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->''"In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read."''
-->-- '''[[CausticCritic Anton]] [[MeaningfulName Ego]]''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}''

Most of us love a good grumble. It's {{cathar|sisFactor}}tic to complain for a bit and get things off our chests. Problem is, "polite society" has a low tolerance level for this kind of thing, and someone who verbalizes their real thoughts on a lousy situation is likely to be frowned upon and labeled a [[{{Wangst}} whiner]][=/=][[GrumpyBear grouch]][=/=]EmoTeen relatively quickly. For example, the "correct" answer to the question "How are you?" is either "Fine, thank you," or "Pretty good. And you?" (or, if we're being formal, "How are you?")[[note]]Though, technically, the ''[[CannotTellALie correct]]'' answer should immediately reveal your status as an atheist or deist.[[/note]] Even if your house exploded in a freak accident that morning and you were flattened by a runaway horse and then fired for coming into work covered in hoofprints.

So when people come across a situation where resentment can be voiced, it's not all that surprising when they take full advantage of it. Whether it's online, in print, or among close friends and family, there's always a sense of relief when you're able to voice that irksome ''thing'' that's been bugging you for the past week.

However, sometimes this can be taken to an extreme. We can get so carried away with the freedom of voicing the things that annoy us that we completely forget to even ''mention'' the things that we actively enjoy. It's not that we're setting out to be a {{Jerkass}} or as negative as possible -- it's just that we take the good things in life so much for granted that we don't see fit to talk about them... and come across as a pessimist as a result.

As society becomes more and more cynical (although, in face-to-face interaction, general grouching is still pretty unacceptable, which is why grouching is [[DeadpanSnarker different]].) this meta-trope is becoming common across the board, manifesting itself in a number of different ways:
* '''[[TrueArtIsAngsty Harmony Is Boring]]''': Conflict is the driving force of most plots. Therefore, stories tend to focus on the unpleasant parts of life, be it divorce, murder, or the Apocalypse(s). Stories about how nice life is and how good it is to be alive are usually [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids reserved for children]] -- and generally pretty young children at that. Not that life-affirming [[{{Aesop}} morals]] are in short supply, it's just that they tend to be reached [[EarnYourHappyEnding after three hundred pages of hardship and heartbreak]], at which point the reader/viewer is ''not'' particularly inclined to believe them.
* '''[[DysfunctionJunction Everyone Is Messed Up]]''': See that well-adjusted character over there? [[BreakTheCutie Don't expect it to last.]] There's a reason that [[ThereAreNoPsychologists therapists are in short supply]] in many stories, both because of the assumption that TrueArtIsAngsty, and the belief conflicted characters are more interesting -- after all, GoodIsBoring. "Pure" heroes, like the KnightInShiningArmor, are seen as largely generic and similar to each other (and therefore are usually under-represented), while {{Dark and Troubled Past}}s and questionable morals make villains and [[AntiHero anti-heroes]] distinct and recognizable, even if the troubled pasts and questionable morals keep expressing themselves in the same ways.
* '''[[SingleIssueWonk Negative Nellie]]''': An online personality found on message boards. Complains constantly about the flaws in a show or book, achieved record time for plot-hole spotting and just will ''not'' let [[FanonDiscontinuity that episode that everyone pretends never happened]] be forgotten. Yet strangely enough, these are rarely the members who terrorize the newbies, or the board's resident Rottweiler. They leave that to the resident [[HairTriggerTemper hothead]]. Actually, they're pretty friendly, usually long-standing members whose grumbling is met with amused tolerance by everyone else. Their temper is reserved for their least favourite parts of their favourite show.
* '''Snark Media''': The media's outright manifestation of this trope, particularly prevalent in the U.K. From ''Grumpy Old Men'' to "The Top 100 Songs We Love To Hate" to acerbic commentaries by {{Jerkass}} celebrities, there's a modern trend for publicizing and poking fun at everything irritating in the world, taking advantage of all the dark humour and [[GuiltyPleasures guilty pleasure]] that can be derived from snarling at that song/show/person that just drives everyone ''nuts.'' Sometimes counteracted by more upbeat equivalents ("The Nation's Favourite Drama/Comedy/Songs/etc."), but not only is the negative version more common, it's usually more popular as well.
* '''Annoyed Webmaster.com''': The website version of Snark Media, although it's usually cheerfully open about its cynicism and self-deprecating to boot. Will make fun of the things it ''likes,'' never mind the bad stuff.

Often, if an audience, broadcaster or forum member is challenged about their complaints (e.g. "Do you even like this show?") they'll be genuinely surprised. Of course they like it! Why would they bother commenting at all on it if they didn't? It's just that grousing about DevelopmentHell, CreatorBreakdown or FanonDiscontinuity is much more fun than counting your blessings -- after all, you'd only be preaching to the choir... but then, sometimes you're doing that anyway.

Some people also point this out for the creator to improve, however, it's ''far'' more common for someone to actually be posting [[HateDumb destructive]] [[FanDumb criticism]] than actually trying to be constructive. Given that long-winded essays that are pointing out what the creator(s) of a work did ''right'' are mixed in with flat out stupidity and destructive criticism, it's very easy for the constructive people to be blocked out.

Often done by TheCynic or CausticCritic. See also SturgeonsLaw, ReviewerStockPhrases, LetsMockTheMonsters, UnpleasableFanbase, and HePannedItNowHeSucks, a fan reaction when the AccentuateTheNegative reviewer pans a show his fans like.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga, for immature weeaboos who can't admit they like comic books for children (redundant) and merchandise blasted through that piece of silicon sitting in their mother's basement.]]
* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime and movies get a lot of this reaction along with HypeBacklash. We know everyone considers the anime to be bad...but have we ever heard ''why''?
** Yes. Though, it's often just people saying how it's [[{{Filler}} "nothing but filler"]] or how it's [[AdaptationDecay "nothing like the games and/or manga."]] Though, people often exaggerate the negative aspects of both reasons as well.
** Also, Ash's naïvety is often exaggerated in negative reviews of the Anime to the point where he seems like [[TooDumbToLive a completely incompetent moron incapable of winning the most basic of battles]] without the help of dumb luck or DeusExMachina.
*** And, let's not get started on how negatively critics can react to Ash's [[GodModeSue Pikachu]].
*** Nor the claims that the anime is dead-set on [[StatusQuoIsGod keeping the status quo]], even to Ash's detriment as a character. The various arcs ''have'' tried to spice things up from time-to-time to varying success, but then you have characters like [[GodModeSue Tobias]] [[note]]he of the infamous Sinnoh League CurbStompBattle against Ash; in response to Ash struggling to defeat his [[OlympusMons Legendary]] (Darkrai), he promptly pulls out a ''second'' Legendary (Latios) to wipe the floor with the remainder of Ash's team; even worse is the fact that Ash fared better against Tobias than Tobias' next opponent did, which implies [[DiabolusExMachina Ash might've very well won had it not been for Tobias]]; [[TheScrappy/{{Anime}} see here for more details]][[/note]] who seem to exist solely to serve as Ash's stumbling blocks. Never mind the fact that [[NotAllowedToGrowUp Ash will never age past 10]], which is arguably the main reason his [[CharacterDevelopment maturation as a Trainer and a person in general]] [[ResetButton always seems to be negated come the newest arc]]. On a second thought, maybe the criticism here is warranted.
