History Main / ManipulativeEditing

6th Dec '17 8:43:50 PM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' has what fans have called the "Bitch Edit," when a queen becomes the "villain" of the series by way of making all their lines and actions come off as completely dickish, even though most of the time they A) were asked for their opinion and simply gave an honest answer, B) were responding to a bitchy comment one of the "good" queens made, or C) apologized afterwards. These little details are always conveniently left on the cutting room floor, requiring the queens to explain what ''really'' happened on their social media pages. However, Season 5 "villain" Roxxxy Andrews deserves credit for not blaming the editing for her behavior. She says that the editors may manipulate, but they don't make things up; the bitchy comments that got aired are still things she said, and even though she apologized, saying "sorry" doesn't undo the initial hurt she caused. This was her reason for seeking "[[TheAtoner Rudemption]]" in ''All-Stars 2''. On the other side of the spectrum, however, another infamous Drag Race villain from Season 4 of the series, Phi Phi O'Hara, has accused the show of grossly abusing the manipulative edit when she returned for ''All-Stars 2''. She claims that when the season wasn't providing a suitable villain for drama, the producers took her out of context and harshly edited her, with some of her fellow contestants backing up at least some of her claims.

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* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' has what fans have called the "Bitch Edit," when a queen becomes the "villain" of the series season by way of making all their lines and actions come off as completely dickish, even though most of the time they A) were asked for their opinion and simply gave an honest answer, B) were responding to a bitchy comment one of the "good" queens made, or C) apologized afterwards. These little details are always conveniently left on the cutting room floor, edited out, requiring the queens to explain what ''really'' happened on their social media pages.how things really went down. However, Season 5 "villain" Roxxxy Andrews deserves credit for not blaming the editing for her behavior. She says that the editors may manipulate, but they don't make things up; the bitchy comments that got aired are still things she said, and even though she apologized, saying "sorry" doesn't undo the initial hurt she caused. This was her reason for seeking "[[TheAtoner Rudemption]]" in ''All-Stars 2''. On the other side of the spectrum, however, another infamous Drag Race villain from Season 4 of the series, spectrum there's Phi Phi O'Hara, the "bitch" of Season 4, who has accused the show of grossly abusing the manipulative edit when she returned for ''All-Stars 2''. She claims that when the season wasn't providing a suitable villain for drama, the producers took her out of context and harshly edited her, with her. [=RuPaul=] denied these claims, but some of her fellow contestants backing backed up at least some of her claims.them.
26th Nov '17 6:55:42 PM tioseafj
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-->-- '''Creator/CharlieBrooker''' on the "Waffen-SS vs Viet Cong" episode of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''

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-->-- '''Creator/CharlieBrooker''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sX_Dp6CbT4 on the the]] "Waffen-SS vs Viet Cong" episode of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''
15th Nov '17 11:44:53 AM DynamiteXI
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* If Kurt Harland (of 1980s synthpop group Information Society) [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120321080929/http://insoc.org/texts/BandReunion.HTML is to be believed]], the 2004 [=VH1=] series ''BandsReunited'' took this Trope one step further. Besides plenty of manipulative editing, they manipulated actual ''events'' they staged a scene where [[EveryoneMeetsEveryone three out of the four band members reunited]] (even though the three of them had driven to the site together), and had the host wait outside for Harland even though the producers and the other band members knew well ahead of time that he had decided not to do an interview.

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* If Kurt Harland (of 1980s synthpop group Information Society) Music/InformationSociety) [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120321080929/http://insoc.org/texts/BandReunion.HTML is to be believed]], the 2004 [=VH1=] Creator/{{VH1}} series ''BandsReunited'' ''Series/BandsReunited'' took this Trope one step further. Besides plenty of manipulative editing, they manipulated actual ''events'' they staged a scene where [[EveryoneMeetsEveryone three out of the four band members reunited]] (even though the three of them had driven to the site together), and had the host wait outside for Harland even though the producers and the other band members knew well ahead of time that he had decided not to do an interview.
15th Oct '17 6:04:57 PM nombretomado
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* There is a particular species of FanVid which basically involves editing together scenes from a movie/TV show/game/whatever in order to make it look like a [[BrokebackMountain gay love story]]. A related strain involves editing wholesome family movies to look like terrifying horror flicks, or vice versa.

