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21st Apr '18 3:55:22 PM Scorntex
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* ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017:'' As in the books, the Daily Punctillio will waste front pages on what is "in" at that very moment. And that's when it's not just printing outright lies without bothering to do an ''ounce'' of fact-checking.
13th Mar '18 11:47:28 PM nanakiro
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* In the [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l69v6SVoE9k "News 39"]], the mission statement of the Channel 39 news is to make their headlines about the most uplifting and positive news in the world no matter how small it is (an entire segment is dedicated to a local couple's proposal, for example). The anchorwoman justifies it by saying people need to know there's still good out there in spite of the bitter news that can be watched anywhere else.

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* In the [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l69v6SVoE9k "News 39"]], the mission statement of the Channel 39 news is to make their headlines about the most uplifting and positive news in the world no matter how small it is (an entire segment is dedicated to a local couple's proposal, engagement, for example). The anchorwoman justifies it by saying people need to know there's still good out there in spite of the bitter news that can be watched anywhere else.
13th Mar '18 11:46:00 PM nanakiro
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* In the [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l69v6SVoE9k "News 39"]], the mission statement of the Channel 39 news is to make their headlines about the most uplifting and positive news in the world no matter how small it is (an entire segment is dedicated to a local couple's proposal, for example). The anchorwoman justifies it by saying people need to know there's still good out there in spite of the bitter news that can be watched anywhere else.
9th Jan '18 4:19:35 PM dmcreif
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** Alma's piece about a triple homicide gets drastically cut down and moved to the Metro section, below the fold. If you [[FreezeFrameBonus look very closely]] you can see some of the stories that made the front page, and they include a fluff piece about a skydiving company. Michael Fletcher explicitly points out to Alma that this is a case of MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome, as the victims were black in a poor neighborhood.
** The same syndrome initially stymies Jimmy [=McNulty's=] efforts to publicize his made-up serial killer, as part of a scheme to bring in extra funding for the police department. He does an interview for Alma, but the ''Sun'' publishes the article deep inside the paper below a story about a school name change, because the "victims" (who actually died of natural causes and were staged post-mortem) are homeless. [=McNulty=] and Lester Freamon have to add a sexual element to the killings and try again to get the results he wants.

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** Alma's Alma Gutierrez's piece about a triple homicide gets drastically cut down and moved to the Metro section, below the fold. If you [[FreezeFrameBonus look very closely]] you can see some of the stories that made the front page, and they include a fluff piece about a skydiving company. Michael Fletcher explicitly points out to tells Alma that this is a case of MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome, as it's quite simple: [[MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome the victims were black in a poor neighborhood.
the wrong zipcode]].
** The same syndrome This initially stymies Jimmy [=McNulty's=] efforts to publicize his made-up serial killer, as part of a scheme to bring in extra funding for the police department. He does an interview for Alma, but the ''Sun'' publishes buries the article deep inside the paper below a story about a school name change, because the "victims" (who actually died of natural causes and were staged post-mortem) are homeless. [=McNulty=] and Lester Freamon have to add a sexual element to the killings and try again to get the results he wants.
9th Dec '17 6:34:33 PM Malady
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* WebVideo/JonTron suggests that this is why there's a disproportionately high amount of [[TitanicTheLegendGoesOn Italian-animated films]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic about the Titanic]] featuring talking mice.

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* WebVideo/JonTron suggests that this is why there's a disproportionately high amount of [[TitanicTheLegendGoesOn [[WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn Italian-animated films]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic about the Titanic]] featuring talking mice.



-->'''Newspaper:''' "Student Defends Bicycle Ordinance."
-->'''Kevin:''' "On slowest news day in history."

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-->'''Newspaper:''' "Student Defends Bicycle Ordinance."
-->'''Kevin:'''
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'''Kevin:'''
"On slowest news day in history."
25th Nov '17 10:19:15 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Film/WillSuccessSpoilRockHunter'', a kiss between Rita Marlowe (who ''is'' a Hollywood celebrity) and Rock "Lover Doll" Hunter (still not used to the fame he caught from Miss Marlowe) makes headlines around the world in a montage. LampshadeHanging occurs with the headlines from foreign newspapers dissolving to "RUSSIA INVENTED LOVER DOLL" and "LOVER DOLL MUST BE FRENCH!"
13th Nov '17 9:10:16 AM BobTanaka
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* In the ''Podcast/{{Rifftrax}}'' short ''Overcoming Fear'', the lead character proudly carries around a stack of newspapers where the front story is his in-class defense of a new bicycle regulation.
-->'''Newspaper:''' "Student Defends Bicycle Ordinance."
-->'''Kevin:''' "On slowest news day in history."
8th Nov '17 3:28:10 PM BillWoods
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* In an ''ComicBook/AmbushBug'' letter column, a reader suggested that the Daily Planet couldn't be such a great metropolitan newspaper if it kept running headlines like "SUPERMAN FOILS ALIEN GORILLA HOAX -- Presidential election results on page 32."

