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5th May '16 12:20:59 PM jnv11
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* Scandals in the USA often generate whistleblowers.
** Daniel Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers which exposed lies by the Lyndon Baines Johnson administration with regards to the Vietnam War.
** William Mark Felt, Sr. passed information to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post about the Watergate scandal.
** Harry Markopolos repeatedly complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission about Bernard Madoff, but the [[CluelessDetective agent assigned to the case bungled the case because he thought that Madoff was committing front-running]] and failed to consider that Madoff could be running a {{Ponzi}} scheme.
** Chelsea Manning sent documents regarding war crimes and other things to [=WikiLeaks=].
** Edward Snowden exposed a [[BigBrotherIsWatching domestic espionage scandal]] being perpetrated by the {{UsefulNotes/NSA}}.
* [[HonestCorporateExecutive Michael Woodford]] was at one time the CEO of Olympus Corporation. He discovered a massive tobashi scheme (a type of accounting fraud) and tried to [[InternalReformist clean it up from the inside]], but he got fired by the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive board of directors who were committing the fraud]]. He went to the police with the details of the fraud.
29th Apr '16 7:53:12 AM jnv11
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'''Drug Doug/Debbie''': A character who ends up blabbing about activities to another person without realizing it because they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Also a TruthInTelevision, as drugged people or drunk people often blab the truth at the most inappropriate times due to their inhibitions being loosened. Can sometimes fall under Lacerated Larry if the person was drugged as part of an interrogation.

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'''Drug Doug/Debbie''': A character who ends up blabbing about activities to another person without realizing it because they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.[[InVinoVeritas alcohol]]. Also a TruthInTelevision, as drugged people or drunk people often blab the truth at the most inappropriate times due to their inhibitions being loosened. Can sometimes fall under Lacerated Larry if the person was drugged as part of an interrogation.
18th Apr '16 9:55:03 AM MsCC93
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* Younger siblings tend to be this.

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* Younger siblings Siblings tend to be this.this. Even relatives like aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc.
24th Feb '16 3:25:24 PM LongTallShorty64
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*Peter Ames, from the film ''Film/TheMadMissManton'', is always willing to rat Melsa and her friends out: first, when he finds out Melsa is withholding evidence, and then, when he finds out they’re keeping Frances Glesk, a suspect, with them.
25th Jan '16 5:12:50 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' episode "Tattler's Tale" has Miss Chicarelli acting as a mix of Snobby Sara and Obnoxious Olivia; she tattles on all the kids in the neighborhood to their parents so she can get them out of her hair for some peace and quiet.

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' episode "Tattler's Tale" has Miss Chicarelli acting as a mix of Snobby Sara and Obnoxious Olivia; she tattles on all the kids in the neighborhood to their parents so she can get them out of her hair for some peace and quiet.
25th Jan '16 5:12:41 PM Kartoonkid95
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* A WorldWarII-era cartoon had a guy bragging about his being entrusted with keeping a secret. Unfortunately, he ended up becoming exceptionally drunk, and told the nearest woman in the tavern about his secret (being on a ship and its coordinates), who also turned out to be a Nazi spy, resulting in his death and the implication that he went to hell for it. In other words, he acted as a Drug Doug on ''himself''. This cartoon can also be seen at the International Spy Museum.

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* A WorldWarII-era cartoon had a guy ''WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu'' short has Snafu bragging about his being entrusted with keeping a secret.secret that he knows but won't tell. Unfortunately, he ended up becoming exceptionally drunk, and told the nearest woman in the tavern about his secret (being on a ship and its coordinates), who also turned out to be a Nazi spy, resulting in his death and the implication that he went to hell for it. In other words, he acted as a Drug Doug on ''himself''. This cartoon can also be seen at the International Spy Museum.


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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' episode "Tattler's Tale" has Miss Chicarelli acting as a mix of Snobby Sara and Obnoxious Olivia; she tattles on all the kids in the neighborhood to their parents so she can get them out of her hair for some peace and quiet.
27th Dec '15 8:55:24 AM CybranGeneralSturm
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* In Turn 19 of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler:after Schneizel meets some resistance to the Black Knights in his efforts to goad the Black Knights into turning on Lelouch, Ohgi and Villetta's account of Lelouch's geass end up sealing the deal. Quite possibly a Petty Peter for Villetta, and a misguided Whistleblower Wilson for Ohgi, considering [[QuoteMine some of]] [[FalseReassurance the evidence]]]].

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* In Turn 19 of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Code Geass R2]]'', [[spoiler:after Schneizel meets some resistance to the Black Knights in his efforts to goad the Black Knights into turning on Lelouch, Ohgi and Villetta's account of Lelouch's geass end up sealing the deal. Quite possibly a Petty Peter for Villetta, and a misguided Whistleblower Wilson for Ohgi, considering [[QuoteMine some of]] [[FalseReassurance the evidence]]]].
10th Dec '15 1:45:58 AM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:250: [[{{Pun}} "Oh, he did so do it. I taw him with my very own eyes. So there."]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250: [[caption-width-right:287: [[{{Pun}} "Oh, he did so do it. I taw him with my very own eyes. So there."]]]]
24th Nov '15 10:49:37 PM FarseerLolotea
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* [[spoiler:Tuller]], in the ''LiteratureColSecTrilogy'', sells out the main characters to the cops, supposedly to make them leave his gang alone, but it's made fairly clear that he mainly just did it to be a jerk. The rest of the gang are dubious about this to begin with[[spoiler:...and when they find out that the cops have no intention of keeping their end of the bargain, they [[KarmicDeath turn on Tuller]] and [[DeathOfAThousandCuts knife him]]]].

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* [[spoiler:Tuller]], in the ''LiteratureColSecTrilogy'', ''[[Literature/TheColSecTrilogy ColSec Rebellion]]'', sells out the main characters to the cops, supposedly to make them leave his gang alone, but it's made fairly clear that he mainly just did it to be a jerk. The rest of the gang are dubious about this to begin with[[spoiler:...and when they find out that the cops have no intention of keeping their end of the bargain, they [[KarmicDeath turn on Tuller]] and [[DeathOfAThousandCuts knife him]]]].
3rd Nov '15 1:28:13 PM SarcasmKid
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* ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'': Zimbo, he not only acts as the Snorch's Familiar, he also acts as the Gromble's personal spy who reports back any unruly behavior by the other monsters, plus he's the only one who understands the Snorch's speech clearly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'': Zimbo, he not only acts as the Snorch's Familiar, he also acts as the Gromble's personal spy who reports back any unruly behavior by the other monsters, plus he's the only one who understands the Snorch's speech clearly.clearly which he'll eagerly exploit for his personal advantage. However, being the Gromble's spy doesn't exempt Zimbo from being punished or chastised, such as when he spread rumors that Ickis was going to explode due to his spontaneous combustibility and turned him into a pariah. Or the time he stalked and harassed Ickis by pretending to be a teddy bear from an animated movie which Ickis had been traumatized by.
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