smear campaign


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smear campaign

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An attempt to destroy someone's reputation:
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One outcome of this shift appears to the ubiquitous, but apparently effective smear campaign.
This is the second time a court has indicted Mr Orengo for running a smear campaign against his opponent.
FRANCES Fitzgerald yesterday defended herself over allegations she knew about a Garda smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe and did nothing about it.
The plan to reveal Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's psychiatric exam results before the impeachment hearing at the House of Representatives is only part of an 'ongoing smear campaign,' according to Sereno's lawyers.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow's Daily Record hustings at the Labour conference, Sarwar blasted what he described as a smear campaign by the SNP and their media backers.
The paramilitary force, in its complaint, said that Haq has unleashed a smear campaign against Sindh Rangers on the social, print and electronic media, disgracing its army and Rangers officers and its jawans.
ISLAMABAD -- A spokesman of the Ministry of Finance has said some irresponsible and ill-motivated elements had started a smear campaign on social media against the ministry, falsely alleging that it has outsourced budget making to foreigners.
He went on to state that the biggest outcome of the nuclear deal was to prove to the world community that the Iranophobia project was just a smear campaign.
eto na naman mga black propaganda, mga smear campaign against the Vice President.
On Thursday, CingE[micro]z announced his resignation, saying he was targeted in a smear campaign on the part of the government and that he did not want to hurt the charity with the unlawful pressure that was being put on him.
Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, has said that she and her family have been the victims of a smear campaign ever since her marriage and eventual divorce with the popular Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician.
SIR - Following on from the smear campaign against Mike Parker - so expertly dismantled by Martin Shipton in the Western Mail - the Ceredigion Liberal Democrats have resorted to personal attacks against Elin Jones, AM, in their latest leaflet.