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20th Feb '17 5:27:04 PM nombretomado
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** In February 2013, a London baby was attacked by a feral fox and lost a finger. The pro-hunting lobby and its sympathetic media ([[BritishNewspapers The Daily Mail]]) proclaimed this incident is a direct result of the hunting ban which has allowed foxes space to breed and become a real menace. No word from the Daily Mail as to how well a traditional fox-hunt might work in urban London, though.

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** In February 2013, a London baby was attacked by a feral fox and lost a finger. The pro-hunting lobby and its sympathetic media ([[BritishNewspapers (''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Daily Mail]]) Mail]]'') proclaimed this incident is a direct result of the hunting ban which has allowed foxes space to breed and become a real menace. No word from the Daily Mail as to how well a traditional fox-hunt might work in urban London, though.
13th Nov '16 2:47:46 PM ironballs16
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* The 1964 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExjDzDsgbww "Daisy" ad]] for UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson's campaign is probably one of the most famous -- and effective -- examples, and is often credited with Johnson's landslide victory over Barry Goldwater. It depicted a little girl picking off the pedals of a daisy, counting each one, before transitioning to the countdown for a nuclear test... with a man's voice with an accent surprisingly similar to Goldwater's ... and then a mushroom cloud.

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* The 1964 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExjDzDsgbww "Daisy" ad]] for UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson's campaign is probably one of the most famous -- and effective -- examples, and is often credited with Johnson's landslide victory over Barry Goldwater. It depicted a little girl picking off the pedals petals of a daisy, counting each one, before transitioning to the countdown for a nuclear test... with a man's voice with an accent surprisingly similar to Goldwater's ... and then a mushroom cloud.



** The "Daisy" ad only aired one time, on NBC in prime time two months before the election, and was pulled by the Johnson campaign amid a storm of protest. The point had been made however, and (according to TheOtherWiki) some thought this was the Johnson campaign's strategy from the beginning.

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** The "Daisy" ad only aired one time, on NBC in prime time two months before the election, and was pulled by the Johnson campaign amid a storm of protest. The point had been made however, and (according to TheOtherWiki) [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity some thought this was the Johnson campaign's strategy from the beginning.beginning]].
11th Nov '16 12:10:35 PM tsstevens
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** The 2016 election campaign got ugly: with sites such as Americans Against Clinton and Trump President 4 Life jumping all over [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLAe3UeddUI this]] video which turned out to be an elaborate hoax according to Snopes and the fact Clinton had not been arrested for the crimes.

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** The 2016 election campaign got ugly: with sites such as Americans Against Clinton and Trump President 4 Life jumping all over [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLAe3UeddUI this]] video which turned suggesting the NYPD and the FBI had discovered in her emails that she was running a child sex slavery operation. Turns out to be an elaborate hoax according to Snopes and the fact Clinton had not been arrested for the crimes.
11th Nov '16 11:56:59 AM tsstevens
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** The 2016 election campaign got ugly: with sites such as Americans Against Clinton and Trump President 4 Life jumping all over [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLAe3UeddUI this]] video which turned out to be an elaborate hoax according to Snopes and the fact Clinton had not been arrested for the crimes.
9th Nov '16 7:07:33 PM bwburke94
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* The 2016 Presidential campaign looks set to be an example of this. An early example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFa0dNY3QtU this senate ad]] attacking sitting Senator John [=McCain=] for refusing to rule out endorsing Creator/DonaldTrump, should he become the Republican Party's Presidential nominee.
** Expect to see a lot of attack ads highlighting the more controversial things Trump has said during the Primaries. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YINooPV7jM These ones]] from Hillary Clinton's campaign are a highlight of what to expect. A ''Washington Post'' article [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/05/05/this-brutal-new-ad-shows-the-shredding-machine-that-awaits-trump/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_2_na explains]] what the Democrats' attack ads against Trump will play like and why.
** Not from any official campaign, but the Creator/{{Fictosophy}} short [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE5hxnXivxI "The Best Case Scenario"]] ends up being an attack ad on Donald Trump's campaign.
** What's so sad about these is that they've happened, but [[FromBadToWorse far worse things]] were down the line, all culminating in the political punching- debates.

