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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")
4th Nov '16 4:18:10 PM MadCormorant
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* OlderThanFeudalism example: In an explicit [[InvokedTrope invocation]] of this trope, one Herostratus set on fire the famous temple of Artemis in an Ionian city of Ephesus, known as one of the Seven Wonders of the world for its beauty and riches, exactly for that reason.

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* OlderThanFeudalism example: In an explicit [[InvokedTrope invocation]] of this trope, one Herostratus set on fire the famous temple of Artemis in an Ionian city of Ephesus, known as one of the Seven Wonders of the world for its beauty and riches, exactly for that reason. The authorities of the time executed him and tried to {{Unperson}} him, but to no appreciable effect.
23rd Oct '16 12:03:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Discussed|Trope}} by CharlieBrooker on ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''.

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* {{Discussed|Trope}} by CharlieBrooker Creator/CharlieBrooker on ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''.
18th Oct '16 9:06:43 PM WillBGood
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* ''Literature/Discworld'':

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* ''Literature/Discworld'':''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
18th Oct '16 9:06:25 PM WillBGood
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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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* ''Literature/Discworld'':
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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.
14th Oct '16 12:10:05 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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-->-- '''Christine Chubbuck''', July 15, 1974, right before committing suicide on live TV

A basic fact in the news media is that, if a story involves a brutal death or injury of some kind (or the likelihood of it), it is likely to get higher ratings. The more lurid the story, the better its chances of being the ratings leader. Natural disasters, {{bank robber|y}}ies, shootouts, [[RapeAsDrama rapes]], {{serial killer}}s, GangBangers, [[AxesAtSchool school violence]] and animal maulings all draw an army of news vans the same way that a limping gazelle draws a pride of lions, except [[{{Dissimile}} the gazelle is already dead and the lions are broadcasting images of its dead body to thousands, if not millions]]. By doing so, the news media is following a decades-old mantra: [[TitleDrop "if it bleeds, it leads!"]]

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-->-- '''Christine Chubbuck''', July 15, 1974, [[FamousLastWords right before committing suicide suicide]] on live TV

A basic fact in the news media is that, if a story involves a brutal death or injury of some kind (or the likelihood of it), it is likely to get higher ratings. The more lurid the story, the better its chances of being the ratings leader. Natural disasters, {{bank robber|y}}ies, shootouts, [[RapeAsDrama rapes]], {{serial killer}}s, GangBangers, [[AxesAtSchool school violence]] violence]], and animal maulings all draw an army of news vans the same way that a limping gazelle draws a pride of lions, except [[{{Dissimile}} the gazelle is already dead and the lions are broadcasting images of its dead body to thousands, if not millions]]. By doing so, the news media is following a decades-old mantra: [[TitleDrop "if it bleeds, it leads!"]]
14th Oct '16 12:08:20 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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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.
28th Sep '16 11:26:11 PM radnick104
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* 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 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'' did temporarily boost the papers sales]] sales.]]
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