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

->''"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'"''
-->--'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "Kiss Me, Son of God"

->''"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\\
Who owe their [[BadNewsInAGoodWay large pensions]] to Wernher von Braun"''
-->--'''Music/TomLehrer''', "Wernher Von Braun"

->''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?"

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

->''"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."''
-->--'''Hamlet''', ''{{Hamlet}}''

->''"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, 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."''
-->-- '''''SherlockHolmes''''', "The Valley of Fear"

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

->''"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''', ''[[{{BioshockInfinite/BurialAtSea}} Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea]]''

->''"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}}''

->''"May Pagan's light shine upon you all."''
-->--'''Propaganda Broadcaster''', ''VideoGame/FarCry4''

->''"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''

->'''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.

->''"Your powerful GDI forces have been emasculated, and you yourself are a '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/CommandAndConquer''

->'''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!

->'''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")

->''"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''', ''{{Ultimo}}''

->''"I can't stop the horrible respect people have for me."''
-->--'''Tracy Jordan''', ''Series/{{ThirtyRock}}''

->''"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''

->'''[[VillainProtagonist 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.
->'''[[TheCowl 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.
->''([[BadassBystander Almost one hundred students]] stand up and [[LostInACrowd stand with Skitter]])''
-->--'''Skitter''' demonstrates the effectiveness of this trope, ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ Chrysalis 20.5]]

[[folder:real life]]
->''"The soul of wit may become the very body of untruth. "''
-->--'''Aldous Huxley''', ''Brave New World Revisited''

->''"A culture is made — or destroyed — by its articulate voices."''
-->--'''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''

->''"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''

->''"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 orbital death ray--and all I had to do was ''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 Dr. 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 FuManchu! What the hell is wrong with you people?!"''
-->-- '''Noah [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment "The Spoony One"]] Antwiler''' as Dr. Insano

->''"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''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/batman-returns-review/ on]] ''{{Series/Batman}}'' (“Hizzoner the Penguin”/”Dizzoner the Penguin”)