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* The 2016 Presidential campaign looks set came down to be an example a race between UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, two of this. An early example is the most unpopular candidates in electoral history. As a result, both sides tried to discredit the other.
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFa0dNY3QtU this senate This Senate ad]] attacking attacks sitting Senator John [=McCain=] for refusing his plan to rule out endorsing Creator/DonaldTrump, should he become the Republican Party's Presidential nominee.
endorse Trump.
** Expect to see a lot of attack ads highlighting the more controversial things Trump has said during the Primaries. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YINooPV7jM These ones]] from Hillary Clinton's campaign are basically just a highlight montage of what to expect. A ''Washington Post'' article [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/05/05/this-brutal-new-ad-shows-the-shredding-machine-that-awaits-trump/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_2_na explains]] what the Democrats' attack ads against crazy things Trump will play like and why.
has said.
** Not from any official campaign, but the Creator/{{Fictosophy}} short [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE5hxnXivxI "The Best Case Scenario"]] ends up being an attack ad on Donald Trump's campaign.
** What's so sad about these is that they've happened, but [[FromBadToWorse far worse things]] were down the line, all culminating in the political punching- debates.
against Trump.
27th Oct '16 10:14:57 AM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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** What's so sad about these is that they've happened, but {{FromBadToWorse far worse things]] were down the line, all culminating in the political punching- debates.

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** What's so sad about these is that they've happened, but {{FromBadToWorse [[FromBadToWorse far worse things]] were down the line, all culminating in the political punching- debates.
27th Oct '16 10:14:30 AM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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** What's so sad about these is that they've happened, but {{FromBadToWorse far worse things]] were down the line, all culminating in the political punching- debates.
13th Oct '16 4:39:51 PM nombretomado
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* In general German election campaigns are relatively tame, the one exception is street advertising, which can get overly direct at times. A particularly nasty RedScare one was done by the conservatives claiming [[https://www.google.de/search?q=alle+wege+des+marxismus&client=ubuntu&hs=a9c&channel=fs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjE2uq6q9jLAhWld5oKHUH9ANEQsAQILg&biw=1301&bih=673 all paths of Marxism lead to Moscow]] at the height of the ColdWar. There is even a German term for this particular type of smear "rote Socken Kampagne" or red stocking campaign, after another notable billboard campaign. However, TV ads are incredibly boring and only minor party ads (which are guaranteed slots on TV by law) are worth watching for their SoBadItsGood tendencies.[[note]]which is not to say the main parties are immune to cringeworthy ads, they are just less obviously badly made[[/note]]

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* In general German election campaigns are relatively tame, the one exception is street advertising, which can get overly direct at times. A particularly nasty RedScare one was done by the conservatives claiming [[https://www.google.de/search?q=alle+wege+des+marxismus&client=ubuntu&hs=a9c&channel=fs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjE2uq6q9jLAhWld5oKHUH9ANEQsAQILg&biw=1301&bih=673 all paths of Marxism lead to Moscow]] at the height of the ColdWar.UsefulNotes/ColdWar. There is even a German term for this particular type of smear "rote Socken Kampagne" or red stocking campaign, after another notable billboard campaign. However, TV ads are incredibly boring and only minor party ads (which are guaranteed slots on TV by law) are worth watching for their SoBadItsGood tendencies.[[note]]which is not to say the main parties are immune to cringeworthy ads, they are just less obviously badly made[[/note]]
5th Oct '16 4:36:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Note that the Cossacks were some of the fiercest ''[[TheyJustDidntCare opponents]]'' [[TheyJustDidntCare of the Bolsheviks during the Civil War]].

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** Note that the Cossacks were some of the fiercest ''[[TheyJustDidntCare opponents]]'' [[TheyJustDidntCare ''opponents'' of the Bolsheviks during the Civil War]].
War.
24th Sep '16 6:04:14 PM nombretomado
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* The 2016 Presidential campaign looks set to be an example of this. An early example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFa0dNY3QtU this senate ad]] attacking sitting Senator John [=McCain=] for refusing to rule out endorsing DonaldTrump, should he become the Republican Party's Presidential nominee.

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* The 2016 Presidential campaign looks set to be an example of this. An early example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFa0dNY3QtU this senate ad]] attacking sitting Senator John [=McCain=] for refusing to rule out endorsing DonaldTrump, Creator/DonaldTrump, should he become the Republican Party's Presidential nominee.
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