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20th Apr '18 3:19:23 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Film/{{Nightcrawler}}'' is about a videojournalist who sells footage of grisly crime scenes to the TV stations to air on their news broadcasts, and is willing to go to any length to get that footage. The film is a commentary on how this attitude warps people, with Nina, the news director at Channel 6, shown to be just as amoral as the VillainProtagonist Lou Bloom. It's even noted in one scene that crime rates in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles are going down, which threatens the bread-and-butter of Channel 6's news operation. This very trope is namedropped in the movie as the actually guiding philosophy of the videojournalist profession.

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* ''Film/{{Nightcrawler}}'' is about a videojournalist video journalist who sells footage of grisly crime scenes to the TV stations to air on their news broadcasts, and is willing to go to any length to get that footage. The film is a commentary on how this attitude warps people, with Nina, the news director at Channel 6, shown to be just as amoral as the VillainProtagonist Lou Bloom. It's even noted in one scene that crime rates in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles are going down, which threatens the bread-and-butter of Channel 6's news operation. This very trope is namedropped name-dropped in the movie as the actually guiding philosophy of the videojournalist profession.



* The 2016 film ''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. 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.

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* The 2016 film ''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. In the movie movie, the manager at Christine's station cites this trope word-for-word when urging his reporting staff to get him juicier stories.



* In ''Literature/AuntJuliaAndTheScriptwriter'', Pascual, one of the news redactors in the radio station where the protagonist works, has a natural liking to this kind of news, and when left alone he fills all the time slot with the most lurid tales he can find. It wouldn't be so bad if he worked in a more low brow station, but since he works in a "classy" one he is reprimanded for this habit very often. Usually his coworkers temper it by reminding him that they ''have'' to include other type of news; but since they also leave the redaction office very often, leaving Pascual alone to his means, the problem only exacerbates.

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* In ''Literature/AuntJuliaAndTheScriptwriter'', Pascual, one of the news redactors in the radio station where the protagonist works, has a natural liking to this kind of news, and when left alone he fills all the time slot with the most lurid tales he can find. It wouldn't be so bad if he worked in a more low brow station, but since he works in a "classy" one he is reprimanded for this habit very often. Usually Usually, his coworkers temper it by reminding him that they ''have'' to include other type types of news; but since they also leave the redaction office very often, leaving Pascual alone to his means, the problem only exacerbates.



* 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.

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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.celebrities. It works so well for them that the video [[BookEnds starts and ends]] on them receiving a Golden Camera award for the robbery.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Gone With the Windstorm", Nancy's news agency seemed more interested in broadcasting her near-death experience covering a forest fire than showing any concern for her well-being. When they find out their news van was on fire, an technician at the station was begging for the camera to show the burning van. When it is seem exploding on camera, the crew cheers.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Gone With the Windstorm", Nancy's news agency seemed more interested in broadcasting her near-death experience covering a forest fire than showing any concern for her well-being. When they find out their news van was on fire, an a technician at the station was begging for the camera to show the burning van. When it is seem seen exploding on camera, the crew cheers.



* The page image comes from a New York Post article and shows a man about die after being pushed into the path of an oncoming Q train at Times Square station. Needless to say, this caused a whole shitstorm of controversy. [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity Although the image did temporarily boost the papers sales.]]

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* The page image comes from a New York Post article and shows a man about to die after being pushed into the path of an oncoming Q train at Times Square station. Needless to say, this caused a whole shitstorm of controversy. [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity Although the image did temporarily boost the papers paper's sales.]]



* This trope wound up destroying the career of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood silent film]] star Creator/FattyArbuckle. When a woman died at a party he was holding, the media jumped onto exaggerated reports that he had raped and killed her (some went so far to say that she had been crushed to death while having sex with him; his nickname "Fatty" was not accidental). Even after he was declared innocent (the jury even apologized for his name being dragged through the mud), he found himself blacklisted from working in Hollywood. He appeared in only one film after the trial, and ended up working behind the scenes under a pseudonym.

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* This trope wound up destroying the career of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood silent film]] star Creator/FattyArbuckle. When a woman died at a party he was holding, the media jumped onto exaggerated reports that he had raped and killed her (some went so far to say that she had been crushed to death while having sex with him; his nickname "Fatty" was not accidental). Even after he was declared innocent (the jury even apologized for his name being dragged through the mud), he found himself blacklisted from working in Hollywood. He appeared in only one film after the trial, trial and ended up working behind the scenes under a pseudonym.



* 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.

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* Often a violent attack or death at an event in an can have serious consequences as to whether .whether It Bleeds and Leads. For example:
** ''Our American Cousin'', an obscure 19th century 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.

