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* {{Hypocrite}}: Reading gossip about other ponies? A-OK. Discovering gossip about ''you?'' '''''"I'LL DESTROY HER!"''''' Granted, Rarity reacted this way because she recognized the article came from her own diary, which was a blatant invasion of her own privacy.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Reading gossip about other ponies? A-OK. Discovering gossip about ''you?'' '''''"I'LL DESTROY HER!"''''' Granted, Rarity reacted this way because she recognized the article came from her own diary, which was a blatant invasion of her own privacy.privacy...
* HypocriteHasAPoint: ...Rarity then calls Sweetie Belle out on this, pointed out that she likely didn't like it when she revealed going through her saddlebag for proof. Her ArmorPiercingQuestion is partly what convinces her and the CMC to have second thoughts.
-->'''Rarity:''' Do you really think that writing nasty things and making everypony feel horrible is your destiny?


* KickTheDog: If Diamond Tiara telling the CMC that she doesn't care about other ponies' feelings didn't tick anyone off, her blackmailing them and then confessing that she would continue the column one way or another should. Later, she steals Dinky's paper and shoves her hard enough to send her flying off-screen.

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* KickTheDog: If Diamond Tiara telling the CMC that she doesn't care about other ponies' feelings didn't tick anyone off, her blackmailing them and then confessing that she would continue the column one way or another should. Later, she steals Dinky's paper and shoves her hard enough to send her flying off-screen.


* MoralDissonance: While Rarity does give a HypocrisyNod, we are still meant to swe her invasion of sweetie Belle's privacy as more justified than that of. Sweetie's own invasion of Rarity's, not helped by the fact Rarity was fine with their previous gossip.

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* MoralDissonance: While Rarity does give a HypocrisyNod, we are still meant to swe see her invasion of sweetie Belle's privacy as more justified than that of. of Sweetie's own invasion of Rarity's, not helped by the fact Rarity was fine with their previous gossip.

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* MoralDissonance: While Rarity does give a HypocrisyNod, we are still meant to swe her invasion of sweetie Belle's privacy as more justified than that of. Sweetie's own invasion of Rarity's, not helped by the fact Rarity was fine with their previous gossip.

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* BigWhat: The Mane 6 says this when Spike tells them that Gabby Gums wrote a story about him.


* {{Hypocrite}}: Reading gossip about other ponies? A-OK. Discovering gossip about ''you?'' '''''"I'LL DESTROY HER!"'''''

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Reading gossip about other ponies? A-OK. Discovering gossip about ''you?'' '''''"I'LL DESTROY HER!"'''''HER!"''''' Granted, Rarity reacted this way because she recognized the article came from her own diary, which was a blatant invasion of her own privacy.


* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Diamond Tiara, a young filly about the same age as the CMC, not only commits libel and blackmail, but also all but admits to being an outright [[TheSociopath sociopath]] ("Feelings? I don't ''care'' about feelings!").



* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Diamond Tiara, a young filly about the same age as the CMC, not only commits libel and blackmail, but also all but admits to being an outright [[TheSociopath sociopath]] ("Feelings? I don't ''care'' about feelings!").


At the Spa, the Mane Six discuss the latest Gabby Gums column. Despite Twilight's worry that Gabby Gums' articles are too mean-spirited and invasive, the others brush off her concerns. Even the Crusaders are beginning to weary of the mud-slinging, but Diamond Tiara starts demanding even nastier articles about the locals of Ponyville. Desperate to get their journalism cutie marks, the Cute Mark Crusaders give in. When they target the Mane Six ("Applejack Asleep on the Job", "Twilight Sparkle: I Was a Canterlot Snob", "Rainbow Dash: Speed Demon or Super Softie?"), the gang decides they need to put a stop to Gabby Gums' harmful rumor-mongering. Rarity still thinks they're blowing things out of proportion... until she reads an article containing excerpts from her diary. Twilight innocently asks if Sweetie Belle would know who Gabby Gums is, since they both work on the school paper -- which is all it takes for Rarity to put two and two together. Keeping her suspicions to herself, Rarity loudly insists to her friends that her dear little sister would never associate herself with somepony like Gabby Gums.

Soon after, Rarity finds her diary in Sweete Bell's saddlebag, confirming her suspicions. She proceeds to call her little sister out on the carpet for hurting everypony's feelings.

