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bashing

n. criticizing; defaming. (A combining form that follows the name of the person or thing being criticized.) On TV they had a long session of candidate bashing, and then they read the sports news.
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represent, respectively, the costs of bashing by the administration and the loss to the central bank from being bashed.
Aside from the Religious Right, the leading sectarian force bashing public education and working to siphon away its tax support is the Roman Catholic hierarchy.
Others, like Sacramento's Lavender Angels, are "watchdog" groups that call the police to respond to bashings.
With our show, if you're homophobic, the ray bashing is built into the show-you don't even have to do it.
I first became curious about what it means to be a gay in smalltown America after a man in Piqua, Ohio, told me, "I can't say whether there are gays here, but definitely there's a lot of queer bashing.
Now, after weeks of bashing, the Daily News endorses a citywide vote
After all, as a columnist for New York Newsday in the 1990s, I was accused of gay "neocon"-ing and movement bashing myself, especially when I called for the closing of sex clubs that didn't strictly enforce safer sex.
Queer bashing flourishes in environments where the perpetrators feel safe," Vachss says.
Cynthia Bowers remembers the instant the first wire-service report about the Matthew Shepard gay bashing came across her desk.
Gay bashing is not a new subject, But filmmaker Arthur Dong (Coming Out Under Fire) finds a refreshing new angle on the issue in his tour-de-force documentary Licensed to Kill.
Doctors call for age restrictions for dune bashing and better safety regulations for desert safari as accidents during such trips can be debilitating
Let's bash a politician Let's cast his folk in doubt Let's kick him in the hustings Before we kick him out Let's question his credentials To join the human race Tell him how it really is Almost, nearly, to his face Let's tell him we're not happy With the way we're feeling sad Let's blame him now we're missing All the things we've never had And be fearless in our bashing For unlike Bill or Jack When we bash a politician They never hit us back Except for John Prescott, of course
The political bashing videos include candidates, celebrities, and cartoon characters like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Munsters, Elvis, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, The Simpsons, The Flintstones, The Beatles, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Rush Limbaugh, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill O'Reilly, George Bush, Hillary and Bill Clinton.