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15th May '18 10:25:32 AM TompaDompa
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* In ''Film/AprilShowers'', TV executive Helen Mann is shown to manipulate Jason (who has just survived a school shooting and seems to be developing PTSD) in service of getting a good story of a "hero".
14th May '18 8:10:33 PM Lanes17B
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* In ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', the Federal Network reported on the (probably) coincidental asteroid strike as an attack on earth by the Arachnids on Clendatu. The disaster is twisted in such a way that makes it seem like the [[TheEmpire Terran]] [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Federation]] has no choice but to declare war on Clendatu. The Network also espouse anti-Arachnid propaganda, with one interviewee stating "the only good bug, is a dead bug!" and a mother [[EvilLaugh gleefully cheering]] as her children squish some insects on earth. The Network also glorifies the military, and is putting a very positive spin on how [[BugWar the invasion of Klendatu]] is [[ForeverWar quickly becoming a quagmire.]]
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6th May '18 2:49:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WebAnimation/FreedomToons'': ''The Echo Chamber'' is an InUniverse news show with an extreme left-wing bias replete with demonization, strawmanning, outright manipulation of statistics, and InsaneTrollLogic.

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* ''WebAnimation/FreedomToons'': ''The Echo Chamber'' hosted by Dr. Mac is an InUniverse news show with an extreme left-wing bias replete with demonization, strawmanning, outright manipulation of statistics, {{Demonization}}, [[StrawmanFallacy Strawmanning]], LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics, and InsaneTrollLogic.
17th Apr '18 5:27:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WebAnimation/FreedomToons'': ''The Echo Chamber'' is an InUniverse news show with an extreme left-wing bias replete with demonization, strawmanning, misreading of statistics, and InsaneTrollLogic.

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* ''WebAnimation/FreedomToons'': ''The Echo Chamber'' is an InUniverse news show with an extreme left-wing bias replete with demonization, strawmanning, misreading outright manipulation of statistics, and InsaneTrollLogic.
17th Apr '18 5:22:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WebAnimation/FreedomToons'': ''The Echo Chamber'' is an InUniverse news show with an extreme left-wing bias replete with demonization, strawmanning, misreading of statistics, and InsaneTrollLogic.
3rd Apr '18 4:57:50 AM Baeraad555
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* The more of a celebrity the protagonist of the ''Literature/JessicaChrist'' becomes, the more she grows to hate the press, most members of which seems to be out to make her look as bad as possible. It doesn't help that she gets easily flustered when interviewed and tends to provide a ton of statements that are easy to quote out of context - at one point, she somehow managed to assure the reporter that she was [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definitely not]] raising an army of TheUndead.

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* The more of a celebrity the protagonist of the ''Literature/JessicaChrist'' series becomes, the more she grows to hate the press, most members of which seems to be out to make her look as bad as possible. It doesn't help that she gets easily flustered when interviewed and tends to provide a ton of statements that are easy to quote out of context - at one point, she [[EpicFail somehow managed managed]] to assure the reporter that she was [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definitely not]] raising an army of TheUndead.
3rd Apr '18 4:52:32 AM Baeraad555
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* The more of a celebrity the protagonist of the ''Literature/JessicaChrist'' becomes, the more she grows to hate the press, most members of which seems to be out to make her look as bad as possible. It doesn't help that she gets easily flustered when interviewed and tends to provide a ton of statements that are easy to quote out of context - at one point, she somehow managed to assure the reporter that she was [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definitely not]] raising an army of TheUndead.
19th Mar '18 6:28:02 PM MacronNotes
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* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' depicts a future news media that has descended into an extremely vapid form, starting with [[HotScoop the news anchors]] being a [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless hunk]] and a [[MsFanservice bikini model]].

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* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' depicts a future news media that has descended into an extremely vapid form, starting with [[HotScoop the news anchors]] anchors being a [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless hunk]] and a [[MsFanservice bikini model]].
19th Mar '18 6:18:19 PM MacronNotes
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Sometimes the media are given a shallow, even vapid, appearance. They are shown as caring more about celebrity hijinks, [[IfItBleedsItLeads sensationalized violence]], and [[MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome missing white women]] than about things like wars, poverty and corruption that are affecting far more lives. These news desks will be staffed by men and women who look like they came out of [[HotScoop a fashion magazine]] rather than a journalism school. These are likely to display a bad case of WorstNewsJudgmentEver and simply [[NetworkDecay selling out for ratings]], and only say what people want to hear because people don't want to be told that they're living in a CrapsackWorld; they want to escape from everything.

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Sometimes the media are given a shallow, even vapid, appearance. They are shown as caring more about celebrity hijinks, [[IfItBleedsItLeads sensationalized violence]], and [[MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome missing white women]] than about things like wars, poverty and corruption that are affecting far more lives. These news desks will be staffed by men and women who look like they came out of [[HotScoop a fashion magazine]] magazine rather than a journalism school. These are likely to display a bad case of WorstNewsJudgmentEver and simply [[NetworkDecay selling out for ratings]], and only say what people want to hear because people don't want to be told that they're living in a CrapsackWorld; they want to escape from everything.
19th Mar '18 6:06:51 PM MacronNotes
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* ''Series/{{Flash Gordon|2007}}'': Both of the [[http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_110:_Conspiracy_Theory TV stations]] shown are obssesed with ratings and Dale's attempts to promote the value of integrity are ignored. Dale's [[http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Susan_Glass competitor]] is the HotScoop.

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* ''Series/{{Flash Gordon|2007}}'': Both of the [[http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_110:_Conspiracy_Theory TV stations]] shown are obssesed with ratings and Dale's attempts to promote the value of integrity are ignored. Dale's [[http://flashgordon.wikia.com/wiki/Susan_Glass competitor]] is the HotScoop.
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