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At the Spa, the Mane Six discuss the latest Gabby Gums column. Despite Twilight's worry that Gabby Gums' articles are too mean-spirited and invasive, the others brush off her concerns. Even the Crusaders are beginning to get weary of the mud-slinging, but Diamond Tiara starts demanding even nastier articles about the locals of Ponyville. Desperate to get their journalism cutie marks, the Cute Mark Crusaders give in. When they target the Mane Six ("Applejack Asleep on the Job", "Twilight Sparkle: I Was a Canterlot Snob", "Rainbow Dash: Speed Demon or Super Softie?"), the gang decides they need to put a stop to Gabby Gums' harmful rumor-mongering. Rarity still thinks they're blowing things out of proportion... until she reads an article containing excerpts from her diary. Twilight innocently asks if Sweetie Belle would know who Gabby Gums is, since they both work on the school paper -- which is all it takes for Rarity to put two and two together. Keeping her suspicions to herself, Rarity loudly insists to her friends that her dear little sister would never associate herself with somepony like Gabby Gums.

Soon after, Rarity finds her diary in Sweete Bell's Belle's saddlebag, confirming her suspicions. She proceeds to call her little sister out on the carpet for hurting everypony's feelings.



* AlliterativeName: Gabby Gums

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* AlliterativeName: Gabby GumsGums.



** Also, Diamond Tiara saying "You're lucky I'm nice!" Yes Diamond Tiara, [[SarcasmMode you're very nice.]]

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** Also, Diamond Tiara saying "You're lucky I'm nice!" nice!". Yes Diamond Tiara, [[SarcasmMode you're very nice.]]



* ChekhovsGun: In the beginning, the CMC are caught in embarrassing situations. Featherweight secretly took pictures of them and they are used as blackmail by Diamond Tiara.

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* ChekhovsGun: In the beginning, the CMC are caught in embarrassing situations. Featherweight secretly took pictures of them and they are used as blackmail {{blackmail}} by Diamond Tiara.



** One of Apple Bloom's article ideas is "Ponyville: The Early Years," [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay using Granny Smith as her source]].

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** One of Apple Bloom's article ideas is "Ponyville: The Early Years," Years", [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay using Granny Smith as her source]].



* DeathGlare: Cheerilee gives Diamond Tiara one once she finds out what she's been up to. Diamond Tiara dishes these out often whenever she's displeased.

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* DeathGlare: Cheerilee gives Diamond Tiara one once she finds out what she's been up to. Diamond Tiara herself dishes these out often whenever she's displeased.



* EverybodyKnewAlready: "Pinkie Pie is an Out-of-Control Party Animal"

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* EverybodyKnewAlready: "Pinkie Pie is an Out-of-Control Party Animal"Animal".



* IllKillYou: Rarity [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke62bMLmP_0 screams]] [[NeverSayDie "I'll DESTROY her!"]] after her Gabby Gums publishes an embarrassing article about her in the newspaper.

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* IgnoredEpiphany: The CMC realize mid-episode that the gossip they're printing may be hurting everypony's feelings, but still continue doing it anyway because of their desire for their cutie marks.
* IllKillYou: Rarity [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke62bMLmP_0 screams]] [[NeverSayDie "I'll DESTROY her!"]] after her Gabby Gums publishes an embarrassing article about her in the newspaper.



* KickTheDog: If Diamond Tiara telling the CMC that she doesn't care about other ponies' feelings didn't tick anyone off, her blackmailing CMC and then confessing that she would continue the column one way or another should. Later, she steals Dinky's paper and shoves her hard enough to send her flying off-screen.

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* KickTheDog: If Diamond Tiara telling the CMC that she doesn't care about other ponies' feelings didn't tick anyone off, her blackmailing CMC them and then confessing that she would continue the column one way or another should. Later, she steals Dinky's paper and shoves her hard enough to send her flying off-screen.



* ParentalHypocrisy: Rarity scolds Sweetie Belle about the invasions of privacy she and the other two CMC committed... which she found out about by snooping through Sweetie Belle's things.

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* ParentalHypocrisy: Although she's her older sister, Rarity scolds Sweetie Belle about the invasions of privacy she and the other two CMC committed... which she found out about by snooping through Sweetie Belle's things.



