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6th May '17 10:41:45 PM Fireblood
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* In an incident that fits this trope, but is not funny at all, on July 15, 1974, Christine Chubbuck, morning host for WXLT in [[OnlyInFlorida Sarasota, Florida]], began her show by covering three national news stories and then a local restaurant shooting from the previous day. The film reel of the restaurant shooting had jammed and would not run, so Chubbuck shrugged it off and said, "In keeping with Channel 40's policy of [[IfItBleedsItLeads bringing you the latest in blood and guts]], and in living color, you are going to see another first - attempted suicide." She then drew a revolver from her pocket and shot herself behind her right ear, killing herself.

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* In an incident that fits this trope, but is not funny at all, on July 15, 1974, Christine Chubbuck, morning host for WXLT in [[OnlyInFlorida Sarasota, Florida]], began her show by covering three national news stories and then a local restaurant shooting from the previous day. The film reel of the restaurant shooting had jammed and would not run, so Chubbuck shrugged it off and said, "In keeping with Channel 40's policy of [[IfItBleedsItLeads bringing you the latest in blood and guts]], and in living color, you are going to see another first - attempted suicide." She then drew a revolver from her pocket and shot herself behind her right ear, killing herself.
26th Apr '17 7:03:24 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', we get two variations. First, there's Toby Determined. He owns, reports for, and edits, a local newspaper called the ''Gravity Falls Gossiper'', and does work for TV and radio from time to time, but is widely considered too inept for his chosen career. (In his first speaking role, he tried to interview Stan only to be told "Your microphone's a turkey baster" and a headline for his paper reads "Reporter calls mom") On the opposite end of the spectrum is Shandra Jimenez, "A real reporter", who covers all of the events that happen in town. The problem is that she's a normal newscaster who's stuck a weird place like Gravity Falls. When the mayor dies in "The Stanchurian Candidate", she breaks down in tears because it's the first piece of real news she's had to report in a while.
15th Mar '17 12:22:41 PM nighttrainfm
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* Anchorman Kent Brockman of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (for whom this trope is named) had it all, and may have been the first example of this trope (or at least the character who popularized it). He blatantly skews reports to fit his political or personal interests, and his helicopter newsman hates him. He has been fired in mid-story at least once, quit in mid-story at least once, and always brings his personal views to a story. In "Radio Bart," he ignores the rescue of Bart from a well to cover a squirrel that looks like Abraham Lincoln (soon afterwards, the squirrel is assassinated, and a shaken Brockman pledges to "cover this (story) all ''night'' if we have to").

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Anchorman Kent Brockman of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (for whom this trope is named) had it all, and may have been the first example of this trope (or at least the character who popularized it). He blatantly skews reports to fit his political or personal interests, and his helicopter newsman hates him. He has been fired in mid-story at least once, quit in mid-story at least once, and always brings his personal views to a story. In "Radio Bart," he ignores the rescue of Bart from a well to cover a squirrel that looks like Abraham Lincoln (soon afterwards, the squirrel is assassinated, and a shaken Brockman pledges to "cover this (story) all ''night'' if we have to").



*** Played with in another episode when, having delivered the plot related exposition and complained about the slow news day Kent is ''then'' given a breaking report that "Paris is no more. The legendary city of lights has been extinguished forever as a massive-" (the television is switched off before we hear what happened).

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*** Played with in another episode when, having delivered the plot related plot-related exposition and complained about the slow news day day, Kent is ''then'' given a breaking report that "Paris is no more. The legendary city of lights has been extinguished forever as a massive-" (the television is switched off before we hear what happened).
17th Feb '17 10:39:22 PM MagnusForce
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* Rex Bordeaux from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'', who is a complete narcissist unable to find a good story since Captain Atomic was turned into a sock puppet.
15th Jan '17 3:50:28 PM TheBushranger
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[[caption-width-right:328:To be fair it is pretty awesome.]]
8th Jan '17 3:48:12 PM merotoker
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->''"And I, for one, [[{{VichyEarth}} welcome our new insect overlords]]. I'd like to remind them as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves."''

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->''"And I, for one, [[{{VichyEarth}} welcome our new insect overlords]].overlords. I'd like to remind them as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves."''



