History Main / WorstNewsJudgmentEver

20th May '16 8:34:43 PM LinTaylor
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* Found in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', where Andy is watching the OJ Simpson trials. Suddenly, breaking news: aliens have landed and are now addressing the UN! Amazing! Now back to the OJ Simpson trials...

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* Found in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', where Andy is watching the OJ Simpson trials. Suddenly, breaking news: aliens have landed and are now addressing the UN! Amazing! Now back to the OJ Simpson trials... Andy remarks that now she understands why [[ShootTheTelevision Elvis shot that television]].
17th May '16 3:18:17 PM ArJayKay
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** The Holocaust, which killed 11 million people, finished in seventh place, right below the assassination of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, which killed one.
** Babe Ruth's 60th home run made the list, although the Cambodian genocide of the '70s didn't.
** The Space Shuttle ''Challenger'' explosion -- seven fatalities -- was seen as a bigger deal than the 20 million people who starved to death in China's Great Leap Forward.

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** The Holocaust, Holocaust -- which killed 11 million people, yet wasn't made public until it was too late -- finished in seventh place, right below the assassination of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, which killed one.
** Babe Ruth's 60th home run made the list, although while the Cambodian genocide of the '70s didn't.
** The Space Shuttle seven people who died in the ''Challenger'' explosion -- seven fatalities -- was were seen as a bigger deal than the 20 million people who starved to death in China's Great Leap Forward.
10th May '16 9:21:41 PM LaptopGuy
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* [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/why-internet-needs-to-calm-down-about-brian-williams/ This]] Website/{{Cracked}} article says that your Facebook account's "trending" stories feed has very bad priorities, and tends to have links to stories on "celebrity engagements, baby bumps, stories about actresses making public appearances with faces that don't look exactly like your favorite version of their faces from 1994, etc." To demonstrate, the article talks about the suspension of Brian Williams from NBC News. But then it points out, "It turns out Facebook isn't a dummy. We click junk. Which is why print media looks different from our trending stories. On the day that most of us were tapping the Williams stories," almost every major print newspaper in the United States ran front page articles on the death of American aid worker / ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller in an airstrike, and the announcement that JonStewart was leaving ''Series/TheDailyShow'' was never mentioned in print newspapers, but was, along with Williams' suspension, one of the two trending searches on Google that day. In conclusion, it explains that the discrepancy highlights the difference between a newspaper and a tabloid (the newspapers supply information you ''need'' to know, and the tabloids provide you with information you ''want'' to know[[note]]unless you are one of the Film/MenInBlack, wherein the tabloids are the most reliable source for locating extraterrestrials[[/note]]).

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/why-internet-needs-to-calm-down-about-brian-williams/ This]] Website/{{Cracked}} article says that your Facebook account's "trending" stories feed has very bad priorities, and tends to have links to stories on "celebrity engagements, baby bumps, stories about actresses making public appearances with faces that don't look exactly like your favorite version of their faces from 1994, etc." To demonstrate, the article talks about the suspension of Brian Williams from NBC News. But then it points out, "It turns out Facebook isn't a dummy. We click junk. Which is why print media looks different from our trending stories. On the day that most of us were tapping the Williams stories," almost every major print newspaper in the United States ran front page articles on the death of American aid worker / ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller in an airstrike, and the announcement that JonStewart was leaving ''Series/TheDailyShow'' was never mentioned in print newspapers, but was, along with Williams' suspension, one of the two trending searches on Google that day.day, while stories about Mueller and a shooting of an Arab family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, were ignored. In conclusion, it explains that the discrepancy highlights the difference between a newspaper and a tabloid (the newspapers supply information you ''need'' to know, and the tabloids provide you with information you ''want'' to know[[note]]unless you are one of the Film/MenInBlack, wherein the tabloids are the most reliable source for locating extraterrestrials[[/note]]).



