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7th Jan '18 2:08:29 PM Anicomicgeek
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* The backstory for ''Series/{{MANTIS}}'' involves its hero, Dr. Miles Hawkins, getting shot and paralyzed by a police sniper during the LA Riots two year prior, which is the reason he built the suit that he later uses to fight crime.
5th Jan '18 3:33:59 PM bowserbros
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* At least a couple Music/DavidBowie songs were inspired by current events. The immensely-acclaimed [[Music/NeverLetMeDown "Time Will Crawl"]] was inspired by Bowie's hearing of the Chernobyl Disaster on the radio in Switzerland, while the title track of ''Music/BlackTieWhiteNoise'' came from Bowie being a firsthand witness to the 1992 race riots in Los Angeles. A somewhat milder (yet also more extreme) example of this trope can be seen with the album ''Music/{{Heathen}}'', on which are several tracks that were rather heavily influenced by [[Main/TheWarOnTerror the September 11 Attacks]].


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* Music/TheDecemberists' "12/17/12" was written as a way for Colin Meloy to cope with the conflicting feelings between his happy personal life and the suffering of the victims of the then-recent Sandy Hook shooting.
3rd Jan '18 5:59:46 AM kundoo
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* The Season 9 episode "Lost Traveler", about a Romani boy who disappeared on his way home from school, combines the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Leiby_Kletzky the disappearance of an Orthodox Jewish boy]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_International_phone_hacking_scandal News International phone hacking scandal]].

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* The Season 9 13 episode "Lost Traveler", about a Romani boy who disappeared on his way home from school, combines the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Leiby_Kletzky the disappearance of an Orthodox Jewish boy]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_International_phone_hacking_scandal News International phone hacking scandal]].
30th Dec '17 10:15:54 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''ComicStrip/DeRechter'': Many of the comics are based on recent headlines from the newspapers the comic is published in.
25th Dec '17 6:15:41 AM Scifimaster92
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* The plot of the 1983 Canadian film ''Film/SelfDefense'' was inspired a police strike in Halifax, Nova Scotia that occured two years earlier, during which the city descended into anarchy for 42 days as the police board argued with the city council over union demands while leaving the streets totally unpatrolled.
7th Dec '17 8:53:54 PM PaulA
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* Creator/JodiPicoult's books often take two issues that are in the news UpToEleven. ''Literature/MySistersKeeper'' (in-vitro fertilization, ethics), ''Literature/HandleWithCare'' (aborting a disabled child), ''Change of Heart'' (religion, death penalty, organ donation), and most recently ''Sing You Home'' (lesbians having families, in-vitro fertilization). ''Literature/ThePact'' is about a SuicidePact and TeenPregnancy, ''Salem Falls'' is about being falsely accused of rape, and ''Mercy'' is about [[MercyKill assisted suicide]].

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* Creator/JodiPicoult's books often take two issues that are in the news UpToEleven. ''Literature/MySistersKeeper'' (in-vitro fertilization, ethics), ''Literature/HandleWithCare'' (aborting a disabled child), ''Change of Heart'' (religion, death penalty, organ donation), and most recently ''Sing You Home'' ''Literature/SingYouHome'' (lesbians having families, in-vitro fertilization). ''Literature/ThePact'' is about a SuicidePact and TeenPregnancy, ''Salem Falls'' is about being falsely accused of rape, and ''Mercy'' is about [[MercyKill assisted suicide]].
18th Nov '17 7:29:29 AM Iris
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* Creator/JodiPicoult's books often take two issues that are in the news UpToEleven. ''Literature/MySistersKeeper'' (in-vitro fertilization, ethics), ''Literature/HandleWithCare'' (aborting a disabled child), ''Change of Heart'' (religion, death penalty, organ donation), and most recently ''Sing You Home'' (lesbians having families, in-vitro fertilization). ''Literature/ThePact'' is about a SuicidePact and TeenPregnancy, SalemFalls is about being falsely accused of rape, and ''Mercy'' is about [[MercyKill assisted suicide]].

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* Creator/JodiPicoult's books often take two issues that are in the news UpToEleven. ''Literature/MySistersKeeper'' (in-vitro fertilization, ethics), ''Literature/HandleWithCare'' (aborting a disabled child), ''Change of Heart'' (religion, death penalty, organ donation), and most recently ''Sing You Home'' (lesbians having families, in-vitro fertilization). ''Literature/ThePact'' is about a SuicidePact and TeenPregnancy, SalemFalls ''Salem Falls'' is about being falsely accused of rape, and ''Mercy'' is about [[MercyKill assisted suicide]].


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* [[Literature/FullDarkNoStars "A Good Marriage"]] is centered around the idea of a normal suburban housewife finding out that her husband is a sexually sadistic serial killer. Creator/StephenKing defends his being inspired by [[https://wikipedia.com/wiki/dennis_rader the then-recent arrest of the BTK Killer]] and the public outcry surrounding his wife, Paula, who many couldn't believe the idea of not knowing your husband of thirty years was a felon. She wasn't terribly pleased by the resurgence of attention caused by the story.
14th Nov '17 7:59:26 AM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': The episode "The D in Apartment 23" in which Brian becomes a pariah after posting a racist tweet, is based on the online shaming Justine Sacco suffered when she did the same. The tweet itself even is paraphrased from Sacco's.
-->'''Sacco's tweet:''' Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!
-->'''Brian's tweet:''' About to see the new Creator/KevinHart movie. Just kidding. I'm white and went to college.
29th Oct '17 12:57:58 PM DustSnitch
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* OlderThanPrint: ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' features the adulterers Francesca and Paolo in {{Hell}} because their murder was talked about all over Italy.



* OlderThanRadio: Creator/EdgarAllanPoe did it with the short story "Literature/TheMysteryOfMarieRoget", which is based on the real-life disappearance and apparent murder of an American woman named [[http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/classics/mary_rogers/index.html Mary Rogers.]]

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* OlderThanRadio: Creator/EdgarAllanPoe did it with the short story "Literature/TheMysteryOfMarieRoget", which is based on the real-life disappearance and apparent murder of an American woman named [[http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/classics/mary_rogers/index.html Mary Rogers.]]
28th Oct '17 2:22:57 PM CyberTiger88
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->'''Homer''': ''Hey, when do we get the check for this?'' (watching "Blood on the Blackboard: The Bart Simpson Story" Docu-drama)\\

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->'''Homer''': ''Hey, when do we get the check for this?'' (watching ->''(Homer and Marge watching "Blood on the Blackboard: The Bart Simpson Story" Docu-drama)\\Docu-drama)''\\
'''Homer''': ''Hey, when do we get the check for this?''\\



-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E4BartTheMurderer Bart the Murderer]]"


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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E4BartTheMurderer ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E4BartTheMurderer Bart the Murderer]]"

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