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15th Jun '17 1:59:18 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{No}}'': A pro-[[UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet Pinochet]] "Yes" commercial says that "in the country of the No" there's no respect for possessions; this is demonstrated by a steamroller crushing things like TV sets and electric lamps. The voiceover says "Think about what you value most. Think of your loved ones," as the steamroller bears down on a little girl holding a teddy bear.
11th Jun '17 8:18:09 PM nombretomado
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* Played completely straight in the last episode of the first season of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' in which a guest-starring Ephiny cries out: "somebody has to think of the children!"

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* Played completely straight in the last episode of the first season of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' in which a guest-starring Ephiny cries out: "somebody has to think of the children!"
4th Jun '17 9:33:28 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/TheCondemned'' has a scene where a reporter interviews [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Breckett]] about this mentality when it comes to his entertainment productions. Beckett outright defies the mentality by insisting that he will produce whatever the hell he wants to produce and if parents actually want to prevent their kids from seeing it, then they must put an effort in policing what the kids watch and purchase on pay-per-view rather than whine about it. And then he gets up and starts production of the titular MurderDotCom event.
16th Apr '17 5:40:26 PM nombretomado
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* In StanFreberg's "Elderly Man River", [[MoralGuardians Mr. Tweedly]] insists on correcting the grammar of "Ol' Man Ribbah," saying, "The home is a classroom, Mr. Freberg... Keep in mind the tiny tots."

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* In StanFreberg's Creator/StanFreberg's "Elderly Man River", [[MoralGuardians Mr. Tweedly]] insists on correcting the grammar of "Ol' Man Ribbah," saying, "The home is a classroom, Mr. Freberg... Keep in mind the tiny tots."
8th Apr '17 12:19:38 PM nombretomado
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* Another US Internet law that claims to be for the children (disguised as a child porn bill), ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protecting_Children_from_Internet_Pornographers_Act_of_2011 PCIPA]]'', forces [=ISPs=] to track the personal info of all their customers and all their Internet usage over the last 18 months. This information can be obtained on suspicion of any crime, not just child porn. However, like any law, it will still require a warrant and reasonable suspicion, and as one [[{{Reddit}} Redditor by the name Indyguy]] took it upon himself to [[http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/pwgo6/hr_1981_rep_lamar_smiths_second_gift_to_the_world/c3sxk4b dispel]] the rumors of the worst parts. Make no mistake, it's a bad bill, but it's not quite [[BigBrotherIsWatching Big Brother]]. Plus, it's essentially a rehash of a law that already failed to make it to the house floor for a vote; PCIPA is only scheduled for a debate on September 8th, in which it will undoubtedly be neutered to almost nothing, and even then, there's more than enough time for the internet to rally against it [[http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/snooping/ here]].

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* Another US Internet law that claims to be for the children (disguised as a child porn bill), ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protecting_Children_from_Internet_Pornographers_Act_of_2011 PCIPA]]'', forces [=ISPs=] to track the personal info of all their customers and all their Internet usage over the last 18 months. This information can be obtained on suspicion of any crime, not just child porn. However, like any law, it will still require a warrant and reasonable suspicion, and as one [[{{Reddit}} [[{{Website/Reddit}} Redditor by the name Indyguy]] took it upon himself to [[http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/pwgo6/hr_1981_rep_lamar_smiths_second_gift_to_the_world/c3sxk4b dispel]] the rumors of the worst parts. Make no mistake, it's a bad bill, but it's not quite [[BigBrotherIsWatching Big Brother]]. Plus, it's essentially a rehash of a law that already failed to make it to the house floor for a vote; PCIPA is only scheduled for a debate on September 8th, in which it will undoubtedly be neutered to almost nothing, and even then, there's more than enough time for the internet to rally against it [[http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/snooping/ here]].
16th Mar '17 9:30:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheMusicMan'' has a whole song creating a moral panic by playing on fears of the pool hall and what it'll do to their children. Billiards is okay by Harold Hill, but pool is trouble.

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* ''TheMusicMan'' ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' has a whole song creating a moral panic by playing on fears of the pool hall and what it'll do to their children. Billiards is okay by Harold Hill, but pool is trouble.
31st Jan '17 8:26:37 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM0iN3UTQmw&feature=youtu.be Think Of the Children!]]'' name drops the trope, but it's actually an action game where players take on the roles of parents who must do their chores while [[InfantImmortality preventing their kids from killing themselves]].
13th Jan '17 8:33:07 AM Luigifan
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MoralGuardians using an argument to create a [[YouCanPanicNow moral panic]] -- doing something will somehow, indirectly, hurt children. Somehow. [[PaedoHunt Especially]] ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape them]]''. You don't have to make a rational argument as long as you appeal to {{mama bear}}s, [[KnightTemplarParent crusading parents]], and [[OverprotectiveDad paranoid fathers]] emotionally. This is a great way to rouse up an AngryMob, and the best/worst part is you don't even need any proof of your target's guilt or innocence; just use LogicalFallacies to make your target out to be a monster then use "''the children''" as a ChewbaccaDefense. In comedies, this type of character usually actually doesn't even care about the children at all and in the worst case scenario is even the one harming children while deflecting blame off onto others as a scapegoat.

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MoralGuardians using an argument to create a [[YouCanPanicNow moral panic]] -- doing something will somehow, indirectly, hurt children. Somehow. [[PaedoHunt Especially]] ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape them]]''. You don't have to make a rational argument as long as you appeal to {{mama bear}}s, [[KnightTemplarParent crusading parents]], and [[OverprotectiveDad paranoid fathers]] emotionally. This is a great way to rouse up an AngryMob, and the best/worst part is you don't even need any proof of your target's guilt or innocence; just use LogicalFallacies to make your target out to be a monster then use "''the children''" as a ChewbaccaDefense. In comedies, this type of character usually actually doesn't even care about the children at all and in the worst case scenario [[StrawHypocrite is even the one harming children children]] [[BlameGame while deflecting blame off onto others as a scapegoat.scapegoat]].



Subtrope of AppealToPity. AllGaysArePedophiles is when this trope is used to condemn homosexuality.

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Subtrope of AppealToFear and AppealToPity. AllGaysArePedophiles is when this trope is used to condemn homosexuality.
30th Dec '16 10:54:38 AM ChesterPolarbear
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* When the trailer for Film/SilentNightDeadlyNight was first screened, many parents believed a film about a serial killer dressed as Santa would scar children and protested in hopes it would be pulled from theaters.

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* When the trailer for Film/SilentNightDeadlyNight ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNight'' was first screened, many parents believed a film about a serial killer dressed as Santa would scar children and protested in hopes it would be pulled from theaters.
23rd Dec '16 7:58:52 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The reason why Wrestling/ShaneDouglas hates Wrestling/RicFlair so much: his total disrespect for women and drunken antics in front of children.



* On the 8/30/2007 Wrestling/{{TNA}} iMPACT, Karen Angle, trying to find a TagTeam partner for [[Wrestling/KurtAngle her husband]], tried to get Wrestling/{{Sting}} to go for it by saying they had the same value and talking about everything they could do for children with the influence that comes from being champions. Sting did become Angle's partner, but ''not'' because of Karen's sales pitch.



* The reason why Wrestling/ShaneDouglas hates Wrestling/RicFlair so much: his total disrespect for women and drunken antics in front of children.
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