scaremonger

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one who needlessly alarms others

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a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble

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David Cameron's legal opinions and Jose Manuel Barraso's opinions are fear mongering and self serving.
Professor Brown wrote that "banal, trivial exchanges on the streets of Skopje signal that civility can take root in city streets and that despite top-down fear mongering, citizens' protest does not jeopardize democracy, but may be its last, best hope.
The nation was always black mailed through use of pressure and fear mongering," Fazl lamented while addressing a programme held here at Aiwan-e-Iqbal.
The fear mongering about defense cuts of a trillion dollars over the next decade being detrimental to national security is nonsense, said Gordon Adams, professor of international relations at American University.
CAIR has established a new department to deal with and try to understand the phenomenon of Islamophobia and counter fear mongering.
Mearsheimer gives numerous illustrations of other types of strategic lies, but he is mainly concerned with fear mongering and its effects because he believes that will pose the chief temptation for future American leaders.
The authors then categorize the four ways to kill a good idea (death by delay, confusion, fear mongering, and character assassination) and then recommend ways to respectfully engage the attackers.
It's just fear mongering tinged with anti-Islamic sentiment," Barry W.
This is why I find the fear mongering by Labour party supporters about the Tories so phoney.
I am writing to express my anger at the fear mongering advertisement in the February edition of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand (p44).
From the political right as exemplified by the Fox News channel, to the right as represented by 'Real Time with Bill Maher', the American public is deluged with misinformation, misrepresentation, hysteric demagoguery, and fear mongering when it comes to the Swine Flu phenomena.
If we keep trying to respond to the fear mongering of the media by making more laws, by irradiating fruit and vegetables, and so on, we might as well all start living in antiseptic bubbles.
From recounting Nixon's war on drugs in the late '70s, to linking present-day drug use to the support of terrorism, Booth traces the institutionalized fear mongering and private profiteering surrounding drugs, and constructs a convincing fiscal, political and social argument for their decriminalization.
Seeming not to notice the contradiction, they move back-and-forth between fear mongering around an arid future and selling economic snake-oil about a prosperous tomorrow based on exploiting our surplus water today.
Tens of millions of Turks earn but a fraction of the income of their European counterparts, and it is not fear mongering to suggest that literally millions of Turks would flood into the EU in very short order.