* The media's handling of Islam-related terrorist attacks came to light after the Brussels bombings of March 22, 2016. As shown by [[https://www.facebook.com/188533647842714/photos/a.188695787826500.54678.188533647842714/1273898749306193/?type=3&theater this graphic]], international reaction to terrorism seems to depend on what country the incident happened in. Since the beginning of 2015, there have been dozens of Islam-related attacks, but they only seem to gain major international attention, outrage, and/or solidarity if they take place in Western countries -- namely the two Paris attacks (Charlie Hebdo in January and the November 13th coordinated assaults), the San Bernardino, California shootings of December, and the Brussels bombings. While the October bombing of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt also got plenty of attention, most of the talk about it was political rather than sympathetic to the victims. Compare that to the public's indifference to attacks in cities like Beirut, Baghdad, Ankara, St. Petersburg, and Istanbul, many of which had higher body counts than the Brussels, Paris, and San Bernardino events. This has led many to complain that it seems terrorist attacks in countries that are war-torn, unstable, corrupt, poor, and/or contain a Arab/Muslim-majority population, are seen by the rest of society as normal and routine, and the rest of the world values only Western lives and reacts only when Al-Qaeda or ISIS hit particularly close to home. Not helping the case here is that some of these unreported attacks took place around the same time as the Western ones, i.e., the Beirut bombings taking a place a day before the November Paris events (as the link in the bullet point above discusses) or two major Turkey bombings in the two weeks prior to Brussels.

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* The media's handling of Islam-related terrorist attacks came to light after the Brussels bombings of March 22, 2016. As shown by [[https://www.facebook.com/188533647842714/photos/a.188695787826500.54678.188533647842714/1273898749306193/?type=3&theater this graphic]], international reaction to terrorism seems to depend on what country the incident happened in. Since the beginning of 2015, there have been dozens of Islam-related attacks, but they only seem to gain major international attention, outrage, and/or solidarity if they take place in Western countries -- namely the two Paris attacks (Charlie Hebdo in January and the November 13th coordinated assaults), the San Bernardino, California shootings of December, and the Brussels bombings. While the October bombing of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt also got plenty of attention, most of the talk about it was political rather than sympathetic to the victims. Compare that to the public's indifference to attacks in cities like Beirut, Baghdad, Ankara, St. Petersburg, and Istanbul, many of which had higher body counts than the Brussels, Paris, and San Bernardino events. This has led many to complain that it seems terrorist attacks in countries that are war-torn, unstable, corrupt, poor, and/or contain a Arab/Muslim-majority population, are seen by the rest of society as normal and routine, and the rest of the world values only Western lives and reacts only when Al-Qaeda or ISIS hit particularly close to home.home[[note]]A notable exception to the rule, although not immediate, was the Boko Haram kidnapping of Nigerian girls -- see below[[/note]]. Not helping the case here is that some of these unreported attacks took place around the same time as the Western ones, i.e., the Beirut bombings taking a place a day before the November Paris events (as the link in the bullet point above discusses) or two major Turkey bombings in the two weeks prior to Brussels.


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* On rare occasions, awareness campaigns have helped rescue a very serious but little-known story from this status and get it to the headlines. This was most effectively seen with the "Bring Back our Girls" movement in response to the mass kidnappings of schoolgirls from the Nigerian town of Chibok by members of Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Although the story largely went unnoticed throughout much of April, it quickly gained international attention after reports of Boko Haram planning on selling them as sex slaves. Immediately after that, [=#BringBackOurGirls=] was tweeted over a million times, as an image of a frowning Michelle Obama holding up a sign with the hashtag became a symbol of the international outrage and solidarity with Nigeria that happened afterwards. Unfortunately, most of the schoolgirls have yet to be rescued as of 2016.
8th May '16 8:15:17 AM N8han11
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* An old ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' story had a journalist and his editor believing that the title character was a lousy criminal that [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Ginko]] made appear incredibly skilled to hide his own incompetence, and printed it on paper. [[TooDumbToLive For this, Diabolik murdered them in most spectacular fashion]], as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast King of Terror couldn't tolerate anyone threatening his status as TheDreaded nor insults to [[WorthyOpponent the one cop who actually keeps him somewhat in check]].