** It doesn't help that he actually looks '''younger''' in the new season than when he started.
** The [[ReallyBadVoiceActing voice-acting]] of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episodes from Season 9 onwards is constantly panned by fans of the old episodes and is definitely the absolute ''biggest'' complaint about the anime now. Fans hated the new voice-acting six years ago and they still hate it now.
* [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4kids Entertainment]]. Al Kahn and his executives bring it on themselves, but many anime fans unreasonably pan every writer, voice actor and worker in the ''entire company'' as being evil satanic monsters for ''doing dubs on anime'' and nothing the company does can ''ever'' be in the least bit right.
** After ''Manga/OnePiece'' bombed in the US with its CutAndPasteTranslation while ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' got a decent dub and became a CashCowFranchise, this is pretty much what the publishers of ''Manga/OnePiece'' did to [=4Kids=] in Japan.
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[[folder:Comic Books, for lonely manchildren who haven't learned to grow up, but have money to waste on stories about men in bondage gear beating each other and are aimed at children]]
* The series ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' was recognized by numerous reviewers as a series that exemplified the competent and positive portrayal of gay and lesbian characters in fiction and one of the co-authors was Creator/GregRucka, who earned a Gaylactic Spectrum award for his previous work on ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' that served as a partial {{prequel}} to this series. However, numerous bloggers and internet reviewers heavily criticized the changing bust-size of Renee Montoya and Kate Kane between Weeks Seven and Eleven. They stated that this exemplified the comics industry policy of including gay and lesbian characters and stories [[{{Fanservice}} solely for the titillation of readers]].
* There are some truly wonderful comics in DC's ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' relaunch. But the one everyone heard about was issue one of "Red Hood and the Outlaws". And even that was only because of some poorly thought out changes in the character of Starfire - changes that occupy maybe three pages out of the entire issue.
** When the art for the tenth issue was released, there was even more complaining. Even though it has Starfire in a position of power (Commanding a spaceship) and fully clothed , HER BOOBS WERE TOO BIG!
** In general, the ''New 52'' relaunch seems to have produced a whole load of critics who, for whatever reason and regardless of any genuine quality or merit, are determined to see nothing but the worst in everything it's produced.
* [[ComicBook/TheSmurfs Grumpy Smurf]].
* In an AchilleTalon comic, the titular character [[BreakingTheFourthWall spends a page ranting]] against a critic who judged ''all'' books of the comic as being "not the best of the series".
* Similar to ''New 52'', ''MarvelNOW'' has produced some wonderful new books, and even some of the worst are still mostly SoOkayItsAverage. Still, [[spoiler: Doc Ock killed Spider-Man and stole his life, while Cyclops, while possessed by a corrupted Phoenix Force, killed Charles Xavier and is now trying to redeem himself by doing whatever's unnecessary to protect mutants]], so many refuse to pick up any title until the whole thing is retconned out.
* Comicbook/AvengersArena has had this from the day it was announced, people calling it {{gorn}} and disgustingly violent. This was before anyone read a page.
* Creator/JoeQuesada later commented that some people were so negative of his and Bill Jemas run in charge of MarvelComics that even if they had given away free milk and cookies with every comic, they would've been accused of trying to kill readers with dairy allergy.
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[[folder:Literature, or rather, meaningless words on meaningless paper read by meaningless people, all fit for the toilet.]]
* The books ''Is It Just Me, Or Is Everything Shit?'' (Volumes I and II!) exemplify the trend in the British media for complaining about anything and everything.\\
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The writer of ''It Is Just You, Everything's Not Shit'' bravely attempted to counteract these books, listing all that the author believed was nice in the world. Rather worryingly, [[SturgeonsLaw it's a much shorter book]].
* There's ''Crap Towns'' and ''Crap Towns II'' -- someone on the radio pointed out that they had to release ''Crap Towns II'' because so many people complained that their town wasn't included in the first volume.
* Creator/HGWells, in his late 19th century work of science-fiction, ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', had the all-destroying alien tripods land in London at least partly with the intention of having them reduce his home districts of London, Woking and Bromley, to smouldering corpse-heavy rubble. Wells utterly despised Bromley for its parochial mentality and its lower-middle-class smug smallmindedness. He also wanted to get even for long, soul-destroying thirteen hour days spent in a miserable Mac-job working for a tiny-minded bully. Although today's Woking, London, boasts a statue of an alien tripod on the main street, to commemorate Well's vision...
* In a similar vein are ''Crap Cars'' and ''Crap Holidays''.
* When humor columnist Dave Barry issued his "bad song survey," the idea of which was to ask his readers to vote for the worst song of all time, he received a greater amount of reader mail than ever before (the winner, incidentally, was "[[Music/DonnaSummer MacArthur Park]]"). The result of this was his writing and publishing of a book entitled ''Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs'', which consists entirely of him bashing songs he and his readers hate.
* Realising that reviews tearing a film apart are more entertaining to read than those full of praise, RogerEbert published a book of them called ''I Hated, Hated,'' '''Hated''' ''This Movie''. The title was from his review of ''{{North}}''. There are two sequels, ''Your Movie Sucks'', titled after the closing line from his review of ''DeuceBigalow: European Gigolo'' and "A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length", titled from his review of ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen]]''. (But in fairness, he also has a book of essays called ''The Great Movies'' that praises his favorite classics, and ''Your Movie Sucks'' was a direct response to SnarkBait from ''Deuce Bigalow'' star Rob Schneider, who he later reconciled with.)
* H.L. Mencken. The man hated everything about America, his columns bemoaning all the evils that plagued the United States in the 1920s and '30s and tearing apart every politician he could get his hands on. Particularly notable is the fact that he predicted and answered the probable question:
-->'''Question:''' If you find so much worthy of ridicule in America, then why do you live here?\\
'''Answer:''' Why do men go to zoos?
* Dorothy Parker did this a lot as part of her "Constant Reader" persona. How hardass was she? She excoriated ''Literature/WinnieThePooh''. Famous quote: "And it is that word 'hummy,' my darlings, that marks the first place in ''The House at Pooh Corner'' at which Tonstant Weader fwowed up."
* The first line of ''AnnaKarenina'' is 'Happy families are all alike, but unhappy families are each unhappy in their own way.' You just can't squeeze 700+ pages out of happy families.
* There exists a book complied by an Englishman called ''The Book of Heroic Failures''. It openly celebrated colossal feats of incompetence (though never those that lead to real pain, harm or danger strangely enough.)
* Another little known book, ''The Gripes of Wrath'', is filled entirely with cuttings and samples of speeches, reports, speeches and articles that highlight all kinds of negative features of the world such as stupidity, lack of common sense, obstructive bureaucrats, falling standards, sexism, racism etc etc etc.
* Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' has an in-universe example of Accentuating The Negative: The devil has created a magic mirror which shattered into billions of shards. If a human gets a shard in their eye or heart, they will never be able to see anything except the bad ''in any thing they look at''.
* Averted spectacularly in Matt Ridley's Rational Optimist.
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[[folder:Live Action TV - for those plebians who like their escapism overpriced, underwritten, and spoon-fed to them in-between bouts of soulless commercialism.]]
* Much of the RecordedAndStandUpComedy by comedians like Creator/GeorgeCarlin, Creator/BillHicks, Doug Stanhope, Creator/DenisLeary, [[Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher Bill Maher]], Creator/LewisBlack, and Creator/DavidCross, among others. They're all observational comedians, and [[RuleOfFunny saying the world is lovely wouldn't be particularly funny, would it?]]
* Most fans enjoy ''Series/MysteryScienceTheatre3000'' for its [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism idealistic and fun]] atmosphere, despite the central tenet being one of mocking, sometimes quite brutally, bad movies. The fact that it is of such quality means that it rarely goes from "funny-mean" to just "mean", though it became more common to do so in later seasons.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'''s StatlerAndWaldorf has this as their shtick.
* Creator/StephenFry put ''Series/{{Room 101}}'' itself into Room 101 in one of his appearances on the show, citing his reasoning that there was no need to have entire shows and books dedicated to everything "vile" in the world and asking "Why can't we have ''Room Fluffy''?" A brief section followed with Fry reporting on his favourite things in life -- such as libraries.
** Stephen Fry now hosts ''Series/{{QI}}'', a show dedicated to "quite interesting" facts (or sometimes factoids) which could be described as a kind of intellectual ''Room Fluffy''. The team behind ''QI'' now also make a radio show named ''The Museum of Curiosity'', into which people are ''literally'' able to put a selection of their favourite things.
* Debbie Downer from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''; also Doug and Wendy Whiner
* ''Series/{{Survivor}}''. Stephanie Lagrossa had played twice already. One time her tribe lost just about every challenge and she was the only one left in her team. The second time, she was in the final two. Guess what James Clement (and anyone else afraid of a "Repeat") conveniently didn't mention?
* ''GrumpyOldMen'' and its forerunner ''GrumpyOldWomen'' takes full advantage of the assumed tetchiness of the middle-aged-U.K.-male to elaborate on why the modern world is an [[CrapsackWorld awful one.]] Mind you, it keeps its tongue firmly in its cheek as it does so.
* ''{{MTV}} Brazil'' had a show on this, ''Piores Clipes do Mundo'' (The Worst Videos In The World). Particularly the segment "Pérola Videoclíptica" ("Music Video Gem"), which had the host pointing out what's ridiculous in each shot of the video.
* ''{{Titus}}'' is all about this. He even says that if his life became ''too'' perfect, he'd probably shoot himself.
* This exchange from ''Series/DoctorWho: [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol]]'':
-->'''The Doctor''': I bet I get some very interesting readings from my screwdriver when I get it back from the shark in your bedroom.\\
'''Young Kazran''': There's a shark in my bedroom!?!\\
'''The Doctor''': Oh fine, focus on that!"
** The new madeover incarnation of ''Doctor Who'' attracts snark from a significant minority of older people who fondly remember the original 1960's and 1970's series. To them, the New Who is too glossy, soul-less, over-produced, evidently made for the bloody Americans, it was at its best in the Patrick Troughton/Tom Baker/Peter Davison years, why can't we have it back as it was before, yes we ''KNOW'' the aliens were risible and the sets wobbled, but it was so bloody ''good'', especially when Creator/DouglasAdams wrote the scripts, why didn't they leave well alone, etc., etc.
*** Which actually demonstrates a subversion of this trope. Douglas Adams story-edited one season of ''Series/DoctorWho'', and it's considered to be one of the worst seasons of the series. However it contained City Of Death, which is considered to be one of the best episodes of either incarnation of the series. Yet people tend to have a cheery view of the time Douglas Adams spent on Doctor Who.
* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "One Breath", Melissa Scully calls Mulder out for doing this while trying to convince him to go to the hospital to see Dana, who is dying:
-->'''Melissa Scully''': I don't have to be psychic to see that you're in a very dark place. Much darker than where my sister is.
-->Willingly walking deeper into darkness cannot help her at all. Only the light...
-->'''Mulder''': [disgustedly] Oh, enough! - with the harmonic convergence crap, okay, you're not ''saying'' anything to me.
-->'''Melissa Scully''': [angrily] Why don't you just drop your cynicism and your paranoia and your defeat. You know, just because it's positive and good, doesn't mean it's silly or trite. Why is it so much easier for you to run around trying to get even than just expressing to her how you feel? I expect more from you. Dana expects more. Even if it doesn’t bring her back, at least she’ll know. And so will you.
* On ''TopChef'', the judges will often blatantly insult food they don't like, saying stuff like "this tastes like cat food", or "you must have cut your vegetables with an ax". Mind you, this is usually stuff that the average person probably would enjoy.

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[[folder:New Media, made by jobless, basement-dwelling nerds whining in front of a camera like idiots, or idiots whining about other idiots, or weird and perverted sites]]
* ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' thrives on showing the bad behavior of customers.
* [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan]]. Encyclopedia Dramatica. Website/SomethingAwful. They all share about 60% of the same userbase, and violently hate each other - though there's times where they'll stop hating each other to hate on something else. It's a "fun" situation.
** Website/SomethingAwful has interforum rivalry where everything coming from the all purpose forum GBS is hated by the subforums, and everything else is hated by PYF, but the one thing SA loves to hate ''especially'' is FYAD (SomethingAwful's /b/, except even more random, elitist, and vitriolic), where it's not uncommon to have the disparate arguers of a thread team up to wail on the FYAD-er... and, oftentimes, vice versa. 4chan has the same issue. Something Awful has its own negativity brigade in the form of the Something Awful Sycophant Squad, dedicated to mocking the mods and goons. It's a negativity loop!
* ''Encyclopedia Dramatica''. Every subculture, TV show, film, and genre of music is somehow deemed "retarded," "shitty," or their favorite insult of all, "gay." Other than schadenfreude, these gentlemen don't enjoy ''anything''. However, if you're looking for details on an [[MemeticMutation internet meme]], you'll find it there. Essentially a Wiki maintained by the residents of 4Chan, particularly /b/. It's generally seen as satirical rather than completely genuine hate though.
** Almost all of the articles targeting a race, a subculture or a group are written by people who are members of said group (for example, the articles on Jews, blacks or autists).
