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22nd Mar '18 9:56:36 PM nombretomado
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* In the Christmas episodes of the British version of ''TheOffice'', PointyHairedBoss David Brent -- who has fallen on hard times after losing his job and failing to jumpstart a media career on the back of his appearances in the show, which has shown him to be largely a jerk -- argues that the film crew who followed him and his employees around 'stitched him up' by doing this, presenting a top-heavy depiction of the moments that made him look like a clown (which, to be fair, there were lots of) and not showing enough of the moments where he actually ''did'' do a good job and / or managed to charm people. Interestingly, the Christmas episodes go some way towards rectifying this, showing him in a more charming, competent light, as if the documentary makers felt bad about this and were trying to make it up to him.

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* In the Christmas episodes of the British version of ''TheOffice'', ''Series/{{The Office|UK}}'', PointyHairedBoss David Brent -- who has fallen on hard times after losing his job and failing to jumpstart a media career on the back of his appearances in the show, which has shown him to be largely a jerk -- argues that the film crew who followed him and his employees around 'stitched him up' by doing this, presenting a top-heavy depiction of the moments that made him look like a clown (which, to be fair, there were lots of) and not showing enough of the moments where he actually ''did'' do a good job and / or managed to charm people. Interestingly, the Christmas episodes go some way towards rectifying this, showing him in a more charming, competent light, as if the documentary makers felt bad about this and were trying to make it up to him.
16th Mar '18 4:58:12 PM DesertDragon
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** [[AccentuateTheNegative Accentuating the Negative]]. If Bob is a decent person most of the time but gets moody under stress, expect his nice moments to be cut out to make him look like a complete and utter jackass.

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** [[AccentuateTheNegative Accentuating the Negative]]. If Bob is a decent person most of the time but gets moody under stress, expect his nice nicer moments to be cut out to out--including any apologies--to make him look like a complete and utter jackass.jackass.
28th Feb '18 10:17:56 PM Nadim
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* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'': Jo tricks Gabe into letting her record footage of him claiming it'll help him in his campaign for class presodent, but edits the footage out of context to make him look bad.

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* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'': Jo tricks Gabe into letting her record footage of him claiming it'll help him in his campaign for class presodent, president, but edits the footage out of context to make him look bad.
28th Feb '18 10:15:06 PM Nadim
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* ''Series/ICarly'': In "iFight Shelby Marx'', Nevel makes a fake video using a line from iCarly and manages to fool the teenage wrestler Shelby Marx into thinking that Carly deliberately pushed down her grandmother during a press conference when it was really an accident, leading to Shelby actually wanting to hurt Carly during the wrestling match they had organized to raise money for charity. In the end, Shelby and the iCarlies realize the deception and Carly, Sam, and Shelby give Nevel a brutal beating offscreen.


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* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'': Jo tricks Gabe into letting her record footage of him claiming it'll help him in his campaign for class presodent, but edits the footage out of context to make him look bad.


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* The ''Series/ShakeItUp'' episode "Reality Check It Up" entirely revolves around this. Kind of makes sense given it's a RealityShow.


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* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'': In "The Rosses Get Real", a mean reporter named Corrine Baxter interviews the Ross family but edits their words out of context to make them fight each other and uses their heated arguments to juice up the ratings for her show. Fortunately, the family formulates a plan to get rid of her.
24th Feb '18 8:27:25 PM Chubzhac
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** Pretty much every nature documentary use this trope. The animal the film focuses on will be treated with complete reverence, their rivals and predators will be treated like antagonists, and their prey will seen as nothing but a food source.
10th Feb '18 8:23:52 AM gophergiggles
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* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd also does this, since he can't show us his ''entire'' run of the game without causing the video to go on forever. One of the most arrant examples of this is in his ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'' review. He says that the music sucks because there is no music and proves it by showing one of the stages where there isn't music. This becomes quite odd and contributes to the research failures, since he later on shows where he got stuck at...and you can ''clearly hear'' background music.

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* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd also does this, since he can't show us his ''entire'' run of the game without causing the video to go on forever. If you keep a careful eye on the score, timer, or health bar in any game, you'll see he does this ''very'' frequently for the sake of humor, emphasizing a point, or simplification. One of the most arrant examples of this is in his ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'' review. He says that the music sucks because there is no music and proves it by showing one of the stages where there isn't music. This becomes quite odd and contributes to the research failures, since he later on shows where he got stuck at...and you can ''clearly hear'' background music.


