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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.
7th Apr '16 8:17:03 PM Nakuyabi
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* Dirty Harry and his reporter girlfriend Samantha defy this trope in ''Film/TheDeadPool'' when he's trying to talk down a suicidal man about to set himself on fire. They very nearly succeed when she turns off her camera and refuses to give him any of the publicity he craves, but then he does the deed anyway. Harry then tries to console her by reminding her she did the right thing: "Most reporters would have gone for the exclusive."
22nd Mar '16 11:58:07 AM EDP
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* Happens once in a while in ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' with bloody and gory events being picked up by the news with the explicit intention to get more viewers.
10th Mar '16 11:33:48 PM beergood
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* Music/RogerWaters' album ''Amused To Death'' is a ConceptAlbum about how [[NewMediaAreEvil television will be the bane of humanity]], and so has several songs about this.
-->''...But that's OK, see the children bleed, it'll look great on the TV!''
9th Mar '16 5:53:13 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In one issue of ''Joker's Asylum'', [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} the Joker]] takes over a studio filming a game show and seemingly forces the contestants, wired up to sinister looking contraptions and facing apparently lethal electrocution if they answer the increasingly impossible questions wrong. In the control booth, the producers practically drool over the prospect of the huge ratings this will bring in and refuse to intervene to stop him. However, when one of the contestants finally gets a wrong answer, all that happens is a harmless little jolt. Much to the producers' horror, it turns out that the joke was actually on them; the Joker had wired the studio up to broadcast the audio inside the control booth, meaning that their cynical, callous indifference to human life was broadcast to all the viewers they'd been desperately trying to keep. Naturally, once the dust has settled and the Joker's back in custody, criminal charges and lawsuits ensue.

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* In ''FanFic/TwistedFates'', this is what {{Jerkass}} {{Paparazzi}} Reynard claims has got him going after the Twister case, [[spoiler:although his true reason seems to be much more [[ItsPersonal personal]].]]

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* In one issue of ''Joker's Asylum'', [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} the Joker]] takes over a studio filming a game show and seemingly forces the contestants, wired up to sinister looking contraptions and facing apparently lethal electrocution if they answer the increasingly impossible questions wrong. In the control booth, the producers practically drool over the prospect of the huge ratings this will bring in and refuse to intervene to stop him. However, when one of the contestants finally gets a wrong answer, all that happens is a harmless little jolt. Much to the producers' horror, it turns out that the joke was actually on them; the Joker had wired the studio up to broadcast the audio from inside the control booth, meaning that their cynical, callous indifference to human life was broadcast to all the viewers they'd been desperately trying to keep. Naturally, once Who's the dust has settled and real monster: the Joker's back in custody, criminal charges and lawsuits ensue.

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* In ''FanFic/TwistedFates'', this is what {{Jerkass}} {{Paparazzi}} Reynard claims has got him going after
madman threatening hostages, the Twister case, [[spoiler:although his true reason seems to be much more [[ItsPersonal personal]].]]cynical producers broadcasting it just for ratings, or [[YouBastard the people watching at home]]?


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* In ''FanFic/TwistedFates'', this is what {{Jerkass}} {{Paparazzi}} Reynard claims has got him going after the Twister case, [[spoiler:although his true reason seems to be much more [[ItsPersonal personal]].]]
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9th Mar '16 5:50:29 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In one issue of ''Joker's Asylum'', [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} the Joker]] takes over a studio filming a game show and seemingly forces the contestants, wired up to sinister looking contraptions and facing apparently lethal electrocution if they answer the increasingly impossible questions wrong. In the control booth, the producers practically drool over the prospect of the huge ratings this will bring in and refuse to intervene to stop him. However, when one of the contestants finally gets a wrong answer, all that happens is a harmless little jolt. Much to the producers' horror, it turns out that the joke was actually on them; the Joker had wired the studio up to broadcast the audio inside the control booth, meaning that their cynical, callous indifference to human life was broadcast to all the viewers they'd been desperately trying to keep. Naturally, once the dust has settled and the Joker's back in custody, criminal charges and lawsuits ensue.
21st Jan '16 4:26:05 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Literature/GoneGirl'' is a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of this trope. Nick's life is destroyed when the media declares that he's responsible for his wife Amy's disappearance, [[spoiler:even though he didn't do it. Amy was keenly exploiting this trope in order to ruin Nick's life.]]
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