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3rd Jun '16 11:23:54 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[PragmaticVillainy Margaery Tyrell]] of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' frequently helps the poor, looks after orphans, and generally plays the PrincessClassic so as to encourage the public's affections. At this point it's wide open to AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: is she just a charitable person who thinks looking after the poor is part of her duty (or at least that "if you look after the smallfolk, they'll look after you"), or a cynical manipulator trying to win power? Is Cersei's suspicion of the latter accurate (bearing in mind she's usually a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter), or a case of EvilCannotComprehendGood?

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* [[PragmaticVillainy Margaery Tyrell]] of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' frequently helps the poor, looks after orphans, and generally plays the PrincessClassic so as to encourage the public's affections. At In season 6, she admits that she did this point it's wide open purely to AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: is she just a charitable person who thinks looking after the poor is part of her duty (or at least that "if you look after the smallfolk, they'll look after you"), or a cynical manipulator trying to win power? Is Cersei's suspicion of the latter accurate (bearing in mind she's usually a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter), or a case of EvilCannotComprehendGood? be seen doing it.
13th Mar '16 8:17:35 PM Ramona122003
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* [[spoiler: Frost, from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', is revealed to actually do this with children he "saved", as he is a VillainWithGoodPublicity.]]

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* [[spoiler: Frost, from In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler: Frost is revealed to actually do this with children he "saved", "saves", as he is a VillainWithGoodPublicity.]]
13th Mar '16 8:50:11 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* [[spoiler: Frost, from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', is revealed to actually do this with children he "saved", as he is a VillainWithGoodPublicity.]]
7th Jan '16 2:14:19 PM eroock
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A SubTrope of PetTheDog and SisterTrope to WeCare, PoliticiansKissBabies. Contrast WhatYouAreInTheDark.

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A SubTrope subtrope of PetTheDog and SisterTrope sistertrope to WeCare, PoliticiansKissBabies. Contrast WhatYouAreInTheDark.
7th Jan '16 2:13:51 PM eroock
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A SubTrope of PetTheDog.

A SisterTrope to WeCare, PoliticiansKissBabies.

Contrast WhatYouAreInTheDark.

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A SubTrope of PetTheDog.

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PetTheDog and SisterTrope to WeCare, PoliticiansKissBabies.

PoliticiansKissBabies. Contrast WhatYouAreInTheDark.
10th Dec '15 12:16:35 PM FF32
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* In ''Series/KidsInTheHall Brain Candy'', the corporation paid off the families of the coma victims.

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* In ''Series/KidsInTheHall ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall Brain Candy'', the corporation paid off the families of the coma victims.
22nd Nov '15 9:10:23 AM StFan
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->''"And our little girl Tricia, the 6-year-old named it Checkers. And you know, the kids, like all kids, love the dog and I just want to say this right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we're gonna keep it."''

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->''"And our little girl Tricia, the 6-year-old six-year-old named it Checkers. And you know, the kids, like all kids, love the dog and I just want to say this right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we're gonna keep it."''






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* In ComicBook/MarvelAdventures: {{Spider-Man}}, a kid's comic featuring Spider-Man in the present day universe, old Spidey uses this trope as part of a BatmanGambit to get J.J.J. to use a picture that he took instead of a rival's.

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* In ComicBook/MarvelAdventures: {{Spider-Man}}, ''ComicBook/MarvelAdventures: ComicBook/SpiderMan'', a kid's comic featuring Spider-Man in the present day universe, old Spidey uses this trope as part of a BatmanGambit to get J.J.J. to use a picture that he took instead of a rival's.




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-->"Just look at me [[PetTheDog petting this puppy]]."


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-->"Just -->'''Once-ler:''' Just look at me [[PetTheDog petting this puppy]]."


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* ''Film/OsmosisJones'' shows the mayor in a literal photo op with an impoverished youth (or [[FantasticVoyagePlot the equivalent thereof]]). As soon as the camera's off, he [[KickTheDog kicks the boy offscreen]].
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* In ''KidsInTheHall Brain Candy'', the corporation paid off the families of the coma victims.

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* In ''KidsInTheHall ''Series/KidsInTheHall Brain Candy'', the corporation paid off the families of the coma victims.



