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6th Apr '18 12:43:19 PM ironballs16
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* HypocriticalHumor: A politician accusing the other side of doing something immoral while doing that same thing as well. Or a politician denying a claim about him while demonstrating otherwise.

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* HypocriticalHumor: A politician accusing the other side of doing something immoral while doing that same thing as well. Or a politician denying a claim about him [[BlatantLies while demonstrating otherwise.otherwise]].
17th Mar '18 3:30:46 AM LaptopGuy
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* AccentuateTheNegative: A left-leaning cartoonist will always conjure up more attacks on the right than praises of the left, and vice versa. Centrists generally portray both sides of the political spectrum negatively.

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* AccentuateTheNegative: A left-leaning cartoonist will always conjure up more attacks on the right than praises of the left, and vice versa. Centrists generally portray both sides of the political spectrum negatively.negatively, but tend to lean against the party in power and take sides on issues with lopsided public opinion (like that LGBT people pose no threat to society or that climate change is real).



* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Generally the portrayal of the (current) U.S. President will be anything but sympathetic.

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* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Generally the portrayal of the (current) U.S. President will be anything but sympathetic.sympathetic, especially when he is deeply unpopular.


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* PropagandaMachine: Right-wing cartoonists ''always'' love to go after the media. Fox News is a popular left-wing target but appears less often.
25th Jan '18 4:01:15 PM AHI-3000
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Democratic Donkey, Republican Elephant, Wall Street Pigs, etc.

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Democratic Donkey, Republican Elephant, Wall Street Pigs, etc. Also see NationalAnimalStereotypes below.



* ExpoLabel

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* ExpoLabelExpoLabel: Always make sure your metaphorical images are properly labelled, so [[ViewersAreMorons Joe Citizen]] can tell what you are talking about!



* NationalAnimalStereotypes: For example: the American Eagle, the Russian Bear, the British Lion, etc.

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* NationalAnimalStereotypes: For example: the American Eagle, the Russian Bear, the British Lion, etc.etc. Also see AnthropomorphicPersonification above.



* ViewersAreMorons: Always make sure your metaphorical images are properly labelled, so Joe Citizen can tell what you are talking about!
15th Jan '18 10:21:31 PM AHI-3000
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* DirtyCommunists: Right-wing cartoons will likely portray Democrats as anti-American radical socialists.



* TheKlan: Left-wing cartoons will likely portray Republicans as sympathizers of the KKK and white supremacy.

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* TheKlan: Left-wing cartoons will likely portray Republicans as KKK sympathizers of the KKK and white supremacy.supremacists.
15th Jan '18 10:15:21 PM AHI-3000
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* TheKlan: Portraying Republicans as Klan sympathizers is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Ironically, the KKK were actually affiliated with the Democrats.

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* TheKlan: Portraying Left-wing cartoons will likely portray Republicans as Klan sympathizers is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Ironically, the KKK were actually affiliated with the Democrats.and white supremacy.



* NationalAnimalStereotypes

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* NationalAnimalStereotypesNationalAnimalStereotypes: For example: the American Eagle, the Russian Bear, the British Lion, etc.



* PatrioticFervor

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* PatrioticFervorPatrioticFervor: Invoking nationalistic sentiments is an easy way to get one's point across.



* StrawmanPolitical
* StrawmanU: "Berzerkeley" tends to be more focused on, as it's a far more common theme. Right-wing

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* StrawmanPolitical
StrawmanPolitical: Regardless of the cartoonist's political bent, the opposition will always be exaggerated.
* StrawmanU: "Berzerkeley" tends to be more focused on, as it's a far more common theme. Right-wing theme in right-wing cartoons.
6th Jan '18 11:45:44 PM AHI-3000
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* {{Anvilicious}} [[invoked]]

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* {{Anvilicious}} [[invoked]]{{Anvilicious}}[[invoked]] / AuthorTract: The whole purpose is to promote the cartoonist's ideology after all.



* HeManWomanHater[=/=]StrawMisogynist: A common caricature of right-wing politicians.

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* HeManWomanHater[=/=]StrawMisogynist: HeManWomanHater / StrawMisogynist: A common caricature of right-wing politicians.



* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Generally the portrayal of the U.S. President will be anything but sympathetic.

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* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Generally the portrayal of the (current) U.S. President will be anything but sympathetic.
21st Oct '17 5:45:41 PM WillKeaton
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* John Tenniel, who besides illustrating ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]]'', also drew the famous "[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/1890_Bismarcks_Ruecktritt.jpg Dropping the Pilot]]" cartoon for ''Punch''

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* John Tenniel, who besides illustrating ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]]'', also drew the famous "[[http://upload.[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/1890_Bismarcks_Ruecktritt.jpg Dropping "Dropping the Pilot]]" Pilot"]] cartoon for ''Punch''
28th Sep '17 10:11:32 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* AccentuateTheNegative: A left-leaning cartoonist will always conjure up more attacks on the right than praises of the left, and vice versa. Centrists generally portray both sides of the political spectrum negatively, although lately they've gone after the right more often.

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* AccentuateTheNegative: A left-leaning cartoonist will always conjure up more attacks on the right than praises of the left, and vice versa. Centrists generally portray both sides of the political spectrum negatively, although lately they've gone after the right more often. negatively.
21st Sep '17 5:33:54 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Virtually every major story is going to be covered, from every political turn in an election, to major legislation passed, to deadly tragedies, to even flash-in-the-pan fads (i.e., there were dozens of Ice Bucket Challenge cartoons when it was popular).

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Virtually every major story is going to be covered, from every political turn in an election, to major legislation passed, to deadly tragedies, to even flash-in-the-pan fads (i.e., (e.g. there were dozens of Ice Bucket Challenge cartoons when it was popular).
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