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* In an ''ComicBook/AmbushBug'' letter column, a reader suggested that the Daily Planet ''Daily Planet'' couldn't be such a great metropolitan newspaper if it kept running headlines like "SUPERMAN FOILS ALIEN GORILLA HOAX -- Presidential election results on page 32."



-->'''Agent K''': Best investigative reporting on the planet. But go ahead, read the New York Times if you want. They get lucky sometimes.

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-->'''Agent K''': Best investigative reporting on the planet. But go ahead, read the ''The New York Times Times'' if you want. They get lucky sometimes.



** In another Weekend Update sketch, one host began to read about the story of the death of Pope JohnPaul, only to toss away the news brief he was reading on because he thought the story was from briefs from last month[[note]]John Paul died within in a month of becoming Pope. The joke of course being that the news had covered the events surrounding his ascent so toughly, he thought it was some attempt to breath new life into the story. Made even funnier, as his successor would become the second longest living Pope in the history of the church.]].

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** In another Weekend Update sketch, one host began to read about the story of the death of Pope JohnPaul, [[UsefulNotes/ThePope John Paul]], only to toss away the news brief he was reading on because he thought the story was from briefs from last month[[note]]John month.[[note]]John Paul '''I''' died within in a month of becoming Pope. The joke of course being that the news had covered the events surrounding his ascent so toughly, he thought it was some attempt to breath new life into the story. Made even funnier, as his successor successor, John Paul II, would become the second longest living Pope pope in the history of the church.]].[[/note]]



Two hundred words. That's a lot of words. I mean, relatively, I guess it isn't - War and Peace was a lot of words. At least three hundred, definitely. But in a world where a headline like "Man eaten alive by giant ape monster" doesn't warrant much more than a shrug, it's hard to find two hundred words worth of news that will actually excite people.
* ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}} 2: River of Time'' plays with this: there is a newspaper boy in Nadoret, the main city in the game, selling both the local paper and the all-Aventurian paper. The loal paper contains one article each, mentioning recent events in the game, while the 'big' paper gives a historical overview, but is more window-dressing, containing little that is relevant to the game.
** ''Woman kisses toad - yuck!''

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Two hundred words. That's a lot of words. I mean, relatively, I guess it isn't - War -- ''War and Peace Peace'' was a lot of words. At least three hundred, definitely. But in a world where a headline like "Man eaten alive by giant ape monster" doesn't warrant much more than a shrug, it's hard to find two hundred words worth of news that will actually excite people.
* ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}} 2: River of Time'' plays with this: there is a newspaper boy in Nadoret, the main city in the game, selling both the local paper and the all-Aventurian paper. The loal local paper contains one article each, mentioning recent events in the game, while the 'big' paper gives a historical overview, but is more window-dressing, containing little that is relevant to the game.
** ''Woman kisses toad - -- yuck!''



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''.''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.



** In the episode "A Clockwork Origin", we see a copy of a "USB Today" newspaper citing its top story as "Trial of the Century. Carbon-based life form accused of Creationism." The less emphasized story? "Carbon-based life discovered."
** "Roswell That Ends Well" has the Planet Express crew sent back in time to 1947 Roswell. Leela grabs a newspaper -
--> '''Leela''': "Take a look at this!"
--> '''Bender''': "'High School Gym Renovations On Schedule'? What a load!"

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** In the episode "A Clockwork Origin", we see a copy of a "USB Today" ''USB Today'' newspaper citing its top story as "Trial of the Century. Carbon-based life form accused of Creationism." The less emphasized story? "Carbon-based life discovered."
** "Roswell That Ends Well" has the Planet Express ''Planet Express'' crew sent back in time to 1947 Roswell. Leela grabs a newspaper -
newspaper:
--> '''Leela''': "Take Take a look at this!"
this!
--> '''Bender''': "'High 'High School Gym Renovations On Schedule'? What a load!"load!
21st Sep '17 8:03:25 PM Fretless94
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* WebVideo/JonTron suggests that this is why there's a disproportionately high amount of [[TitanicTheLegendGoesOn Italian-animated films]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic about the Titanic]] featuring talking mice.
-->'''Jon:''' But this isn't even the only Italian-animated Titanic film that [[PunctuatedForEmphasis features. Talking. Mice.]] The other being called ''The Legend of the Titanic'', ''The LEGEND of the Titanic''. Did Italy just miss the news that day? Was that the day the world's biggest meatball was made, and the Titanic sinking was just a footnote right at the bottom?
14th Sep '17 1:30:33 PM ironballs16
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** This explored and given an InUniverse justification in "Britney's New Look", where [[spoiler: the public ''wants'' celebrities to be DrivenToSuicide for reasons similar to ''Literature/TheLottery''.]]
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