* In ''Film/{{Precious}}'', Precious' mother Mary pretends like they live with Precious' mentally retarded child in order to get welfare. In reality, Mary hates the child and calls her an animal.

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* In ''Film/{{Precious}}'', Precious' Precious's mother Mary pretends like they live with Precious' Precious's mentally retarded child in order to get welfare. In reality, Mary hates the child and calls her an animal.




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* Parodied in ''DaveBarry Hits Below The Beltway'', where two opposing candidates use the same dog in their campaign ads.
* The official ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' book had individual photos of all the principal personnel at the end, all wearing the same tweed jacket, and all posing with the same Golden Retriever.
* Willie Stark has an actual Photo Op With The Dog in Literature/AllTheKingsMen—apparently it doesn't matter that the dog is ''dead''.

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* Parodied in ''DaveBarry ''Creator/DaveBarry Hits Below The the Beltway'', where two opposing candidates use the same dog in their campaign ads.
* The official ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' book had has individual photos of all the principal personnel at the end, all wearing the same tweed jacket, and all posing with the same Golden Retriever.
* Willie Stark has an actual Photo Op With The with the Dog in Literature/AllTheKingsMen—apparently ''Literature/AllTheKingsMen'' -- apparently it doesn't matter that the dog is ''dead''.




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* Lex Luthor presented Superman with the key to the city (which previously belonged to ''him'') on ''Series/LoisAndClark''. Luthor was so irritated, he immediately flew to the Everglades to hunt alligators.
* Mayor Wilkins on ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' was obsessed with appearing at every single picnic, Girl Scout meeting, and watermelon-eating contest that crossed his desk. He is skewered beautifully by none other than Buffy's mother, Joyce, at a rally to prevent further black masses and sacrifices in the town. When the spitfire mom denounces him to the crowd, the normally-jocular Mayor's face turns dark.
* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Wolfram & Hart (a parody of monolithic law firm Jacoby & Meyers) threw a fund-raider gala to raise money for a youth shelter. Naturally, it was a scam, but Angel and his cowboy friend managed to swindle all of the cash out from under them just like the [[{{Series/Maverick}} Maverick]] Bros. ("Blood Money")
** In "Untouched", it was revealed the firm uses "youth outreach" programs to recruit new assassins, particularly those with powers.

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* Lex Luthor presented presents Superman with the key to the city (which previously belonged to ''him'') on ''Series/LoisAndClark''. Luthor was is so irritated, he immediately flew flies to the Everglades to hunt alligators.
* Mayor Wilkins on ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' was ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is obsessed with appearing at every single picnic, Girl Scout meeting, and watermelon-eating contest that crossed crosses his desk. He is skewered beautifully by none other than Buffy's mother, Joyce, at a rally to prevent further black masses and sacrifices in the town. When the spitfire mom denounces him to the crowd, the normally-jocular Mayor's face turns dark.
* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
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Wolfram & Hart (a parody of monolithic law firm Jacoby & Meyers) threw throws a fund-raider gala to raise money for a youth shelter. Naturally, it was is a scam, but Angel and his cowboy friend managed manage to swindle all of the cash out from under them just like the [[{{Series/Maverick}} Maverick]] Series/{{Maverick}} Bros. ("Blood Money")
** In "Untouched", it was is revealed the firm uses "youth outreach" programs to recruit new assassins, particularly those with powers.



* Lampshaded on YesMinister after the protagonist learns that one of his administrative orders terminated the lease of the city farm where he himself had a Photo Op With The Dog earlier.
--> '''Hacker''': Ms Philips is the last person I want to see! This is the greatest disaster in this century, Bernard.
--> '''Bernard''': There ''were'' two world wars, minister...
--> '''Hacker''': Oh, Bernard, come on! Fighting on the beaches is one thing, evicting cuddly animals and children to make room for tax inspectors' cars is quite another league!

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* Lampshaded on YesMinister ''Series/YesMinister'' after the protagonist learns that one of his administrative orders terminated the lease of the city farm where he himself had a Photo Op With The with the Dog earlier.
--> '''Hacker''': -->'''Hacker:''' Ms Philips is the last person I want to see! This is the greatest disaster in this century, Bernard.
--> '''Bernard''':
Bernard.\\
'''Bernard:'''
There ''were'' two world wars, minister...
--> '''Hacker''':
minister...\\
'''Hacker:'''
Oh, Bernard, come on! Fighting on the beaches is one thing, evicting cuddly animals and children to make room for tax inspectors' cars is quite another league!




