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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One of the alarmist tactics now is to claim that even though the pause is real, it doesn't mean the global-warming threat is any less real.
Mister cautioned that "by focusing on alarmist tactics, cherry-picking the science and spreading misinformation, rather than embracing the patient's desire to focus on a health-based lifestyle that goes beyond prescription medications," physicians could be losing an important opportunity to ensure that their patients are open about what they're taking.
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.