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24th Jul '16 11:07:21 PM jormis29
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** There was [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E10DiatribeOfAMadHousewife an episode]] where Marge writes a book, at one point the publishers phone different authors to get quotes for the cover. Creator/TomClancy's RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear is his downfall:

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** There was [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E10DiatribeOfAMadHousewife [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E10DiatribeOfAMadHousewife an episode]] where Marge writes a book, at one point the publishers phone different authors to get quotes for the cover. Creator/TomClancy's RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear is his downfall:
24th Jul '16 11:21:29 AM WillyFourEyes
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** There was an episode where Marge writes a book, at one point the publishers phone different authors to get quotes for the cover. Creator/TomClancy's RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear is his downfall:

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** There was [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E10DiatribeOfAMadHousewife an episode episode]] where Marge writes a book, at one point the publishers phone different authors to get quotes for the cover. Creator/TomClancy's RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear is his downfall:



** In another episode, Homer was accused of sexual harassment and went on a talk show to give his side of the story. The interview that aired [[ManipulativeEditing cut up his comments to make it sound like he was admitting guilt]]... [[RefugeInAudacity then apparently starts taking his anger out on the host]]. It was done in an incredibly obvious and poor fashion as well, with really obvious jumps and things changing in the background -- ''and people still bought it''. Those things included a very prominent ''clock''. Which jumps around between hours, [[RuleOfFunny despite the whole interview taking minutes.]] Then at the end, when the show has to broadcast a correction, they show it so fast it was almost a Blipvert.\\

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** In another episode, the season 6 episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E9HomerBadman Homer Badman]]", Homer was accused of sexual harassment and went on a talk show to give his side of the story. The interview that aired [[ManipulativeEditing cut up his comments to make it sound like he was admitting guilt]]... [[RefugeInAudacity then apparently starts taking his anger out on the host]]. It was done in an incredibly obvious and poor fashion as well, with really obvious jumps and things changing in the background -- ''and people still bought it''. Those things included a very prominent ''clock''. Which ''clock'' which jumps around between hours, [[RuleOfFunny despite the whole interview taking minutes.]] Then at the end, when the show has to broadcast a correction, they [[UnreadablyFastText show it so fast fast]] it was almost a Blipvert.\\
24th Jul '16 10:41:11 AM nombretomado
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* A common tactic by creationists is to quote mine ''OnTheOriginOfSpecies'', specifically, the part where CharlesDarwin talks about how absurd it seems that the eye could have evolved. The quote mine is leaving out the second paragraph, wherein he explains exactly why eye evolution is perfectly reasonable.

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* A common tactic by creationists is to quote mine ''OnTheOriginOfSpecies'', specifically, the part where CharlesDarwin UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin talks about how absurd it seems that the eye could have evolved. The quote mine is leaving out the second paragraph, wherein he explains exactly why eye evolution is perfectly reasonable.
16th Jul '16 10:16:26 AM billybobfred
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* Used in ''Film/SpiceWorld'' to discredit the girls. During an interview, one of them answers a question with "is the Pope Catholic?", as in "Yes, of course." A tabloid quotes the response, conveniently leaving out the context that it was a rhetorical question. Since "Is the Pope Catholic?" is a ''very'' common rhetorical question, it's hard to imagine many people falling for that trick in RealLife.

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* Used in ''Film/SpiceWorld'' to discredit the girls. During an interview, one of them answers a question with "is the Pope Catholic?", [[IsTheAnswerToThisQuestionYes as in "Yes, of course." "]] A tabloid quotes the response, conveniently leaving out the context that it was a rhetorical question. Since "Is the Pope Catholic?" is a ''very'' common rhetorical question, it's hard to imagine many people falling for that trick in RealLife.
17th Jun '16 10:55:39 PM thatother1dude
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* The magic mirror in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' uses this to communicate, since it's only able to [[RewindReplayRepeat play back what it's witnessed]]. At first it simply pulls entire quotes and replays them in different contexts, but as Steven spends more time with it, it starts to splice together several people's words to make unique sentences.
* Vicky does this to Timmy in ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents''. "What? I never cheated on my math test!" becomes "I... cheated on my math test!" and she blackmails him with the threat of playing the recording for his parents.
** Then Timmy turns the tables on Vicki in the same episode using the same tactic.

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* The magic mirror in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' uses this to communicate, since it's is only able to [[RewindReplayRepeat play back what it's witnessed]].witnessed, so it cuts together recordings to communicate. At first it simply pulls entire quotes and replays them in different contexts, but as Steven spends more time with it, it starts to splice together several people's words to make unique sentences.
* ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents''
** In "The Boy Who Would Be Queen", Timmy tries to figure out a gift Trixie would like. Cosmo mockingly suggests he could only figure it out if he used a wish [[GenderBender to make himself a girl]]. Both laugh at the idea so obnoxiously that Wanda goes ahead and does it anyway, justifying herself with some very selective hearing of Timmy's line "Like '''I''''d '''wish I was a girl'''!"
** In "The Switch Glitch",
Vicky does this to blackmails Timmy in ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents''. with a recording where he introduces himself, then a clearly different voice says "[I] cheated on my math test". Timmy's reply, "What? I never cheated on my math test!" becomes "I... cheated on my math test!" and she blackmails him with the threat of playing the recording for his parents.
** Then
test!". After turning Vicki even younger than him, Timmy turns the tables on Vicki in her with the same episode using the same tactic.tactic, making a fake recording where she says "I... stole from my mom's purse!"
14th Jun '16 11:31:46 AM StarSword
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* In ''Film/IronMan2'', during the Senate subcommittee hearing, Senator Stern deliberately has Colonel Rhodes quote a section of his report on the Iron Man armor out of context, and Rhodes outright calls him on this bit of dishonesty by continuing on even after Stern tells him to stop.

