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24th Mar '16 5:36:32 PM maxwellsilver
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-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Last year, Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins has purchased a Sports Utility Vehicle. Three months later there have been two separate incidences of hit-and-runs by unidentified [=SUVs=] in his area. [[FalseCause Is Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins to blame?]] [[AppealToFear Can you afford that chance?]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren Can your children?]] ''[upbeat music]'' Vote Republican Senator Robert Thorne, a candidate who has never committed vehicular homicide!

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-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Last year, Democratic Candidate Micheal Michael Rebbins has purchased a Sports Utility Vehicle. Three months later there have been two separate incidences of hit-and-runs by unidentified [=SUVs=] in his area. [[FalseCause Is Democratic Candidate Micheal Michael Rebbins to blame?]] [[AppealToFear blame? Can you afford that chance?]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren chance? Can your children?]] children? ''[upbeat music]'' Vote Republican Senator Robert Thorne, a candidate who has never committed vehicular homicide!



-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins has never publicly stated his opinion on child pornography. [[FalseDichotomy Is it because he's hiding something?]] [[AdHominem Would you want a child pornographer voting on this nation's laws?]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren Would you trust your children's future to someone like that?]] ''[upbeat music]'' Vote Republican Senator Robert Thorne, who is committed to locking up child pornographers!

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-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Democratic Candidate Micheal Michael Rebbins has never publicly stated his opinion on child pornography. [[FalseDichotomy Is it because he's hiding something?]] [[AdHominem something? Would you want a child pornographer voting on this nation's laws?]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren laws? Would you trust your children's future to someone like that?]] that? ''[upbeat music]'' Vote Republican Senator Robert Thorne, who is committed to locking up child pornographers!



-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins recently sued Senator Robert Thorne for [[MaliciousSlander accusing Rebbins of being a murderous child pornographer.]] [[RefugeInAudacity But Rebbins had previously said he was against clogging up courts with]] [[FrivolousLawsuit frivolous lawsuits]]. [[InsaneTrollLogic Wouldn't this make him a hypocrite?]] [[AdHominem Would you want a hypocrite as your next Congressman?]] [[RunningGag Would you want your children to become hypocrites?]] ''[upbeat music]'' Vote for Republican Senator Robert Thorne! A candidate ''not'' accused of being a murderous child pornographer!

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-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins recently sued Senator Robert Thorne for [[MaliciousSlander accusing Rebbins of being a murderous child pornographer.]] [[RefugeInAudacity pornographer. But Rebbins had previously said he was against clogging up courts with]] [[FrivolousLawsuit frivolous lawsuits]]. [[InsaneTrollLogic with {{frivolous lawsuit}}s. Wouldn't this make him a hypocrite?]] [[AdHominem hypocrite? Would you want a hypocrite as your next Congressman?]] [[RunningGag Congressman? Would you want your children to become hypocrites?]] hypocrites? ''[upbeat music]'' Vote for Republican Senator Robert Thorne! A candidate ''not'' accused of being a murderous child pornographer!
11th Jan '16 10:00:47 PM zero5889
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** One of the missions in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories Liberty City Stories]]'' has Toni Cipriani driving around Staunton Island in a campaign van doing this.
-->"O'Donovan supports compulsory buggery!"
** In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV GTA IV]]'', John Hunter (Democratic) and Michael Graves (Republican), candidates for governor of the state surrounding Liberty City, take out surreal attack ads accusing each other of some of the most bizarre things imaginable, from the plausible (Hunter opposed private ordnance, while Graves opposed moves to repeal amendments preventing full-scale espionage on suspected terrorists) to the outlandish (Hunter wanted [=CCTVs=] installed in bedrooms to fine masturbators, as well as transfer funds from schools to drug addicts, while Graves wanted to raise taxes for free condoms in schools) and even the outright AdHominem (Hunter is a bald man with erectile dysfunction, while Graves [[DraftDodging shirked from]] UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and is a pedophile with a morally reprehensible wife). Both also end up becoming NotSoDifferent from each other by accusations of advocating underage sex, supporting a retreat from TheWarOnTerror, and fiscal conservatism.
** ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]]'' continues this tradition with Jock Cranley and Sue Murry, gubernatorial candidates for San Andreas and extreme stereotypes of the right and left wing, respectively. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYVKJcmNKQU Cranley's ad]] has him calling Murry a shrew and giving her [[{{Demonization}} demon horns]] and GlowingEyesOfDoom, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exknc0JoAAI Murry's ad]] calls Cranley a drug-addled, apparently brain-damaged dunce. Strangely, this is a case where both sides' mud-slinging is actually ''completely true''. Cranley's appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]] paints him as a total dumbass whose campaign is composed entirely of [[TestosteronePoisoning testosterone-addled posturing]] focusing on his past as a HollywoodActionHero and stuntman, with him openly insulting just about everybody (with shades of Mitt Romney's "47%" remarks) and showing no understanding of the issues. Murry is no better, with her appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio WCTR]] painting an image of a [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad hyper-PC]], big-government, nanny-state elitist who "knows what's best" for everyone (being a former schoolteacher and all).

