History Main / NewsMonopoly

10th Apr '17 1:23:24 PM Lirodon
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* Anything to do with UsefulNotes/ThePope is serious business due to his international prominence as leader of the Catholic faith, and if anything significant that happens to the Pope--especially if they step down (Pope Benedict XVI) or die (Pope John Paul II), ''every'' channel will cover the reaction and (if necessary) the funeral. Then the news channels begin to hype up the conclave by profiling every papal candidate, putting up a picture-in-picture camera of the smoke stack on the Sistine Chapel, and debating what color the smoke is. When the decision is made, every network promptly drops everything again.
* In the U.S. this can happen right in your city in the event of severe weather like tornadoes or flash flooding. Every channel that produces or carries a local newscast will often interrupt programming for live coverage of the weather.
* The U.S. Presidential Election is always going to dominate the news cycle in every leap year. Even when there are other big stories in the news cycle, the election is almost always front and center. Only mass shootings, deadly terrorist attacks, and major natural disasters will take precedence over election coverage. When ''that'' happens, the political reactions of the presidential candidates are still covered to build fuel for both stories.

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* Anything to do with UsefulNotes/ThePope is serious business due to his international prominence as leader of the Catholic faith, and if faith. If anything significant that happens to the Pope--especially if they step down (Pope Benedict XVI) or die (Pope John Paul II), ''every'' channel will cover the reaction and (if necessary) the funeral. Then the news channels begin to hype up the conclave by profiling every papal candidate, putting up a picture-in-picture camera of the smoke stack on the Sistine Chapel, and debating what color the smoke is. When the decision is made, every network promptly drops everything again.
* In the U.S. this can happen right in your city in the event of severe weather like tornadoes or flash flooding. Every channel that produces or carries a local newscast will often interrupt programming for live coverage of the weather.
* The U.S. Presidential Election presidential election is always going to dominate the news cycle in every leap year. Even when there are other big stories in the news cycle, the election is almost always front and center. Only mass shootings, deadly terrorist attacks, and major natural disasters will take precedence over election coverage. When ''that'' happens, coverage will inevitably focus on how the political reactions of the presidential candidates are still covered react to build fuel for both stories.the event, as it can influence their policy positions and public reception.
21st Dec '16 10:58:06 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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And so forth. It's sometimes parodied by having him turn to a channel that normally wouldn't have the news - a cartoon channel, or {{MTV}} - and yet it's still talking about it. Another common gag is to have the different reports literally FinishingEachOthersSentences or [[AnswerCut answering each other's questions]]. Expect a news-phobic [[ApatheticCitizens Apathetic Citizen]] to stop flipping immediately if they do manage to find anything else on.

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And so forth. It's sometimes parodied by having him turn to a channel that normally wouldn't have the news - a cartoon channel, or {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} - and yet it's still talking about it. Another common gag is to have the different reports literally FinishingEachOthersSentences or [[AnswerCut answering each other's questions]]. Expect a news-phobic [[ApatheticCitizens Apathetic Citizen]] to stop flipping immediately if they do manage to find anything else on.
13th Nov '16 5:39:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in the pilot of ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' where every news channel is covering the show's producer's outburst on live TV about the crappy state of today's television landscape. It actually uses this to mock the quick formation of memes as every single reporter independently latches onto an analogy to the famous "I'm mad as hell" scene from ''Film/{{Network}}''.

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* Used in the pilot of ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' where every news channel is covering the show's producer's outburst on live TV about the crappy state of today's television landscape. It actually uses this to mock the quick formation of memes as every single reporter independently latches onto an analogy to the famous "I'm mad as hell" scene from ''Film/{{Network}}''.



* A version of this was seen on ''TheWeekenders'', where Tish, angry that her friends have started using her name as a slang word, flips through the channels and discovers that every channel has some reference to "Tishing". (An advertiser is heard to say "It's [[{{Crunchtastic}} Tishtastic]]!")

