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27th Aug '16 11:08:11 AM legoking831
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* A popular (and even [[MemeticMutation memetic]]) example occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Buster the Myth Maker." Buster has been going around spreading information he's been reading on the Internet about numerous things, like candy being made out of grasshopper eyeballs and a story of a guy finding a rat in a bottle of grape juice. After a large number of stories, Arthur finally confronts Buster and asks him how he knows if any of this is actually true. His response? "You really think someone would do that? Just go on the Internet and tell lies?"
30th Jul '16 6:08:04 PM nombretomado
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* The inverse to this is explored by DaveBarry in a column, who says that Russians (today it would probably be North Koreans or Chinese) always know what's going on by reading their newspapers and assuming that the ''exact opposite'' is true. They thus have an advantage over Americans, who can't tell which parts of the newspapers are true and which are complete lies.\\

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* The inverse to this is explored by DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry in a column, who says that Russians (today it would probably be North Koreans or Chinese) always know what's going on by reading their newspapers and assuming that the ''exact opposite'' is true. They thus have an advantage over Americans, who can't tell which parts of the newspapers are true and which are complete lies.\\
10th Jan '16 12:29:32 PM nombretomado
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* Of course Mr. Krabs has to learn things the hard way on ''SpongeBobSquarePants''. After printing several scandalous issues of the Krusty Krab's own ''Krusty Khronicle'', which features nothing but wild rumors, he incurs the wrath of everyone in town but refuses to stop the presses. Then SpongeBob prints another issue focusing solely on Mr. Krabs himself.

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* Of course Mr. Krabs has to learn things the hard way on ''SpongeBobSquarePants''.''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. After printing several scandalous issues of the Krusty Krab's own ''Krusty Khronicle'', which features nothing but wild rumors, he incurs the wrath of everyone in town but refuses to stop the presses. Then SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] prints another issue focusing solely on Mr. Krabs himself.
1st Dec '15 7:13:55 PM nombretomado
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* The ''GarfieldAndFriends'' episode "It Must Be True!" has a TV show which shows [[LittleKnownFacts absurd facts]] (such as "There's no such thing as Wyoming" and "Raisins are shrunk bowling balls") because of this trope. But when {{Garfield}} says "Dogs have no brains", an all-dog audience beats him up.

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* The ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode "It Must Be True!" has a TV show which shows [[LittleKnownFacts absurd facts]] (such as "There's no such thing as Wyoming" and "Raisins are shrunk bowling balls") because of this trope. But when {{Garfield}} says "Dogs have no brains", an all-dog audience beats him up.
28th Nov '15 11:01:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Anime/HisCooolSehaGirls'', [[SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] is, according to an EyeCatch in the first episode, "inclined to believe everything on the internet".

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* In ''Anime/HisCooolSehaGirls'', [[SegaDreamcast [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] is, according to an EyeCatch in the first episode, "inclined to believe everything on the internet".
19th Nov '15 4:16:24 PM nombretomado
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* A ''{{Rugrats}}'' comic story has Angelica fool the babies into believing that the grownups are bringing home actual elephants from a white elephant sale, but Tommy believes his toy mouse will scare them off. When Angelica points out the problem with his theory:

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* A ''{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' comic story has Angelica fool the babies into believing that the grownups are bringing home actual elephants from a white elephant sale, but Tommy believes his toy mouse will scare them off. When Angelica points out the problem with his theory:
6th Nov '15 4:47:31 PM nombretomado
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People worry about the power of the media. Heck, even ''the media'' worry about the power of the media (it makes for good {{ratings}}), especially if it's a [[NewMediaAreEvil new medium]] that's [[TheNewRockAndRoll popular among the younger set]]. So when MoralGuardians and [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] started to worry that impressionable young viewers might take what they saw on TV at face value and never question the veracity of what they're seeing, many kids' shows started to use this as a [[StockAesops Stock Aesop]].

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People worry about the power of the media. Heck, even ''the media'' worry about the power of the media (it makes for good {{ratings}}), UsefulNotes/{{ratings}}), especially if it's a [[NewMediaAreEvil new medium]] that's [[TheNewRockAndRoll popular among the younger set]]. So when MoralGuardians and [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] started to worry that impressionable young viewers might take what they saw on TV at face value and never question the veracity of what they're seeing, many kids' shows started to use this as a [[StockAesops Stock Aesop]].
18th Oct '15 11:38:48 AM nombretomado
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* ''PowerpuffGirls'' had the ''Wondorous World of Wonderful Whimsical Willy'', basically an Aesop episode to teach children not to believe everything they see on TV. Near the end however, they seem to realize that they are encouraging kids against watching THEIR show, and the episode ends with the girls asking the viewers to trust television in a zombie-like manner.

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* ''PowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had the ''Wondorous "Wondrous World of Wonderful Whimsical Willy'', Willy", basically an Aesop episode to teach children not to believe everything they see on TV. Near the end however, they seem to realize that they are encouraging kids against watching THEIR show, and the episode ends with the girls asking the viewers to trust television in a zombie-like manner.
12th Oct '15 7:23:49 PM NemoSpecific
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* ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'': It's discovered that Dillon has been under the impression that lots of straight men secretly have sex with gay men because the first time a supposedly straight man did this with him, the man cited Oprah as a source, and "Oprah never lies!"\

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* ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'': It's discovered that Dillon has been under the impression that lots of straight men secretly have sex with gay men because the first time a supposedly straight man did this with him, the man cited Oprah as a source, and "Oprah never lies!"\lies!"
13th Sep '15 4:44:36 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* If you've ever heard of the genetic mutation "Alexandria's Genesis" the take a wild guess at what media form the totally made up mutation first appeared in. The creator of the Mary Sues that the mutation was meant to justify the appearance of has made multiple statements about it being made up, but not everyone has gotten the memo.

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* If you've ever heard of the genetic mutation "Alexandria's Genesis" the then take a wild guess at what media form the totally made up mutation first appeared in. The creator of the Mary Sues that the mutation was meant to justify the appearance of has made multiple statements about it being made up, but not everyone has gotten the memo.
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