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2nd Apr '17 6:36:07 PM Kadorhal
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** Once more in "A Shot in the Dark". Peter shoots Cleveland's son, Carter's lawyers assassinate Cleveland Jr's character in the resulting trial, and as a crowd of people form around Cleveland's house, Peter comes clean that none of it was true and he did shoot Cleveland Jr. Cleveland senior takes the blame in his stead - and the entire crowd is immediately ''gone'' by the time he finishes his sentence.
-->'''Peter:''' Wait, wh- where did everybody go?\\
'''Cleveland:''' You wanna make the media go away? Just mention black-on-black crime.
28th Mar '17 4:02:05 AM Doug86
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* A central theme of the novel ''[[JamesEllroy The Black Dahlia]]'' and the real-life unsolved murder case on which it is partly based.

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* A central theme of the novel ''[[JamesEllroy ''[[Creator/JamesEllroy The Black Dahlia]]'' and the real-life unsolved murder case on which it is partly based.
23rd Mar '17 7:24:37 PM TheNicestGuy
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23rd Mar '17 7:24:20 PM TheNicestGuy
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* Discussed (specifically the Natalee Holloway case) in Season 5 of ''Series/TheWire'' when [=McNulty=] and Freamon suggest that the lack of support from their bosses in solving more than twenty murders is due to the victims being poor and black, leading to the episode's epitaph -- "This ain't Aruba, bitch."

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* Discussed (specifically the Natalee Holloway case) in Season 5 of ''Series/TheWire'' when [=McNulty=] and Freamon suggest that the lack of support from their bosses in solving more than twenty murders is due to the victims being poor and black, leading to the episode's epitaph epigraph -- "This ain't Aruba, bitch."



** [=McNulty=] then partially invokes this trope by staging dead white homeless men[[note]]They died of natural or OD-related causes[[/note]] to suggest a serial killer is targeting them. Then double-invoked when Scott Templeton starts capitalizing on this to win himself a Pulitzer Prize.

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** [=McNulty=] then partially invokes this trope by staging dead white homeless men[[note]]They died of natural or OD-related causes[[/note]] to suggest a serial killer is targeting them. Then The trope is so strong that even this is not good enough at first; since no one cares about the homeless, he has to spice it up with a vague sexual angle to make the front page. Once the story is hot enough, the trope is double-invoked when Scott Templeton starts capitalizing on this to win himself a Pulitzer Prize.
13th Mar '17 10:46:29 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* While discussing this trope, John Mulaney notes that the media loves to play up the attractiveness of female murder victims to enhance the sensationalism. He then notes that sometimes the hype doesn't live up to the reality. "'Angel slain?' Uh.... how about 'Body found'?"

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* While discussing this trope, John Mulaney notes that the media loves to play up the attractiveness of female murder victims to enhance the sensationalism. He then notes that sometimes the hype doesn't live up to the reality. "'Angel slain?' Uh.... how "'Beauty Slain'. Hmm... How about 'Body found'?"Found'?"
5th Feb '17 9:04:34 PM Lloigor
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** A variant is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84phU8of02U Judge Rules White Girl Will be Tried as Black Adult]]

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** A variant is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84phU8of02U Judge Rules White Girl Will be Tried as Black Adult]]Adult]].
16th Jan '17 10:57:11 AM Ahearne
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The term Missing White Woman Syndrome describes the fact that Western media will focus on the murder, kidnapping, or disappearance of Caucasian females--usually pretty, young, and middle- or upper-class--to the exclusion of minority, poor, or disabled missing persons.

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The term Missing White Woman Syndrome describes the fact that Western media will focus on the murder, kidnapping, or disappearance of Caucasian females--usually pretty, young, and middle- or upper-class--to the exclusion of male, minority, poor, or disabled missing persons.
10th Jan '17 3:44:04 AM eroock
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The term '''Missing White Woman Syndrome''' describes the fact that Western media will focus on the murder, kidnapping, or disappearance of Caucasian females--usually pretty, young, and middle- or upper-class--to the exclusion of minority, poor, or disabled missing persons.

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The term '''Missing Missing White Woman Syndrome''' Syndrome describes the fact that Western media will focus on the murder, kidnapping, or disappearance of Caucasian females--usually pretty, young, and middle- or upper-class--to the exclusion of minority, poor, or disabled missing persons.
15th Dec '16 10:32:33 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** He has a bit where he mentions that black people judge the beauty of a white woman by estimating how long her name would be in the media if she went missing. He mentions a serial killer of women, who was suspected of killing that white woman who went missing in Aruba, what was her name-- (an audience Member calls, "Natalee Holloway!" And then there was that Peruvian girl just the other month, what was her name? (The audience is silent.)

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** He has a bit where he mentions that black people judge the beauty of a white woman by estimating how long her name would be in the media if she went missing. He mentions a serial killer of women, who was suspected of killing that white woman who went missing in Aruba, what was her name-- (an (An audience Member member calls, "Natalee Holloway!" Holloway!") And then there was that Peruvian girl just the other month, what was her name? (The audience is silent.)
15th Dec '16 10:31:33 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/TheNightOf'': The brutal murder of a beautiful, young, white heiress sparks a media sensation. A few days later, cops investigate the murder of an African-American woman in the slums and sarcastically wonder where all the news trucks are at.



* Patrice O'Neal has a bit where he mentions that black people judge the beauty of a white woman by estimating how long her name would be in the media if she went missing. He mentions a serial killer of women, who was suspected of killing that white woman who went missing in Aruba, what was her name--
-->'''Audience Member:''' Natalee Holloway!
** Yeah, and then there was that Peruvian girl just the other month, what was her name...?
--->'''Audience:''' *silence*

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* Patrice O'Neal O'Neal:
** He
has a bit where he mentions that black people judge the beauty of a white woman by estimating how long her name would be in the media if she went missing. He mentions a serial killer of women, who was suspected of killing that white woman who went missing in Aruba, what was her name--
-->'''Audience Member:''' Natalee Holloway!
** Yeah, and
name-- (an audience Member calls, "Natalee Holloway!" And then there was that Peruvian girl just the other month, what was her name...?
--->'''Audience:''' *silence*
name? (The audience is silent.)


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* While discussing this trope, John Mulaney notes that the media loves to play up the attractiveness of female murder victims to enhance the sensationalism. He then notes that sometimes the hype doesn't live up to the reality. "'Angel slain?' Uh.... how about 'Body found'?"
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