smear campaign


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smear campaign

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An attempt to destroy someone's reputation:
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Larry is the victim of a smear campaign Meanwhile, Evelyn starts a smear campaign about Larry the electrician, leaving Roy horrified.
MANAMA: Qatar has stepped up its smear campaign against Bahrain, an official source at the Information Affairs Ministry said yesterday.
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon has revealed receiving threats from an undisclosed sender and being victimized by a 'smear campaign' allegedly launched by the Duterte Youth party-list.
'The DSS doesn't conduct its duties in the manner so described and you can't use a fake security report to drag the presidency into a smear campaign against the President of the Court of Appeal.
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump's pick to fill a vacant seat at the Federal Reserve said yesterday a smear campaign was being waged against him, after past writings and comments about women sparked renewed criticism by Democratic lawmakers.
The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated 'acting president' of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) of leading a 'smear campaign' against their father and 'repeatedly lying to the public'.
The ex-politician and lawyer claims that Toacuteth continues his smear campaign.Lawyer Daniel Lipscaronic is filing a criminal complaint against Peter Toacuteth for the crime of libel, he wrote on Facebook.
I feel sad to reveal personal information but it seems that there is no other way to state what was, in the midst of this curated and well timed smear campaign. From the first till the last day of the shoot, this is what happened on the Set with Sanjana.
Barisan Nasional's (BN) Datuk Md Othman Yusof has faced an unexpected smear campaign since yesterday, not because of his candidacy for the Kukup state seat but because he was rumoured to be the coalition's Johor mentri besar (MB) candidate.
This comes after an online smear campaign - allegedly involving a member of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea - fueled concerns about how online misinformation can manipulate public opinion.
Kitui DCIO Steven Birgen confirmed police were in possession of Mr Musya's laptop and phones, which he is believed to have used used to run the smear campaign against the governor.
As one of those hapless lifelong members of the party who had never come across any anti-Semitic sentiment in the party, the manifestos, the campaigns the leaflets or in the twice daily emails I was curious, and persuaded that maybe what was happening wasn't a smear campaign because of the proximity of the local elections.