* ED's rival, Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}, is more like a parody version of Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, and the humor is more often flat-out nonsense than insulting. (There is a guidance page titled "How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid", but the advice isn't always followed.) Unfortunately, this isn't the case with the [[http://desciclo.pedia.ws/ Portuguese version]], which, besides some actual parodic articles and articles on [[MemeticMutation fads]], follows the ED formula of bashing anything in sight and ''lots'' of {{NSFW}} images. It's worth noting that ED holds a special contempt for Uncyclopedia, considering Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales's expression of approval to be the worst possible indictment against Uncyclopedia. For its own part, Uncyclopedia offers this scathingly precise descriptor of its rival: "Unfunny cynicism masquerading as humor."
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd is all about this. He usually reviews games that are legitimately ''bad'', and the AVGN is stated to be a character. The major exception to this is his first two videos, which were a ''parody'' of AccentuateTheNegative, made before he knew he would be famous for this stuff.
** Even when he reviews games he actually likes, like ''[[VideoGame/BatmanSunsoft Batman: Return of the Joker]]'' for the NES, he still posts a video of all the worst parts of the game, and how much he hates those parts, then afterwards, casually mentions how it's actually a pretty fun game, just with a flaw or two.
* ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'', as expected with a name like that. Posts daily to rip on the newspaper funnies. Notable in that as rough as it is on comics as a whole, it has managed to establish good relationships with the creators of many of these comics, especially Bob Weber Jr. of ''Slylock Fox'' and the late Al Scaduto of ''They'll Do It Every Time''. Also notable in that it occasionally does praise elements of the comics that it normally mocks. Occasionally.
** He has even been referenced within said comics. Such as one of his running gags being on a T-Shirt in "Archie", and outright insulted by the (late) creator of "Crock", and was (In a more affectionate way) featured as a criminal standing trial in "Jumble"
* The LiveJournal community Stupid Free Drama. While many members are individually fact a very polite and supportive bunch, the group as a whole hates everything but recipes.
* Whilst the website 'Cook'd and Bomb'd' is ostensibly a fansite devoted to British comedy (and the works of Chris Morris especially), a quick search of its forums would seem to indicate that its members spend more time fixating on the comedies that they hate as opposed to the ones they enjoy. They even held a mock awards show, the Tumbleweeds, to 'honour' the worst achievements in British comedy over the years in question.
* [[http://www.mrcranky.com/ Mr. Cranky]].
* [[BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]] discusses this trope during his review of Film/{{Melancholia}}, talking about how you're apparently not allowed to enjoy anything on the internet and must always be cynical and snark about everything.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic hates pretty much everything he reviews. Like the Angry Video Game Nerd, however, the Nostalgia Critic is simply a character and the movies and shows he reviews are genuinely bad. On the flip side of the coin, he's made tributes to ''Series/DoubleDare1986'' and Drew Struzan, and his Top 11 lists are generally positive. His overly grouchy attitude is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] during many of the reviews, but the most prominent example would be when he broke down in tears over failing to find it in his bitter angry heart to rip on ''[[Series/SesameStreet Follow That Bird]]''.
** Not to mention, even though he really trashes and bashes movies, some of them he actually ''does'' legitimately like despite their flaws and cliches (''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and ''Film/CoolRunnings''), and in some of his videos, mentions there are some things they did ''right'' at the end of the review. [[note]]He's stated that some movies have a lot of good intentions, loves to point out nice animation or well done shots, finds the "stuff" in ''Film/WaterWorld'' to work because it makes the world seem more plausible, and ha been known to outright praise good use of music.[[/note]]
*** AccentuateTheNegative is pretty much the M.O. of like 70% of the reviewers on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. (Notable Exceptions include WebVideo/ObscurusLupa, [[WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis Jew Wario]], PushingUpRoses, WebVideo/PawDugan, and WebVideo/JesuOtaku.)
** Unfortunately, his satirical reviews have fallen foul of ReviewsAreTheGospel i.e. some fans take his reviews as definitive law.
** And for these reasons and more, Doug slammed the hell out of the site's M.O in WebVideo/DemoReel, as Donnie rants about how people obsess over something miserable in the past and turn it into their lives, and that he refuses to fixate on his own DarkAndTroubledPast anymore because he doesn't want to be like those people.
** [[http://moviemezzanine.com/putting-the-geek-to-the-plow/ An article]] complaining on how the site's VideoReviewShow constitutes "criticism" was itself accused of being overtly negative to something that tries to entertain as much as inform (as the comments by the Channel Awesome reviewers debate profusely).
* Noah Antwiler, aka "Spoony One", is the star of ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'', which is basically Angry Video Game Nerd if he were more {{Fan Hater}}y and less tongue-in-cheek. He does at least take everything in fun, and has a overlap in fandom with the Nerd.
** Unfortunately for Noah this has backfired, as he tends to get viewed as a {{Troll}} even when he's offering an honest (if negative) opinion. When he went on Twitter to say he didn't like ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', Creator/JossWhedon fans jumped on him, assuming he was specifically trying to screw with them.
*** Noah himself has remarked that his reputation as a FanHater comes from people doing this to ''him'', taking statements like "I didn't care for this" and interpreting it as "This sucks and so does anything who likes it". He's outright admitted that he can't enjoy things like ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' as much as he'd like because of his own personal hang-ups, and said that he tried to give KristenStewart a fair chance but she just annoys the hell out of him and he doesn't think she's that good an actress.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick actually has this as a character flaw. Both Nella and Elisa provide the {{squee}}, while she can give good points but ''can't'' admit to actually liking something without much difficulty. She's getting a bit better though.
** Out of character, Lindsay Ellis says in her "{{Guilty Pleasure}}s" video that "I get comments saying 'Lindsay, do you like anything? At all?'" and replies that of course she does, but negative reviews are demonstrably more popular on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, so it's good business for her to be negative.
* WebVideo/JesuOtaku, similar to Spoony, often takes controversial opinions (believing the eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is a DesignatedHero and a "cunt" comparable to Anakin Skywalker in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels, declaring WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} on the level of Nick Jr., celebrating ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice's'' cancellation, and general vitriol directed at fanbases she dislikes) and runs with them. Unlike Spoony, she has a genuine dislike of what she makes fun of.
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] trashes comic books, but Lewis Lovhaug has pointed out that this is the entire ''point'' of his show, and has asked fans not to send or recommend good comics. Though he will praise good elements, and on occasion subverts his own CatchPhrase "This comic sucks!" (usually with something like "This comic is...just okay" or "not THAT bad").
* This is EGM game reviewer {{Seanbaby}}'s preferred method of reviewing, since he specifically seeks out bad games, mixed with TestosteronePoisoning and exaggerated metaphors. When one review of his was devoted solely to [[http://www.seanbaby.com/egm/karnaajrally.htm mocking the box art of a popular game]], people sent in letters demanding that he actually review the game itself. Seanbaby's response was "My review is done: the box isn't very good. If I knew how to review a game based on gameplay mechanics or whatever, me and my Gamecube wouldn't be forced to watch puppets shit every month."
* {{WebVideo/SFDebris}} began by taking potshots at [[StarTrekVoyager the wackiest iteration]] of ''Star Trek'', then gradually expanded to the point where the entire Federation of Planets is portrayed as a third world commie dictatorship. The only competent characters are macho man James T. Kirk and Ben "Don't Fuck With The" Sisko's [[BiggerIsBetterInBed penis.]]
