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* MemeticMutation: The Eye's nicknames for newspapers are regularly used by people who have never read and have barely heard of ''PrivateEye''. For a more narrow, political audience, their euphemisms such as "tired and emotional" and "discussing Uganda" are well known.

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* MemeticMutation: The Eye's nicknames for newspapers are regularly used by people who have never read and have barely heard of ''PrivateEye''.''Magazine/PrivateEye''. For a more narrow, political audience, their euphemisms such as "tired and emotional" and "discussing Uganda" are well known.

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* LifeImitatesArt: Following [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Sarah_Payne the abduction and murder of Sarah Payne in 2000]], the ''News of the World'' ran a name and shame campaign against alleged paedophiles. An ''Eye'' cartoon showed a hate mob chasing a paediatrician, mistaking him for a paedophile. Whilst the issue was ''on sale'', a paediatrician in South Wales had her house vandalised by people who had taken her job title to mean she was a paedophile.


** Similarly, their support for Pussy Riot has pissed off a small but VocalMinority of right-wing Christians who think that the band deserved what they got for [[AndThatsTerrible disrupting a church service.]]
** From 2016 on, the magazine's generally anti-Brexit line has utterly outraged some anti-EU readers.


* TheWeirdAlEffect: Some phrases the ''Eye'' has kept going are now more associated with it than their original progenitors, such as "as any fule kno", which comes from ''Literature/{{Molesworth}}''.

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* TheWeirdAlEffect: WeirdAlEffect: Some phrases the ''Eye'' has kept going are now more associated with it than their original progenitors, such as "as any fule kno", which comes from ''Literature/{{Molesworth}}''.


** In 2016-7, the magazine's generally anti-Brexit line utterly outraged some anti-EU readers.

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** In 2016-7, From 2016 on, the magazine's generally anti-Brexit line has utterly outraged some anti-EU readers.

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** In 2016-7, the magazine's generally anti-Brexit line utterly outraged some anti-EU readers.


* DudeNotFunny: The magazine has had its moments:
** A joke in the issue released after Bloody Sunday (where thirteen Irish marchers were shot dead by panicked British paratroopers) featured Lord Carrington talking to Reginald Maudling, saying "Six and a half brace [of game birds], eh?" "Not bad for this time of year!" The people of Derry didn't see the funny side.
** [[http://www.private-eye.co.uk/pictures/covers/full/932_big.jpg The front page]] after Diana died was banned in several shops and is still the most-sought after issue.
** Every other issue usually carries some form of letter from an outraged reader who "never normally complains" but last week's cartoon "went too far."
** The mocking of Sarah and Gordon Brown when they talked about their son dying on TV. The ''Eye's'' line, that they two were exploiting a personal tragedy for political capital, was criticized in some quarters.
** The magazine ran a spoof article after the death of Music/MichaelJackson entitled "Mad Pedophile Dead."
** The magazine was also kicked for a cartoon after a fatal bobsleigh accident showing a coffin going down a bobsleigh track.
** American readers were less than amused by a cartoon of UsefulNotes/BarackObama talking to a general (modeled on William G. Boykin) with the title "New Surge in Afghanistan?" With Obama asking "Should we send more troops to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_National_Cemetery Arlington]]?" Arguably, however, the magazine didn't intend this to be funny.
** They got quite a bit of this when they commemorated the death of MargaretThatcher with a special edition, featuring a play on a famous anti-Thatcher slogan as its cover joke.


** The magazine ran a spoof article after the death of MichaelJackson entitled "Mad Pedophile Dead."

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** The magazine ran a spoof article after the death of MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson entitled "Mad Pedophile Dead."


** American readers were less than amused by a cartoon of BarackObama talking to a general (modeled on William G. Boykin) with the title "New Surge in Afghanistan?" With Obama asking "Should we send more troops to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_National_Cemetery Arlington]]?" Arguably, however, the magazine didn't intend this to be funny.

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** American readers were less than amused by a cartoon of BarackObama UsefulNotes/BarackObama talking to a general (modeled on William G. Boykin) with the title "New Surge in Afghanistan?" With Obama asking "Should we send more troops to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_National_Cemetery Arlington]]?" Arguably, however, the magazine didn't intend this to be funny.


* UnfortunateImplications: Their reaction to Emperor Hirohito's state visit to Britain: "Piss off, bandy knees." In fairness, he was Emperor during WorldWarTwo.
** They also once mocked the gay rights movement as "Poove Power" in the sixties.
** Their treatment of foreigners can sometimes fall into this trope. For instance, South African president Jacob Zuma is always referred to as "Shagga Zulu" (a play on the chieftain Shaka Zulu) since his rape allegations (and subsequent "anti-HIV shower"), whilst Wendi Deng is always portrayed as speaking in a very stereotypical "Harro prease" Asian accent.

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** They also once mocked the gay rights movement as "Poove Power" in the sixties.

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** They got quite a bit of this when they commemorated the death of MargaretThatcher with a special edition, featuring a play on a famous anti-Thatcher slogan as its cover joke.


* TheWeirdAlEffect: Some phrases the ''Eye'' has kept going are now more associated with it than their original progenitors, such as "as any fule kno", which comes from ''{{Molesworth}}''.

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* TheWeirdAlEffect: Some phrases the ''Eye'' has kept going are now more associated with it than their original progenitors, such as "as any fule kno", which comes from ''{{Molesworth}}''.''Literature/{{Molesworth}}''.


* AccidentalInnuendo: Sometimes seen in Colemanballs / Commentatorballs, and they also occasionally publish examples of this from newspaper articles (this used to be a much more prevalent feature, back when manual typesetting meant that amusing typos were more common in newspapers).



** Their treatment of foreigners can sometimes fall into this trope. For instance, South African president Jacob Zuma is always referred to as "Shagga Zulu" (a play on the chieftain Shaka Zulu) since his rape allegations (and subsequent "anti-HIV shower"), whilst Wendi Deng is always portrayed as speaking in a very stereotypical "Harro prease" Asian accent.

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** Their treatment of foreigners can sometimes fall into this trope. For instance, South African president Jacob Zuma is always referred to as "Shagga Zulu" (a play on the chieftain Shaka Zulu) since his rape allegations (and subsequent "anti-HIV shower"), whilst Wendi Deng is always portrayed as speaking in a very stereotypical "Harro prease" Asian accent.accent.
* TheWeirdAlEffect: Some phrases the ''Eye'' has kept going are now more associated with it than their original progenitors, such as "as any fule kno", which comes from ''{{Molesworth}}''.


* BrokenBase: Their treatment of Julian Assange is unrelentingly negative - as far as the ''Eye'' is concerned, he is a shifty, anti-Semitic, irresponsible, vain sex offender. This has raised a few hackles from the readership.

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* BrokenBase: Their treatment of Julian Assange is unrelentingly negative - as far as the ''Eye'' is concerned, he is a shifty, anti-Semitic, irresponsible, vain sex offender. This has raised a few hackles from fractured the readership. base into people who agree with this treatment and people who think that the ''Eye'' and Assange are natural allies.
** Similarly, their support for Pussy Riot has pissed off a small but VocalMinority of right-wing Christians who think that the band deserved what they got for [[AndThatsTerrible disrupting a church service.]]

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