alarmist tactics

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.
See also: tactics
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Low-cost airline chief claims 500 jobs to go at Edinburgh Airport Then he confesses he doesn't know if figures are accurate or not Insider reveals alarmist tactics are based on a 15-year-old report AN airline boss yesterday claimed 500 jobs were at risk at Edinburgh Airport.
They have almost certainly drawn up a battle plan well in advance of our resting campaign which includes alarmist tactics against trainers at Belle Vue.
In this new report, the EWG continues its practice of using alarmist tactics based on misleading interpretations of data and government regulations," said Emilio J.