History Film / ShatteredGlass

12th Sep '16 4:05:48 AM DoctorNemesis
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: The very first scene features a voice-over from Glass discussing how, in a work environment filled with egotistical jerks, a humble and self-effacing guy who takes the time to get to know people can get pretty far because people like and support him. It soon becomes clear, however, that Glass is merely putting on an act of being a humble and self-effacing guy in order to manipulate people and make his frauds easier to accept.
12th Sep '16 12:12:55 AM DoctorNemesis
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* StrawmanPolitical: Less in the film itself, more exploited by the subject of the film; it's hinted that many of Stephen Glass's fraudulent articles managed to slip through partially because they played to the political biases of his editors. The ''New Republic'' is a notably left-leaning, "old media" stalwart, and among Glass's cooked stories were subject matter like sexually abusive Young Republicans, a right-wing political gathering selling tacky Monica Lewinksy merchandise, and [[NewMediaIsEvil the threat posed by arrogant young hackers]].

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* StrawmanPolitical: Less in the film itself, more exploited by the subject of the film; it's hinted that many of Stephen Glass's fraudulent articles managed to slip through partially because they played to the political biases of his editors. The ''New Republic'' is a notably left-leaning, "old media" stalwart, and among Glass's cooked stories were subject matter like sexually abusive Young Republicans, a right-wing political gathering selling tacky Monica Lewinksy merchandise, and [[NewMediaIsEvil [[NewMediaAreEvil the threat posed by arrogant young hackers]].
12th Sep '16 12:12:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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* StrawmanPolitical: Less in the film itself, more exploited by the subject of the film; it's hinted that many of Stephen Glass's fraudulent articles managed to slip through partially because they played to the political biases of his editors. The ''New Republic'' is a notably left-leaning, "old media" stalwart, and among Glass's cooked stories were subject matter like sexually abusive Young Republicans, a right-wing political gathering selling tacky Monica Lewinksy merchandise, and [[NewMediaIsEvil the threat posed by arrogant young hackers]].
25th Aug '16 5:47:16 PM VoxAquila
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* CatchPhrase: Glass attempts to defuse all potential tension with PuppyDogEyes and "are you mad at me?"
19th Apr '16 6:13:10 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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--> '''Chuck:''' Caitlin, when this thing blows, there isn't going to ''be'' a magazine anymore. If you want to make this about Mike, make it about Mike. I don't give a shit. You can resent me, you can hate me, but come Monday morning, we're all going to have to answer for what we let happen here. We're all going to have an apology to make! Jesus Christ! Don't you have any idea how much ''shit'' we're about to eat? Every competitor we ever took a shot at, they're going to pounce. And they should. Because ''we blew it'', Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. Just because... we found him "entertaining." It's indefensible. Don't you know that?

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--> '''Chuck:''' Caitlin, when this thing blows, there isn't going to ''be'' a magazine anymore. If you want to make this about Mike, make it about Mike. I don't give a shit. You can resent me, you can hate me, but come Monday morning, we're all going to have to answer for what we let happen here. We're all going to have an apology to make! Jesus Christ! Don't you have any idea how much ''shit'' we're about to eat? Every competitor we ever took a shot at, they're going to pounce. And they should. Because ''we blew it'', Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. Just because... we found him "entertaining." It's indefensible. [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Don't you know that?that?]]
19th Apr '16 6:06:19 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After hearing that Chuck has fired Stephen, she comes to him absolutely livid that he would do something to her friend. She ''tries'' to give Chuck one of these, except Chuck just turns it right back on her.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After hearing that Chuck has fired Stephen, she Caitlin comes to him absolutely livid that he would do something to her friend. [[note]] She says that Stephen called her crying hysterically, though by now the audience knows that this was probably CrocodileTears. [[/note]] She ''tries'' to give Chuck one of these, except Chuck just turns it right back on her.


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19th Apr '16 6:04:58 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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*TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After hearing that Chuck has fired Stephen, she comes to him absolutely livid that he would do something to her friend. She ''tries'' to give Chuck one of these, except Chuck just turns it right back on her.
--> '''Caitlin:''' That's what this is. Of course. I mean, what are you going to do, Chuck, pick us off, one by one? Everybody that was loyal to Mike, till you have a staff that belongs to you? Is that the kind of magazine you want to run?
--> '''Chuck:''' Caitlin, when this thing blows, there isn't going to ''be'' a magazine anymore. If you want to make this about Mike, make it about Mike. I don't give a shit. You can resent me, you can hate me, but come Monday morning, we're all going to have to answer for what we let happen here. We're all going to have an apology to make! Jesus Christ! Don't you have any idea how much ''shit'' we're about to eat? Every competitor we ever took a shot at, they're going to pounce. And they should. Because ''we blew it'', Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. Just because... we found him "entertaining." It's indefensible. Don't you know that?
8th Mar '16 5:10:27 AM Folamh3
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* SpottingTheThread: The Forbes journalists and Chuck Lane uncover dozens of threads undermining the factual basis of "Hack Heaven", but the last straw comes when a colleague casually mentions to Chuck that Glass's brother lives in Palo Alto, which inspires a EurekaMoment that Glass got his brother to pose as the president of Jukt Micronics over the phone.
6th Dec '15 5:44:15 PM MBI
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* WhamLine: "Steve... ''give him the number''," says Lane, after listening to Glass hem and haw when Penenberg asks him for a source's phone number. He says it quietly, but the air goes out of the room as everyone realizes that Lane has finally listened to all the lies he can stand. "...This guy's ''toast''," Penenberg gravely observes immediately after.

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* WhamLine: "Steve... ''give him the number''," says Lane, after listening to Glass hem and haw for what seems like ages when Penenberg asks him for a source's phone number. He says it quietly, but the air goes out of the room as everyone realizes that Lane has finally listened to all the lies he can stand. "...This guy's ''toast''," Penenberg gravely observes immediately after.
6th Dec '15 5:41:44 PM MBI
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* WhamLine: "Steve, give him the number," says Lane, after Glass hems and haws when Penenberg asks him for a phone number. He says it quietly, but the air goes out of the room as everyone realizes that Lane has finally listened to all the lies he can stand. "...This guy's ''toast''," Penenberg gravely observes when he hears it.

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* WhamLine: "Steve, give "Steve... ''give him the number," number''," says Lane, after listening to Glass hems hem and haws haw when Penenberg asks him for a source's phone number. He says it quietly, but the air goes out of the room as everyone realizes that Lane has finally listened to all the lies he can stand. "...This guy's ''toast''," Penenberg gravely observes when he hears it.immediately after.
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