* [[http://www.videogamerecaps.com Videogame Recaps]] appears fully aware of this trope, to the point that they have a disclaimer reassuring readers that they ''do'' like the games they review, it's just that they also enjoy applying copious amounts of sarcasm to them as well.
* The biggest reason to watch Yahtzee's ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' reviews is to listen to a [[TheMeanBrit Mean Brit]] [[MotorMouth talk very fast]] about games he hates. There ''are'' some games he enjoys unreservedly, like ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''. With ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', he showed mild shock and disgust with ''himself'' for loving it so completely, and his ''Psychonauts'' review consisted of 40% [[ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow insulting the people who didn't buy it]], 20% bashing ''{{Halo}}'' and [[FanHater anyone that plays it]], 20% complaining that there aren't more original intellectual properties like this, and 20% actual praise. Not so surprisingly, he is a frequenter of the Website/SomethingAwful boards. Heck, he'll even do it to games he likes, like ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'', ''CallOfDuty4'', and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI''! At one point he actually said "There are a few nitpicks I could make but I wouldn't be the critic I like to think I am if I didn't pick nits like an amphetamine-fueled chimp" so he pretty much bound to the formula. As he put it, "[[RuleOfFunny It's not very funny to like a game.]]"
** Yahtzee has also pointed out many times that just because he blasts every game he reviews with both barrels, he doesn't exactly hate it (unless he hates a game so much that he tears it a new one). Yahtzee has also gone out of his way to say that just because he doesn't like something doesn't mean that it is a bad game and that people should be able to form their own opinions, and that he only points out things he didn't like or found bad in his review - anything he didn't mention shouldn't count against the game.
* ''[[http://badwebcomics.wikidot.com/elders-of-zion-archives Your Webcomic is Bad and You Should Feel Bad]]''. While it did contain constructive criticism, the site absolutely ''hated'' the comics it reviewed and also bragged about hating the entire ''concept'' of a webcomic; it was not [[AffectionateParody affectionate]] or fannish in the least. Was it horrible or hilarious? ''You'' decide!
* ''[[http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com/ Linux Hater's Blog]]'' is ludicrously negative about users of free software, or, as the author calls them, "freetards". A similar project, ''[[http://itconservative.blogspot.com The IT Conservative]]'', turned out to be [[http://itconservative.blogspot.com/2007/12/everything-has-to-end.html a massive put-on]], but the Linux Hater seems to be as earnest as one could possibly be.
* ''Website/{{Cracked}}.com's'' articles consist mainly (but, of course, not completely) of movie bashings, doomsday scenarios and explanations of "Why Good Thing X is actually a very Bad Thing". Ironically the other half is exactly the opposite of this, gushing stories about how awesome the world is.
* The operators of www.anti-shurtugal.com, an anti-fansite for ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', founded the site because they discovered that they couldn't say anything critical about the books on the fansites without getting flamed, banned, and/or threatened. So they founded their own site explicitly to point out every single flaw with the books. They eventually added ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' to the list of literature they hate. The website is now curiously defunct.
* Over the years, Scans Daily has become somewhat infamous for this kind of behavior. So much so that the guy who wrote [[http://www.funnybookbabylon.com/2008/03/31/fandom-readership-and-snark/ this]] article attributes Scans Daily as a major cause of the 2008 spike in comics {{Hatedom}}. This varies by post--many comics are praised beyond all reason, and others have a balanced reception. But if your favorite happens to fall into the "negative" reception zone, it's going to hurt.
* [[http://sturgeonawards.blogspot.com/ The Sturgeon Awards]] (careful, there's a different Sturgeon Award out there) is a blog dedicated to showing the worst of the [[SturgeonsLaw 90% of everything]].
* The [[http://stuffgeekslove.wordpress.com/ Stuff Geeks Love]] is dedicated to exposing the geek subculture for the WretchedHive of racism, sexism, homophobia, cliche-continuing, trend-ruining, [[DiscreditedMeme meme-spewing,]] [[PsychopathicManchild dangerous mental degeneracy]] it apparently is. Amusing for both its dead-on accuracy of the worst sort of nerd, and for its slamming of them.
* Most websites related to the "New Games Journalism" movement, especially heart of darkness [[http://www.insert-credit.com Insert Credit]] and ESPECIALLY its {{SpiritualSuccessor}}s [[http://www.actionbutton.net Action Button Dot Net]] and [[http://www.insomnia.ac Insomnia]]. Even positive reviews frequently go off into tangents [[TakeThat brutally bashing]] other games, the people who play them, or just about anyone who doesn't agree with the writer's opinion.
* [[http://factualopinion.com/ The Factual Opinion]] where Tucker Stone] rains the venom down on mainstream comics. To be fair to ol' Tuck though, most of his critiques are well conceived, and when he likes something, or even just an element of something (often the art) he will straight up admit it. Also, his wife, Nina seems to enjoy everything she reviews.
* SeanMalstrom does this all the time, with his highly negative opinions on [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 every]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine 3D]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Mario]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 game]], as well as everything [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Yoshio Sakamoto]] touches, being some of the most notorious.
* The [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ animation news site]] Blog/CartoonBrew tends to do this a lot, especially with anything Disney or Dreamworks. This borders on FanDumb territory with the article bashing ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' for using a parody of the double rainbow, conveniently forgetting the time ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' parodied the same exact video in an ad.
* [[http://badwebcomics.wikidot.com/ The Bad Webcomic Wiki]] is entirely about this trope. Unfortunately, [[SturgeonsLaw 90% of reviews aren't much else,]] [[InternetBackdraft with its review of]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' being particularly egregious. When [[http://badwebcomics.wikidot.com/forum/t-214853/random-person-is-john-solomon John Solomon]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards of all people,]] thinks you're being too negative, maybe you're accentuating the negative a little ''too'' much.
* Podcast/ReadItAndWeep is a podcast that exists solely to make fun of terrible things. ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' especially.
* [[http://screamsheet.wordpress.com The Screamsheet]] has a lot of this trope, especially if the site owner gets talking about DavidLynch, ''Highlander'', or bad comics in general. He has apparently made more of an attempt to give credit where it is due and focus on the positive aspects of the things he discusses, but still does plenty of ranting and raving.
* The abridged movie scripts on Website/TheEditingRoom condense movie scripts into a few minutes' worth of sarcasm, nitpicking, and ripping apart cliches and bad artistic designs. As in many of the above examples, this is done purely for [[RuleOfFunny humor's sake]] and the site's author provides a separate star rating indicating what he ''actually'' thought of a movie - which tends to be pretty harsh.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL86F4D497FD3CACCE&feature=plcp Screen Junkies']] WebVideo/HonestTrailers. At least in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' it ends with "Who am I kidding? That movie is still awesome!" to admit they're doing this.