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** He even shows off some of his editing tricks in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfnSqLzUzfM The Making of an AVGN Episode]], particularly how he needs to carefully splice moments together to keep the melody of the music from jumping around. He sometimes even makes a lengthy recording of the stage music and lays it over his cuts to hide his edits, and only refrains from doing this often due to the amount of effort required to do it.


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** Using deceptive edits in a serious context is why Arin strongly dislikes RealityTelevision, believing it's bullshit that "reality" television would do this. Having been on such a show once, he claimed they did this constantly and described how they took a clip of him fake-crying and, with careful editing and adding sad music, made it look as if he was crying for real.
28th Jan '18 8:21:30 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/MickFoley's second book "Foley is Good!", he talks about an incident when he appeared on ''ABC News Primetime'' to talk about wrestling. Diane Sawyer showed him two videos of "backyard wrestling". The first was pretty harmless and Mick said "that looked like a lot of fun...but I suspect you've got something else to show me too." They then showed him a much more brutal match. He said that he actually grew nauseous and asked the tape to stop before it was completed, then condemned the second video as unsafe and unprofessional, saying that he would never recommend anybody go this route in pursuit of a professional wrestling career (ironic given [[GarbageWrestler his background]], but at least he had a solid education in the basics). When the show aired, they broadcast footage of the second match followed by Mick's reaction to the first match.

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* In Creator/MickFoley's Wrestling/MickFoley's second book "Foley is Good!", he talks about an incident when he appeared on ''ABC News Primetime'' to talk about wrestling. Diane Sawyer showed him two videos of "backyard wrestling". The first was pretty harmless and Mick said "that looked like a lot of fun...but I suspect you've got something else to show me too." They then showed him a much more brutal match. He said that he actually grew nauseous and asked the tape to stop before it was completed, then condemned the second video as unsafe and unprofessional, saying that he would never recommend anybody go this route in pursuit of a professional wrestling career (ironic given [[GarbageWrestler his background]], but at least he had a solid education in the basics). When the show aired, they broadcast footage of the second match followed by Mick's reaction to the first match.
28th Jan '18 11:05:28 AM DesertDragon
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** [[AccentuateTheNegative Accentuating the Negative]]. If Bob is a nice guy most of the time but becomes moody while stressed, expect his nice moments to be cut out to make him look like a complete and utter jackass.

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** [[AccentuateTheNegative Accentuating the Negative]]. If Bob is a nice guy decent person most of the time but becomes gets moody while stressed, under stress, expect his nice moments to be cut out to make him look like a complete and utter jackass.
6th Jan '18 9:41:13 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in Creator/ConanOBrien's "Alex Trebek Is Losing His Mind" segment, which plays clips of {{Jeopardy}} where the answers Trebek reads out are complete nonsense like "Despite a broken leg, Tobey Maguire nailed this Romanian girl with the over 300 year-old reticulated slither" and "This ugly guy, Will Smith (not the black one) can sometimes track down one of these Irish fairies, in this type of marriage." Eventually, Alex Trebek shows up during the skit and gets revenge by showing some clips from Conan's show edited in the same manner.

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* Parodied in Creator/ConanOBrien's "Alex Trebek Is Losing His Mind" segment, which plays clips of {{Jeopardy}} ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' where the answers Trebek reads out are complete nonsense like "Despite a broken leg, Tobey Maguire nailed this Romanian girl with the over 300 year-old reticulated slither" and "This ugly guy, Will Smith (not the black one) can sometimes track down one of these Irish fairies, in this type of marriage." Eventually, Alex Trebek shows up during the skit and gets revenge by showing some clips from Conan's show edited in the same manner.
25th Dec '17 5:41:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* GamerPoop is a long-running WebAnimation/YouTubePoop that runs off this, using various games and putting characters in ridiculous situations with equally ridiculous people.

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* GamerPoop ''Machinima/GamerPoop'' is a long-running WebAnimation/YouTubePoop ''WebAnimation/YouTubePoop'' that runs off this, using various games and putting characters in ridiculous situations with equally ridiculous people.
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