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5th Jan '18 2:48:12 PM GahmahRaan
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode "Duchess of Mandalore", a recording from a deceased Mandalorian representative is presented in the Senate as a call for aid from the Republic to help Mandalore, which would violate the planet's oath of neutrality in the war and give the local terrorist group, Death Watch, a pretense to bring the planet back to its [[ProudWarriorRace old ways]] (and then join the Separatists). Duchess Satine knows something is off with the recording based on what she knows of the representative's character, but can't prove it immediately due to his death. When she gets her hands on the original recording and has it presented through Padme (due to Satine being falsely accused of murdering her informant), it is shown that the representative was trying to make a case for why Mandalore ''doesn't'' need Republic intervention to deal with Death Watch. If one [[RewatchBonus looks at both recordings carefully]], you can tell where it was quote-mined (and the recording was apparently edited carefully to avoid showing splices in audio).
14th Dec '17 2:08:07 PM randomtroper89
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* After George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, NBC News ran a piece with the 911 call from Zimmerman with a sound bite of him saying "He looks up to no good. He looks black". In fact, they'd omitted some key audio--after he said "he looks up to no good", the 911 operator ''asked'' him "Is he white, black, or Hispanic?" Naturally, [[ImplausibleDeniability NBC claimed this was unintentional, as if there was any way to accidentally delete specific audio from the middle of a police recording]]. And naturally, Zimmerman is suing them for it.

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* After George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, NBC News ran a piece with the 911 call from Zimmerman with a sound bite of him saying "He looks up to no good. He looks black". In fact, they'd omitted some key audio--after actuality he said "he looks up to no good", says that was looking around alone in the rain, and only mentioned Martin's race when the 911 operator ''asked'' asked him "Is he white, black, or Hispanic?" Naturally, Hispanic?". [[ImplausibleDeniability NBC claimed this was unintentional, as if there was any way to accidentally delete specific audio from the middle of a police recording]]. And naturally, recording]], Zimmerman is suing them for it.
26th Nov '17 1:01:52 PM Jhonny
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* Opponents of abortion and birth control sometimes combine a Quote Mine with a HitlerAteSugar, attempting to "prove" that Planned Parenthood is racist because Margaret Sanger once said "We do not want word to get out that we are trying to exterminate the Negro population." The reason she didn't want that word to get out is that, well, that ''wasn't'' what she was trying to do in the first place. The quote was from a conversation with a popular minister in a black community and was about finding ways to extend her services to black women who wanted them ''without'' being suspected of specifically targeting a group of people for elimination. Many other people who wanted to provide birth control for African Americans wanted to do so to limit their population growth -- when Sanger said that, she was saying that she didn't want people to think that because this time it wasn't true. The quote is used to accuse her of exactly what she was trying to ''avoid'' being accused of. It's true that she was ([[SocietyMarchesOn like most people then]]) somewhat racist and supported eugenics (which [[ScienceMarchesOn was more-or-less mainstream science back then]]). Regardless of this, her own accounts say she had first advocated birth control after seeing women die from illegal abortions. Eugenics came later. It is simply an {{association fallacy}} to use her views against the Planned Parenthood of today.

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* Opponents of abortion and birth control sometimes combine a Quote Mine with a HitlerAteSugar, attempting to "prove" that Planned Parenthood is racist because Margaret Sanger once said "We do not want word to get out that we are trying to exterminate the Negro population." The reason she didn't want that word to get out is that, well, that ''wasn't'' what she was trying to do in the first place. The quote was from a conversation with a popular minister in a black community and was about finding ways to extend her services to black women who wanted them ''without'' being suspected of specifically targeting a group of people for elimination. Many other people who wanted to provide birth control for African Americans wanted to do so to limit their population growth -- when Sanger said that, she was saying that she didn't want people to think that because this time it wasn't true. The quote is used to accuse her of exactly what she was trying to ''avoid'' being accused of. It's true that she was ([[SocietyMarchesOn like most people then]]) somewhat racist and supported eugenics (which [[ScienceMarchesOn was more-or-less mainstream science back then]]). Regardless of this, her own accounts say she had first advocated birth control after seeing women die from illegal abortions. Eugenics came later. It is simply an {{association fallacy}} to use her views against the Planned Parenthood of today. Besides, and that is something ''both'' sides in the debate often forget: Planned Parenthood does way more than provide abortions and there is a difference between birth control and abortions.
24th Nov '17 10:04:07 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BrassEye'' has Nicholas Parsons reading a poem purportedly by anthropologist Desmond Morris about the plight of an elephant in an {{East German|y}} zoo (note that it was filmed in 1997, long after [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Germany had reunified]]) that's got its trunk stuck up its backside. The footage is strategically and ''very'' obviously edited -- watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BK-4lhsFII here]] (the relevant bit starts at 3:17):

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* ''Series/BrassEye'' has Nicholas Parsons reading a poem purportedly by anthropologist Desmond Morris about the plight of an elephant in an {{East UsefulNotes/{{East German|y}} zoo (note that it was filmed in 1997, long after [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Germany had reunified]]) that's got its trunk stuck up its backside. The footage is strategically and ''very'' obviously edited -- watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BK-4lhsFII here]] (the relevant bit starts at 3:17):
17th Nov '17 6:11:24 PM Kadorhal
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*** He also got quote mined for his review of ''Film/GForce'' where he called the film "non-stop, wall-to wall madcap action." ''Film/GForce'' proudly presented this on their posters, ignoring that he was ''criticizing'' that aspect of the movie, not praising it, and that he actually gave the film 2 1/2 stars (mediocre).

