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23rd Jan '16 11:20:42 AM nombretomado
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* Conservative state senator Steve Martin (not [[SteveMartin that one]]) made a Facebook post in which opposed abortion, calling it wrong even if "the child's host (some refer to them as mothers) wants to kill it". This caused outrage for apparently dehumanizing pregnant women as mere "hosts" rather than human beings in their own right. His actual intention was to sarcastically use the same language that a few pro-choicers have used, whereby an embryo/fetus should be considered a parasite and the mother the host. But this line of pro-choice argument is sufficiently obscure, and Martin's wording sufficiently awkward (the tone switches mid-sentence from "what I really believe" to "what the other side believes"), that it came across differently. (Plus, the word "host" can imply circumstances of hospitality rather than parasitism.)
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* Conservative state senator Steve Martin (not [[SteveMartin [[Creator/SteveMartin that one]]) made a Facebook post in which opposed abortion, calling it wrong even if "the child's host (some refer to them as mothers) wants to kill it". This caused outrage for apparently dehumanizing pregnant women as mere "hosts" rather than human beings in their own right. His actual intention was to sarcastically use the same language that a few pro-choicers have used, whereby an embryo/fetus should be considered a parasite and the mother the host. But this line of pro-choice argument is sufficiently obscure, and Martin's wording sufficiently awkward (the tone switches mid-sentence from "what I really believe" to "what the other side believes"), that it came across differently. (Plus, the word "host" can imply circumstances of hospitality rather than parasitism.)
15th Jan '16 2:50:01 PM Anddrix
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* The now defunct blog [=AntiSpore=] (a parody blog from supposedly a Christian Creationist taking issue with the themes ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' had on Evolution) fooled many gamers and even websites like [[http://kotaku.com/5047410/bizarre-anti+spore-website-takes-issue-with-stance-on-creationism Kotaku]] and [[http://www.joystiq.com/2008/09/10/we-hope-christian-anti-spore-website-is-a-joke/ Joystiq]], at least until some ''[[ViewersAreMorons very]]'' obvious notes on the blog's "Real About Page" were added, like the following:
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* The now defunct blog [=AntiSpore=] (a parody blog from supposedly a Christian Creationist taking issue with the themes ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' had on Evolution) fooled many gamers and even websites like [[http://kotaku.com/5047410/bizarre-anti+spore-website-takes-issue-with-stance-on-creationism Kotaku]] and [[http://www.joystiq.com/2008/09/10/we-hope-christian-anti-spore-website-is-a-joke/ Joystiq]], at least until some ''[[ViewersAreMorons very]]'' ''very'' obvious notes on the blog's "Real About Page" were added, like the following:
13th Jan '16 6:41:25 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* [[http://jmantime-is-here.deviantart.com/ Jmantime]] (some images and language NSFW) is most certainly a parody of bad Deviantart "artists", what with the insane pairings of anime characters/Western characters/mascots and celebrities, the use of topical and/or controversial themes (including ISIS-chan and Hetalia OCs), the poor spellings (including the forced catchphrase "Oh Fuck Muffin's") and the use of an edgy Sonic recolor as an avatar. On his Tumblr he states to be half-serious and half-parody, for what it's worth.
27th Dec '15 11:39:06 PM jormis29
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* Similarly the Radical Feminist blog "[[http://factcheckme.wordpress.com/ Femonade]]" is widely regarded as an inspired [[StrawFeminist parody]] due to its relentless use of feminist tropes ('all heterosexual sex is coerced', 'all of the internet is porn', 'all men are bad', 'all transsexuals are men subverting women') taken to an unsustainable extreme. Comments against the blog consist of trolls trying to outdo each other, although including the occasional poster who is not in on the joke and would seem to believe it to be real.
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* Similarly the Radical Feminist blog "[[http://factcheckme.wordpress.com/ Femonade]]" is widely regarded as an inspired [[StrawFeminist parody]] due to its relentless use of feminist tropes ('all heterosexual sex is coerced', 'all '[[TheInternetIsForPorn all of the internet is porn', porn]]', 'all men are bad', 'all transsexuals are men subverting women') taken to an unsustainable extreme. Comments against the blog consist of trolls trying to outdo each other, although including the occasional poster who is not in on the joke and would seem to believe it to be real.
