Daily Mail headline: "Eurocrats ban curved bananas!"
Average Daily Mail reader, broadcasting to everyone s/he meets: "Oi has you heard the fuckin' EU has gone an' banned curved bananas? I'm gonna vote BNP to get this country fixed!"
Rational person: "That sounds a lot like a typical sensationalist scare story... I hope you've researched this dubious claim yourself, and not just believed what some bullshit media source has told you?"