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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Senator June Finch summons Comicbook/{{Superman}} to a Congressional hearing to discuss whether he's a [[BewareTheSuperman threat]] or not, and whether he is responsible for the destruction caused in his [[Film/ManOfSteel fight with Zod]]. During the hearing, [[spoiler: Comicbook/LexLuthor blows up the building, killing everyone inside but Clark, sending him into a HeroicBSOD, and making the public more suspicious of the Man of Steel.]]
31st Dec '16 11:27:16 AM Xtifr
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* Gets referenced several times throughout ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' in relation to the British government, because the protagonists work for a beyond-top-secret intelligence agency tasked with upholding a [[CosmicHorrorStory lovecraftian]] {{Masquerade}}, any breach of which would almost certainly lead to mass civilian casualties and very uncomfortable questions being asked in the aftermath.

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* Gets referenced several times throughout ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' in relation to the British government, because the protagonists work for a beyond-top-secret intelligence agency tasked with upholding a [[CosmicHorrorStory lovecraftian]] {{Masquerade}}, any breach of which would almost certainly lead to mass civilian casualties and very uncomfortable questions being asked in the aftermath.
10th Nov '16 10:28:56 AM Observance
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* Gets referenced several times throughout ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries]]'' in relation to the British government, because the protagonists work for a beyond-top-secret intelligence agency tasked with upholding a [[CosmicHorrorStory lovecraftian]] {{Masquerade}}, any breach of which would almost certainly lead to mass civilian casualties and very uncomfortable questions being asked in the aftermath.

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* Gets referenced several times throughout ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries]]'' ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' in relation to the British government, because the protagonists work for a beyond-top-secret intelligence agency tasked with upholding a [[CosmicHorrorStory lovecraftian]] {{Masquerade}}, any breach of which would almost certainly lead to mass civilian casualties and very uncomfortable questions being asked in the aftermath.
10th Nov '16 10:28:21 AM Observance
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* Gets referenced several times throughout ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries]]'' in relation to the British government, because the protagonists work for a beyond-top-secret intelligence agency tasked with upholding a [[CosmicHorrorStory lovecraftian]] {{Masquerade}}, any breach of which would almost certainly lead to mass civilian casualties and very uncomfortable questions being asked in the aftermath.
21st Oct '16 1:32:50 PM MCanter89
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Even when not in play directly, this trope may affect a work, as the bosses try to avert being hauled in for a hearing by sweet-talking some senator or representative. Most often the chair of the committee in question. So this is why you see a senator getting a guided tour of the ElaborateUndergroundBase. Just make sure the [[TruthInTelevision committee's head isn't in bed with a high ranking executive of the company they are meant to be investigating.]] Or otherwise [[CorruptPolitician working with the villains.]]

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Even when not in play directly, this trope may affect a work, as the bosses try to avert being hauled in for a hearing by sweet-talking some senator or representative. Most often the chair of the committee in question. So this is why you see a senator getting a guided tour of the ElaborateUndergroundBase. Just make sure the [[TruthInTelevision committee's head isn't in bed with a high ranking executive of the company they are meant to be investigating.]] investigating]]. Or otherwise [[CorruptPolitician working with the villains.]]
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* In ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'' (as seen in the page quote), Ritter explains to Jack Ryan exactly what his answers will be if / when Ritter finds himself Hauled Before A Senate [=SubCommittee=]. At the end of the film, [[spoiler: Jack goes before a subcommittee to report on the events of the movie.]]

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* In ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'' (as seen in the page quote), Ritter explains to Jack Ryan exactly what his answers will be if / when if/when Ritter finds himself Hauled Before A Senate [=SubCommittee=]. At the end of the film, [[spoiler: Jack goes before a subcommittee to report on the events of the movie.]]



* The Senate Committee on Organized Crime plays a huge role in ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII''. One of Michael's former Capos threatens to go state's evidence, [[spoiler: until Michael brings his Italian brother to watch, which shames the Capo enough that he not only recants his testimony in public, he commits suicide.]] As an added bonus, they frame a Senator for killing a hooker, and that same Senator stands up and gives a hilariously over-the-top speech about the contributions of Italian-Americans.

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* The Senate Committee on Organized Crime plays a huge role in ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII''. One of Michael's former Capos threatens to go state's evidence, [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until Michael brings his Italian brother to watch, which shames the Capo enough that he not only recants his testimony in public, he commits suicide.]] As an added bonus, they frame a Senator for killing a hooker, and that same Senator stands up and gives a hilariously over-the-top speech about the contributions of Italian-Americans.