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* In ''Film/IronMan2'', during the Senate subcommittee hearing, Senator Stern deliberately has Colonel Rhodes quote a section of his report on the Iron Man armor out of context, and context. Rhodes outright calls [[LampshadeHanging points out exactly what he's doing]] before consenting to read the passage, then continues on to the rest of the statement that disagrees with Stern's point over the senator trying to cut him on this bit of dishonesty by continuing on even after Stern tells him to stop.off.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Changes'', Harry uses this to pull a fast one on [[spoiler:the Erlking when he accidentally intrudes in his halls.]] Being one of TheFairFolk, however, [[spoiler:the Erlking]] is less annoyed and more amused at Harry being so quick-witted.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Changes'', ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', Harry uses this to pull a fast one on [[spoiler:the Erlking when he accidentally intrudes in his halls.]] Being one of TheFairFolk, however, [[spoiler:the Erlking]] is less annoyed and more amused at Harry being so quick-witted.


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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington: Flag in Exile'' has this exchange between Honor and a misogynist reactionary Grayson minister who crashes a party at her Steading.
-->'''Brother Marchant:''' You corrupt the Faith by your very presence, by the unclean example and ideas you carry like pestilence! "Beware those who would seduce you, my brothers. Heed not those who would defile the temple of your soul with promises of material things and worldly power, but hold fast to the way of God and be free!"[[note]]From ''The Book of the New Way'', a scripture of the Grayson branch of Christianity considered secondary to the Bible (functionally their equivalent of the Book of Mormon).[[/note]]\\
'''Honor:''' Perhaps you should finish your citation, Sir. I believe that Saint Austin ended that passage with "Shut not your minds to the new because the chains of the past bind you tight, for it is those who cling most desperately to the old who will turn you from the New Way and lead you once more into the paths of the unclean."
12th Jun '16 5:39:53 PM Jeduthun
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* A promotional poster for ''Legend'' (2015) [[https://twitter.com/benfraserlee/status/641368752798306304 managed to do this with a star rating]]: The poster depicts its stars, Creator/TomHardy [[ActingForTwo and Tom Hardy]], standing in front of positive ratings for the movie... But apparently they couldn't ''quite'' find enough four or five star ratings to make the effect symmetrical enough, so they slipped in a two star review from ''The Guardian'' by positioning it in such a way that it looked like 4 or 5 stars partially blocked by the two Hardys in the foreground.

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* A promotional poster for ''Legend'' (2015) [[https://twitter.com/benfraserlee/status/641368752798306304 managed to do this with a star rating]]: The poster depicts its stars, Creator/TomHardy [[ActingForTwo and Tom Hardy]], standing in front of positive ratings for the movie... But apparently they couldn't ''quite'' find enough four or five star ratings to make the effect symmetrical enough, so they slipped in a two star review from ''The Guardian'' by positioning it in such a way that it looked like 4 or 5 stars partially blocked by the two Hardys in the foreground. The reviewer [[https://twitter.com/benfraserlee/status/641368752798306304 remarked]], "Incredible way of making my two star review seem like I didn't hate the film."



* An interesting visual variant occurred in [[http://boingboing.net/2015/09/09/movie-poster-cleverly-disguise.html this poster]] for the movie ''Film/Legend2015''. Benjamin Lee of ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' gave the film a negative review with a two-star rating. Undaunted, the poster designers included the two stars from the Guardian review in their poster, cleverly positioning them so that it looks as though the actors' heads are covering up the other stars from a four-star review. Lee [[https://twitter.com/benfraserlee/status/641368752798306304 remarked]], "Incredible way of making my two star review seem like I didn't hate the film."
12th Jun '16 5:18:30 PM Jeduthun
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* An interesting visual variant occurred in [[http://boingboing.net/2015/09/09/movie-poster-cleverly-disguise.html this poster]] for the movie ''Film/Legend2015''. Benjamin Lee of ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' gave the film a negative review with a two-star rating. Undaunted, the poster designers included the two stars from the Guardian review in their poster, cleverly positioning them so that it looks as though the actors' heads are covering up the other stars from a four-star review. Lee [[https://twitter.com/benfraserlee/status/641368752798306304 remarked]], "Incredible way of making my two star review seem like I didn't hate the film."
25th May '16 12:01:08 PM FF32
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* Byron Hall and someone identifying himself only as "Burnout" counter-reviewed Jason Sartin and Darren [=MacLennan=]'s infamous review of FATAL; it was rather hilarious and sad. Sad because it would appear that Hall and Burnout's myriad counts of quote mining appear to have been from genuinely understanding the remarks being mined the way they ended up mining them. They also appear to think that reviewing while still being entertaining is somehow unprofessional, so we have the rather hilarious image of a guy who created a game with rules about rape (''any'' rules about rape, if you're reading this, Hall) trying to take the moral high ground over a couple guys who listed hitting yourself in the scrotum with a tack hammer as an activity preferable to playing FATAL.

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* Byron Hall and someone identifying himself only as "Burnout" counter-reviewed Jason Sartin and Darren [=MacLennan=]'s infamous review of FATAL; TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}; it was rather hilarious and sad. Sad because it would appear that Hall and Burnout's myriad counts of quote mining appear to have been from genuinely understanding the remarks being mined the way they ended up mining them. They also appear to think that reviewing while still being entertaining is somehow unprofessional, so we have the rather hilarious image of a guy who created a game with rules about rape (''any'' rules about rape, if you're reading this, Hall) trying to take the moral high ground over a couple guys who listed hitting yourself in the scrotum with a tack hammer as an activity preferable to playing FATAL.
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