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22nd Sep '17 7:49:27 PM WithFlowers
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* ''Film/NorthFace'' offers a fairly stark take on it from a reporter: "You either need a glorious triumph or a horrible tragedy. An unspectacular retreat [from the mountain the main characters are trying to climb] is nothing more than a few lines on page 3." (The movie is a KillEmAll, so [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he gets his horrible tragedy]].)
24th Aug '17 8:35:59 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Film/{{Indigenous}}'', the news chopper locates one of the survivors, Elena, but doesn't land because they're milking the exclusive footage. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the chupacabra catch up to Elena]]. The live footage is part of what breaks the masquerade.
15th Aug '17 9:14:19 AM LaptopGuy
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* Often a violent attack or death at an event in an can have serious consequences as to whether . For example:
** ''Our American Cousin'', an obscure 19th century play that is only remembered because of the Lincoln assassination.
** John F. Kennedy's ill-fated trip to Dallas certainly would have no historical significance had he not been assassinated there.
** The 2013 Boston Marathon was supposed to be just another Boston Marathon...except that terrorist bombings exploded there.
** The Dallas police shooting was just one of many Black Lives Matter rallies.
** The 2017 Unite the Right rally did get attention because of the presence of white supremacists and several violent clashes there. It was one single action there, a white supremacist killing over a counter-protester with a car, that ultimately made the difference between a one-day-wonder and one of the biggest news stories of the year.
10th Aug '17 1:46:30 PM ironballs16
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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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* ''Literature/GoneGirl'' is a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of this trope. Nick's life is destroyed when [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion the media declares that he's responsible 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.]]
10th Aug '17 1:44:29 PM ironballs16
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* [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Show of hands]] - how many Tropers, when reading the Real Life section, ''[[JustifiedTrope looked up]]'' the case via Website/{{Google}} or Wiki/ThatOtherWiki?

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* [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Show of hands]] - how many Tropers, when reading the Real Life section, ''[[JustifiedTrope looked up]]'' the case via Website/{{Google}} or Wiki/ThatOtherWiki?Wiki/ThatOtherWiki? Whether it's genuine curiosity or BileFascination, this trope ''is'' TruthInTelevision.
21st Jun '17 10:49:03 AM CosmicFerret
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* A lot of Music/MarilynManson's earlier material is based around this trope. It goes all the way to the band's name, taken from media icons Creator/MarilynMonroe and UsefulNotes/CharlesManson; the stage names of the individual members were each composed of the first name of a popular actress or female figure and the last name of a SerialKiller.[[note]]They included Daisy Berkowitz (Daisy Duke from ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' and David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz), Gidget Gein (surfer girl Gidget from the '60s TV series and Ed Gein), Olivia Newton Bundy (Olivia Newton-John and Ted Bundy), Madonna Wayne Gacy (Music/{{Madonna}} and John Wayne Gacy), Sara Lee Lucas (the Sara Lee food company and Henry Lee Lucas), and [[FaceOfTheBand the titular Marilyn Manson]].[[/note]]

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* A lot of Music/MarilynManson's earlier material is based around this trope. It goes all the way to the band's name, taken from media icons Creator/MarilynMonroe and UsefulNotes/CharlesManson; the stage names of the individual members were each composed of the first name of a popular actress or female figure and the last name of a SerialKiller.[[note]]They included Daisy Berkowitz (Daisy Duke from ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' and David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz), Gidget Gein (surfer girl Gidget from the '60s TV series and Ed Gein), Olivia Newton Bundy (Olivia Newton-John and Ted Bundy), Madonna Wayne Gacy (Music/{{Madonna}} and John Wayne Gacy), Sara Lee Lucas (the Sara Lee food company and Henry Lee Lucas), and [[FaceOfTheBand the titular Marilyn Manson]].[[/note]]
18th Jun '17 2:07:39 PM nombretomado
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* [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Show of hands]] - how many Tropers, when reading the Real Life section, ''[[JustifiedTrope looked up]]'' the case via Website/{{Google}} or ThatOtherWiki?

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* [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Show of hands]] - how many Tropers, when reading the Real Life section, ''[[JustifiedTrope looked up]]'' the case via Website/{{Google}} or ThatOtherWiki?Wiki/ThatOtherWiki?
13th Jun '17 10:23:31 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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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. Who's the real monster: the criminal madman threatening hostages, the cynical producers broadcasting it just for ratings, or [[YouBastard the people watching at home]]?

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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 [[EngineeredPublicConfession broadcast to all the viewers they'd been desperately trying to keep.keep]]. Who's the real monster: the criminal madman threatening hostages, the cynical producers broadcasting it just for ratings, or [[YouBastard the people watching at home]]?
30th May '17 6:19:15 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced in WeirdAlYankovic's "Nature Trail To Hell" with a comparison to the sort of SlasherMovie parodied in the song ("...If you like the six o'clock news / Then you'll love ''Nature Trail To Hell''...")

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* Referenced in WeirdAlYankovic's Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Nature Trail To Hell" with a comparison to the sort of SlasherMovie parodied in the song ("...If you like the six o'clock news / Then you'll love ''Nature Trail To Hell''...")
9th May '17 2:29:45 PM ThePest179
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* Robert A. Hawkins, the man who shot up the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, said in his suicide note that he wanted to "[go] out in style", leading many to believe that his main intention was to take advantage of this trope and get himself immortalized like the Columbine gunmen.

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* Robert A. Hawkins, the man who shot up the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, said in his suicide note that he wanted to "[go] out in style", leading many to believe that his main intention was to take advantage of this trope ** Many mass shooters before and get himself immortalized like the after Columbine gunmen.have tried to invoke this trope, going so far as to mail news stations their manifestos and personal pictures. Some even upload their writings or videos to the internet.
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