History Main / SlaveToPR

10th Jun '16 8:42:16 PM dmcreif
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* In Series/TheWire the Baltimore Police Department are slaves to crime statistics, arrest rates and public opinion of their efficiency and the political power games involved in maintaining their image makes it near-impossible to do any meaningful investigation. Ineffectual investigation methods, charging major criminals with minor crimes, relegating prodigious detectives to meaningless posts, ignoring connections between drug dealers and politicians are all used to maintain the illusion of effectiveness. Similarly, the Drug Kingpins themselves are shown to be equally hamstrung by their need to be feared by competitors.

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* In Series/TheWire ''Series/TheWire'', the Baltimore Police Department are slaves to crime statistics, arrest rates and public opinion of their efficiency and the political power games involved in maintaining their image makes it near-impossible to do any meaningful investigation. Ineffectual investigation methods, charging major criminals with minor crimes, relegating prodigious detectives to meaningless posts, ignoring connections between drug dealers and politicians are all used to maintain the illusion of effectiveness. Similarly, the Drug Kingpins themselves are shown to be equally hamstrung by their need to be feared by competitors.


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* ''Series/BlueBloods'':
**As NYPD Commissioner, Frank Reagan does have to deal with this. Or more specifically, his Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Garrett Moore is. Garrett often has to give Frank advice that is sometimes frustrating, but in the end this is exactly why Frank trusts him so much: He's loyal, but he's not a yes-man, and will often remind Frank of how certain statements or actions will look to the general public outside the bubble of Frank's office.
**One episode in season 4 involves an actor shadowing Danny in preparation for a role in a movie. When said actor gets himself stabbed in a fight, he doesn't want the public finding out so Danny has to drive him to a secret clinic rather than call an ambulance for him.
27th Mar '16 5:43:19 AM cybertoy0
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* This is one aspect of ''Manga/OnePiece'''s World Government that becomes more prominent as the story goes on; When Crocodile's attempted coup of Alabasta is made public, rather than admit that the situation was resolved by the Straw Hat Pirates, they claim it was the work of Navy Captain Smoker. After the Whitebeard War, it transpires that multiple super-criminals escaped from [[TheAlcatrez Impel Down]]; Fleet Admiral Sengoku wants to immediately warn the public, but the Government heads insist on keeping the matter covered up, much to his fury. The Government is essentially dedicated to appearing all-powerful and flawless, so they spend much of their time covering up anything that would make it look bad sway public opinion to their enemies.
24th Mar '16 5:34:57 AM Austin
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* HarveyComicsBlackCat is described has having become a super hero not for any kind of moralistic call to action or desire to pursue justice, but rather out of boredom from the restricted cage from her celebrity lifestyle.

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* HarveyComicsBlackCat ComicBook/HarveyComicsBlackCat is described has having become a super hero not for any kind of moralistic call to action or desire to pursue justice, but rather out of boredom from the restricted cage from her celebrity lifestyle.
3rd Jan '16 7:42:28 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* Politics, Dating, Sports... Even in the real life, a good reputation is really important. However, we don't want examples, partly [[RuleofCautiousEditingJudgment it would only be asking for trouble]] and partly because we don't want this section to be larger than the rest of the wiki.

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* Politics, Dating, Sports... Even in the real life, a good reputation is really important. However, we don't want examples, partly examples; [[RuleofCautiousEditingJudgment it would only be asking for trouble]] trouble]], [[SkewedPriorities and partly because more importantly]], we don't want this section to be larger than the rest of the wiki.
3rd Jan '16 7:56:15 AM Leliel
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** [[spoiler:In more than one way, as it turns out: Glenn has HiddenDepths, knowing just how insane Tagg, the GeneralRipper Director of the PRT is, and he really wants to help Taylor get rid of him and finally clean the PRT's corrupt command structure...and to do that, she needs the PR behind her, something [[HorrifyingHero she]] [[AntiHero has]] [[VillainProtagonist trouble]] [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant with]].]]