* In February 2012 Creator/DCComics' ComicBook/{{New 52}} introduced a line-wide backup strip called ''Channel 52'', about a rolling news channel focusing on superhero-related news. While anchor Bethany Snow seems to be [[OnlySaneMan fairly normal]] (although in previous continuity she was a Brother Blood cultist who hated superheroes), the rest of her team comprises ComicBook/AmbushBug (roving reporter), Calendar Man (lifestyle) and Vartox (alien affairs and sport). In reverse order, that's one BoisterousBruiser, one apparently [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] {{Idiosyncrazy}} villain, and one guy who's just completely weird.

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* In February 2012 Creator/DCComics' ComicBook/{{New 52}} introduced a line-wide backup strip called ''Channel 52'', ''[[http://comicvine.gamespot.com/channel-52/4060-59653/ Channel 52]]'', about a rolling news channel focusing on superhero-related news. While anchor Bethany Snow seems to be [[OnlySaneMan fairly normal]] (although in previous continuity she was a Brother Blood cultist who hated superheroes), the rest of her team comprises ComicBook/AmbushBug (roving reporter), Calendar Man (lifestyle) and Vartox (alien affairs and sport). In reverse order, that's one BoisterousBruiser, one apparently [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] {{Idiosyncrazy}} villain, and one guy who's just completely weird.



* The 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' featured newscasters on a Gotham City news show, talking about a recent rash of killings by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, when a female newscaster starts laughing uncontrollably and her astonished partner looks on in disbelief, trying to ignore her, before she collapses dead on the ground. Turns out she'd been given a dose of the Joker's poison.

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* The 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' featured newscasters on a Gotham City news show, talking about a recent rash of killings by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, when a female newscaster starts laughing uncontrollably and her astonished partner looks on in disbelief, trying to ignore her, before she collapses dead on the ground. Turns out she'd been given a dose of the Joker's poison.



* ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'' has a scene where an anchorman, played by Chevy Chase, reports on the disappearance of Big Bird from his foster family's home in Illinois. He responds to a question by Grover [[BreakingTheFourthWall (who is watching the broadcast)]], has to be corrected by someone offscreen on the pronunciation of the word "sesame", and finally gives the weather report as [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine?"]] in a completely deadpan tone. It then cuts to Kermit the Frog reporting on the scene, and things just get more Kent Brockman-esque from there...

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* ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'' has a scene where an anchorman, played by Chevy Chase, Creator/ChevyChase, reports on the disappearance of Big Bird from his foster family's home in Illinois. He responds to a question by Grover [[BreakingTheFourthWall (who is watching the broadcast)]], has to be corrected by someone offscreen on the pronunciation of the word "sesame", and finally gives the weather report as [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine?"]] in a completely deadpan tone. It then cuts to Kermit the Frog reporting on the scene, and things just get more Kent Brockman-esque from there...



* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'', spoofs of "traditional" news shows, use these tropes frequently. And were naturally delighted to discover a RealLife example on MSNBC, when anchors segued from footage of a cute jumping squirrel to ''the Columbine school shooting'' using the words [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-26-2004/squirrelly-situation "On a serious note..."]]

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'', spoofs of "traditional" news shows, use these tropes frequently. And were naturally delighted to discover a RealLife example on MSNBC, when anchors segued from footage of a cute jumping squirrel to ''the Columbine school shooting'' using the words [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-26-2004/squirrelly-situation cc.com/video-clips/ggx7it/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-squirrelly-situation "On a serious note..."]]



* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' had the recurring "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBvbzQfMNik Muppet News Flash]]" sketch, where a myopic commentator would deliver some odd bit of news, for example a downpour of anvils or localized tidal waves hitting people, and then [[DeadpanSnarker snidely comment]] on how ridiculous it was. Whatever it was would then [[DeadlineNews happen to him]]. An alternate version had him interviewing some eccentric character played by that week's SpecialGuest.

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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' had the recurring "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBvbzQfMNik Muppet News com/watch?v=7VfytxJ_W2M Muppet]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9XG7vrKtOI News]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFzqMyWhPSc Flash]]" sketch, where a myopic commentator would deliver some odd bit of news, for example a downpour of anvils or localized tidal waves hitting people, and then [[DeadpanSnarker snidely comment]] on how ridiculous it was. Whatever it was would then [[DeadlineNews happen to him]]. An alternate version had him interviewing some eccentric character played by that week's SpecialGuest.



