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8th Feb '16 9:50:24 PM HeinousActsZX
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2nd Feb '16 3:20:48 PM phoenix
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* The [[DocumentaryOfLies most infamous example]] of this trope in paleo-TV is ''Series/ClashOfTheDinosaurs''. The paleontologist in question: Matt Wedel. The incident in question was concerning a battle between the dromaeosaur ''Deinonychus'' and the sauropod ''Sauroposeidon'', as well as twisting the poor paleontologist's words to make him say the old, disproven belief that sauropods had two brains, when he explicitly stated that the theory he ''claimed'' in the show was false. This stirred an absolute outrage among Wedel and his fellow palentologists on the blog [[http://svpow.com/ SV-POW]], of which Wedel wrote [[http://svpow.com/2009/12/15/lies-damned-lies-and-clash-of-the-dinosaurs/ this]] about the subject. This also destroyed ''any'' credibility the production company (''Dangerous Ltd'') might have had. It also left them at the mercy of dinosaur fanatics, paleontologists and ''practically everybody who likes dinosaurs''.
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* The [[DocumentaryOfLies most infamous example]] example of this trope in paleo-TV is ''Series/ClashOfTheDinosaurs''. The paleontologist in question: Matt Wedel. The incident in question was concerning a battle between the dromaeosaur ''Deinonychus'' and the sauropod ''Sauroposeidon'', as well as twisting the poor paleontologist's words to make him say the old, disproven belief that sauropods had two brains, when he explicitly stated that the theory he ''claimed'' in the show was false. This stirred an absolute outrage among Wedel and his fellow palentologists on the blog [[http://svpow.com/ SV-POW]], of which Wedel wrote [[http://svpow.com/2009/12/15/lies-damned-lies-and-clash-of-the-dinosaurs/ this]] about the subject. This also destroyed ''any'' credibility the production company (''Dangerous Ltd'') might have had. It also left them at the mercy of dinosaur fanatics, paleontologists and ''practically everybody who likes dinosaurs''.
27th Jan '16 3:49:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Angela Chen does this to Jimmy Olsen during "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS3E8SupermansPal Superman's Pal]]." The poor kid suspects nothing, but the next morning the manipulated 'interview' finds its way onto TV.
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* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Angela Chen does this to Jimmy Olsen during "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS3E8SupermansPal Superman's Pal]]." The poor kid suspects nothing, but the next morning the manipulated 'interview' finds its way onto TV.
15th Jan '16 3:18:38 PM Anddrix
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The commercial has just quote mined. It's a dirty, rotten, low-down trick, one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, and is a subtrope of BlatantLies and WeaselWords. Features commonly in sloppy rhetoric and propaganda pieces. Unfortunately, this usually works with [[ViewersAreMorons an ill-informed audience]], as the speaker can usually expect that they will not check the source for the quotes. Frequently used as part of an ''ad hominem'' fallacious argument.
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The commercial has just quote mined. It's a dirty, rotten, low-down trick, one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, and is a subtrope of BlatantLies and WeaselWords. Features commonly in sloppy rhetoric and propaganda pieces. Unfortunately, this usually works with [[ViewersAreMorons an ill-informed audience]], audience, as the speaker can usually expect that they will not check the source for the quotes. Frequently used as part of an ''ad hominem'' fallacious argument.
3rd Jan '16 3:20:48 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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3rd Jan '16 3:19:25 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In 2015, Creator/DavidCameron (and previously [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Sun]]) attempted to discredit the left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by claiming that he had said that the death of Osama Bin Laden was "a tragedy". The actual tragedy that Corbyn had been referring to was that Bin Laden was assassinated instead of being captured and put on trial. The Prime Minister was widely ridiculed when the truth came to light. For a time it even became [[MemicMutation a minor meme]] to attribute the quote "The death of Osama Bin Laden was a tragedy" to Cameron.
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* In 2015, Creator/DavidCameron UsefulNotes/DavidCameron (and previously [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Sun]]) attempted to discredit the left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by claiming that he had said that the death of Osama Bin Laden was "a tragedy". The actual tragedy that Corbyn had been referring to was that Bin Laden was assassinated instead of being captured and put on trial. The Prime Minister was widely ridiculed when the truth came to light. For a time it even became [[MemicMutation [[MemeticMutation a minor meme]] to attribute the quote "The death of Osama Bin Laden was a tragedy" to Cameron.
3rd Jan '16 3:18:39 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In 2015, Creator/DavidCameron (and previously [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Sun]]) attempted to discredit the left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by claiming that he had said that the death of Osama Bin Laden was "a tragedy". The actual tragedy that Corbyn had been referring to was that Bin Laden was assassinated instead of being captured and put on trial. The Prime Minister was widely ridiculed when the truth came to light.
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* In 2015, Creator/DavidCameron (and previously [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Sun]]) attempted to discredit the left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by claiming that he had said that the death of Osama Bin Laden was "a tragedy". The actual tragedy that Corbyn had been referring to was that Bin Laden was assassinated instead of being captured and put on trial. The Prime Minister was widely ridiculed when the truth came to light. For a time it even became [[MemicMutation a minor meme]] to attribute the quote "The death of Osama Bin Laden was a tragedy" to Cameron.
25th Dec '15 7:33:38 PM drzoidsquoo
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When this technique is practiced on audio to make a deceptive soundbite (as in confessional interviews on reality shows, or comments that are then used as voiceovers), it's called a "{{Franken|X}}bite" -- probably because in particularly bad cases, one can actually hear where two audio clips were spliced together.
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When this technique is practiced on audio to make a deceptive soundbite (as in confessional interviews on reality shows, or comments that are then used as voiceovers), it's called a "{{Franken|X}}bite" -- probably because in particularly bad cases, one can actually hear where two audio clips were spliced together. together. In some circumstances, this can be acceptable, provided the audience knows it's been edited.
17th Dec '15 5:32:17 PM Zubon
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* In ''Ski School'' (1990), the heroes set up two villainous underlings by having a beautiful woman proposition them (separately) and insist that they answer her questions in complete sentences. They edit the two filmed conversations together into the underlings luridly propositioning each other. While it is pointed out that they are obviously not even in the same room, the shot then cuts to the two of them meeting up in a hotel room, each expecting to find the woman.
6th Dec '15 3:23:07 PM StFan
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* A ''HsuAndChan'' comic explained that the title characters do this when their games are rated poorly. "Even the bad reviews are wordy enough that we can at least cut-and-paste together a decent blurb." -->'''Quote on the game box:''' "Not... That... Bad!"