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*** He also got quote mined for his review of ''Film/GForce'' where he called the film "non-stop, wall-to wall madcap action." ''Film/GForce'' ''G-Force'' proudly presented this on their posters, ignoring that he was ''criticizing'' that aspect of the movie, not praising it, and that he actually gave the film 2 1/2 stars (mediocre).



* Dr. Pepper once had its cans featuring American images and the Pledge of Allegiance quote "One nation...indivisible." While not originally used in the Pledge, the ellipsis are precisely where "under God" has been used for many years.
** To be fair those words have only been a part of the pledge since 1959, the rest of the pledge is considerably older.

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* Dr. Pepper once had its cans featuring American images and the Pledge of Allegiance quote "One nation...indivisible." While not originally used in the Pledge, the ellipsis are precisely where "under God" has been used for many years.
** To be fair
years. On the other hand, those words have only been a part of the pledge since 1959, 1959; the rest of the pledge is considerably older.
17th Nov '17 10:24:59 AM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorAirborne'' has a variation to supply the names for the missions. Each already has one name, usually in OperationBlank format as in the real battles in question, but they also have a second name that comes from a quote displayed to the player before gameplay begins. For instance, mission 1, Operation Husky, starts with a quote from UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin imagining the idea of paratroopers, wondering who could possibly be prepared to defend their country in such a way that "...10,000 men descending from the clouds might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief". The mission itself, as such, is titled "Infinite Mischief".
22nd Oct '17 10:51:25 AM nombretomado
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* Former [[CanadianPolitics Canadian Prime Minister]] Stephen Harper's attack ads aimed at Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff include the quote "No one speaks for the Liberal Party of Canada, but me." which was clearly taken out of context from when he was trying to establish his credibility as the leader of the party, though it is presented with the intent of making Ignatieff seem like a control freak. Harper himself is noted by analysts as having won his position by means of his extremely tight control of the Conservative spin machine. The pot calling the kettle black?

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* Former [[CanadianPolitics [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics Canadian Prime Minister]] Stephen Harper's attack ads aimed at Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff include the quote "No one speaks for the Liberal Party of Canada, but me." which was clearly taken out of context from when he was trying to establish his credibility as the leader of the party, though it is presented with the intent of making Ignatieff seem like a control freak. Harper himself is noted by analysts as having won his position by means of his extremely tight control of the Conservative spin machine. The pot calling the kettle black?
30th Sep '17 6:12:15 PM nombretomado
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** The show also does this to Creator/DrPhil with its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADyk3gtdmkM Punxsutawney Dr. Phil]] character.

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** The show also does this to Creator/DrPhil Series/DrPhil with its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADyk3gtdmkM Punxsutawney Dr. Phil]] character.
27th Sep '17 12:49:31 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Played with in ''BatmanReturns'' when Bruce Wayne jams the Penguin's microphone while he's giving his mayoral candidacy speech and then plays a tape of him saying, "Hey, just relax! I'll take care of the squealing, wretched, pinhead puppets of Gotham!" and then "You gotta admit, I played this stinking city like a harp from Hell!" As the crowd starts to become angry, the Penguin insists "I didn't say that" - which, FromACertainPointOfView, ''is'' true. He didn't say it ''live'', at that ''very moment'', so Wayne's implication that he was saying those words in front of all those people (and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity obviously]], he ''wouldn't'' have) ''was'' deceptive. But he ''had'' said those things the night before, when no one except Batman could hear them...[[VillainBall not anticipating that Batman would record them for posterity]]. So it's an EngineeredPublicConfession: taken out of context, but not a {{Frameup}} either.

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* Played with in ''BatmanReturns'' ''Film/BatmanReturns'' when Bruce Wayne jams the Penguin's microphone while he's giving his mayoral candidacy speech and then plays a tape of him saying, "Hey, just relax! I'll take care of the squealing, wretched, pinhead puppets of Gotham!" and then "You gotta admit, I played this stinking city like a harp from Hell!" As the crowd starts to become angry, the Penguin insists "I didn't say that" - which, FromACertainPointOfView, ''is'' true. He didn't say it ''live'', at that ''very moment'', so Wayne's implication that he was saying those words in front of all those people (and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity obviously]], he ''wouldn't'' have) ''was'' deceptive. But he ''had'' said those things the night before, when no one except Batman could hear them...[[VillainBall not anticipating that Batman would record them for posterity]]. So it's an EngineeredPublicConfession: taken out of context, but not a {{Frameup}} either.
21st Sep '17 12:59:11 PM bitemytail
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Compare/Contrast QuoteSwearUnquote (fiddling with quotes, but not passing them off as accurate). Also compare ManipulativeEditing. Very likely to lead to BeamMeUpScotty. Despite the similarity in sound, has nothing to do with EnemyMine.

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Compare/Contrast QuoteSwearUnquote (fiddling with quotes, but not passing them off as accurate). Also compare ManipulativeEditing.ManipulativeEditing and RecordedSplicedConversation. Very likely to lead to BeamMeUpScotty. Despite the similarity in sound, has nothing to do with EnemyMine.
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