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* ''WesternAnimation/OsmosisJones'' shows the mayor in a literal photo op with an impoverished youth (or [[FantasticVoyagePlot the equivalent thereof]]). As soon as the camera's off, he [[KickTheDog kicks the boy offscreen]].




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--> "Liz Taylor and Steven Spielberg offer testimonials that read like character witnesses at a trial; pages and pages are devoted to listing Jackson's sales figures and awards. The intent is obvious: to equate financial success with quality, celebrity friends with goodness. What kind of earthly demons would actually believe those child-abuse allegations, given that Jackson is so beloved and even visits preteen burn victims? (Yes, the booklet features a shot of such a scene, along with many photos of Jackson cavorting with kids.)"
* Not long after he [[UsefulNotes/GulfWar invaded Kuwait]], UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein tried to gain international sympathy and ease tensions by having a brief televised interview with a young boy named Stewart Lockwood, [[http://www.historyguy.com/stuart_lockwood_saddam.gif patting him on the back]] and asking if he was "still getting his milk". Young Stewart was one of several Westerners held in Iraqi-ocupied Kuwait as hostages by Hussein, who more or less paraded them in front of a camera to prevent Western intervention in the war. The event had the exact opposite effect. If anything, it galvanized Western public opinions against the occupation. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Whoopsie.]]

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--> "Liz -->''Liz Taylor and Steven Spielberg offer testimonials that read like character witnesses at a trial; pages and pages are devoted to listing Jackson's sales figures and awards. The intent is obvious: to equate financial success with quality, celebrity friends with goodness. What kind of earthly demons would actually believe those child-abuse allegations, given that Jackson is so beloved and even visits preteen burn victims? (Yes, the booklet features a shot of such a scene, along with many photos of Jackson cavorting with kids.)"
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* Not long after he [[UsefulNotes/GulfWar invaded Kuwait]], UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein tried to gain international sympathy and ease tensions by having a brief televised interview with a young boy named Stewart Lockwood, [[http://www.historyguy.com/stuart_lockwood_saddam.gif patting him on the back]] and asking if he was "still getting his milk". Young Stewart was one of several Westerners held in Iraqi-ocupied Iraqi-occupied Kuwait as hostages by Hussein, who more or less paraded them in front of a camera to prevent Western intervention in the war. The event had the exact opposite effect. If anything, it galvanized Western public opinions against the occupation. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Whoopsie.]]




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16th Nov '15 1:03:12 AM Seanette
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* In one ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' book, General Blitzrkieg tries to get unleashing some ObstructiveBureaucrat environmental agents of Phule, which includes media darling Barky, the Environmental Dog. As usual, Phule prevails, and to make up for the trouble, Barky comes in to personally lick Phule's face as a cameraman takes the shot.

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* In one ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' book, General Blitzrkieg Blitzkrieg tries to get unleashing unleash some ObstructiveBureaucrat environmental agents of on Phule, which includes media darling Barky, the Environmental Dog. As usual, Phule prevails, and to make up for the trouble, Barky comes in to personally lick Phule's face as a cameraman takes the shot.
31st Oct '15 3:48:28 PM Seanette
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* In one ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' book, General Blitzrkieg tries to get unleashing some ObstructiveBeauracrat environmental agents of Phule, which includes media darling Barky, the Environmental Dog. As usual, Phule prevails, and to make up for the trouble, Barky comes in to personally lick Phule's face as a cameraman takes the shot.

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* In one ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' book, General Blitzrkieg tries to get unleashing some ObstructiveBeauracrat ObstructiveBureaucrat environmental agents of Phule, which includes media darling Barky, the Environmental Dog. As usual, Phule prevails, and to make up for the trouble, Barky comes in to personally lick Phule's face as a cameraman takes the shot.
28th Sep '15 10:16:43 PM TheUsualSuspect
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* Modern technology has created a much subtler way for celebrities to create the photo op. Notify the press that you don't want any cameras at the hospital/soup kitchen/clean up, which has the added benefit of letting them know what you're doing, the other volunteers will invariably ask for a photo with you which will then quickly get shared on social media including the mention of you not wanting any attention.
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