[[folder:Film]] * The second live-action ''[[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed Scooby Doo]]'' movie makes use of this. A news reporter [[spoiler:(secretly the main villain)]] takes Fred's comments and remarks out of context to defame the gang. ** For context...
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[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * In a ''Dirkjan'' comic, Bert writes a novel. One reviewer describes it as "pure nonsense, which should never have been published". Later prints of the novel cite the review as "pure". * One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip had Jason recording Paige talking on the phone: "''I need to cut three articles out of the newspaper for Mr. Vivona's class every day this week, and the only pair of scissors I have is like totally dull.''" [[InvokedTrope He then gets on the computer and edits it so she's saying]] "''I cut class every day this week. Mr. Vivona is like totally dull.''" * A ''ComicStrip/HsuAndChan'' comic explained that the title characters do this when their games are rated poorly. "Even the bad reviews are wordy enough that we can at least cut-and-paste together a decent blurb." -->'''Quote on the game box:''' Not... That... Bad! [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Animation]] * ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'' has Alvin recording Dave during a phone call, and then quote mining to convince the nanny (via another phone call) that Dave wants the kids to join him on his business trip. Alvin needs to explain their absence [[spoiler:during an around-the-world balloon race.]] They nearly get caught when the tape gets stuck and Ms. Miller (the nanny) hears Dave slurring the words [[FunetikAksent "Mooooooss Moooollurrr"]] and accuses Dave of being drunk. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * The second live-action ''[[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed Scooby Doo]]'' movie ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' movie, ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'', makes use of this. A news reporter [[spoiler:(secretly the main villain)]] takes Fred's comments and remarks out of context to defame the gang. ** gang. For context...

* ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'' has Alvin recording Dave during a phone call, and then quote mining to convince the nanny (via another phone call) that Dave wants the kids to join him on his business trip. Alvin needs to explain their absence [[spoiler:during an around-the-world balloon race.]] They nearly get caught when the tape gets stuck and Ms. Miller (the nanny) hears Dave slurring the words [[FunetikAksent "Mooooooss Moooollurrr"]] and accuses Dave of being drunk.


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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * In a ''Dirkjan'' comic, Bert writes a novel. One reviewer describes it as "pure nonsense, which should never have been published". Later prints of the novel cite the review as "pure". * One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip had Jason recording Paige talking on the phone: "''I need to cut three articles out of the newspaper for Mr. Vivona's class every day this week, and the only pair of scissors I have is like totally dull.''" [[InvokedTrope He then gets on the computer and edits it so she's saying]] "''I cut class every day this week. Mr. Vivona is like totally dull.''" [[/folder]]
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