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MonaNaito
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06:55:37 PM Sep 29th 2013
This needs a trip to the TRS. Badly.
Whitewings
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05:11:31 PM Dec 14th 2012
How does this differ from the Hypocrite page? They seem to address the exact same thing: Characters who pretend to beliefs they do not hold.
aaeyero
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05:05:04 PM Dec 3rd 2012
edited by aaeyero
I don't think this page really knows what straw means.
Sparklesqueak
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08:55:44 PM Jul 4th 2012
Does the page image really fit here? It uses N from Pokemon Black and White, but he is by and far dedicated to his cause, and is even noted in the Pokemon entry as an aversion. I think we can do better.
Psyga315
09:00:32 PM Jul 17th 2012
Then again, it does sum up the trope in a nutshell. Though I do think we can do better. This, to me, is probably just a placeholder for a better photo.
Samadhir
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05:45:29 PM Sep 24th 2011
Should we really have Real Life examples on this page? After all, Strawman Political doesn't allow them, partially because these people aren't specifically created to mock their viewpoints, and partially because it would degenerate into Flame Bait and Complaining About People You Don't Like very quickly. Neither does the main Hypocrite page, and the examples here look as if they could've been lifted wholesale from there. Also, this list is specifically about characters who don't believe in their stated philosophy, but are only using it to advance their agenda. Unless any real life person specifically admitted that he was just using an ideology for his own power, we have no way of knowing what they "truly believed". I would suggest that we just get rid of the Real Life section.
DoctorScience
02:02:51 PM Oct 23rd 2011
I was just about to post the same thing. All of the other "Straw soandso" pages have explicit instructions NOT to add real life examples, as the trope is applied only to fictional people.
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