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** [[spoiler:In more than one way, as it turns out: Glenn has HiddenDepths, knowing just how insane Tagg, the GeneralRipper Director of the PRT is, bad things are in Worm as a whole, and he really wants to help Taylor get rid of him and finally clean the PRT's corrupt command structure...and to do that, she needs the PR behind her, something [[HorrifyingHero she]] [[AntiHero has]] [[VillainProtagonist trouble]] [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant with]].]]
9th Dec '15 1:35:02 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': In-universe. Tributes must do several things during training and the actual game (impress the judges, achieve a high training score, make a good impression on Flickerman's show) in order to receive sponsorships and items to assist them. Katniss decides to play with the rules (via her training stunt where she shoots the apple out of a roast pig) and gets the highest Tribute ranking (11 out of 12) and more assistance during the game.
8th Dec '15 1:13:46 AM PaulA
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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', Mr. Conklin shows himself to be desperate to maintain a good ''public'' image on a number of occasions. For example, in "Madison Country Club", he's desperate to one up his rival Jason Brill. In "The Cafeteria Strike", Mr. Conklin's desperate to prevent the school's board food being exposed in the newspaper. Yes, Mr. Conklin is desperate to maintain a good front for the public. However, ''he never seems to care about the reputation he has amongst Madison's students and faculty''.

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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', Mr. Conklin shows himself to be desperate to maintain a good ''public'' image on a number of occasions. For example, in "Madison Country Club", he's desperate to one up his rival Jason Brill. In "The Cafeteria Strike", Mr. Conklin's desperate to prevent the school's board food being exposed in the newspaper. Yes, Mr. Conklin is desperate to maintain a good front for the public. However, ''he never seems to care about the reputation he has amongst Madison's students and faculty''.
7th Nov '15 6:44:53 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Commissar Literature/CiaphasCain quite literally [[AccidentalHero blundered]] his way into becoming a [[FakeUltimateHero Hero of the Imperium]], a reputation that [[DirtyCoward he could do well enough without]] when it ends up [[ReassignmentBackfire getting him into trouble]] (as it almost inevitably always does). However, as running away at the first opportunity would disgrace him in the eyes of his followers and cost him the benefits of said reputation (as well as possibly his life), he is often forced to act against his own self-preservation instincts in order to keep up appearances.
** However, the possibility that Cain simply doesn't give himself enough credit is also left open.

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* Commissar Literature/CiaphasCain ''Literature/CiaphasCain'': Cain quite literally [[AccidentalHero blundered]] his way into becoming a [[FakeUltimateHero Hero of the Imperium]], HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]], a reputation that [[DirtyCoward he could do well enough without]] when it ends up [[ReassignmentBackfire getting him into trouble]] (as it almost inevitably always does). However, as running away at the first opportunity would disgrace him in the eyes of his followers and cost him the benefits of said reputation (as well as possibly his life), he is often forced to act against his own self-preservation instincts in order to keep up appearances.
** However, the
appearances. The possibility that Cain simply doesn't give himself enough credit is also left open.
7th Oct '15 12:11:25 AM TheAussieBlue
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* PrisonArchitect has the [[SarcasmMode most wonderful and beloved Mayor]], who is such a slave to PR the moment the media starts harrasing him about ANYTHING prison related he'll slam you with stupid edits like "Remove all excercise equpiment from the yards in 24 hours or be fined massively until you do." Of course, nobody asked you about this, so have fun with prisoners getting so angry they start a riot.
29th Aug '15 8:05:11 PM johnsmithxxi
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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', Mr. Conklin shows himself to be desperate to maintain a good ''public'' image on a number of occasions. For example, in "Madison Country Club", he's desperate to one up his rival Jason Brill. In "The Cafeteria Strike", Mr. Conklin's desperate to prevent the school's board food being exposed in the newspaper. Yes, Mr. Conklin is desperate to maintain a good front for the public. However, ''he never seems to care about the reputation he has amongst Madison's students and faculty''.
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