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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.
13th Mar '17 7:29:08 AM LadyJafaria
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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 (though Discworld elves being what they are, [[FridgeHorror that actually could be bloody]]) 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 (though Discworld elves being what they are, [[FridgeHorror that actually could be bloody]]) and a rain of frogs in Genua.
27th Jan '17 3:35:11 PM jamespolk
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* The 2016 film ''Christine''[[note]]No relation to [[Literature/{{Christine}} the Stephen King novel]], or its 1983 film adaptation by Creator/JohnCarpenter[[/note]] is a dramatization of the last days of TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck, the provider of the page quote who is described in more detail below.

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* The 2016 film ''Christine''[[note]]No relation to [[Literature/{{Christine}} the Stephen King novel]], or its 1983 film adaptation by Creator/JohnCarpenter[[/note]] ''Film/{{Christine|2016}}'' is a dramatization of the last days of TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck, the provider of the page quote who is described in more detail below.below. In the movie the manager at Christine's station cites this trope word-for-word when urging his reporting staff to get him juicier stories.
7th Jan '17 11:08:45 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' franchise:
** In ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', this trope is personified with Gale Weathers, a tabloid reporter who cashed in on the murder of Sidney's mother by writing a bestselling book detailing her alternative theory of the case. In a subversion, [[spoiler:it turns out that she was right, and that Cotton Weary was innocent]]. Doesn't stop her from coming off as a sleazeball, though [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold she does get better]] in the sequels.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' franchise:
** In ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', this trope is personified with Gale Weathers, a tabloid reporter who cashed in on the murder of Sidney's mother by writing a bestselling book detailing her alternative theory of the case. In a subversion, [[spoiler:it turns out that she was right, and that the accused killer Cotton Weary was innocent]]. Doesn't stop her from coming off as a sleazeball, though [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold she does get better]] in the sequels.



--> Elliot Carver: There's no news...Like bad news.

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--> Elliot Carver: There's no news...Like like bad news.


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* One of the villains in ''Film/SharkNight'' invokes the popularity of Shark Week on the Creator/DiscoveryChannel as proof that there is a market for his SnuffFilm operation, in which he feeds people to [[ThreateningShark sharks]].
27th Dec '16 6:36:31 PM FacefulOfKitchen
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* Referenced by name at the beginning of [[Delain]]'s ''The Glory and the Scum'' ("We all live in unforgiving precarious ways / If it bleeds it leads is all we seem to hear today")

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* Referenced by name at the beginning of [[Delain]]'s {{Delain}}'s ''The Glory and the Scum'' ("We all live in unforgiving precarious ways / If it bleeds it leads is all we seem to hear today")
27th Dec '16 6:35:20 PM FacefulOfKitchen
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* Referenced by name at the beginning of [[Delain]]'s ''The Glory and the Scum'' ("We all live in unforgiving precarious ways / If it bleeds it leads is all we seem to hear today")
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