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* A version of this was seen on ''TheWeekenders'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', where Tish, angry that her friends have started using her name as a slang word, flips through the channels and discovers that every channel has some reference to "Tishing". (An advertiser is heard to say "It's [[{{Crunchtastic}} Tishtastic]]!")
13th Nov '16 5:38:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has a montage covering Lightning [=McQueen=]'s disappearance, including a tiny Kei car with huge anime-esque eyes jabbering in Japanese, and an appearance by [[LenoDevice Jay Limo]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'': While walking home from school, the titular girls stop in front of an electronics store and see several [=TVs=], each on a different channel but all covering similar stories about them destroying Townsville. Shortly after they walk away, every TV switches to [[WeInterruptThisProgram the same emergency broadcast]] of Professor Utonium being thrown in jail.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has a montage covering Lightning [=McQueen=]'s disappearance, including a tiny Kei car with huge anime-esque eyes jabbering in Japanese, and an appearance by [[LenoDevice Jay Limo]].



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Movie'': While walking home from school, the titular girls stop in front of an electronics store and see several [=TVs=], each on a different channel but all covering similar stories about them destroying Townsville. Shortly after they walk away, every TV switches to [[WeInterruptThisProgram the same emergency broadcast]] of Professor Utonium being thrown in jail.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Movie'': While walking home from school, the titular girls stop in front of an electronics store and see several [=TVs=], each on a different channel but all covering similar stories about them destroying Townsville. Shortly after they walk away, every TV switches to [[WeInterruptThisProgram the same emergency broadcast]] of Professor Utonium being thrown in jail.
13th Nov '16 5:37:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CrocodileDundee 3'' has this straight up. Mick is on the freeway when he spots a "cat" next to the road. He stops to pick it up, causing traffic to stop. Then people start speculating what is happening, until someone misunderstands and thinks its a bomb. The police and bomb squad show up, only to find Mick carrying a ''skunk'' towards them. When he gets home, he turns on the TV to find himself the news. Desperately [[YourTelevisionHatesYou trying to hide his guilt]], he turns half a dozen TV channels, all covering this same story. Finally, he turns off the TV, exclaiming nothing good is on.

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* ''CrocodileDundee 3'' ''Film/CrocodileDundeeInLosAngeles'' has this straight up. Mick is on the freeway when he spots a "cat" next to the road. He stops to pick it up, causing traffic to stop. Then people start speculating what is happening, until someone misunderstands and thinks its a bomb. The police and bomb squad show up, only to find Mick carrying a ''skunk'' towards them. When he gets home, he turns on the TV to find himself the news. Desperately [[YourTelevisionHatesYou trying to hide his guilt]], he turns half a dozen TV channels, all covering this same story. Finally, he turns off the TV, exclaiming nothing good is on.
14th Jul '16 10:15:16 PM LaptopGuy
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* The U.S. Presidential Election is always going to dominate the news cycle in every leap year. Even when there are other big stories in the news cycle, the election is almost always front and center. Only mass shootings, deadly terrorist attacks, and major natural disasters will take precedence over election coverage. When ''that'' happens, the political reactions of the presidential candidates are still covered to build fuel for both stories.
12th Jul '16 6:30:50 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Can happen right in your city in the event of severe weather like tornadoes or flash flooding. Every channel that produces or carries a local newscast will often interrupt programming for live coverage of the weather.

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* Can In the U.S. this can happen right in your city in the event of severe weather like tornadoes or flash flooding. Every channel that produces or carries a local newscast will often interrupt programming for live coverage of the weather.
12th Jul '16 6:30:16 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Can happen right in your city in the event of severe weather like tornadoes or flash flooding. Every channel that produces or carries a local newscast will often interrupt programming for live coverage of the weather.
1st Jul '16 8:36:03 AM gewunomox
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* [[http://video.bobdylan.com/desktop.html This brilliant promo]] for a Creator/BobDylan compilation lets you flip through 16 channels at your leisure, from news to reality TV to fake movies, and on every show the performers are simultaneously miming along to "Like A Rolling Stone".

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* [[http://video.bobdylan.com/desktop.html This brilliant promo]] for a Creator/BobDylan Music/BobDylan compilation lets you flip through 16 channels at your leisure, from news to reality TV to fake movies, and on every show the performers are simultaneously miming along to "Like A Rolling Stone".
25th Apr '16 11:17:43 PM aye_amber
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--> '''TheSmiths''': ...Panic on the streets of London...

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--> '''TheSmiths''': ...'''Music/TheSmiths''': ...Panic on the streets of London...
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