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20th May '16 2:57:16 PM Fourze99
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* Parodied in WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall in an April Fool's Day episode parodying WebVideo/TheIrateGamer. He turns the pages upside-down while complaining they printed the pages upside-down, complains that it takes forever to turn a page while slowing down the footage, and skips to the end while complaining that there was nothing in the comic book. Linkara even gives credit to WebVideo/ThirdRateGamer for inspiration.
17th May '16 2:25:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The Green Beret and Spetsnaz representatives of ''DeadliestWarrior'' reveal in the comments section of [[http://www.spike.com/video/aftermath-green/3171579 The Aftermath - Green Beret vs. Spetsnaz]] that some level of Manipulative Editing is done to make both parties seem more confrontational to each other. For example, a finger gesture directed at the director for joking about the Spetsnaz was edited so that it looked like the Spetsnaz was flipping off the Green Beret as they were walking in.

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* The Green Beret and Spetsnaz representatives of ''DeadliestWarrior'' ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' reveal in the comments section of [[http://www.spike.com/video/aftermath-green/3171579 The Aftermath - Green Beret vs. Spetsnaz]] that some level of Manipulative Editing is done to make both parties seem more confrontational to each other. For example, a finger gesture directed at the director for joking about the Spetsnaz was edited so that it looked like the Spetsnaz was flipping off the Green Beret as they were walking in.
10th May '16 4:34:19 AM Killerikala
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** In a Treehouse of Horror episode, Homer finds that he is very efficient in killing celebrities, and so is payed to kill whoever the CorruptCorporateExecutive wants to use in his adverts without actually paying them. Que a soda commercial where different shots of John Wayne are used; The actor's clothes and backgrounds change between each word and even go B/W every now and then.
8th May '16 11:07:36 PM jormis29
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** As a joke in his VideoGame/DuckHunt review, he shows himself on level ''666''.

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** As a joke in his VideoGame/DuckHunt review, he shows himself on level ''666''.''[[NumberOfTheBeast 666]]''.
8th May '16 12:35:53 PM Fourze99
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** As a joke in his VideoGame/DuckHunt review, he shows himself on level ''666''.
7th May '16 9:48:05 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** For example, in ''Film/BowlingForColumbine,'' where he showed what a heartless bastard Charlton Heston was for holding an NRA fundraiser in Colorado shortly after the Columbine massacre and gloating with the "cold, dead fingers" speech to mock the victims. While the NRA did indeed hold an event in Colorado -because changing it was legally impossible- sharp-eyed viewers may notice that Heston is [[SpecialEffectFailure wearing a different suit for that speech]] than he wears in the rest of the footage.

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** For example, in ''Film/BowlingForColumbine,'' where he showed what a heartless bastard Charlton Heston Creator/CharltonHeston was for holding an NRA fundraiser in Colorado shortly after the Columbine massacre and gloating with the "cold, dead fingers" speech to mock the victims. While the NRA did indeed hold an event in Colorado -because changing --because rescheduling it was legally impossible- impossible by that point-- sharp-eyed viewers may notice that Heston is [[SpecialEffectFailure wearing a different suit for that speech]] the "cold dead fingers" line]] than he wears in the rest of the footage.
6th May '16 8:39:39 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/MrDeeds'', Deeds rescues a woman and all her cats from a burning building. The next morning, he watches the news and sis dismayed to find the news footage has been altered to make it look like he killed the cats and then forced himself on the woman.

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* In ''Film/MrDeeds'', Deeds rescues a woman and all her cats from a burning building. The next morning, he watches the news and sis is dismayed to find the news footage has been altered to make it look like he killed the cats and then forced himself on the woman.
18th Apr '16 9:02:08 PM Midna
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** The several trailers for ''Samoa'' made it seem like [[SpotlightStealingSquad Russell]] was being targeted for elimination. The episode itself showed no such talk of elimination.
*** The focus on Russell is actually discussed [[http://funny115.com/v2/2.htm in this column]], the writer, an acclaimed Survivor columnist and possibly the foremost expert on the show Mario Lanza, points out how [[EntitledBastard Russell's]] [[WhatAnIdiot many]] [[NotGoodWithPeople mistakes]] in the ''Heroes vs Villains'' season were either a) buried by the editors, or b) made to look like really good moves. As he puts it at one point:

