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fearmonger

(ˈfɪəˌmʌŋɡə)
n
a person who spreads fear
ˈfearˌmongering n
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They have dismissed warnings about the catastrophic results of failing to raise the debt ceiling as fearmongering, and they have rejected anything that would make taxes higher for anyone -- even if it would mean Democrats acquiescing to cuts to Social Security or Medicare, programs that are as sacrosanct to Democrats as the Gipper to the GOP.
Patricia Adi said Mayfield's case seems to spring from "warmongering and fearmongering" that makes Muslims to be targets.
From an undisclosed location: Even asking what we should do to protect ourselves against a chemical attack plays into Bush's fearmongering agenda.
Opponents of legalization have resorted to fearmongering to make their point; the research does not back them up.
Surely the United States can offer a smarter and more generous response than Rubio's fearmongering. In a televised interview over the weekend, he warned, darkly, that"you can have 1,000 people come in and 999 of them are just poor people fleeing oppression and violence, but one of them is an ISIS fighter." That's nonsense.
Kabatn's Ridon described the power firm's response as "fearmongering," Ridon said if Meralco continues to hold the public hostage with threats of power shortages, the government can exercise the option to declare a "national emergency" and take over of all power utilities, from generation to transmission and distribution.
All this fearmongering obscures the fact that the cold war culture of scientific secrecy is obsolete.
Vitter's remarks, and other comments criticizing abortion, amounted to "the fearmongering of an activist who is entirely unfit for the federal bench," Murray said.
During his private meetings and public statements in Panama, Obama can deflate Maduro's fearmongering by reiterating that the US is not about to carry out a coup in Caracas.
It's time for all advocates of the soon-to-be-born assembly -- from the pro-referendum party leaders to the heads of government in Dublin, London and Washington -- to counter this fearmongering with a consciousness-raising campaign in which South Africa, El Salvador and others are held up as examples of the uncomfortable and difficult but critical business of creating a democratic and representative police service, and of moving imprisoned political leaders out of jail and into the process.