* PrettyBoy: Though Featherweight doesn't speak, his unusual character design makes him look very similar to that of a filly's.
* RantInducingSlight: Rarity flies off the handle more than the other ponies, despite the fact that Gabby Gums only printed excerpts from her personal diary. An embarrassing violation of privacy, yes, but not outright ''slander'' as happened with the other Mane 6. Given that someone had actually stolen Rarity's diary and had printed ''certain'' pages of it, which would most likely mean Rarity's personal thoughts had been taken out of context, Rarity had as much a right to be angry as her friends did.

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* PrettyBoy: Though Featherweight doesn't speak, his unusual character design makes him look very similar to that of a filly's.
filly.
* RantInducingSlight: Rarity flies off the handle more than the other ponies, despite the fact that Gabby Gums only printed excerpts from her personal diary. An embarrassing violation of privacy, yes, but not outright ''slander'' ''libel'' as happened with the other Mane 6. Given that someone had actually stolen Rarity's diary and had printed ''certain'' pages of it, which would most likely mean Rarity's personal thoughts had been taken out of context, Rarity had as much a right to be angry as her friends did.



* ShamefulShrinking: When Twilight reads the "Fluttershy Has Tail Extensions" headline, Fluttershy sinks down behind an inner window sill. She's crying {{Ocular Gushers}} when we next hear from her.
* ShooOutTheClowns: It's not a coincidence that Pinkie Pie is never heard from again after the Sugar Cube Corner scene.

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* ShamefulShrinking: When Twilight reads the "Fluttershy Has Tail Extensions" headline, Fluttershy sinks down behind an inner window sill. She's crying {{Ocular Gushers}} OcularGushers when we next hear from her.
* ShooOutTheClowns: It's not a coincidence that Pinkie Pie is never heard from again after the Sugar Cube Sugarcube Corner scene.



** Tomboy reluctantly agrees to give a spa treatment a try, only to lose it when someone touches her feet? [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Toph Bei Fong]] knows just how you feel, Rainbow Dash.

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** Tomboy {{Tomboy}} reluctantly agrees to give a spa treatment a try, only to lose it when someone touches her feet? [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Toph Bei Fong]] knows just how you feel, Rainbow Dash.


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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Diamond Tiara, a young filly about the same age as the CMC, not only commits libel and blackmail, but also all but admits to being an outright [[TheSociopath sociopath]] ("Feelings? I don't ''care'' about feelings!").


* EasilyCondemned: The residents of Ponyville, especially Apple Bloom's relatives and Sweetie Belle's sister, aren't reluctant at all into ripping into and shunning the Cutie Mark Crusaders after its revealed that Gabby Gums was them all along.

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* EasilyCondemned: The residents of Ponyville, especially Apple Bloom's relatives and Sweetie Belle's sister, aren't reluctant at all into ripping into and shunning the Cutie Mark Crusaders after its it's revealed that Gabby Gums was them all along.


* EasilyCondemed: The residents of Ponyville, especially Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle's sisters, aren't reluctant at all into ripping into and shunning the Cutie Mark Crusaders after its revealed that Gabby Gums were the CMCs all along.

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* EasilyCondemed: EasilyCondemned: The residents of Ponyville, especially Apple Bloom Bloom's relatives and Sweetie Belle's sisters, sister, aren't reluctant at all into ripping into and shunning the Cutie Mark Crusaders after its revealed that Gabby Gums were the CMCs was them all along.

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* EasilyCondemed: The residents of Ponyville, especially Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle's sisters, aren't reluctant at all into ripping into and shunning the Cutie Mark Crusaders after its revealed that Gabby Gums were the CMCs all along.

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* AnAesop: Making up rumors and lies about others can hurt their feelings and their reputations.


* KarmaHoudini: Featherweight doesn't get any flak for the embarrassing photos he took of others. In fact, he gets promoted in the end. Presumably he was JustFollowingOrders, but the episode never makes that clear.

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* KarmaHoudini: Featherweight doesn't get any flak for the embarrassing photos he took of others. In fact, he gets promoted in the end. Presumably he was JustFollowingOrders, but the episode never makes that clear.clear... in fact he never seems anything less than cheerful and eager to do his job at any point.


* BigDamnHeroes: Diamond Tiara is about to make good on her blackmail threat (see below) if Miss Cheerilee had not intervened in time to fire her.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Diamond Tiara is about to make good on her blackmail threat (see below) if Miss Cheerilee had not intervened in time to fire her.


* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Diamond Tiara does not take kindly to the CMC quitting and promises to make good on her blackmail.

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