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13th Jun '16 8:58:24 PM ClatoLawa
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** In "Homer the Vigilante", Kent Brockman's initial report on the string of cat burglaries ends with him asking a professor if the town should panic.

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** In "Homer the Vigilante", Kent Brockman's initial report on the string of cat burglaries ends with him asking a professor if the town should panic. He nonchalantly agrees that they should. Later, Kent brings in the same professor after a large number of townspeople start searching for the cat burglar's loot.
24th May '16 2:02:54 PM eowynjedi
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* Inverted on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with a sketch about the news declaring that major disasters, explosions, and serial killings are all "fine" because they're over now, or because there isn't any violence except in the few minutes the serial killer is actually murdering someone, so there's no need to worry at all and it's all fine. However, their preview of the next day's newspaper headlines takes a shot at the ''Daily Mail's'' habit of playing the trope straight with its headline "Everything's fine, ''fear it, fear it''."
28th Apr '16 3:21:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied by ''Website/CollegeHumor'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XTwWqzKeXc&ob=av3e here.]]

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* Parodied by ''Website/CollegeHumor'' Website/CollegeHumor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XTwWqzKeXc&ob=av3e here.]]]] Set to R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)", they showcase basically every ratings-driven media panic frenzy of the past 10-15 years, including [[MillenniumBug Y2K]], [[MayanDoomsday 2012]], [[PostPeakOil Peak Oil]], terrorist attacks, GlobalWarming, and the imminent ZombieApocalypse, RobotWar, and AlienInvasion.
8th Apr '16 4:34:26 PM Jarl
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* The Blog/ScarfolkCouncil would like to remind you that the small humanoids living in your home and eating your food may not be your children, that the tall humanoids who live in your house and feed you may not be your parents, and that foreigners may be stealing your thoughts, so you should [[BigBrotherIsWatching surrender them to the Scarfolk Council for safe keeping]].
8th Apr '16 1:46:01 PM 20person
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** Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shown a clear disdain towards wind turbines. In his words, their biggest crimes are that they're noisy and ugly and one could get headaches if they stare at them too long. Satirical news site ''TheShovel'' got [[http://www.theshovel.com.au/2015/06/18/abbott-announces-compromise-to-move-wind-turbines-inside/ some]] [[http://www.theshovel.com.au/2015/07/09/stringent-conditions-will-minimise-risk-of-unsightly-wind-turbines-at-new-open-cut-mine-greg-hunt-says/ laughs]] out of these claims.

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** Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shown a clear disdain towards wind turbines. In his words, their biggest crimes are that they're noisy and ugly and one could get headaches if they stare at them too long. Satirical news site ''TheShovel'' got [[http://www.theshovel.com.au/2015/06/18/abbott-announces-compromise-to-move-wind-turbines-inside/ some]] [[http://www.theshovel.com.au/2015/07/09/stringent-conditions-will-minimise-risk-of-unsightly-wind-turbines-at-new-open-cut-mine-greg-hunt-says/ laughs]] out of these claims.
4th Mar '16 10:29:34 PM Kalaong
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* Though not technically in featured in a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, Scott Adams has [[http://blog.dilbert.com/post/102964934001/fact-checking-adams-law-of-slow-moving-disasters noted]] that whenever humanity has become aware of a serious problem years in advance, it has been averted. When the PTBs said, "Panic!", people went out and '''solved the problem.'''

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* Though not technically in featured in a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, Scott Adams has [[http://blog.dilbert.com/post/102964934001/fact-checking-adams-law-of-slow-moving-disasters noted]] that whenever humanity has become aware of a serious problem years in advance, it has been averted. When the PTBs PowersThatBe said, "Panic!", people went out and '''solved the problem.'''
4th Mar '16 10:28:54 PM Kalaong
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* Though not technically in featured in a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, Scott Adams has [[http://blog.dilbert.com/post/102964934001/fact-checking-adams-law-of-slow-moving-disasters noted]] that whenever humanity has become aware of a serious problem years in advance, it has been averted. When the PTBs said, "Panic!", people went out and '''solved the problem.'''
-->Can anyone give me an example of a potential global disaster that the '''general public''' saw coming, ''with at least a ten year warning'', and it actually happened as predicted?
29th Feb '16 9:11:43 AM Ro8ert
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You can panic now! Why? It's the POLIO AIDS ANTHRAX MONKEY-POX SARS BIRD SWINE FLU! Wait. It's actually ACID [=RAINing=] AIRBORNE SAR-AIDS-CANCER over THE WHOLE OF NORTH AMERICA as a distraction for a SINISTER TERRORIST PLOT to ASSASSINATE UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS by INNOCENT CHILDREN mind-controlled by VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES and the LSD SOLD IN SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS... and so on.

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You can panic now! Why? It's the POLIO AIDS ANTHRAX MONKEY-POX SARS BIRD SWINE FLU! Wait. It's actually ACID [=RAINing=] AIRBORNE SAR-AIDS-CANCER over THE WHOLE OF NORTH AMERICA as a distraction for a SINISTER TERRORIST PLOT to ASSASSINATE UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS by INNOCENT CHILDREN mind-controlled by VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES and the LSD SOLD IN SCHOOL PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS... and so on.
23rd Dec '15 3:46:14 PM coinneach
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*** Which then becomes a SelfFulfillingProphecy when gun owners buy up entire ammunition inventories out of fear that they're going to be banned, thereby causing the very shortages/outages they're afraid of.
28th Nov '15 1:27:06 PM FF32
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