smear campaign

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smear campaign

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An attempt to destroy someone's reputation:
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Welcome to the Season of Political Smear Campaigns where high-priced, prime-time smear ads spew tabloid-style drama, fear mongering, disinformation, and blame.
Such smear campaigns, have also targeted Palestinian, Israeli, and international civil society organizations that work in the fields of humanitarian aid and human rights.
We're getting ready for more black propaganda and smear campaigns against the Vice President since he's number one again).
Several pro-government media outlets are carrying out smear campaigns with publications accusing the charity of engaging in illegal fundraising activities, despite a lack of evidence to that effect.
Hager's book alleged the involvement of Mr Key's office in running smear campaigns against political opponents.
It urged people subjected to online smear campaigns to report any cyber violations for legal action to be taken against the site and the slanderer.
The accusation was reminiscent of previous smear campaigns launched by the regime of ousted president Honsi Mubarak to vilify activists and youth groups involved in the Jan.
Some non-Muslim intellectuals are thinking that we Muslims react emotionally to smear campaigns because we don't have the knowledge to confront the critiques rationally," Akbar said while describing his organization's plan to hold a seven-month campaign to highlight the life and teachings of the Prophet.
In fact, the people who should most be insulted by these racist smear campaigns are Jews", the article, entitled How Stupid Do They Think Jews Are?
In a tit-for-tat row both sides are hurling accusations of vote rigging and smear campaigns and each has referred cases to police.
Smear campaigns are typically characterized by charges that the smearee has committed a repugnant act, something that wouldn't be countenanced by any upstanding person.
Issa also announced the launch of his first radio ads, one of which accuses Davis of running smear campaigns in his past elections and now doing the same against Issa.