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** John F. Kennedy's UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's ill-fated trip to Dallas certainly would have no historical significance had he not been assassinated there.
16th Jan '18 4:21:22 AM TSims
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* ¡Alarma! was a Mexican news-magazine that specialized in very graphic pictures of traffic accidents, murder victims, as well as [[MurderArsonJaywalking pictures of scantily clad women]].

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* ¡Alarma! was a Mexican news-magazine that specialized in very graphic pictures of traffic accidents, murder victims, as well as [[MurderArsonJaywalking [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking pictures of scantily clad women]].
16th Jan '18 4:20:15 AM TSims
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* ¡Alarma! was a Mexican news-magazine that specialized in very graphic pictures of traffic accidents, murder victims, as well as [[MurderArsonJaywalking pictures of scantily clad women]].
13th Jan '18 7:35:06 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''KingOfTheHill'' episode "Gone With the Windstorm", Nancy's news agency seemed more interested in broadcasting her near-death experience covering a forest fire than showing any concern for her well-being. When they find out their news van was on fire, an technician at the station was begging for the camera to show the burning van. When it is seem exploding on camera, the crew cheers.

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* In the ''KingOfTheHill'' ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Gone With the Windstorm", Nancy's news agency seemed more interested in broadcasting her near-death experience covering a forest fire than showing any concern for her well-being. When they find out their news van was on fire, an technician at the station was begging for the camera to show the burning van. When it is seem exploding on camera, the crew cheers.
9th Jan '18 5:36:08 PM costanton11
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** While the maiden voyage of the ''RMSTitanic'' gained some fanfare, it wasn't anything more significant than any other maiden voyage of a large ocean liner. The White Star Line already had a near-identical ship already in service and a third sister ship was in the works. While the ''Titanic'' was a modern marvel for her time, she would not have become as much of a cultural icon if it wasn't for the devastating wreck that claimed roughly 1,500 lives.

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** While the maiden voyage of the ''RMSTitanic'' ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'' gained some fanfare, it wasn't anything more significant than any other maiden voyage of a large ocean liner. The White Star Line already had a near-identical ship already in service and a third sister ship was in the works. While the ''Titanic'' was a modern marvel for her time, she would not have become as much of a cultural icon if it wasn't for the devastating wreck that claimed roughly 1,500 lives.
28th Dec '17 4:46:07 AM Cryoclaste
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* During the "Hot Fuzz" side missions in ''[[SaintsRow Saints Row 2]]'', the cameraman tagging along with you will occasionally quote this trope while you're driving.

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* During the "Hot Fuzz" side missions in ''[[SaintsRow Saints Row 2]]'', ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', the cameraman tagging along with you will occasionally quote this trope while you're driving.
25th Dec '17 6:46:59 PM jamespolk
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* ''Literature/TheShippingNews'': At the ''Gammy Bird'', a rinky-dink newspaper serving a rinky-dink Newfoundland town: "We run a front-page photo of a car wreck every week, whether we have a wreck or not."
23rd Dec '17 10:50:33 AM CheeseDogX
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* This trope wound up destroying the career of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood silent film]] star Creator/FattyArbuckle. When a woman died at a party he was holding, the media jumped onto exaggerated reports that he had raped and killed her (some went so far to say that she had been crushed to death while having sex with him; his nickname "Fatty" was not accidental). Even after he was declared innocent, he found himself blacklisted from working in Hollywood.

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* This trope wound up destroying the career of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood silent film]] star Creator/FattyArbuckle. When a woman died at a party he was holding, the media jumped onto exaggerated reports that he had raped and killed her (some went so far to say that she had been crushed to death while having sex with him; his nickname "Fatty" was not accidental). Even after he was declared innocent, innocent (the jury even apologized for his name being dragged through the mud), he found himself blacklisted from working in Hollywood.Hollywood. He appeared in only one film after the trial, and ended up working behind the scenes under a pseudonym.
12th Dec '17 1:44:49 PM Amahn
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* This is basically the central moral and title inspiration for [[Creator/MichaelCrichton Michael Crichton's]] ''Literature/StateOfFear''. Around the midpoint, the novel's talking head character goes on about how prior to the 80s words like epidemic and crisis never appeared in news media, but as the ColdWar was winding down the government needed a new thing to control the population through a constant [[TitleDrop state of fear]]. Enter the media to focus on everything negative and spin it into the latest imminent threat.
10th Nov '17 9:29:18 PM Landmark520
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** While the maiden voyage of the ''RMSTitanic'' gained some fanfare, it wasn't anything more significant than any other maiden voyage of a large ocean liner. The White Star Line already had a near-identical ship already in service and a third sister ship was in the works. While the ''Titanic'' was a modern marvel for her time, she would not have become as much of a cultural icon if it wasn't for the devastating wreck that claimed roughly 1,500 lives.
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