[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->No one with a good public reputation is actually good, Orgullo. They’re just charlatans skilled at making themselves look good. Most people are easily fooled, so we can get away with it.
-->-- '''Akira Hidaka''', ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo''


[[folder:Comic Books]]

->One is evil, but you can deal with him, because he [[EvenEvilHasStandards actually harbors beliefs]]. The other one will tell any lie, wear any mask, to become president, and not only that, he fucking hates you, and he's doing this just so he can [[ForTheEvulz make your lives hell]]. And who do you think they vote for? Stupid.
-->-- '''Spider Jerusalem''', ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''


[[folder:Film - Animated]]

->How bad can I be? I'm just building an economy\\
How bad can I be? Just look at me [[PhotoOpWithTheDog pettin' this puppy]]\\
How bad can I be? A portion of proceeds goes to charity\\
How bad can I possibly be? Let's see:\\
All [[MegaCorp the customers are buying]]\\
And [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney the money's multiplying]]\\
And [[SlaveToPR the PR people are lying]]\\
And [[ArmyOfLawyers the lawyers are denying]]\\
Who cares if a few trees are dying?
-->-- ''Film/TheLorax'', "How Bad Can I Be?"


[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]

->'''Max Shrek:''' "Crime Boss"? Shows what ''you'' know, Mister! To the manor born, the silver spoon! Oswald is Gotham's new golden boy. If his parents hadn't eighty-sixed him, you two might've been bunkies at prep school.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Oswald controls the Red Triangle gang. I can't prove it yet, but-\\
'''Shrek:''' Wayne, I'll not stand for mudslinging in this office!
-->-- ''Film/BatmanReturns''

->'''Noah Cross:''' Exactly what do you know about me?\\
'''J.J. Gittes''': Mainly that you're rich, and too respectable to want your name in the newspapers.\\
'''Cross''': 'Course I'm "respectable." I'm old. [[SoWasX Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores]] all get respectable if they last long enough.
-->-- ''{{Film/Chinatown}}''

->I have the Americans believing I am a nice guy. In their polls, I'm more popular than [[GeorgeHWBush their President!]]
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev''', ''Film/TheNakedGun: From the Files of Police Squad''



->And no wonder, for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light.
-->-- ''Literature/TheBible''

->But in calling Moriarty a criminal you are uttering libel in the eyes of the law—and there lie the glory and the wonder of it! The greatest schemer of all time, the organizer of every deviltry, the controlling brain of the underworld, a brain which might have made or marred the destiny of nations—that’s the man! But so aloof is he from general suspicion, so immune from criticism, [[AffablyEvil so admirable in his management and self-effacement]], that for those very words that you have uttered he could hale you to a court and [[KarmaHoudini emerge with your year’s pension]] as a solatium for his wounded character. Is he not the celebrated author of ''The Dynamics of an Asteroid'', a book which ascends to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics that it is said that there was no man in the scientific press capable of criticizing it? Is this a man to traduce? Foulmouthed doctor and slandered professor—such would be your respective roles! That’s genius, Watson.
-->-- '''Literature/SherlockHolmes''', "The Valley of Fear"


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->'''Mudder:''' (''singing "The Ballad of Jayne Cobb"'') He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor / Stood up to the man and he gave him what for / Our love for him now, ain't hard to explain / The hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne! ♪\\
'''Simon:''' This must be what going mad feels like.
-->-- ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', "Jayneston"

->I can't stop [[CantGetInTroubleForNuthin the horrible respect]] people have for me.
-->-- '''Tracy Jordan''', ''Series/ThirtyRock''

->If the devil himself was walking this Earth, he’d definitely be working in PR.
-->-- '''Oswald Danes''', ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay''



->''A little camouflage and glue\\
To mask the evil that men do''
-->-- "Postcards From Richard Nixon", '''Music/EltonJohn'''

->''I built a little empire out of some crazy garbage\\
Culled the blood of the exploited working class\\
But they've overcome their shyness\\
Now they're calling me "Your Highness"\\
And the world screams "Kiss me, son of god"''
-->-- "Kiss Me, Son of God", '''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'''

->''Some have harsh words for this man of renown,\\
But some think our attitude\\
Should be one of gratitude,\\
Like the widows and cripples in old London town\\
[[BadNewsInAGoodWay Who owe their large pensions]] to Wernher von Braun''
-->-- "Wernher Von Braun", '''Music/TomLehrer'''



->O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain! \\
My tables--meet it is I set it down,\\
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain; \\
At least I'm sure it may be so in Denmark.
-->-- '''{{Theatre/Hamlet}}'''


