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7th Oct '16 1:56:30 AM Skargoth
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21st Nov '15 10:41:43 AM nombretomado
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But this relationship is sometimes too complicated for a full and accurate portrayal in fiction. And thus we have the polar opposite of NewMediaAreEvil. Many works portray old media institutions (newspapers, radio, TV networks) as ignorant, malicious or both. The classic example of this trope is the stodgy old white guy railing against bloggers, webcomics, and anyone not under the influence of the brainwashing satellites owned by LouisCypher, S. Atan, and RupertMurdoch. Expect "get off my lawn"-type comments to come up rather frequently.

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But this relationship is sometimes too complicated for a full and accurate portrayal in fiction. And thus we have the polar opposite of NewMediaAreEvil. Many works portray old media institutions (newspapers, radio, TV networks) as ignorant, malicious or both. The classic example of this trope is the stodgy old white guy railing against bloggers, webcomics, and anyone not under the influence of the brainwashing satellites owned by LouisCypher, S. Atan, and RupertMurdoch.UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch. Expect "get off my lawn"-type comments to come up rather frequently.



* ''Film/CitizenKane'' is one of the earliest criticisms of Old Media in the form that it exists today. Note that Kane himself is a thinly veiled version of William Randolph Hearst -- the spiritual godfather of Ted Turner and RupertMurdoch. Keep in mind that Welles did slip in some delicious multi-level irony with the quote, "Don't believe [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds everything]] you hear on [[NewMediaAreEvil the radio]]!".

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* ''Film/CitizenKane'' is one of the earliest criticisms of Old Media in the form that it exists today. Note that Kane himself is a thinly veiled version of William Randolph Hearst -- the spiritual godfather of Ted Turner and RupertMurdoch.UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch. Keep in mind that Welles did slip in some delicious multi-level irony with the quote, "Don't believe [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds everything]] you hear on [[NewMediaAreEvil the radio]]!".
21st Sep '15 1:19:04 AM Ion288
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But this relationship is sometimes too complicated for a full and accurate portrayal in fiction. And thus we have the polar opposite of NewMediaAreEvil. Many works portray old media institutions (newspapers, radio, TV networks) as ignorant, malicious or both. The classic example of this trope is the stodgy old white guy railing against bloggers, webcomics, and anyone not under the influence of the brainwashing satellites owned by LouisCypher, S. Atan, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] RupertMurdoch. Expect "get off my lawn"-type comments to come up rather frequently.

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But this relationship is sometimes too complicated for a full and accurate portrayal in fiction. And thus we have the polar opposite of NewMediaAreEvil. Many works portray old media institutions (newspapers, radio, TV networks) as ignorant, malicious or both. The classic example of this trope is the stodgy old white guy railing against bloggers, webcomics, and anyone not under the influence of the brainwashing satellites owned by LouisCypher, S. Atan, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] and RupertMurdoch. Expect "get off my lawn"-type comments to come up rather frequently.
18th Jun '15 12:17:58 PM justanid
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* ''Film/MeetJohnDoe'' has the cynical portrayal of newspaper owner D.B. Norton, who's only interested in political power. [[spoiler:He even turns his newspaper against the man he'd previously supported ''in the middle of a political rally'' indicating he'd had plans for if his patsy went off-script.]]

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* ''Film/MeetJohnDoe'' has the cynical portrayal of character that is newspaper owner D.B. Norton, who's only interested in political power. [[spoiler:He even turns his newspaper against the man he'd previously supported ''in the middle of a political rally'' indicating he'd had plans for if his patsy went off-script.]]
18th Jun '15 12:14:24 PM justanid
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* ''Film/MeetJohnDoe'' has the cynical portrayal of newspaper owner D.B. Norton, who's only interested in political power. [[spoiler:He even turns his newspaper against the man he'd previously supported ''in the middle of a political rally'' indicating he'd had plans for if his patsy went off-script.]]
19th Mar '15 11:52:02 PM skzip887
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* The EldritchAbomination from the first serial of ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' derives power from old nursery rhymes, posessing a children's book at one point.



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6th Mar '15 11:28:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Where the Wild Wind Blows'' is a song by Music/IronMaiden based on the graphic novel of the same name, about an elderly couple obsessed with the end of the world based on what they see on television.

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* ''Where "Where the Wild Wind Blows'' Blows" is a song by Music/IronMaiden based on the graphic novel of the same name, about an elderly couple obsessed with the end of the world based on what they see on television.
6th Mar '15 11:27:07 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* The villain of ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' is a poorly disguised version of Rupert Murdoch, and even quotes Hearst verbatim.
** WordOfGod is that he's actually an evil version of Robert Maxwell, evident at the end when M says they'll make his death look like he committed suicide on his yacht, which is how Maxwell may have died (he either killed himself or had an accident, but he allegedly- and with some evidence- may have been killed by foreign intelligence agents- Mossad in this case-, just as Carver is killed by Film/JamesBond). Carver is worse than any of them, of course, since he brings the world to the brink of war for ratings and has numerous people- including his own wife- tortured and killed, par the course for a Bond villain.

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* The villain of ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' is a poorly disguised version of Rupert Murdoch, and even quotes Hearst verbatim.
** WordOfGod is that he's actually an evil
version of Robert Maxwell, evident at the end when M says they'll make his death look like he committed suicide on his yacht, which is how Maxwell may have died (he either killed himself or had an accident, but he allegedly- and with some evidence- may have been killed by foreign intelligence agents- Mossad in this case-, just as Carver is killed by Film/JamesBond). Carver is worse than any of them, of course, since he brings the world to the brink of war for ratings and has numerous people- including his own wife- tortured and killed, par the course for a Bond villain.
18th Feb '15 4:06:12 PM CyberTiger88
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Meta note: a lot of Tropers have a lot of problems with old media figures, and often for good reason. That said, there are numerous pages on this Wiki devoted to chronicling the foibles of newspapers, TV, radio, etc. See: CowboyBebopAtHisComputer, NewMediaAreEvil, TheNewRockAndRoll, among others. So please avoid placing any kind of "TruthInTelevision" examples on this page.

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Meta note: [[AcceptableTargets a lot of Tropers have a lot of problems with old media figures, and often for good reason.reason]]. That said, there are numerous pages on this Wiki devoted to chronicling the foibles of newspapers, TV, radio, etc. See: CowboyBebopAtHisComputer, NewMediaAreEvil, TheNewRockAndRoll, among others. So please avoid placing any kind of "TruthInTelevision" examples on this page.
13th May '14 2:16:15 AM MrL1193
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There is also a bit of an idea that older media institutions, due to being run by large centralized organizations, are prone to being taken over by corrupt and/or tyrannical governments and used as propaganda mills. While the internet still has a bit of a "rebel" feel to many people.

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There is also a bit of an idea that older media institutions, due to being run by large centralized organizations, are prone to being taken over by corrupt and/or tyrannical governments and used as propaganda mills. While mills, while the internet still has a bit of a "rebel" feel to many people.
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