* Jim Adam wrote a [[SeriousBusiness 160-page]] essay on how the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books fail to live up to their promise. Though there are a few good points, most of it is complaining about Harry not being a [[GodModeSue God Mode Stu]].
* WebVideo/TheCartoonHero's older reviews are this, but his reviewing style has drastically changed since -- he even regrets claiming ''WesternAnimation/{{Batfink}}'' was a bad show, when in truth he never did hate it even when he reviewed it; he now calls it SoBadItsGood.
* This is the main draw of Blog/DasSporking. The sporkers pick apart fanfiction, published literature, and even JackChick tracts, going into detail about what's done wrong with them. Although if something is done right, that will be pointed out as well.
* WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow is where one reviewer watches one music video once a week and points out various flaws in them. Since the fourth episode, he decides whether or not he would watch it again.
* ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' does this sometimes seriously, sometimes sarcastically, as the character is basically Brad Jones spoofing snooty film buffs.
** The spinoff ''WebVideo/MidnightScreenings'' does this far more often if they don't like a film, and if they can be funny about it.
* This is the basic premise of ''WebVideo/MusicalHell'', which identifies and punishes the “sins” of bad film musicals. And then inverts it with the “Saving Grace,” which highlights positive elements that shine out in spite of the rest of the film.
* Parodied in ''WebVideo/ThirdRateGamer'', where he'll very often nitpick minor details that have little to do with the game.
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[[folder:'News'papers. The things they think 'newsworthy' these days... expensive toilet paper, the lot of them.]]
* Almost ''every single article'' in the [[BritishNewspapers British newspaper]] ''The Daily Mail'', popularly known, among other nicknames, as "The Daily Hate". This may or may not be a ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' reference.
* Most of CharlieBrooker's "Screen Burn" columns - and everything he does, such as programs like ''{{Screenwipe}}'' - is all about tearing into the crass stupidity and manipulation of much of television. The rest is bemoaning other things, or praising something that deserves it.
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[[folder:Other, for things that too few people know about, and fewer still ''like'', for them to have their own categories.]]
* The laws of thermodynamics, which can be summarized as "You can't win", "You can't break even", and "You can't quit."
** "And you can't get outta the gaaaaame!"
* In general, Humanity. You see more emphasis that HumansAreBastards much more than [[RousseauWasRight Humans Are Good]].
* The Roman historian Tacitus utterly refused to write anything good about the Emperor Nero, and made a point of assuring us that any good thing Nero did was for the wrong reasons.
* Robert Crumb. Not just his comics; he's reportedly like that in real life. Read the ''R. Crumb Handbook'', more specifically, the section titled "The Litany of Hate". The documentary film ''{{Crumb}}'' pretty much cements his reputation as a lifelong misanthrope.
* John "K" Kricfalusi, creator of ''RenAndStimpy'', pretty much hates almost any cartoon airing today that isn't his.
* An entire school of philosophy, Pessimism, insists that we live in the worst of all possible worlds. Arthur Schopenhauer is a good exemplar: he argued that the world is a kind of penal colony, in which misery and suffering greatly outweighs happiness.
* News in general. Most of the time about half, if not more, of the stories presented is often a TearJerker or generally ridiculous. The saying that ''"No News...is Good News"'' pretty much sums it up.
* Customer feedback. Customers are more likely to send in ''complaints'' than they are compliments. If you go to any corporate meeting...they'll mention far more complaints than compliments they got.
** "A satisfied customer will tell one person. A dissatisfied customer will tell ten."
** On online review sites, very few companies average more than three stars because a lot more people go to tell the internet about bad experiences than good ones. It's generally (but not always) averted when it comes to individual products on a retailer such as Amazon, though.
* Aging. People constantly complain about the problems that come with aging (health complications, cultural expectations and stereotypes, etc.), but very few mention the positive aspects of getting older (increased maturity, increased wisdom, improved social skills, higher personal status, etc.).
* Any perfectionist will not see the finished work afterwards because it will make them notice the flaws that still went through, as noted by [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/22/ex-metroid-prime-dev-thinks-his-games-suck this interview]] with ''MetroidPrime'' designer Mark Mancini.
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[[folder:Politics, or should I say, 'Sub-human Beings in Suits Controlled by the Idiocy of the Human Race and Soul-sucking corporations lying to us all, and why humanity should be nuked off the face of the Earth'. See 'Theatre'.]]
* Politics in general tend to have a lot of negativity. Of course, trying to fix the negativity is what politics are all about.
* Most Real Life leaders. For example, it seems to have become traditional for some part of the American (or even non American) population to declare every new president The Worst President Ever, regardless of [[UnpleasableFanbase whatever he does]].
* Many politicians and political parties try to demean their opponent and accentuate their flaws in every way possible to make themselves look good and their opponents look bad. This tends to give voters the view that they are voting for "the lesser of two evils" rather than "the better of the two". Attack Ads are one such example. American tropers, expect 2012 ads to be all about the Stimulus package.
* Government ''in general''. In all this midst of "Oh my god, Socialism!" or "oh my god, Fascism and Plutocracy!", nobody seems to realize exactly how lucky we are just to have standards for food safety and water cleanliness amongst other things that are frequently taken for granted and don't even ''exist'' in other countries, or are actually a ''recent'' phenomenon. (Believe me; Europeans would have ''LOVED'' to have access to clean or even bottled water in the 17th century.) Not to mention, laws and acts passed that actually ''prevented'' animals from going extinct, even those passed by people like Franklin Delano Roosevelt. (With help by people like Ding Darling for pointing it out, and Roosevelt's uncle who was another large wildlife buff).
* Nations in general, but the United States of America deserves special mention. In the international (or sometimes even a domestic) person's eyes, anything bad they do or anything they do that goes horribly wrong is often chastised and ridiculed and can lead to Americans being AcceptableTargets, InternetBackdraft, and CulturalCringe. Yet everything good they have done is looked on as an afterthought.
* Businesses and [[MegaCorp Corporations]]. You see more emphasis on everything bad that they do or are involved with (Greed, Outsourcing, Monopolies, Labour violations, Bailouts, Bad Products, etc.) rather than anything good that comes out of them, such as the products and services you use and enjoy for granted.
* Labour Unions. It's amazing how many people want to just disband them when they've often been the one of the only things keeping you from having to accept sweatshop conditions and wages to compete with the outsourced jobs.
* Patents. Strange how they must all be removed; when originally it's meant so that writers and inventors would actually ''market'' their inventions in capitalistic societies.
** Along the same lines, copyright. Some legitimate complaints can be be made about companies trying to extend century-old copyrights or claim ownership of artists on their roster, but some supporters of piracy claim they do so because the ability for someone to own something they created is immoral in and of itself (rather than that they just don't want to spend $20 on a CD when they can steal it for free).
* Megaprojects. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaproject The article on]] TheOtherWiki on this heavily emphasizes the negatives towards these projects. Although some of the criticism is valid, it seems everyone seems to forget why they are made in the first place. In many online discussions about them, any negative comments about them are brought to the forefront while speaking anything positive about the project is highly subjected to OpinionMyopia and InternetBackdraft...regardless of how valid both arguments are.
