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27th Apr '17 4:39:25 PM Blazer
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* According to ''Literature/TheDeathOfWCW'', the sale of the wrestling promotion company was treated as this by many wrestlers. The management team did so many shoots, swerves and works to throw ''everyone'' off balance that when they were told that they were being sold they didn't believe it until they didn't get their paychecks.
23rd Apr '17 4:21:39 PM nombretomado
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* The ''TranshumanSpace'' supplement ''Cities On The Edge'' describes an ultra-tech version of the car/shop alarm problem described under Real Life. If criminals can keep fooling an AI security system into making false alarms, then eventually the owners will either start ignoring it or set it to be less vigilant.

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* The ''TranshumanSpace'' ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' supplement ''Cities On The Edge'' describes an ultra-tech version of the car/shop alarm problem described under Real Life. If criminals can keep fooling an AI security system into making false alarms, then eventually the owners will either start ignoring it or set it to be less vigilant.
24th Mar '17 8:41:48 AM esq263
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* According to commentators such as [[http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/09/trump-won-because-leftist-political-corr Robby Scave of reason.com]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul2OuvPOQE Bill Maher]], this trope contributed to Trump's election in 2016. By characterizing past candidates such as Bush, McCain, and Romney as racists supported by racists and otherwise undesirable, the left (including Maher himself), undermined their own credibility when an actually racist candidate ran for office.

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* According to commentators such as [[http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/09/trump-won-because-leftist-political-corr Robby Scave of reason.com]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul2OuvPOQE Bill Maher]], this trope contributed to Trump's election in 2016. By characterizing past candidates such as Bush, McCain, [=McCain=], and Romney as racists supported by racists and otherwise undesirable, the left (including Maher himself), undermined their own credibility when an actually racist candidate ran for office.
21st Mar '17 4:41:53 PM DavidDelony
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* When it was revealed that key members of Trump's campaign team had links to Russia, some people on the left dismissed these claims as RedScare-style paranoia, even calling belief that Russia interfered in the 2016 election "[=neo-McCarthyism=]," remembering anti-Russian and anti-communist hysteria in the '50s. Then FBI Director James Comey did confirm that the FBI was investigating Russian interference in the election in a hearing before Congress.
16th Mar '17 3:51:46 PM esq263
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* According to commentators such as [[http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/09/trump-won-because-leftist-political-corr Robby Scave of reason.com]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul2OuvPOQE Bill Maher]], this trope contributed to Trump's election in 2016. By characterizing past candidates such as Bush, McCain, and Romney as racists supported by racists and otherwise undesirable, the left (including Maher himself), undermined their own credibility when an actually racist candidate ran for office.
21st Feb '17 8:09:20 PM shamchimp28
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** It becomes heartwarmingly inverted at the climax of the arc, when Usopp resolves to handle an actual pirate attack by himself (with help from the protagonists) because he cares more about the villagers' peace of mind than restoring his credibility.
11th Feb '17 7:13:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* As [[TheYoungTurks Cenk Uygur]] [[https://twitter.com/cenkuygur/statuses/373524887823859712 points out,]] the history of the United States on military interventions has undermined its credibility on them.

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* As [[TheYoungTurks Cenk Uygur]] Creator/CenkUygur [[https://twitter.com/cenkuygur/statuses/373524887823859712 points out,]] the history of the United States on military interventions has undermined its credibility on them.
8th Feb '17 3:34:35 AM AutumnLeaves
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* In ''Six Degrees of Celebration 2'', an elderly man who watches over a closed airbase is sure that someday it will be needed again, and his grandson keeps telling him that a plane is coming to distract him from the staff phone and call his girlfriend. Naturally, when the boy notices an actual plane making an emergency landing and raises the alarm, the grandpa calmly sits at his supper. Fortunately, when he sees the boy really running to turn on the runway lights, he believes him, and they ensure the plane lands safely.
6th Feb '17 12:49:21 PM mkmlp
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* In ''FanFic/PrincessTrixieSparkle'' when Trixie who had kicked off the plot by manipulating Twilight into switching bodies with her is forced to [[EnemyMine work with The Mane Six and Spike]] to fight the BiggerBad, Twilight understandably believes that Trixie is just pulling another trick and double-crosses her. [[spoiler: Too bad she was telling the truth.]]
31st Jan '17 7:59:33 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs'', this is the subject of "Anytime at All." After Buzz is terrorized by the local cat, Mee-Yow, the Beat Bugs set up an alarm system, the Crikcto-call-me, which she's supposed to use "anytime at all" that she needs help. Buzz, however, uses it one too many times for trivial stuff and so when Mee-Yow shows up again while everyone else is off playing, she sounds the alarm and they ignore it, forcing her to solve the problem herself.



* Dialing 911 (or any other emergency number) and making up a bogus emergency situation or not answering the dispatcher is a good way to get yourself arrested and/or fined. Emergency dispatchers are trained to send out police officers to anyone that calls them (if one is requested) or calls and immediately hangs up[[note]]The logic here being that the person calling may have been cut off by (say) a kidnapper who discovered them trying to call the police, or the caller was forced to hang up ''before'' they were discovered in such a manner[[/note]]. Thanks to the advancement of technology, you can easily be tracked down if you try to prank the emergency dispatcher.

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* Dialing 911 (or any other emergency number) and making up a bogus emergency situation or not answering the dispatcher is a good way to get yourself arrested and/or fined. Emergency dispatchers are trained to send out police officers to anyone that calls them (if one is requested) or calls and immediately hangs up[[note]]The logic here being that the person calling may have been cut off by (say) a kidnapper who discovered them trying to call the police, or the caller was forced to hang up ''before'' they were discovered in such a manner[[/note]]. Thanks to the advancement of technology, you can easily be tracked down if you try to prank the emergency dispatcher. All that said, there ''have'' been instances of bad 911 operators treating a seemingly disbelievable 911 call as if it was a prank, when it actually wasn't.
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