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** The several trailers for ''Samoa'' made it seem like [[SpotlightStealingSquad Russell]] was being targeted for elimination. The episode itself showed no such talk of elimination.
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elimination. The focus on Russell is actually discussed [[http://funny115.com/v2/2.htm in this column]], column]]; the writer, an acclaimed Survivor columnist and possibly the foremost expert on the show Mario Lanza, show, points out how [[EntitledBastard Russell's]] [[WhatAnIdiot many]] [[NotGoodWithPeople mistakes]] Russell's many, ''many'' mistakes in the ''Heroes vs Villains'' season were either a) buried by the editors, or b) made to look like really good moves. As he puts it at one point:



** Just recently, in the first show of one season, Courtney Yates was made to look like more of a villainess than she really was when Stephanie Lagrossa's shoulder was dislocated in a challenge. She didn't ''seriously'' yell at her teammates to "break her shoulder", she actually said that ''after'' Stephanie's shoulder was dislocated and was intended as a joke. But when it's said ''before'' it happens? Sounds an awful lot like an order, doesn't it?

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** Just recently, in In the first show of one season, Courtney Yates was made to look like more of a villainess than she really was when Stephanie Lagrossa's shoulder was dislocated in a challenge. She didn't ''seriously'' yell at her teammates to "break her shoulder", she actually said that ''after'' Stephanie's shoulder was dislocated and was intended as a joke. But when it's said ''before'' it happens? Sounds an awful lot like an order, doesn't it?



** Hell, THE ENTIRE SHOW might fall under this trope. The great bulk of footage for Survivor has never been released. While the show probably isn't "staged" or whatnot, this leaves room for a viewer to cry Manipulative Editing for practically any scene in any episode.
*** They especially do this to make a "story". Recently in ''Redemption Island'', 90% of the cast appeared to have been edited into [[LivingProp animated dummies]] while the editors who were ''obviously'' hardcore Boston Rob fans [[CreatorsPet made sure the audience never forgot how much they loved him]], as well as Matt and Phillip.
*** The hardest hit were Kristina who found the idol in episode one, was voted out and eliminated third and ''[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment never mentioned again]]''. The plan to eliminate Russell was actually ''[[NoodleIncident Sarita's idea]]'', we didn't even see her until Dave was arguing with her. Dave was supposed to be a really good competitor, yet all the time we got to really see him compete was when he lost, and the other footage that existed of him was just him fighting with Sarita. Did you also know that Russell and his alliance actually ''took rice'' while everyone else was fishing?

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** Hell, THE ENTIRE SHOW might fall under this trope. The great bulk of footage for Survivor has never been released. While the show probably isn't "staged" or whatnot, anything like that (it legally can't be), this leaves room for a viewer to cry Manipulative Editing for practically any scene in any episode.
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They especially do this to make a "story". Recently in In ''Redemption Island'', 90% of the cast appeared to have been edited into [[LivingProp animated dummies]] while the editors editors, who were ''obviously'' hardcore Boston Rob fans fans, [[CreatorsPet made sure the audience never forgot how much they loved him]], as well as Matt and Phillip.
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Phillip. The hardest hit were Kristina was Kristina, who found the idol in episode one, was voted out and eliminated third and ''[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment never mentioned again]]''. The plan to eliminate Russell was actually ''[[NoodleIncident Sarita's idea]]'', idea]]''; we didn't even see her until Dave was arguing with her. Dave was supposed to be a really good competitor, yet all the time we got to really see him compete was when he lost, and the other footage that existed of him was just him fighting with Sarita. Did you also know that Russell and his alliance actually ''took rice'' while everyone else was fishing?



** Most often, they actually do this to have a bit of fun.
*** One of the most famous is in ''Micronesia''. Episode two, Kathy asks who they're voting out and Joel tells her "Mary". Kathy asks, "Who?". The next episode, Jeff announces that Mary was voted out, and Eliza says, "Mary?!". It looks like they have no idea who they're actually playing the game with. In actuality, Kathy was asking for clarification and Eliza was expressing shock at how it was ''her'' that was voted out and not Chet. Of course they knew who Mary was; but it was still pretty funny regardless.
** In Tocantins, Coach was portrayed as this lying crazy guy who was always making up weird crap. In reality he is an incredibly nice, if offbeat, guy. Each week after an episode aired he would answer questions about what really happened, rather than what it was edited to look like.
*** Many times, they actually ignored how he was joking or was just putting on a show for everyone else. Coach seems very aware of this; and in ''Heroes vs. Villains'' and ''South Pacific'', he acts almost ''nothing'' like it.