20th Dec '15 2:25:29 AM jormis29
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* In an Onion-like newspaper in Mexico named El Deforma, there was a note about Samsung paying 1 billion dollars to Apple in coins of 5 cents. The note spread among [[http://www.noticierodigital.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=897185 other]] [[http://eldeforma.com/2012/08/27/samsung-paga-multa-de-1-billon-de-dolares-a-apple-en-monedas-de-5-centavos/ newspapers]], one of them, from Yahoo News (already deleted). There was another [[http://eldeforma.com/2012/08/28/el-deforma-gana-demanda-a-yahoo-por-plagiar-su-nota-de-samsung-y-las-monedas-de-5-centavos/ article]] making further fun about it.
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* In an Onion-like newspaper in Mexico named El Deforma, there was a note about Samsung [[PayingInCoins paying 1 billion dollars to Apple in coins of 5 cents.cents]]. The note spread among [[http://www.noticierodigital.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=897185 other]] [[http://eldeforma.com/2012/08/27/samsung-paga-multa-de-1-billon-de-dolares-a-apple-en-monedas-de-5-centavos/ newspapers]], one of them, from Yahoo News (already deleted). There was another [[http://eldeforma.com/2012/08/28/el-deforma-gana-demanda-a-yahoo-por-plagiar-su-nota-de-samsung-y-las-monedas-de-5-centavos/ article]] making further fun about it.
13th Dec '15 8:51:22 AM hydrix
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* TheOtherWiki mentions [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_propaganda Black propaganda]] as propaganda that presents a deliberate negative exaggeration of opposing viewpoints. In order to work people have to mistake it for the real thing.
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* TheOtherWiki mentions [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_propaganda Black propaganda]] as propaganda that presents a deliberate negative exaggeration of opposing ideological viewpoints. In order to work people have to mistake it for the real thing.ideology for the negative exaggeration.
13th Dec '15 8:45:30 AM hydrix
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[[folder: Radio]] * TheOtherWiki mentions [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_propaganda Black propaganda]] as propaganda that presents a deliberate negative exaggeration of opposing viewpoints. In order to work people have to mistake it for the real thing. [[/folder]]
10th Dec '15 12:16:25 PM FF32
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* A ''Series/KidsInTheHall'' sketch "Kitty History" parodied many historical conspiracy theories. As seen [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0CCAQyCkwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D0-Lvv1f5Qu4&ei=YLUuVeXjG8ivggS974KIDQ&usg=AFQjCNGyQ5K0hI0B2T_41awF6lW7fk7YBg&sig2=hvGc93nxGHbEiS6upLANoA&bvm=bv.90790515,d.eXY here]], many commenters thought the video was seriously supporting those theories.
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* A ''Series/KidsInTheHall'' ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch "Kitty History" parodied many historical conspiracy theories. As seen [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0CCAQyCkwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D0-Lvv1f5Qu4&ei=YLUuVeXjG8ivggS974KIDQ&usg=AFQjCNGyQ5K0hI0B2T_41awF6lW7fk7YBg&sig2=hvGc93nxGHbEiS6upLANoA&bvm=bv.90790515,d.eXY here]], many commenters thought the video was seriously supporting those theories.
6th Nov '15 7:09:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXodRLLkth4 video shown here]] was posted by a user who intended (he claimed) to make a political satire. The video consists of a real Arabic newscast with phony subtitles. President Obama's detractors quickly took the video as fact and posted it on several conservative blogs, until the poster, - who admits to being conservative but quotes the Trope Name directly (as shown) - cleared it up.
5th Nov '15 10:11:45 AM nombretomado
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcpsqiqXBcw Islamic State of Donbass and Lugant]], a parody of jihad videos by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine, complete with ''nasheed'' (Islamic acapella chants) & their flag modified to include Islamist symbolism. Ukrainian & other commenters mistake them as an actual Islamist terrorists, while the Russians are joking about their [[OrthodoxChristianity Orthodox]] [[ChurchMilitant "jihad"]].
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcpsqiqXBcw Islamic State of Donbass and Lugant]], a parody of jihad videos by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine, complete with ''nasheed'' (Islamic acapella chants) & their flag modified to include Islamist symbolism. Ukrainian & other commenters mistake them as an actual Islamist terrorists, while the Russians are joking about their [[OrthodoxChristianity [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Orthodox]] [[ChurchMilitant "jihad"]].
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