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28th Jul '16 3:03:51 PM eowynjedi
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* Episode "Apollo 1" in ''Series/FromTheEarthToTheMoon'' dramatizes the Senate hearings into the launch pad fire that killed Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. The main prosecutor, Senator Walter Mondale, is shown to have a nuanced opposition to the Apollo program, but astronaut Frank Borman's testimony at the end is shown as instrumental in convincing the committee to let it continue, ending with "I think you should stop this witch hunt and let us go to the Moon."
3rd Jul '16 9:55:13 AM Chabal2
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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=].

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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=].
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* Mentioned by Creator/DaveBarry in a column about kid's toys.
--> The little boy on your list can have hours of carefree childhood fun with this Toys/GIJoe set, engaging in realistic armed-forces adventures such as having G.I. Joe explain to little balding congressional committee figures how come he had to use his optional Ation Shredder accessory.
20th May '16 11:21:35 AM FordPrefect
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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 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.]]
7th Apr '16 2:25:04 PM spartandjango
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* At the end of Book 1 of ''Fanfic/EventHorizonStormOfMagic'', The Company™ is made to appear before the U.N. Security Council and [[spoiler:justify their actions in helping cause a civil war in Westeros]].
10th Mar '16 12:12:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'':

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* ''{{Wiseguy}}''. Happens twice to Vinnie Terranova, first to report on the CIA's use of ArmsDealer Mel Profitt to take over a communist nation, then when he was used as the scapegoat for a GovernmentConspiracy to ruin the Japanese economy with counterfeit yen. As the senator who cross-examined him on the first occasion turned out to be involved in the second conspiracy, it was definitely a case of "I'm sure they'll ask you that."

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* ''{{Wiseguy}}''.''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. Happens twice to Vinnie Terranova, first to report on the CIA's use of ArmsDealer Mel Profitt to take over a communist nation, then when he was used as the scapegoat for a GovernmentConspiracy to ruin the Japanese economy with counterfeit yen. As the senator who cross-examined him on the first occasion turned out to be involved in the second conspiracy, it was definitely a case of "I'm sure they'll ask you that."
9th Mar '16 1:20:04 PM Hossmeister
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* This happened to the FYI crew in an episode of ''MurphyBrown''.

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* This happened to the FYI crew in an episode of ''MurphyBrown''.''Series/MurphyBrown''.
6th Mar '16 10:45:57 AM thatother1dude
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** The prequel, ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'', eventually reveals [[spoiler:he was framed for several crimes by The Comedian and killed in battle with the other Watchmen.]]

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** The prequel, ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'', eventually reveals [[spoiler:he was framed for several crimes by The Comedian and killed in battle with the other Watchmen.Minutemen.]]
22nd Feb '16 11:27:27 AM res20stupid
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** Perhaps most spectacular was the Leveson Inquiry, into the News Of The World's culture of phone hacking and wider journalistic ethics. Since several celebrities and other public figures were hacked, they were called on to give evidence; everybody from Creator/JKRowling to Creator/HughGrant to the parents of Madeline [=McCann=].

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** Perhaps most spectacular was the Leveson Inquiry, into the News Of The World's International's[[note]]A part of News Corp, owned by Rupert Murdoch[[/note]] culture of phone hacking and wider journalistic ethics. Since several celebrities and other public figures were hacked, they were called on to give evidence; everybody from Creator/JKRowling to Creator/HughGrant to the parents of Madeline [=McCann=].
*** Of course, the biggest part of this inquiry was how it was the CreatorKiller of ''News Of The World''[[note]]Long story short, journalists hired a private investigator to hack the voice mail of a missing teenager who later turned up dead which essentially tampered with the police's investigation[[/note]].
22nd Feb '16 11:12:54 AM res20stupid
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* The victim of the first contract in ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney''. The Swing King was a local celebrity and entrepreneur throughout the 80s and 90s, until a Ferris wheel in his park collapsed due to negligence and killed 36 people. Swing King went to court but was cleared of all charges. However, the accident cost him his reputation, his fortune and his trophy wife as a result.
5th Feb '16 1:44:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* As mentioned under the ''Series/YesMinister'' example, the UK has public inquiries, the UK equivalent. While it's often used for planning large-scale construction like highways, the more notable handle the same duties as the Senate Sub Committees, such as public transport disasters (mostly notably the [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic sinking of the]] ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic]]'') or outbreaks of E-Coli.

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* As mentioned under the ''Series/YesMinister'' example, the The UK has public inquiries, the UK equivalent. While it's often used for planning large-scale construction like highways, the more notable handle the same duties as the Senate Sub Committees, such as public transport disasters (mostly notably the [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic sinking of the]] ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic]]'') or outbreaks of E-Coli.
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