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* An old ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' story had a journalist and his editor believing that the title character was a lousy criminal that [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Ginko]] made appear incredibly skilled to hide his own incompetence, and printed it on paper. [[TooDumbToLive For this, Diabolik murdered them in most spectacular fashion]], as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast King of Terror Terror]] couldn't tolerate anyone threatening his status as TheDreaded nor insults to [[WorthyOpponent the one cop who actually keeps him somewhat in check]].
30th Apr '16 6:29:41 AM ironballs16
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[MundaneMadeAwesome Stop the presses!]]]][[note]]The squirrel was later assassinated.[[/note]]

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30th Apr '16 6:29:23 AM ironballs16
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[MundaneMadeAwesome Stop the presses!]]]]

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presses!]]]][[note]]The squirrel was later assassinated.[[/note]]
29th Apr '16 1:27:41 PM dmcreif
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* If you wanted to know more about the 2016 7.0 earthquake in Japan. You wouldn't have gone to CNN. They spent more attention both on the air and online about a zoo employee being killed by a tiger instead. Both stories, however, were overshadowed by the 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador.
* Wrestling/{{Chyna}} and Music/{{Prince}} died on the same day in 2016. Coverage of Prince completely eclipsed that of Chyna. Although Chyna's death could be considered more "shocking" than Prince's because she was 12 years younger than him, Prince is far more widely known to the general public. Prince's death also overshadowed a series of killings in rural Ohio and a mass kidnapping in South Sudan -- while all death is tragic, Prince's was due to natural causes rather than intentional murder.

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* If you wanted to know more about the 2016 7.0 earthquake in Japan. You Japan, you wouldn't have gone to CNN. They spent more attention both on the air and online about a zoo employee being killed by a tiger instead. Both stories, however, were overshadowed by the larger 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador.
* Wrestling/{{Chyna}} and Music/{{Prince}} died on the same day in 2016. Coverage of Prince completely eclipsed that of Chyna. Although Chyna's death could be considered more "shocking" than Prince's because she was 12 years younger than him, Prince is far more widely known to the general public. Prince's death also overshadowed a series of killings drug-related murders in rural Ohio and a mass kidnapping in South Sudan -- while Sudan. While all death is tragic, Prince's was due to natural causes rather than intentional murder.murder.
* In the 2016 presidential election race, there's been a noticeably disproportionate amount of airtime given to Donald Trump. [[http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/network-anchor-rise-donald-trump-fault-article-1.2619018?utm_content=buffer1349f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer The reasons why are best explained here]].
29th Apr '16 4:59:52 AM Bissek
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* Throughout ''Film/SilentMovie'', the headlines of the paper being shown all center around Mel Funn's silent movie project and his progress in recruiting first-rate talent for the picture. The second most important article on the front page tends to be about the newspaper salesman being repeatedly injured because the deliverymen keep throwing a large bundle of papers at him instead of leaving it on the curb.
22nd Apr '16 7:18:10 PM LaptopGuy
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* Wrestling/{{Chyna}} and Music/{{Prince}} died on the same day in 2016. Coverage of Prince completely eclipsed that of Chyna. Although Chyna's death could be considered more "shocking" than Prince's because she was 12 years younger than him, Prince is far more widely known to the general public.

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* Wrestling/{{Chyna}} and Music/{{Prince}} died on the same day in 2016. Coverage of Prince completely eclipsed that of Chyna. Although Chyna's death could be considered more "shocking" than Prince's because she was 12 years younger than him, Prince is far more widely known to the general public.
public. Prince's death also overshadowed a series of killings in rural Ohio and a mass kidnapping in South Sudan -- while all death is tragic, Prince's was due to natural causes rather than intentional murder.
21st Apr '16 1:33:30 PM LaptopGuy
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* Wrestling/{{Chyna}} and Music/{{Prince}} died on the same day in 2016. Coverage of Prince completely eclipsed that of Chyna. Although Chyna's death could be considered more "shocking" than Prince's because she was 12 years younger than him, Prince is far more widely known to the general public.
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