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[[folder: Professional 'Wrestling' - see 'Theatre', and now toss in 'Lowest Common Denominator' and 'HoYay'. Of course, all the ''proper'' fighting contests are illegal now... 'sigh'.]]
* ''Website/{{WrestleCrap}}'''s slogan is, "The worst in [[ProfessionalWrestling wrestling]] is here!" and boy, do they live up to it. The tone varies by subject, from light-hearted jabbing to completely hateful ranting, but, with the exception of the ''Rewriting The Book'' section, it's always negative. Despite their negativity (or perhaps because of the good humor they show about it most of the time), they've managed to gain quite the following in the wrestling industry, and even managed to get an audio interview with one of their most common targets, Wrestling/VinceRusso.
* The so-called Website/YouTube [[InNameOnly "shooters"]] (intentionally put in quotes, because they're not in the wrestling business), like Bill & Doug (aka [=RVDTito4Life=]) and Kent Jones, who love to praise Wrestling/{{TNA}} and bash anything that's not TNA, like Wrestling/{{WWE}} or [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]].
* And then there is the reaction from older British people who utterly loathe the American version of wrestling, which they see as over-produced, over-contrived, over-glitzy, over-glamorous, and unfortunately over here to the point of having displaced the native version from British TV screens. Like the American Army in UsefulNotes/WW2, American Wrestling is overmonied, oversexed, and over here, the grey squirrel imported from the USA and in the eyes of many, just as verminous. Older Brits look at the latest overmuscled American wunderkind shooting off at the lip, and speculate that arrogant bloody Yank wouldn't last five minutes in the ring with a ''real'' wrestler like Kendo Nagasaki or Mick [=McManus=]. Their grandchildren, WWF devotees, then say "who, Grandad?", and the oldie will sigh and say "I know it's before your time, lad, but we used to have ''real'' wrestling on TV on a Saturday afternoon on ''World of Sport''. And I'm telling you, they were 'real'' wrestlers..." and so on. Even though World of Sport belongs to the 1970's and the sort of cheap 'n' cheerful British wrestling circuit it showcased is virtually dead now, older fans still look back and sigh for the good old days.
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[[folder:Religion - or should I say, 'Religion'. I mean, the things that pass for them these days... not that the older ones are much better. Classic excuse for killing people and nicking their stuff, at any rate.]]
* [[ReligionTropes Religion]] (or pretty much any religious view for that matter) in general. You see more emphasis on the bad religious people and why religion is bad more than the good things about religion and why it is there in the first place.
* Recent pedophilia-and-coverup scandals have given the Catholic church a very bad rap, with Catholic priests these days seem to be constantly portrayed as having a fondness for the altar boys. One of the most tragic aspects of the whole scandal (apart from the actual child molesting, of course) is that so many good people—people who would have been sickened to know what was happening in the institution—poured a lifetime of good and honorable work into an institution which, through the [[VocalMinority grotesque acts of a few and those who covered up for them]], has been reduced to a sick joke.
* Atheism is the lack of belief in a deity or deities and many atheists are happy to go along with this. Then you get those who go further and believe that not only every single fault that can be found with religion be brought into the light for all to see, every bad bad thing someone who follows religion does must be the fault of his religion. Those atheists seek to AccentuateTheNegative in a big way. It's not enough to point out logical flaws, anything positive to say about religion is ignored in favor of condemning it for everything from the setbacks made to science to being responsible for [[GodwinsLaw the Nazis.]]
* Speaking of atheism, one of the favorite tactics of the religious is to demonize atheists as "lacking morals" because they do not believe in God. This is the ''least'' objectionable comment levied against the atheists of the world, who get accused of actually being satan worshipers, child molesters, communists, mass murderers, and lovers of pedophilia and bestiality by "good Christian folk" who say these things because they "want to bring the atheists back to God".
** Yahoo Answers is a good place to go to to hear this opinion being expressed - and refuted - with some heat and passion.
* Not to mention stereotyping atheists as fedora-wearing, sexist, overweight teenage neckbeards who are just trying to be "edgy."
* Even agnosticism, the total lack of belief or disbelief, is often demonized. "Refusing to pick a side" is probably the nicest accusation.
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[[folder:Sports, those things with the... y'know, the alcohol and the gangs and the mostly-naked girls and the sweaty muscle-bundles with the steroids who beat on their girlfriends. Those things.]]
* In Sports, it has been said that the best referees and refereeing are the ones you never know about. This is because any ref that makes a bad call, especially if it changes the outcome of a game; will often be ridiculed in the media and by fans. For instance, you probably would have never heard of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Joyce Jim Joyce]] if it wasn't for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armando_Galarraga%27s_near-perfect_game Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game]]
* Sports fandom in general is as much about following your team as it is about [[{{Hatedom}} hating everyone else]]. Online sports forums are basically havens of [[{{Troll}} trolling]] where fans attack one another, each other's cities (that they've [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch never visited]]), despising individual players (that they've never met) on an essentially [[ItsPersonal personal]] level, and griping endlessly about [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking uniform design]]. Seriously, look at any thread about proposed or actual uniform changes, and the number of times the words "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord hideous]]" or "puke" come up is simply unrealistic for the topic in question.

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[[folder:Theater. That thing you can't afford to go to. And if you do, you're paying too much for watching annoying people pretend to talk about annoying problems. Art, indeed.]]
* OlderThanFeudalism: The Greek playwright {{Aristophanes}} was pretty fond of this, too, ruthlessly satirizing the philosophers and politicians of his day.
** ''Theatre/TheClouds'' contains his ideas about Creator/{{Socrates}}. The accusations in there were so offensive to ancient Athenians, and so widely believed both before and after the play was shown, that the state executed the guy for being anti-democratic and corrupting the youth.
** Better yet, there's ''[[http://classics.mit.edu/Aristophanes/knights.html The Knights]]''. Possibly one of the most vicious pieces of political satire ever written, and despite being almost two and a half millennia old, surprisingly relevant.
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[[folder:TV Tropes Wiki. The most egregious thing ruining your life right now.]]
* Wiki/TVTropes itself tends to have this problem at times. [[TropesAreNotGood More negative tropes are seen around here more than positive ones]]. Some tropers here tend to be really itching to add negative tropes on [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike shows they don't like here]]. Not to mention the fact that TVTropesWillRuinYourLife. Recently, there has been a movement to lower such negativity in this wiki.
** You'll notice that people have to be ''reminded'' to not bash things. From the main page:
--> "We are also not a wiki for bashing things. Once again, we're about celebrating fiction, not showing off how snide and sarcastic we can be."
* HateDumb. Unlike FanDumb where "Unjust Praises" are shot down [[note]]Although some would argue that fans of TrueArt works are given a free pass to this, [[SacredCow but that's another]] [[UnacceptableTargets story entirely]][[/note]], some "Unjust Hatred" may be given a free pass, especially if the work in question is [[ItsPopularNowItSucks popular]].
