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character assassination

Fig. seriously harming someone's reputation. The review was more than a negative appraisal of his performance. It was total character assassination.
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I would urge you, mayor, not to engage in exactly the sort of character assassination of councilors around this table," he said.
But what is even worse is that some of our elected representatives would stoop to character assassination of an admirable woman for stating the truth.
Disagreements between the disputants at times led to personal confrontations and character assassination.
Kelly released what is likely to be the most successful album of his career, these supposed charges amount to nothing more than an outrageous and blatant attempt at character assassination.
Anyone who knows me will recognise that the orchestrated campaign of character assassination was a tissue of lies.
Referring to leaks prior to his being replaced by Theresa May, Mr Davis said: "Vendettas and character assassination have wrecked the last three Conservative leaderships.
As a result, writes Rosminian Father David McClaurin in The Tablet, after Rosmini's death in 1855, "his posthumously published works were picked over," and, "in what must surely be one of church history's most shameless acts of character assassination," a set of "Forty Propositions," taken out of the context of Rosmini's writings and thought, were condemned as heretical by the Holy Office--the predecessor to the CDF--and Rosmini's collected works were banned from Catholic teaching.
In one guest chair sat another monitor in which a succession of painted heads identical to the ones in Captive Audience were subjected to a sort of character assassination.
The public debate must be free and robust, however, this verdict sends the message that slander and character assassination will not be tolerated under our laws," says Pham's attorney Darrin Rosha of Scherzo and Trio Legal Advisors, PLLC in St.
They condemned character assassination attempt of bar president and termed it a insult of the bar.
Stating that his client did not trust the judgement of the Mumbai police even though he respected the Indian judicial system, Rauf's lawyer Syed Ali Zafar said that Rauf would not go to India to contest any trial, adding that the allegations are just a Mumbai police conspiracy to defame Rauf's and Pakistan's name and commit character assassination.
Both said that the PML leadership was rather holding dialogue with Tahir-ul-Qadri for the sake of democracy and betterment of the country, regretting that instead of appreciating this move, the PML (N) had started character assassination as a political revenge.
UTTARAKHAND chief minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday accused the BJP of indulging in politics of character assassination.
Mumbai Ahead of the hearing of his petition in Bombay High Court challenging his conviction in a rape case, Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja has served a legal notice on a mobile phone manufacturer for airing a TV commercial he says is character assassination.
Like any good book it has its fair share of surprises, but those expecting any sort of a character assassination spree, will be disappointed.