* In ''Film/IronMan2'', Tony Stark is facing down a senate subcommittee because his Iron Man suit isn't being shared with the United States government (and the minor detail of him being an unstable billionaire with unrestricted access to a superweapon), which they see as a big no-no. They order Stark to hand it over. Tony says no, saying that because he is Iron Man and "the suit and [he] are one", doing so is akin to indentured servitude [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and/or prostitution.]] He ''is'' building a suit for [[BlackBestFriend Col. Rhodes]], so it's more of a matter of principle than any lack of goodwill. One of the committee members is also loyal to HYDRA.

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* In ''Film/IronMan2'', Tony Stark is facing down a senate subcommittee because his Iron Man suit isn't being shared with the United States government (and the minor detail of him being an unstable billionaire with unrestricted access to a superweapon), which they see as a big no-no. They order Stark to hand it over. Tony says no, saying that because he is Iron Man and "the suit and [he] are one", doing so is akin to indentured servitude [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and/or prostitution.]] prostitution]]. He ''is'' building a suit for [[BlackBestFriend Col. Rhodes]], so it's more of a matter of principle than any lack of goodwill. One In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:one of the committee members is also loyal to HYDRA.HYDRA]].



* M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' is required to testify before a Defence Ministry hearing about MI6's effectiveness. It's rendered moot when Silva and his henchmen attack the hearing [[spoiler: and M is eventually killed before they come to any decision.]]

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* M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' is required to testify before a Defence Ministry hearing about MI6's effectiveness. It's rendered moot when Silva and his henchmen attack the hearing [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and M is eventually killed before they come to any decision.]]
19th Oct '16 1:49:40 PM res20stupid
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* One of these is a FramingDevice for ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'' (the other is a documentary) where a senate commitee interrogates John Donovan over his aiding Lincoln Clay in his gang war. [[spoiler: Except that this is what Donovan wants, so that he can murder a senator for his part in [[WhoShotJFK Kennedy's assassination]], which is also why he orchestrated the events of the game.]]
18th Oct '16 5:25:28 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In the ''WildCards'' books, the RedScare of TheFifties was supplemented by a fear of super-powered Aces, resulting in the Senate Committee on Ace Resources and Activities ([[FunWithAcronyms SCARE]]). The committee's ruthless attacks on Aces parallel [=McCarthyism=].4

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* In the ''WildCards'' books, the RedScare of TheFifties was supplemented by a fear of super-powered Aces, resulting in the Senate Committee on Ace Resources and Activities ([[FunWithAcronyms SCARE]]). The committee's ruthless attacks on Aces parallel [=McCarthyism=].4
9th Oct '16 8:51:22 PM eowynjedi
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* Episode 7 of ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' depicts Clair Patterson, the man who uncovered the lead pollution crisis while calculating the age of the Earth, setting off one of these by sending papers on papers to various officials. One senator takes note and convenes hearings, and the scene cuts between the dueling testimony of Patterson and the "industry expert" Robert Kehoe. [[ForegoneConclusion Patterson's evidence won out.]]
3rd Sep '16 5:42:20 PM Jhonny
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** In non two party democracies (e.g. Germany) the opposition parties will most likely blame it all on the government and the ruling party/ies will pretend nothing happened or at the very least they did nothing wrong. If both sides agree that something seriously has gone wrong, it most likely ''has''.
2nd Sep '16 8:49:51 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Film/IronMan2'', Tony Stark is facing down a senate subcommittee because his Iron Man suit isn't being shared with the United States government (and the minor detail of him being an unstable billionaire with unrestricted access to a superweapon), which they see as a big no-no. They order Stark to hand it over. Stark says no, saying that because he is Iron Man and "the suit and [he] are one", doing so is akin to indentured servitude [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and/or prostitution.]] He ''is'' building a suit for [[BlackBestFriend Col. Rhodes]], so it's more of a matter of principle than any lack of goodwill.

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* In ''Film/IronMan2'', Tony Stark is facing down a senate subcommittee because his Iron Man suit isn't being shared with the United States government (and the minor detail of him being an unstable billionaire with unrestricted access to a superweapon), which they see as a big no-no. They order Stark to hand it over. Stark Tony says no, saying that because he is Iron Man and "the suit and [he] are one", doing so is akin to indentured servitude [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and/or prostitution.]] He ''is'' building a suit for [[BlackBestFriend Col. Rhodes]], so it's more of a matter of principle than any lack of goodwill. One of the committee members is also loyal to HYDRA.



* ''Series/Braindead2016'': Luke does this to the FBI director stop Laurel from being tortured for information on alleged terrorism.

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* ''Series/Braindead2016'': Luke does this to the FBI director stop Laurel from Learning that his sister is being tortured subjected to EnhancedInterrogationTechniques for information on alleged terrorism.terrorism, Luke Healy attempts to contact the FBI director to get him to release Laurel. When the director denies holding Laurel, Luke uses his power to summon the director to an impromptu meeting of the intelligence committee.
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