[[folder:Video Games]]

->Fontaine's got us out there ladling soup for the purpose of building an army -- not to share the milk of human kindness.
-->-- '''Johnny Demarco''', ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite: BioshockInfinite/BurialAtSea''

->Your powerful [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower GDI]] forces have been emasculated, and you yourself are a ''[[HeroWithBadPublicity killer of children!]]'' Now of course it's not true, but, the world only believes what the media tells them to believe... and I tell the media what to believe, it's really quite simple.
-->-- '''Kane''', ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn''

->Do you think you've won? You see, when I die, they'll [[OurFounder build a statue]]. And you? The city didn't stop for your grieving family. Because you don't matter.
-->-- '''Lucky Quinn''', ''VideoGame/WatchDogs''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->'''Prison:''' A fishbowl for guppies. The real sharks get to stay in the ocean, and never fall into the mariners' nets. They instead [[SleazyPolitician run for elected office]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and make fortunes on Wall Street.]] Never do the big fish see the inside of an aquarium.

->The Penguin gets out of jail and starts to run for mayor with the intent of pretty much legalizing crime, gaining support through theatrics and charisma, while Batman runs against him, taking a beating in the polls because he’s such a [[GoodIsBoring goody-goody square]]. Like, he won’t kiss a baby because it’s really unhealthy for everyone involved, so the Penguin casts him as a dude who hates kids by kissing babies '''''[[HypocriticalHumor while smoking a cigarette.]]'''''
-->-- '''Chris Sims''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/batman-returns-review/ on]] ''{{Series/Batman}}'' (“Hizzoner the Penguin”/”Dizzoner the Penguin”)

->'''Skitter''': I'm not taking you hostage. It's really your choice how this plays out. I'm not sure if you heard me say it before, but I described you as a jury. Now it's time for you to vote.\\
'''Defiant''': That's not how it works, Skitter!\\
'''Skitter''': Stand if you side with me. I won't make any big speeches here. That's not who I am. I won't feed you lies or guilt you into this. It's your call.\\
(''almost one hundred students stand up and [[LostInACrowd stand with Skitter]]'')
-->-- ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ Chrysalis 20.5]]


[[folder:Web Video]]

->Of all my master schemes to take over the world -- the thousands I killed with my army of robotic suicide squirrels, the millions I spent trying to kill you all with Push n' Eat macaroni in a tube, my even-as-of-yet uncompleted [[KillSat orbital death ray]] -- and all I had to do was ''[[PresidentEvil run for president?!]]'' [[EvilLaugh NYAHAHAHAHAH!!]] I wasn't really even taking all this all that seriously! I even used my real name! '''''YOU VOTED FOR A GUY NAMED "DOCTOR INSANO"!''''' My election platform was to build a giant robot sawblade that would cut Canada off the top and then attach it to Australia so they wouldn't bother us anymore! My vice president is Franchise/FuManchu! Hehehe ''what the hell is wrong with you people?!''
-->-- '''Dr. Insano''', ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment''


[[folder:Real Life]]

->The soul of wit may become the very body of untruth.
-->-- '''Aldous Huxley''', ''Literature/BraveNewWorld Revisited''

->A culture is made — or destroyed — by its articulate voices.
-->-- '''Creator/AynRand''', ''The Voice of Reason''

->Much is now being made, among the tears, of [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon's]] foreign policy triumphs. He went to Moscow and then détente. He went to Beijing and then, later, saw the Great Wall. Other presidents could have done what he did, [[RedScare but none dared because of]]--Nixon. One could hear that solemn hollow baritone: 'I am not saying that [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson President Johnson]] is a ''card''-carrying Communist. No. I am not even saying that his presence on that wall in China mean that he ''is'' a Communist. No. [[NoExceptYes But I question...]]' As Nixon had been assigned to the part of ''the'' Nixon, there was no other Nixon to keep him from those two nice excursions, ostensibly in search of peace.
-->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal''', ''Palimpsest''

->If a fraction of what they said about me was true—a fraction—I wouldn't be here. I've not only not been convicted of anything, I've never been indicted for anything. Now I think that's where you finally have to look at the, quote, critics and say, "Hey. Put up or shut up. Let's see some evidence."
-->-- '''David Miscavige''', Chairman of the Church of Scientology