** Heck for that matter, HateDumb was given a free pass moreso than FanDumb. Not only was FanDumb around much ''much'' longer, but HateDumb was made a "Subjective" trope with warnings not to put it on the main page way before FanDumb was. This was pointed out on the DoubleStandard page.
* TVTropesReviews. This has caused there to be more negative reviews than positive on some examples. Even perfectly good things will have, sometimes 2-4 times more negative reviews than positive. Some of it ''is'' HateDumb. It seems almost like those with negative opinions will be more likely to post a review.
** It was even pointed out that negative reviews get more attention than positive ones; and this wiki was no exception. In fact, the response to that observation is where the term, "Unjust praises" came around.
* [[ReCap TV Tropes Recap pages]] seems to suffer strongly from this - which is odd, because unless you really like the show, why are you bothering to write the Recap? And unless you really like the show, why are you bothering to read it?
* PanderingToTheBase may arguably be an Accentuate The Negative version of SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced.
* {{Headscratchers}}. It was even changed from "It Just Bugs Me" to "Headscratchers" because people were using it to [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike complain]], and even complaining when questions they asked got decisively answered/explained.
* This is perhaps why SturgeonsLaw tends to be mentioned and potholed often at times.
* This also affects the UsefulNotes and more factual entries. Which is especially true for those concerning more contemporary events and trends, which tend to skewer towards negative biases.
* DarthWiki.
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[[folder:Video Games, the number one reason kids are fatter, more violent and have shorter attention spans than ever.]]
* DownloadableContent. It's the modern ExpansionPack and it is well received for those that want to get some more content to their favorite game(s). But you wouldn't know that with all the InternetBackdraft on it, with quite a few claiming them; regardless of the actual content, as "overpriced cash cows hidden on the disc waiting to be unlocked".
** Keep in mind, these complaints were flowing freely ''before'' Capcom did one of their infamous moves[[note]]Capcom during the release of Street Fighter 4, caught some infamy when hackers found out that all DLC was already on disc and had to be purchased to unlocked, serving as a money based DoubleUnlock. This has become slightly more frequent with certain games now, but not by much.[[/note]].
* In an in-universe and comedic example, Francis from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', who will proclaim [[MadLibsCatchPhrase "I hate (blank)!"]] several times throughout the game. The list of things he actually likes includes vests, steam, Jimmy Gibbs Jr.'s stock car, Music/DepecheMode, and Rochelle from the second game. The list of things he hates is...[[http://left4dead.wikia.com/wiki/Francis#Hatred_of_Everything considerably larger]].
* Very common to do on the official forums for ''any'' game. Most notable examples:
** Class balance in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft. If you believe the forums, every class (and individual specs within classes) is barely able to keep up in PlayerVersusEnvironment content and outclassed in PvP content.
** In MOBA games like ''DefenseOfTheAncients'', ''HeroesOfNewerth'', and ''LeagueOfLegends''. It's safe to say they'll never agree with anything.
* Heck, who says this happens on ''just'' official forums of any game? If you mention a game, most of the responses will be something about how much they hated it, [[HypeBacklash how much they thought it sucked despite being told it was good]], their worst experiences with it, their worst experiences with the community, etc.
* Game developers and publishers. If they make a poorly received game, they must make five more good games before people forget about it... and even then they're lucky if they do.
** ElectronicArts gets this the worst amongst other companies. They have a lot of terrible things...but a couple things they actually funded and saw great interest in are completely forgotten and they go un-credited for. For example, did you know some of Origin's later games (like UltimaOnline) were only possible with their financial support? Or that when a couple studios who co-developed a game pitched an idea to them, they suggested making it a sequel to another well-received game, and the result was a SacredCow? What game was that, you might ask? ''SystemShock 2''.
** ''SiliconKnights'' get this to a smaller scale, though they still exemplify this trope beautifully. Essentially, after they [[DevelopmentHell took years]] to make [[TooHuman a game]] that ended up as, not bad, not cap, just SoOkayItsAverage. Then, their next game project ''XMenDestiny'' was announced, and about three quarters of any discussion was over-exaggerations about the game was instead about how SK are incompetent idiots who take too long to make crap games and that Too Human was shit and therefore so will Destiny be, while the remaining quarter was split between actual talk about the game, and people having to point out SK ''have'' made decent, if few, games in the past, and that Too Human wasn't that bad. The game itself ended up being released on time, to mediocre reviews, though official forums seemed to think it was decent, if short and not very groundbreaking.
* Microsoft's XboxOne has been a target of this since its reveal in May 2013, mostly as the result of an InternetCounterattack.
* Anything released by Activision and ElectronicArts now. Mainly because most of what you see from either publisher is their well-over-known games, like Call Of Duty or Battlefield. That and because both publishers have been known to have incredibly pricy Downloadable Content, because "money, dear boi".
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[[folder:Web Comics, or 'comics' written by people who don't have what it takes to be in the proper comics industry, for people who are too weird and/or too poor to read real comic books. Not that "comic books" qualify as actual writing.]]
* Featured as a plot point ''FriendlyHostility''. Collin's best friend, Fox, is also his boyfriend...which means that when Fox screws up, or the relationship hits a rocky patch, misanthropic Collin doesn't really have anyone he can talk to about it. When he befriends Arath, he takes full advantage of the opportunity to unload some of his grudges and doubts about the relationship. Unfortunately, Collin takes much of his usually good love affair for granted, and therefore doesn't really mention the nice things about his boyfriend. Result? Arath begins to believe that Collin's boyfriend is a useless jerk who mistreats his partner.
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' thrives on this trope, but they also are able to be very funny [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/7/23/it-really-is-that-good/ when heaping]] [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/1999/4/2/a-mech-moment-for-us/ unmitigated praise]] [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/10/1/ on something]].
* In ''[[Webcomic/MenageA3 Ménage à 3]]'', Jung plans to review the play Dillon's starring in:
-->'''Jung:''' Gonna blog about how horrible it was, the instant it's over!
-->'''Gary:''' But what if it's good?
-->'''Jung:''' If it's goo... Gary, that makes no sense.
** Earlier he lists 77 reasons why ''Series/{{Friends}}'' sucked to Zii.
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[[folder:Web Original, or shows by people who couldn't make it in the real world, for people too poor to own TVs]]
* {{Retsupurae}}: Deliberately seeking out the worst LetsPlays and Let's Players on Website/YouTube, and giving them the {{MST}} treatment.
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* {{Nickelodeon}} has made many great cartoons over the years, and shows no signs of slowing down. However, it seems that among adults, even those who grew up with the channel, hate it with a burning passion, despite well-received shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', people will always complain about ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'', ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'', and modern ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.
** Even more specific, haters of the above shows always seem to focus on the ToiletHumor in shows, despite the fact that there is much more to them than that, and it was in [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow many]] [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife previous]] [[WesternAnimation/CatDog cartoons]] shown on Nickelodeon before.
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Is that all? They didn't even mention my favourite show!
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