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alarmist tactics

The use of fear as a means of convincing people to agree to, act upon, or unite behind something. The political candidate relied on alarmist tactics to win the election, giving the impression that her opponent would plunge the state into financial ruin.
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These are alarmist reports and should not be taken at face value," said Dr.
Spencer recounts an example of an alarmist calling for outlawing climate change denial (p 94).
In any event--and since NEHA is really your association--I thought you might be interested in what some of the alarmists are saying about organizations like ours, especially since many of these writings and predictions take as their basis the ways that modern trends are influencing you and your perceptions of us.
The always alarmist Traditional Values Coalition raised a stink about this character for 2004's Shrek 2, claiming that the movie's studio, DreamWorks, was subverting our nation's young with what the TVC called a "transgender" character.
Look who's engaging in overblown alarmist rhetoric.
Hunter may perhaps be forgiven for absorbing the alarmist tone of the advocacy reports she has read, but more attention to the facts would show that this sort of doom mongering is contradicted by every reliable measure of HIV prevalence and sexual behavior in Asia.
Some would say it's alarmist to even suggest that such things could happen here.
Despite the alarmist title and even more clever-but-frightening illustrations in this forum (Winter 2006), the answer that your authors [Jeffrey Mirel, Jay Greene, and Chester Finn Jr.
On the negative side, the upbeat tone of the book sometimes leads to alarmist and melodramatic statements which diminish the otherwise good writing.
Nevertheless, in response to this alarmist reporting, our nation became very angry with mothers who used cocaine during pregnancy and wanted them punished for harming their unborn child.
CropLife America says the report is alarmist and pesticide use can be managed so it's not an unreasonable health risk
Richard Brown, Kvaerner plc executive vice-president group human resources, said: "The reports have been quite alarmist.
The council today accused the union of being alarmist.
A organisation which provides advice and literature to the public about how to avoid prostate problems has been rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority for writing alarmist articles.