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** One of the missions in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories Liberty City Stories]]'' has Toni Cipriani driving around Staunton Island on behalf of mayoral candidate Donald Love in a campaign van doing this.
-->"O'Donovan supports compulsory buggery!"
accusing his opponent O'Donovan of various misdeeds.
** In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV GTA IV]]'', John Hunter (Democratic) and Michael Graves (Republican), candidates for governor of the state surrounding Liberty City, take out surreal attack ads accusing each other of some of the most bizarre things imaginable, from the plausible (Hunter opposed private ordnance, while Graves opposed moves to repeal amendments preventing full-scale espionage on suspected terrorists) to the outlandish (Hunter wanted [=CCTVs=] installed in bedrooms to fine masturbators, as well as transfer funds from schools to drug addicts, while Graves wanted to raise taxes for free condoms in schools) and even the outright AdHominem (Hunter is a bald man with erectile dysfunction, while Graves [[DraftDodging shirked from]] UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and is a pedophile with a morally reprehensible wife). Both also end up becoming NotSoDifferent from each other by accusations of advocating underage sex, supporting a retreat from TheWarOnTerror, and fiscal conservatism.
** ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]]'' continues this tradition with Jock Cranley and Sue Murry, gubernatorial candidates for San Andreas and extreme stereotypes of the right and left wing, respectively. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYVKJcmNKQU Cranley's ad]] has him calling ad calls Murry a shrew and (and giving her [[{{Demonization}} demon horns]] and GlowingEyesOfDoom, GlowingEyesOfDoom), while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exknc0JoAAI Murry's ad]] ad in turn calls Cranley a drug-addled, apparently brain-damaged dunce. Strangely, this is a case where both sides' mud-slinging is actually ''completely true''. true'', as evidenced on their appearances on [[Radio/GTARadio the in-game radio]]. Cranley's appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]] BCTR paints him as a total dumbass whose campaign is composed entirely of [[TestosteronePoisoning testosterone-addled posturing]] focusing on his past as a HollywoodActionHero and stuntman, with him openly insulting just about everybody (with shades of Mitt Romney's "47%" remarks) and showing no understanding of the issues. Murry is no better, with as her appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio WCTR]] painting an image of WCTR guesting reveals her to be a [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad hyper-PC]], big-government, nanny-state elitist who "knows what's best" for everyone (being a former schoolteacher and all).
14th Nov '15 11:32:37 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', it's mentioned that Zaphod Beeblebrox became president only after surviving his opponent Humma Kavula's vicious "Don't Vote for Stupid" campaign. Kavula would later claim Beeblebrox only won because people thought they were voting for the "Universe's Worst-Dressed Sentient Being."
18th Sep '15 3:50:42 PM SeanMurrayI
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* Here's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkyF9h4j_ZM a different set]] of ''Game of Thrones'' based attack ads.
18th Sep '15 11:46:02 AM dmcreif
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* Here's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkyF9h4j_ZM a different set]] of ''Game of Thrones'' based attack ads.
17th Sep '15 11:43:32 AM dmcreif
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* [[http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/06/game-of-thrones-attack-ads Mother Jones]] made a series of attacks ads based on ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Including one demanding to see Joffrey's birth certificate.

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* [[http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/06/game-of-thrones-attack-ads Mother Jones]] made a series of attacks ads based on ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Including one demanding ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
**[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6r9CdNenuk Robb Stark]] Attack Ad. Paid for by Crossbows GPS.
**[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao4HVlV7wZU Danaerys Targaryen, Wrong for Dragons, Wrong for the Realm]]. Paid for by the Committee to Protect Dragons.
**[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzw2ZiMt3y4 A commercial by the Barather movement]] demands
to see Joffrey's birth certificate. Paid for by the Young Baratheons for Freedom.
17th Sep '15 8:12:16 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'', after criticizing the attack ads in the 2014 Senate race in Kentucky between Mitch [=McConnell=] and Allison Lundergan Grimes, John declares that "there is no way things are going to better until we collectively hit rock bottom" - so he decides to make the worst attack ads imaginable, using the full creative license that a premium cable network like HBO provides him. In the ad for [=McConnell=], Grimes is shown slaughtering coal miners with a chainsaw. In the ad for Grimes, [=McConnell=] is represented by [[FanDisservice an old, white, wrinkled]] [[MaleFrontalNudity penis]].

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* In ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'', after criticizing the attack ads in the 2014 Senate race in Kentucky between Mitch [=McConnell=] and Allison Lundergan Grimes, John declares that "there is no way things are going to better until we collectively hit rock bottom" - so [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDAa4lWQn8M he decides to make the worst attack ads imaginable, imaginable]], using the full creative license that a premium cable network like HBO provides him. In the ad for [=McConnell=], Grimes is shown slaughtering coal miners with a chainsaw. In the ad for Grimes, [=McConnell=] is represented by [[FanDisservice an old, white, wrinkled]] [[MaleFrontalNudity penis]].
24th Aug '15 4:36:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'': Parodied with a political ad sketch attributed to the Conservative Party. It 'proves' extravagant spending by the Labor Party through an interactive narrator who instructs a man to do silly things in his bathtub in a particularely convoluted analogy for the economy. It ends with the man having his arms cut off to "cut down on spending".
18th Aug '15 5:08:47 PM ANTMuddle
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* ''The Appeal'' by Creator/JohnGrisham has this happen to the Supreme Court Justice with the highest likelihood of upholding the verdict in question.
12th Aug '15 2:36:35 AM maxwellsilver
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->''"The ads they run are not generic party ads or issue ads--they are 'UsefulNotes/BillClinton-is-the-best-thing-since-twist-off-caps' ads and 'Bob-Dole-is-the-cause-of-halitosis-and-genital-warts' ads... (I personally [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne doubt the genital wart claim]], but...)"''

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->''"The ads they run are not generic party ads or issue ads--they are 'UsefulNotes/BillClinton-is-the-best-thing-since-twist-off-caps' ads and 'Bob-Dole-is-the-cause-of-halitosis-and-genital-warts' ads... (I personally [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne doubt the genital wart claim]], claim, but...)"''
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