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13th Jul '16 10:48:45 AM Morgenthaler
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21st Jun '16 11:21:11 AM gewunomox
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* In RobZombie's ''Film/HalloweenII2009'', Dr. Loomis has become like this, writing a best-selling book about the killings from [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} the first film]] while making a killing himself.

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* In RobZombie's Music/RobZombie's ''Film/HalloweenII2009'', Dr. Loomis has become like this, writing a best-selling book about the killings from [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} the first film]] while making a killing himself.
20th Jun '16 11:31:01 AM SteveMB
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode [[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E21And22WildCards "Wild Cards"]], the Joker broadcasts a threat to blow up the Vegas Strip unless the Justice League can stop him. As the drama plays out, other news broadcasters pick up the Joker's show... which feeds into his real plan to expose millions of viewers to Ace's [[BrownNote insanity-inducing gaze]].
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17th Jun '16 5:34:59 PM nighttrainfm
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** Though played straight in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' and ''Discworld/MakingMoney''; a newspaper called the ''Tanty Bugle'' (after the city's largest prison) got its popularity by reporting on murders, preferably horrible ones. Moist von Lipwig is a bit put out that his inventive but bloodless crimes only merited a paragraph.

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** Though played straight in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' and ''Discworld/MakingMoney''; a newspaper called the ''Tanty Bugle'' (after the city's largest prison) got its popularity by reporting on murders, preferably horrible ones. Moist von Lipwig is a bit put out that his inventive but bloodless crimes only merited a paragraph.two paragraphs.
6th Jun '16 6:45:43 PM bowserbros
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* This trope has become a common point of criticism for tabloid [=YouTuber=] DJ Keemstar, who sees repeated accusations of actively seeking out and exploiting internet drama simply for views and revenue.
3rd Jun '16 10:11:36 AM LadyJafaria
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* Actually ''subverted'' in ''Discworld/TheTruth''; a story about a stabbing, committed by ''the ruler of the city'' at that, is ignored in favor of the latest HumanInterestStory about a parrot keepers' meeting or [[IncrediblyLameFun a humorously-shaped vegetable]]. Or completely untrue but not necessarily bloody stuff in the rival paper like someone being abducted by elves or a rain of frogs in Genua.

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* Actually ''subverted'' in ''Discworld/TheTruth''; a story about a stabbing, apparently committed by ''the ruler of the city'' at that, is ignored in favor of the latest HumanInterestStory about a parrot keepers' meeting or [[IncrediblyLameFun a humorously-shaped vegetable]]. Or completely untrue but not necessarily bloody stuff in the rival paper like someone being abducted by elves or (though Discworld elves being what they are, [[FridgeHorror that actually could be bloody]]) a rain of frogs in Genua.Genua.
** Though played straight in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' and ''Discworld/MakingMoney''; a newspaper called the ''Tanty Bugle'' (after the city's largest prison) got its popularity by reporting on murders, preferably horrible ones. Moist von Lipwig is a bit put out that his inventive but bloodless crimes only merited a paragraph.
29th Apr '16 1:53:55 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' gives a huge TakeThat to [[StrawmanNewsMedia the news media]] for indulging in this, pointing out how they were busy covering the Kobe Bryant rape case while America was getting ready to invade Iraq.
** The same chapter gives a ratings scale for various scandals, rating it in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Buttafuoco Buttafuoco']].

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* ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' gives a huge TakeThat to [[StrawmanNewsMedia the news media]] for indulging in this, pointing out how they were busy covering the Kobe Bryant rape case while America was getting ready to invade Iraq.
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Iraq. The same chapter gives a ratings scale for various scandals, rating it in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Buttafuoco Buttafuoco']].Buttafuocos]].
13th Apr '16 5:03:19 PM KTera
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* "Shoot 'Em Up" by Music/BlueStahli is about the media's tendency to treat mass murderers like celebrities. Bret wrote the song out of his disgust at seeing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of ''Magazine/RollingStone''.
-->It doesn't matter if you disagree\\
We're makin' it hand over fist on tragedy\\
The revolution will be televised\\
But just the part that we can monetize\\
That's the way, that's the way\\
You gotta give 'em all a show
10th Apr '16 1:20:29 AM Kollega
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* The music video for Music/{{Rammstein}}'s "Ich Will" satirizes this trope by having the band portray people literally [[BankRobbery robbing a bank]] for media attention rather than money, and the journalists [[MediaScrum assaulting them with questions]] as if they were politicians or celebreties.

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* The music video for Music/{{Rammstein}}'s "Ich Will" satirizes this trope by having the band portray people literally [[BankRobbery robbing a bank]] for media attention rather than money, and the journalists [[MediaScrum assaulting them with questions]] as if they were politicians or celebreties. It works so well for them that the video [[BookEnds starts and ends]] on them receiving a Golden Camera award for the robbery.
10th Apr '16 1:18:25 AM Kollega
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* The music video for Music/{{Rammstein}}'s "Ich Will" satirizes this trope by having the band portray people literally [[BankRobbery robbing a bank]] for media attention rather than money, and the journalists [[MediaScrum assaulting them with questions]] as if they were politicians or celebreties.
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