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18th Feb '17 9:16:37 AM JMQwilleran
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* This is key to a new phone-scamming tactic in which a caller simply asks if you can hear them and if you say "yes," they record that, splice it with a recording of something else, and pretend that you used it to authorize a charge or something. Apparently this actually works, even though any idiot examining it ought to know that it should be obviously easy to do this.
15th Feb '17 7:14:35 AM sgamer82
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* The second season of ''Podcast/TheBlackTapes'' opens with paranormal skeptic Dr. Richard Strand accusing host Alex Regan of misrepresenting him in this way, citing her leaving out revisions he made to an initial statement of omitting everything he said to try and explain a specific case. Alex justifies her decisions as judgement calls made to keep views balanced and leaving out instances of Strand being too didactic by either leaving too much room for coincidence or having "logical explanations" she felt were just as far-fetched as any paranormal theory would be.

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* The second season of ''Podcast/TheBlackTapes'' opens with paranormal skeptic Dr. Richard Strand accusing host Alex Regan of misrepresenting him in this way, citing her leaving out revisions he made to an initial statement of or omitting everything he said to try and explain a specific case. Alex justifies her decisions as judgement calls made to keep views balanced and leaving out instances of Strand being too didactic by either leaving too much room for coincidence or having "logical explanations" she felt were just as far-fetched as any paranormal theory would be.
15th Feb '17 6:57:26 AM sgamer82
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* The second season of ''Podcast/TheBlackTapes'' opens with paranormal skeptic Dr. Richard Strand accusing host Alex Regan of misrepresenting him in this way, citing her leaving out revisions he made to an initial statement of omitting everything he said to try and explain a specific case. Alex justifies her decisions as judgement calls made to keep views balanced and leaving out instances of Strand being too didactic by either leaving too much room for coincidence or having "logical explanations" she felt were just as far-fetched as any paranormal theory would be.
14th Feb '17 9:45:08 PM KeithM
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* See an actual scientist or historian on ''Series/AncientAliens''? Odds are that they're responding to a neutral question ("Did people once believe gods lived in the sky?") and that's cut in to make it look like it's providing additional support to what the InsaneTrollLogic theory of the week is that episode. If they say something sounding like it's explicit support for the premise, odds are that the interview was cut off just before the interviewee said something essentially like "...and some people say that, but it is, of course, bullshit."
12th Feb '17 8:59:29 PM Kadorhal
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[[spoiler:Mission: Retrieve Egyptian prime minister held in]] Ethiopia
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5th Feb '17 3:35:56 PM mlsmithca
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* In ''Literature/TheDayOfTheLocust'', failed vaudeville clown Harry Greener keeps multiple copies of a mildly positive ''New York Times'' review of a performance he gave that ends with the observation, "My first thought was that some producer should put Mr. Greener into a big revue against a background of beautiful girls and glittering curtains. But my second was that this would be a mistake. I am afraid that Mr. Greener, like certain humble field plants which die when transferred to richer soil, had better be left to bloom in vaudeville against a background of ventriloquists and lady bicycle riders." Harry tells the book's protagonist, Tod Hackett, that he took out an advertisement in ''Variety'' that reduced this quote to "... some producer should put Mr. Greener into a big revue..."



* In ''Series/{{Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip}}'', Harriet talks about how the Bible says homosexuality is a sin. She goes on to point out that the Bible also says that we are not to judge. Guess which part of the quote gets printed.
** Kind of an example itself; the Bible says ''everyone'' is a sinner.
** And "judge not" is a commonly-mined quote itself; see the Real Life folder.

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* In ''Series/{{Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip}}'', ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', Harriet talks about how the Bible says homosexuality is a sin. She goes on to point out that the Bible also says that we are not to judge. Guess which part of the quote gets printed.
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printed. Kind of an example itself; the Bible says ''everyone'' is a sinner.
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sinner, and "judge not" is a commonly-mined quote itself; see the Real Life folder.
2nd Feb '17 7:44:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''ThatsSoRaven'' has Raven and Chelsea on a game show, where the producer pits the friends against each other by pulling this trick and editing the videos they had made about each other. For example, Raven said about Chelsea: "Chelsea is such a good friend, I would never want to lose her. And that's coming from the heart." It was edited down to "Chelsea is such a lose...er. And that's coming from the heart."

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* An episode of ''ThatsSoRaven'' ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' has Raven and Chelsea on a game show, where the producer pits the friends against each other by pulling this trick and editing the videos they had made about each other. For example, Raven said about Chelsea: "Chelsea is such a good friend, I would never want to lose her. And that's coming from the heart." It was edited down to "Chelsea is such a lose...er. And that's coming from the heart."



* Demonstrated on ''{{Frontline}}''. An expert is asked about the possibility of someone surviving for weeks in the desert. He says "No way, it's impossible", before going on to explain why the woman in question could be an exception. The reporters edit this out.

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* Demonstrated on ''{{Frontline}}''.''Series/{{Frontline}}''. An expert is asked about the possibility of someone surviving for weeks in the desert. He says "No way, it's impossible", before going on to explain why the woman in question could be an exception. The reporters edit this out.
31st Jan '17 7:22:11 AM Ibrahim77X
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* Radio/TrueCapitalistRadio THRIVES on this with Ghost and his trolls

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* Radio/TrueCapitalistRadio THRIVES on this with this. It's the MO of most trolls to take anything and everything Ghost says and his trolls"splice" it out of context.
30th Jan '17 10:36:20 AM Jeduthun
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* In ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'', ThePaparazzi take advantage of Smith's naiveté and goad him into making quotes and poses that they print out of context to make him look like a ridiculous rube. [[BerserkButton He is extremely upset by this]].

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* In ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'', ThePaparazzi the {{paparazzi}} take advantage of Smith's naiveté and goad him into making quotes and poses that they print out of context to make him look like a ridiculous rube. [[BerserkButton He is extremely upset by this]].
30th Jan '17 10:33:38 AM Jeduthun
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* In ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'', ThePaparazzi take advantage of Smith's naiveté and goad him into making quotes and poses that they print out of context to make him look like a ridiculous rube. [[BerserkButton He is extremely upset by this]].
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