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11th Mar '17 4:13:30 PM nombretomado
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* A subversion in MilestoneComics' ''Comicbook/{{Hardware}}''. This is the first thing the protagonist tries, anonymously sending the media all the evidence he's gathered on Alva's wrongdoing. And the media pointedly ignores it.

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* A subversion in MilestoneComics' Creator/MilestoneComics' ''Comicbook/{{Hardware}}''. This is the first thing the protagonist tries, anonymously sending the media all the evidence he's gathered on Alva's wrongdoing. And the media pointedly ignores it.
1st Feb '17 11:06:37 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/EdgeOfDarkness'' sees Elle Craven's whistleblowing video sent to the press by her father, [[spoiler:who knows he's dying of thalium poisoning courtesy of her employers.]]

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* ''Film/EdgeOfDarkness'' ''Film/{{Edge of Darkness|2010}}'' sees Elle Craven's whistleblowing video sent to the press by her father, [[spoiler:who knows he's dying of thalium poisoning courtesy of her employers.]]
4th Oct '16 12:49:14 PM chc232323
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* In MassEffect continuity, this is the Refuse ending. The galaxy is being swarmed by a techno-horror HordeOfAlienLocusts led by [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] that destroy every advanced civilization in a cyclical manner. The PlayerCharacter has the option to rewire them, but all of the possible choices involve great sacrifice and loss. Or the PlayerCharacter can simply refuse to accept any of their choices - and then the bad guys win, all technologically advanced life is destroyed, but not before one of the TrueCompanions executes her plan to FlingALightIntoTheFuture. She does so not on a single planet, but on many planets that harbor intelligent (or potentially intelligent) life, with smart programs to aid decryption by any who find it and incredible volumes of data that would propel a society almost instantly to a space-faring one. This ensures the next invasion is the last one.
13th Sep '16 5:13:27 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Series/{{V 1983}}''. IntrepidReporter Mike Donovan gets proof on video that the Visitors aren't friendly HumanAliens who come in peace, but mice-swallowing reptilians planning to TakeOverTheWorld. He gets the tape to the broadcast studio, and just as they're about to tell the world, all the stations cut out for a 'special announcement' that the Visitors have taken over the world media for our own good. In the follow-up series, LaResistance rip off a Visitor's face on live television. The Visitors claim it's a fake and show the 'real' broadcast the next day.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{V 1983}}''. IntrepidReporter Mike Donovan gets proof on video that the Visitors aren't friendly HumanAliens who come in peace, but mice-swallowing reptilians planning to TakeOverTheWorld. He gets the tape to the broadcast studio, and just as they're about to tell the world, all the stations cut out for a 'special announcement' that the Visitors have taken over 'temporary' control of the world media for our own good. In the follow-up series, LaResistance rip off a Visitor's face on live television. The Visitors claim it's a fake and show the 'real' broadcast the next day.
13th Sep '16 5:12:17 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Series/{{V 1983}}''. IntrepidReporter Mike Donovan gets proof on video that the Visitors aren't friendly HumanAliens who come in peace, but mice-swallowing reptilians planning to TakeOverTheWorld. He gets the tape to the broadcast studio, and just as they're about to tell the world, all the stations cut out for a 'special announcement' that the Visitors have taken over the world media for our own good. In the follow-up series, LaResistance rip off a Visitor's face on live television. The Visitors claim it's a fake and show the 'real' broadcast the next day.
19th May '16 8:48:30 AM Doug86
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* The ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' issue [[http://www.4thletter.net/2006/11/the-top-100-what-if-countdown-part-19/ "What If Gwen Stacy Had Lived?"]] (v1 #24) concludes with a reversal of this trope, in that it's the ''villain'' who sends information to the press rather than the hero. The Green Goblin posts evidence of Spider-Man's SecretIdentity to the hero's "second-greatest enemy": [[DaEditor J. Jonah Jameson]].

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* The ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' issue [[http://www.4thletter.net/2006/11/the-top-100-what-if-countdown-part-19/ "What If Gwen Stacy Had Lived?"]] (v1 #24) concludes with a reversal of this trope, in that it's the ''villain'' who sends information to the press rather than the hero. The Green Goblin posts evidence of Spider-Man's SecretIdentity to the hero's "second-greatest enemy": [[DaEditor J. Jonah Jameson]].
18th May '16 1:19:51 AM GamerFromJump2
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* Now, the very idea of stopping books, raw images, or music is ludicrous, with the ability to carry thousands on a Micro SD chip the size of a thumbnail.
13th May '16 7:41:24 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/TheExpanse'':
** Episode 2: A Martian ship is about to grab the ''Canterbury's'' life pod and Holden thinks that the people who destroyed their ship are coming to finish them off so he sends a broad-spectrum message accusing Mars of destroying the ''Canterbury''. It causes riots to break out throughout the Belt.
** Episode 5: A flashback shows a Belter protest earlier that was brutally taken down by the UNN, destroying an entire station inhabited not only by protesting miners but their children as well. After numerous offers to surrender were ignored one of the protest leaders sent a transmission showing his oxygen-deprived daughter and explaining that they were just trying to improve their kids' lives, which cuts off as the station is destroyed. Apparently it was so effective that the assault's leader defected to the OPA.
20th Apr '16 4:51:31 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/TheBigHeat'', Mrs. Duncan's arranged to have her husband's suicide note sent to the press in the event of her death. When she does get killed, the published document brings down BigBad Lagana and his empire.
31st Mar '16 1:17:26 PM ObsidianFire
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* Smith from ''Film/ShootEmUp'' does this out of GenreSavvy -- see the page quote. Unfortunately, it's an AvertedTrope-the villains have too much power and keep the news from getting out. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Which is all right for Smith...]]

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* Smith from ''Film/ShootEmUp'' does this out because [[GenreSavvy he's aware of GenreSavvy how this goes in movies]] -- see the page quote. Unfortunately, it's an AvertedTrope-the villains have too much power and keep the news from getting out. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Which is all right for Smith...]]
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