->The military junta that ruled Argentina, and was responsible for killing 20,000 of its own citizens during the "Dirty War," in 1982 invaded the Falkland Islands, which the Argentinas called the Malvinas. The junta, which had been on the verge of collapse and beset by violent street demonstrations and nationwide strikes in the weeks before the war, instantly became [[WarForFunAndProfit the saviors of the country]]. Labor union and opposition leaders, some of whom were still visibly bruised from beatings, were [[PhotoOpWithTheDog hauled out of jail cells before cameras]] to repeat what was a collective mantra: "Las Malvinas son Argentinas"... Stories of the heroism of the Argentine military -- whose singular recent accomplishment was the [[GeneralFailure savage repression of its own people]] -- filled the airwaves.
-->-- '''Chris Hedges''' on UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar, ''War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning''

->The ''Wall Street Journal'' warned darkly of ''“an atmosphere of Old Testament retribution.''” A Unitarian minister, according to Novick, claimed ''“he could see little ethical difference between ‘the Jew-pursuing Nazi and the Nazi-pursuing Jew.’”'' [[{{Dissimile}} Those unitarian universalists.]]\\\
The worst offender, though, was ''National Review''. Combining all the elements of anticommunism, Christian homiletics, and ancient Jew-hatred, William F. Buckley’s magazine castigated the Israelis--[[GreedyJew really, the Jews]], those Shylocks of vengeance and memory--for their inability to let bygones be bygones.\\\
This from the magazine that asks us to get tough on crime.
-->--'''[[http://crookedtimber.org/2015/02/11/when-conservatives-didnt-get-tough-on-crime-national-review-on-the-eichmann-trial/ Corey Robin]]''' on the trial of Adolf Eichmann

->In ''Forbes'' and ''Fortune'' and CNBC, we still have a business media culture in which wealth is its own validation for everything. Oh, he's rich! THAT MEANS HE'S IMPORTANT! And that, of course, isn't true at all. Many people on the ''Forbes 400'' got their money simply by the luck of birth. Others almost certainly got their place on the list through ill-gotten and/or dubious means. Creator/DonaldTrump, arguably the grossest person in America, gets his mug plastered on the list as well, with ''Forbes'' describing the current massive fraud suit against him as part of his "circus". OH YES, WHAT A FUN RIDE IT IS TO FUCK PEOPLE OVER. This is an episode of ''{{Cribs}}'' stretched out to 500 pages.
-->--'''[[http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2013/09/make-it-stop-the-worst-of-the-week-of-092013.html Drew Magary]]''', ''Make It Stop''

->[[FakeCharity Operation Blessing]] is advertised as helping people in need in 3rd world countries. That, however, is just for telethon purposes. In reality, Operation Blessing is a front for Robertson's multifarious crimes against humanity in Africa. In the 1990s, for instance, Operation Blessing used money collected to help refugees in Rwanda to finance planes transporting diamond-mining equipment for the Robertson-owned African Development Corporation, a venture Robertson had established in cooperation with Zaire's then-dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko. Seko was an old friend of Robertson's - as was Liberia's dictator Charles Taylor, whom Robertson tried to help by swaying the American government because Robertson owns a gold mine in Liberia. Robertson also supported Gbagbo, by the way, presumably because [[CorruptChurch he was of the right religion.]]
-->-- ''Encyclopedia of American Loons'' [[http://americanloons.blogspot.com/2012/06/338-pat-robertson.html on]] Pat Robertson

->It doesn't matter to them that, thanks to the dogged investigation and intrepid reporting of investigative journalist Brian Deer, we now know that Andrew Wakefield was in the pocket of trial lawyers who were interested in suing vaccine manufacturers and wanted [[ChewbaccaDefense research to cite in lawsuits.]] Nor does it matter to them that, as a result of research misconduct, Andrew Wakefield was stripped of his U.K. medical license (or, as the Brits like to call it, "struck off"). It doesn’t matter that two years ago it was revealed that Wakefield had almost certainly committed research fraud in gathering the data he later published in ''The Lancet''... Nor does it matter that ''The Lancet'', in an apparent effort to atone for [[YouCanPanicNow the massive mistake]] it had made in even publishing Wakefield’s case series in the first place, retracted the paper and that ultimately even the quack clinic that Wakefield had helped found decided to give him the boot. Wakefield has fallen into about as much disrepute as it's possible to fall, short of becoming a Nazi or a pedophile... Even after how utterly he's been discredited, Wakefield still has acolytes who still believe that he is a hero when he is about as far from a hero as you can imagine.
-->-- '''[[http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2013/05/22/the-legacy-of-andrew-wakefield-continues/ Orac]]''', "Respectful Insolence"