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24th Aug '17 10:14:07 AM CosmicFerret
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* The ''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.

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* The ''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}} ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} says "Dogs have no brains", an all-dog audience beats him up.
17th Aug '17 3:49:23 PM moto12
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/NedsNewt'', Ned's parents called off a trip to New York after watching a programme about dangerous alligators living in the NY sewers. When Ned tried to persuade them that it's just an urban legend, and pointed out that the programme was called "This Program Is Hogwash" (or something), his parents replied with this trope. "Son, if they said so on TV, it must be true."

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/NedsNewt'', Ned's parents called call off a trip to New York after watching a programme programee about dangerous alligators living in the NY sewers. When Ned tried to persuade them that it's just an urban legend, and pointed out that the programme programee was called "This Program Is Hogwash" (or something), "It's A Myth", his parents replied with this trope. "Son, "They wouldn't put it on TV if they said so on TV, it must be weren't true."
11th Jul '17 11:11:20 AM DustSnitch
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** ''The Daily Prophet'', the British Wizarding World's [[PlotHole only]] "legitimate" newspaper, is a perfect example. Everything in it is taken as gospel truth, especially jarring when it outright contradicts itself: in ''The Order of the Phoenix'', Harry is an insane schizophrenic and Dumbledore is a senile old fool; in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', Dumbledore is the greatest Wizard EVAH and Harry is a MessianicArchetype; in ''The Deathly Hallows'', [[spoiler: Harry is evil and wanted for questioning on Dumbledore's death, and Voldemort is really quite a nice fellow, really, just remember to report any [[strike:Mudbloods]] ''Muggle-borns'' to the Ministry.]]

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** ''The Daily Prophet'', the British Wizarding World's [[PlotHole only]] only "legitimate" newspaper, is a perfect example. Everything in it is taken as gospel truth, especially jarring when it outright contradicts itself: in ''The Order of the Phoenix'', Harry is an insane schizophrenic and Dumbledore is a senile old fool; in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', Dumbledore is the greatest Wizard EVAH and Harry is a MessianicArchetype; in ''The Deathly Hallows'', [[spoiler: Harry is evil and wanted for questioning on Dumbledore's death, and Voldemort is really quite a nice fellow, really, just remember to report any [[strike:Mudbloods]] ''Muggle-borns'' to the Ministry.]]
7th Mar '17 4:17:26 AM LentilSandEater
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Alphys and Undyne believe that anime is actual human history.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Alphys and convinces Undyne believe that anime is actual human history.history so that she'll watch it with her. When Alphys later confesses, Undyne can't bring herself to believe it because she wants it to be true so badly.
20th Feb '17 5:38:43 PM nombretomado
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** It's also a parody of [[BritishNewspapers The Daily Mail]], which [[TruthInTelevision actually does this]], yet is still taken seriously by an alarming number of people.

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** It's also a parody of [[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Daily Mail]], Mail]]'', which [[TruthInTelevision actually does this]], yet is still taken seriously by an alarming number of people.
10th Jan '17 7:36:23 PM rjd1922
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* Played straight in VideoGame/DeadRising2. After a zombie outbreak, the news plays a grainy, low resolution tape of a guy in a biker's outfit releasing the zombies, saying that the one in the tape is Chuck Greene (the PlayerCharacter). This is taken as absolute evidence by ''Every. Single. Survivor.'' that Chuck is responsible.

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* Played straight in VideoGame/DeadRising2.''VideoGame/DeadRising2''. After a zombie outbreak, the news plays a grainy, low resolution tape of a guy in a biker's outfit releasing the zombies, saying that the one in the tape is Chuck Greene (the PlayerCharacter). This is taken as absolute evidence by ''Every. Single. Survivor.'' that Chuck is responsible.responsible.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Alphys and Undyne believe that anime is actual human history.
28th Dec '16 2:50:52 PM WillKeaton
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* TruthInTelevision: TheCSIEffect, which many lawyers say have spoiled many potential jury pools with unrealistic expectations of forensic science..

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* TruthInTelevision: TheCSIEffect, which many lawyers say have spoiled many potential jury pools with unrealistic expectations of forensic science..science.
28th Dec '16 2:50:02 PM WillKeaton
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* If you've ever heard of the genetic mutation "Alexandria's Genesis" 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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* If you've ever heard of the genetic mutation "Alexandria's Genesis" ''Alexandria's Genesis'' 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.
28th Dec '16 2:49:36 PM WillKeaton
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Compare ThisIsReality. See also StockAesops, TruthInTelevision. Not a rejected title for ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''[[note]]although it would have worked for ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''...[[/note]]. If this happens in RealLife it can be because RealityIsUnrealistic. See also TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs, when this attitude becomes outright dangerous in real life.

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Compare ThisIsReality. See also StockAesops, TruthInTelevision. Not a rejected title for ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''[[note]]although ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''[[note]]Although it would have worked for ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''...[[/note]]. [[/note]] If this happens in RealLife it can be because RealityIsUnrealistic. See also TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs, when this attitude becomes outright dangerous in real life.
28th Dec '16 2:49:04 PM WillKeaton
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* In [[Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality Methods of Rationality]] Harry sits down to read ''The Quibbler'' on grounds that, being the only alternative to the establishment/government-backed ''Daily Prophet'', it has the better chance of containing some actual news.

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* In [[Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality ''[[Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality Methods of Rationality]] Rationality]]'' Harry sits down to read ''The Quibbler'' on grounds that, being the only alternative to the establishment/government-backed ''Daily Prophet'', it has the better chance of containing some actual news.



* Chapter 6 of [[Fanfic/TheDarkerKnight The Darker Knight]] has the line:

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* Chapter 6 of [[Fanfic/TheDarkerKnight ''[[Fanfic/TheDarkerKnight The Darker Knight]] Knight]]'' has the line:
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