it will take years to wind through the courts.
15th May '17 8:37:15 AM themisterfree
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** Diana is rumored to be based on a television exec at the time who obsessed over ratings every minute of the day.

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** Diana is rumored to be based on a television an NBC exec at the time time, Lin Bolen, who obsessed over ratings every minute of the day.day. (She's notably reviled amongst game show fans, as she cancelled the original ''Series/{{Concentration}}'', ''Series/ThreeOnAMatch'' (replacing it with the trainwreck that was ''Series/WinningStreak''), and the original ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' (though to replace it, she brought in ''Series/WheelOfFortune''), and neutered the original ''Series/{{Jackpot}}'' (changing it from high-budget riddles to low-budget Q&A after a focus group said "we don't like riddles").)
18th Apr '17 5:20:29 AM Rik-B
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''AND YOU. WILL. ATONE!'''
13th Mar '17 12:08:40 PM JamesAustin
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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Invoked in-universe, after Hackett fires Schumacher and tells him he's following Diana Christensen's suggestion of merging the network's news and entertainment divisions:
-->'''Schumacher:''' I'm gonna spread this whole reeking business in every newspaper, on every network, group and affiliate in this country. I'm gonna make a lot of noise about this.\\
'''Hackett:''' Great! We need all the press we can get!


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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Invoked in-universe, after Hackett fires Schumacher and tells him he's following Diana Christensen's suggestion of merging the network's news and entertainment divisions:
-->'''Schumacher:''' I'm gonna spread this whole reeking business in every newspaper, on every network, group and affiliate in this country. I'm gonna make a lot of noise about this.\\
'''Hackett:''' Great! We need all the press we can get!
13th Mar '17 12:00:18 PM JamesAustin
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* OneLinerEcho: People all over the world repeat the "Mad as hell" punch-line of Beale's speech in agreement.

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* OneLinerEcho: People all over the world repeat the "Mad as hell" Hell" punch-line of Beale's speech in agreement.
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