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** Most often, they actually do this to have a bit of fun.
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fun. One of the most famous of these incidents is in ''Micronesia''. Episode two, Kathy asks who they're voting out and Joel tells her "Mary". Kathy asks, "Who?". The next episode, Jeff announces that Mary was voted out, and Eliza says, "Mary?!". It looks like they have no idea who they're actually playing the game with. In actuality, Kathy was asking for clarification and Eliza was expressing shock at how it was ''her'' that was voted out and not Chet. Of course they knew who Mary was; but it was still pretty funny regardless.
** In Tocantins, Coach was portrayed as this lying crazy guy who was always making up weird crap. In reality he is an incredibly nice, if offbeat, guy. Each week after an episode aired he would answer questions about what really happened, rather than what it was edited to look like.
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like. Many times, they actually ignored how he was joking or was just putting on a show for everyone else. Coach seems very aware of this; and in ''Heroes vs. Villains'' and ''South Pacific'', he acts almost ''nothing'' like it.



*** It also helps that Big Brother 13 in general has been a bunch of PanderingToTheBase. The editors have taken a couple cues from the ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' editors and have [[SpotlightStealingSquad made sure that the show revolves all around the editors favourites and the eight guest stars known as the "newbies" as well.]] Did you know Porsche and Lawon were even ''in'' the house? Did you even know Kalia was in the house until week four? Well, if you forgot about Porsche, you're not alone - the editors seemed to have forgotten about her too, until she appeared out of virtually ''nowhere''.
*** And even more recently, people who watched the feeds can tell you a different story on what happened at week 5. ''Shelly'' approached Kalia with the idea to backdoor Porsche so that Jeff, Jordan, and Rachel would forgive Kalia and it would get her further in the game. Then that's when Daniele got upset with Kalia in the HOH room in that last part of the episode. However, the editors made it seem like ''[[CreatorsPet Rachel]]'', one of the Producers' Pets, did all the work and gave Shelly no credit whatsoever. It makes it look like Shelly and the other newbies are complete ''idiots''. It's going to be incredibly weird if [[NoodleIncident later in the series, Kalia or Daniele mention Shelly coming up with that idea]]. And they did.

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*** It also helps that Big Brother 13 in general has been a bunch of PanderingToTheBase. The editors have taken a couple cues from the ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' editors and have [[SpotlightStealingSquad made sure that the show revolves all around the editors editors' favourites and the eight guest stars known as the "newbies" as well.]] Did you know Porsche and Lawon were even ''in'' the house? Did you even know Kalia was in the house until week four? Well, if you forgot about Porsche, you're not alone - the editors seemed to have forgotten about her too, until she appeared out of virtually ''nowhere''.
*** And even more recently, people ** People who watched the feeds can tell you a different story on what happened at week 5. ''Shelly'' approached Kalia with the idea to backdoor Porsche so that Jeff, Jordan, and Rachel would forgive Kalia and it would get her further in the game. Then that's when Daniele got upset with Kalia in the HOH room in that last part of the episode. However, the editors made it seem like ''[[CreatorsPet Rachel]]'', one of the Producers' Pets, did all the work and gave Shelly no credit whatsoever. It makes it look like Shelly and the other newbies are complete ''idiots''. It's going to be This got incredibly weird if [[NoodleIncident later in the series, when Kalia or and Daniele mention Shelly coming up with that idea]]. And they did.idea]].
15th Apr '16 3:30:08 AM aye_amber
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* Here's a rare case of manipulative editing portraying the subjects in a more ''positive'' light: in Creator/MorganSpurlock's documentary ''Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope'', one of the storylines follows James Darling, who plans to propose to his girlfriend Se Young at the Creator/KevinSmith panel. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMACaJSQ4bc This video]] shows how the proposal went down. In the film, James' question about Kevin Smith's fleshlight and Se Young mentioning that she's "had sex with a lot of people" were edited out, presumably to make the moment appear more romantic and less awkward.

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* Here's a rare case of manipulative editing portraying the subjects in a more ''positive'' light: in Creator/MorganSpurlock's ''Morgan Spurlock'''s documentary ''Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope'', one of the storylines follows James Darling, who plans to propose to his girlfriend Se Young at the Creator/KevinSmith panel. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMACaJSQ4bc This video]] shows how the proposal went down. In the film, James' question about Kevin Smith's fleshlight and Se Young mentioning that she's "had sex with a lot of people" were edited out, presumably to make the moment appear more romantic and less awkward.
27th Mar '16 4:23:42 AM AmarhC
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** And also in the episode "Playdate of Doom", where [[EnfanteTerrible Foop]] manages to cleverly trick Jorgen into speaking the exact words for his hidden tape recorder, and edit the recording.
-->''"Cosmo... and... Wanda... I am Jorgen von Strangle! Foop... is– completely rehabilitated and ready for a playdate with Poof?!"''
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