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* There is a particular species of FanVid which basically involves editing together scenes from a movie/TV show/game/whatever in order to make it look like a [[BrokebackMountain [[Film/BrokebackMountain gay love story]]. A related strain involves editing wholesome family movies to look like terrifying horror flicks, or vice versa.
30th Sep '17 4:59:53 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection The Reconstruction]]'', The Meta records a conversation between Agent Washington and Command, and rearranges the dialogue so he can send a communication to Sarge in order to set the Red Team on Wash and the Blues. The Meta combines this with TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat as the conversation is styled to anticipate Sarge's comments, somehow. [[spoiler: This could be explained by Tex, Omega, and Gamma being among the AIs the Meta collected, and had enough experience with the Reds in order to guess how a conversation would go.]]
21st Sep '17 6:04:02 PM jtierney50
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* The school election episode of ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' has [=JFK=] and Joan of Arc poorly edit footage of Abe eating spaghetti into Abe eating a baby.
21st Sep '17 12:58:40 PM bitemytail
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Compare QuoteMine. SuperTrope to SelectiveStupidity.

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Compare QuoteMine.QuoteMine and RecordedSplicedConversation. SuperTrope to SelectiveStupidity.
1st Aug '17 4:22:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In the same book, this very same technique also runs the risk of backfiring badly on the producers; one of the housemates is an insufferable [[AnimalWrongsGroup animal-rights activist]] who proceeds to drive the other contestants mad with his ''very'' poor hygiene (he believes that, since fleas are living creatures, it's immoral to kill them and soon the entire house is infected) and hypocritical self-righteousness. However, because [[EnsembleDarkhorse the audience likes him]] his appearances are edited to present him in the best possible light while the others are unfairly made to look like bullies, with the result that much to everyone's horror he gets kept on. However, the other contestants [[GenreSavvy immediately catch on to what's happened]] and call the producers out on what they've had to suffer through with regards to him and the obvious skewing they've been doing, threatening to walk off the project and leaving the producer with the choice of either getting rid of the activist or having him be the ''only'' contestant. Fortunately for her, he once bashed in a girl's head on a protest march and the police soon come a-calling...

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** In the same book, this very same technique also runs the risk of backfiring badly on the producers; one of the housemates is an insufferable [[AnimalWrongsGroup animal-rights activist]] who proceeds to drive the other contestants mad with his ''very'' poor hygiene (he believes that, since fleas are living creatures, it's immoral to kill them and soon the entire house is infected) and hypocritical self-righteousness. However, because [[EnsembleDarkhorse the audience likes him]] his appearances are edited to present him in the best possible light while the others are unfairly made to look like bullies, with the result that much to everyone's horror he gets kept on. However, the other contestants [[GenreSavvy immediately catch on to what's happened]] happened and call the producers out on what they've had to suffer through with regards to him and the obvious skewing they've been doing, threatening to walk off the project and leaving the producer with the choice of either getting rid of the activist or having him be the ''only'' contestant. Fortunately for her, he once bashed in a girl's head on a protest march and the police soon come a-calling...
27th Jul '17 2:13:07 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Frequently used as a comedic device on WebVideo/RedLetterMedia's work, both in picking the most embarrassing/silly parts of a film or interview clip to keep showing over and over, and by recutting the hosts' own words to mock them (sometimes with an "Edited by [x]" credit displayed over the footage).
23rd Jul '17 2:18:23 AM Piterpicher
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* ''TheGreatestFreakoutEver'' videos are most likely a good example of cherry-picking and "Worst-side filming", since the only videos of Steven appear to be of him throwing a tantrum and his parents yelling at him.

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* ''TheGreatestFreakoutEver'' ''WebVideo/TheGreatestFreakoutEver'' videos are most likely a good example of cherry-picking and "Worst-side filming", since the only videos of Steven appear to be of him throwing a tantrum and his parents yelling at him.
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