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8th Aug '16 5:36:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* Rita Skeeter's job description in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; she was an immoral paparazzi who really didn't care who she hurt or whose reputation she ruined (or even if her information was exaggerated a little - or [[BlatantLies more than "a little"]]) so long as she got the dirt on a subject. As it turned out, she was using an illegal method to get her stories, [[spoiler: being an unlicensed Animagus who could turn herself into a beetle and listen in on any conversation like a fly on the wall, literally.]]

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* Rita Skeeter's job description in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; she was an immoral paparazzi who really didn't care who she hurt or whose reputation she ruined (or even if her information was exaggerated a little - or [[BlatantLies more than "a little"]]) so long as she got the dirt on a subject. As it turned out, she was using an illegal method to get her stories, [[spoiler: being an unlicensed Animagus who could turn herself into a beetle and listen in on any conversation like a fly on the wall, literally.]] ]]



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8th Aug '16 5:35:26 PM Morgenthaler
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24th Jul '16 7:19:07 AM TheNerfGuy
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' series, Jalal Stormbringer claims to have been a victim of trash like this "ever since the printed periodical replaced the town crier". ([[Really700YearsOld Given how old he is]], that is likely true.) He mostly ignores it these days.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' series, ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'', Jalal Stormbringer claims to have been a victim of trash like this "ever since the printed periodical replaced the town crier". ([[Really700YearsOld Given how old he is]], that is likely true.) He mostly ignores it these days.
19th Dec '15 5:46:33 PM nombretomado
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* SheHulk was once a victim of a paparazzi who photographed her sunbathing, topless. Fortunately for Jen, the guy's editor airbrushed the photo, making her skin look flesh-colored instead of green (likely a routine editing job by someone who didn't realize she was supposed to be green). No-one who read the rag ever realized the woman in the picture was her.

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* SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk was once a victim of a paparazzi who photographed her sunbathing, topless. Fortunately for Jen, the guy's editor airbrushed the photo, making her skin look flesh-colored instead of green (likely a routine editing job by someone who didn't realize she was supposed to be green). No-one who read the rag ever realized the woman in the picture was her.
4th Nov '15 2:43:49 PM LadyJaneGrey
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-->'''Abigail Adams''': The reign of Mr. Adams has hitherto been one continued tempest of malignant passions. As president, he has never opened his lips without threatening or scolding. He is a repulsive pedant, a gross hypocrite, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent, a hideous, hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.

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-->'''Abigail Adams''': The ''(Reading)'' "The reign of Mr. Adams has hitherto been one continued tempest of malignant passions. As president, he has never opened his lips without threatening or scolding. He is a repulsive pedant, a gross hypocrite, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent, a hideous, hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."



-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' - the people must demand the immediate resignation of old, querulous, bald, blind, crippled, toothless Adams.

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-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' ''(Continues reading)'' - the people must demand the immediate resignation of old, querulous, bald, blind, crippled, toothless Adams.
2nd Nov '15 4:24:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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-->'''Abigail Adams'': The reign of Mr. Adams has hitherto been one continued tempest of malignant passions. As president, he has never opened his lips without threatening or scolding. He is a repulsive pedant, a gross hypocrite, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent, a hideous, hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.

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-->'''Abigail Adams'': Adams''': The reign of Mr. Adams has hitherto been one continued tempest of malignant passions. As president, he has never opened his lips without threatening or scolding. He is a repulsive pedant, a gross hypocrite, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent, a hideous, hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.
2nd Nov '15 4:24:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* As proof that this sort of thing is OlderThanTheyThink, in the 2010 biographical HBO miniseries about the life of UsefulNotes/JohnAdams, there is this dialogue between Adams and his rather upset wife, who is reading ''The Federalist Papers'', which has printed some rather absurd exaggerations and lies:
-->'''Abigail Adams'': The reign of Mr. Adams has hitherto been one continued tempest of malignant passions. As president, he has never opened his lips without threatening or scolding. He is a repulsive pedant, a gross hypocrite, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent, a hideous, hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.
-->'''John Adams:''' It is beneath the President of the United States to take any notice of insinuations.
-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' In any other country, such filth would have been silenced long ago.
-->'''President Adams:''' Mr. Hamilton takes equal pains to ensure that the Federalist Paper are filled with scurrilous attacks on UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson and his party.
-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' Think of all the vile falsehoods written about you-continue to be written about you. You may have patiently borne all the slanders, but I have not. "Before it is too late to retrieve our deranged affairs-"
-->'''President Adams:''' For goodness sake.
-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' - the people must demand the immediate resignation of old, querulous, bald, blind, crippled, toothless Adams.
-->''[[BeatPanel (Long Pause)]]''
-->'''President Adams:''' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne I am not crippled.]]
-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' I find no amusement in this. Waste of paper and ink.
-->'''President Adams:''' Waste of time reading it, Abigail. Put it down.
-->'''Mrs. Adams:''' They would not say such a thing about [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington Washington.]] They would not call George Washington hermaphroditical!
-->'''President Adams:''' They could call him toothless, though. ''(Both laugh)''


11th Oct '15 6:47:59 PM Willbyr
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* The manga/OVA BoysLove series ''HaruWoDaiteita'' is based on two actors and their relationship with each other, surrounded by paparazzi and gossips, including tabloids and talk shows.

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* The manga/OVA BoysLove series ''HaruWoDaiteita'' ''Manga/HaruWoDaiteita'' is based on two actors and their relationship with each other, surrounded by paparazzi and gossips, including tabloids and talk shows.
13th Sep '15 4:24:24 PM nombretomado
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* A lot of ''NottingHill'' revolves around trying to keep things from the tabloids.

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* A lot of ''NottingHill'' ''Film/NottingHill'' revolves around trying to keep things from the tabloids.
18th Feb '15 6:47:02 PM Reddon
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* Rita Skeeter's job description in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; she was an immoral paparazzi who really didn't care who she hurt or whose reputation she ruined (or even if her information was exaggerated a little - or [[BlatantLies more than "a little") so long as she got the dirt on a subject. As it turned out, she was using an illegal method to get her stories, [[spoiler: being an unlicensed Animagus who could turn herself into a beetle and listen in on any conversation like a fly on the wall, literally.]]

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* Rita Skeeter's job description in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series; she was an immoral paparazzi who really didn't care who she hurt or whose reputation she ruined (or even if her information was exaggerated a little - or [[BlatantLies more than "a little") little"]]) so long as she got the dirt on a subject. As it turned out, she was using an illegal method to get her stories, [[spoiler: being an unlicensed Animagus who could turn herself into a beetle and listen in on any conversation like a fly on the wall, literally.]]
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