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8th Jun '17 7:20:34 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'', with Special Agent Dale Cooper.

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'', with ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Special Agent Dale Cooper.Cooper, [[BunnyEarsLawyer despite his eccentricity]], lives up the idea of G-man being upstanding, incorruptible, and unfailingly polite and professional.
1st Jun '17 12:50:50 PM marcoasalazarm
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* In ''Get Smart'', the chief chastises Agent 23 for stapling a piece of paper to someone's head. CONTROL agents don't do that. "That's CIA crap."

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* In ''Get Smart'', the chief chastises Agent 23 for stapling a piece of paper to someone's head. CONTROL agents don't do that. "That's "[[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique That's CIA crap.crap]]."
31st May '17 11:31:22 PM Marikina
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in the series finale of ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'': when TheHero is asked why he chose to join the FBI, he replies that they seemed to be the less corrupt organization in all the movies he watched, but quickly adds that they also offered a decent salary.
27th Mar '17 2:49:19 AM LondonKdS
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It's worth noting that this kind of public perception is almost completely a US phenomenon without equivalents in other countries, due to the FBI's unusual role as both a day-to-day police force and a semi-covert counter-espionage and state security organisation. For example, in the UK the counter-espionage and state security organisation MI-5 is almost always depicted in fiction, and popularly viewed in real life, as at best utterly ruthless people whose actions might '''just possibly''' be justified and at worst the Conservative Party's private goon squad.

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It's worth noting that this kind of public perception is almost completely a US phenomenon without equivalents in other countries, due to the FBI's unusual role as both a day-to-day police force and a semi-covert counter-espionage and state security organisation. For example, in the UK the counter-espionage and state security organisation MI-5 is almost always depicted in fiction, and popularly viewed in real life, as at best utterly ruthless people whose actions might '''just possibly''' be justified and at worst the Conservative Party's private goon squad.squad, while the foreign espionage organisation MI-6 tend to be viewed as slightly more heroic.
25th Mar '17 5:16:26 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''Film/MercuryRising''. The film skips the CIA middlemen, pitting BruceWillis as [[CowboyCop rogue FBI Agent]] Jeffries against the NSA (though they are at least portrayed as dealing with cryptography). Ultimately, Jeffries manages to convince his colleagues of the NSA conspiracy, and the circumstances flip flop - the full might of the FBI is brought down on a rogue element within the NSA.

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* Played with in ''Film/MercuryRising''. The film skips the CIA middlemen, pitting BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis as [[CowboyCop rogue FBI Agent]] Jeffries against the NSA (though they are at least portrayed as dealing with cryptography). Ultimately, Jeffries manages to convince his colleagues of the NSA conspiracy, and the circumstances flip flop - the full might of the FBI is brought down on a rogue element within the NSA.
22nd Mar '17 3:51:37 AM LondonKdS
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It's worth noting that this kind of public perception is almost completely a US phenomenon without equivalents in other countries, due to the FBI's unusual role as both a day-to-day police force and a semi-covert counter-espionage and state security organisation. For example, in the UK the counter-espionage and state security organisation MI-5 is almost always depicted in fiction, and popularly viewed in real life, as at best utterly ruthless people whose actions might '''just possibly''' be justified and at worst the Conservative Party's private goon squad.
1st Mar '17 2:44:30 PM Laqueesha
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* ''Film/TheGuardian'' features a military version of this trope. The U.S. Coast Guard are portrayed as noble and heroic gentlemen, whereas the U.S. Navy is portrayed as bellicose jerks and buffoonish alcoholics.

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* ''Film/TheGuardian'' features a military version of this trope. The U.S. Coast Guard are is portrayed as noble and heroic gentlemen, whereas the U.S. Navy is portrayed as bellicose jerks and buffoonish alcoholics.
1st Mar '17 2:44:13 PM Laqueesha
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* ''Film/TheGuardian'' features a military version of this trope. The U.S. Coast Guard are portrayed as noble and heroic, whereas the U.S. Navy is portrayed as buffoonish jerks and alcoholics.

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* ''Film/TheGuardian'' features a military version of this trope. The U.S. Coast Guard are portrayed as noble and heroic, heroic gentlemen, whereas the U.S. Navy is portrayed as bellicose jerks and buffoonish jerks and alcoholics.
1st Mar '17 2:40:14 PM Laqueesha
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* ''Film/TheGuardian'' features a military version of this trope. The U.S. Coast Guard are portrayed as noble and heroic, whereas the U.S. Navy is portrayed as buffoonish jerks and alcoholics.
1st Mar '17 2:38:09 PM Laqueesha
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* ''Film/TheGuardian'' uses a military version of this. The U.S. Coast Guard are portrayed as noble and heroic, whereas the U.S. Navy is portrayed as jerks.
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