*** Played with in another episode when, having delivered the plot related exposition and complained about the slow newsday Kent is ''then'' given a breaking report that "Paris is no more. The legendary city of lights has been extinguished forever as a massive-" (the television is switched off before we hear what happened).

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*** Played with in another episode when, having delivered the plot related exposition and complained about the slow newsday news day Kent is ''then'' given a breaking report that "Paris is no more. The legendary city of lights has been extinguished forever as a massive-" (the television is switched off before we hear what happened).



** The reporters are constantly blurting out odd things that they would never say if they remembered that the cameras were still on. They also have a blatant hatred for one another ("We now go live to Diane being a bitch. Diane?"). During an early episode where [[TheGrimReaper Death]] was incapacitated, they took the opportunity to get violent with each other.

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** The reporters are constantly blurting out odd things that they would never say if they remembered that the cameras were still on. They also have a blatant hatred for one another ("We now go live to Diane being a bitch. Diane?"). During an early episode where [[TheGrimReaper Death]] [[DeathTakesAHoliday Death was incapacitated, incapacitated]], they took the opportunity to get violent with each other.



* ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' used a newsflash wherein the newscaster [[NoInnerFourthWall conversed with the Scooby gang]].

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* ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'' used a newsflash wherein the newscaster [[NoInnerFourthWall conversed with the Scooby gang]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' - events on the show are often reported by news anchor Brian Pinhead ([[ItsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced 'Pin-ADE']]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' - events on the show are often reported by news anchor Brian Pinhead ([[ItsPronouncedTroPAY ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced 'Pin-ADE']]).



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', two announcers cover the 343rd Intergalactic Olympics fairly well... but when a brawl between the winners, the Legion of Superheroes, and the Fatal Five break out, they cover it with no change in tone at all, even stopping for commercial breaks midway through the fight.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', two announcers cover the 343rd Intergalactic Olympics fairly well... but when a brawl between the winners, the Legion of Superheroes, Super-Heroes, and the Fatal Five break out, they cover it with no change in tone at all, even stopping for commercial breaks midway through the fight.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=965dWZuSsVo This weatherman with Tourette Syndrome doing a live promotional spot.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOc4XgBespw "I'll give you some lessons on how to become a reporter later."]] Almost certainly the inspiration for SNL's Herb Welch sketches mentioned above.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=965dWZuSsVo This weatherman with Tourette Syndrome doing a live promotional spot.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOc4XgBespw
com/watch?v=AtzG3wdF_IU "I'll give you some lessons on how to become a reporter later."]] Almost certainly the inspiration for SNL's Herb Welch sketches mentioned above.
8th Jan '17 12:46:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has "[[http://transcomics.deviantart.com/favourites/38977170 Around Cybertron]]", an [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines Official Fanclub]] mini comic about the eponymous in-universe newscast. It features the various [[IntrepidReporter journalist]] [[{{Paparazzi}} characters]] from the franchise, typically reporting humorously on the major events of whatever the latest Fanclub storyline is. The comic (and show) thus spans [[TransformersTransTech several]] [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass different]] [[ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor universes]] in the franchise.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has "[[http://transcomics.deviantart.com/favourites/38977170 Around Cybertron]]", an [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines Official Fanclub]] mini comic about the eponymous in-universe newscast. It features the various [[IntrepidReporter journalist]] [[{{Paparazzi}} characters]] from the franchise, typically reporting humorously on the major events of whatever the latest Fanclub storyline is. The comic (and show) thus spans [[TransformersTransTech [[ComicBook/TransformersTransTech several]] [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass different]] [[ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor universes]] in the franchise.
8th Jan '17 9:57:29 AM nombretomado
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* Hank Anchorman from ''JohnnyTest''.

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* Hank Anchorman from ''JohnnyTest''.''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''.
11th Dec '16 5:24:33 PM DarkHunter
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLt7FrUW2U0 An even worse on-air moment -- excuse us, "editing error" -- when this reporter was covering a missing woman]].
24th Nov '16 6:47:04 PM foxley
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* ''Planet Sketch'' has Mike Today and Sally Van who have gender related arguements when they do their newscasting.

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* ''Planet Sketch'' ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSketch'' has Mike Today and Sally Van who have gender related arguements when they do their newscasting.
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