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a person who carries messages or is sent on errands

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Well, obviously it's a sore point for the allotment holders if they believe that to be a misrepresentation of the facts, but that doesn't give them the right to shoot the messenger because they don't like the message.
And no, don't shoot the messenger for stating the obvious.
readers who are primarily employees often shoot the messenger when hearing such announcements.
Connell reminds those who are offended, "Don't shoot the messenger.
In a journalistic effort to shoot the messenger, a disparaging front-page story in the January 19, 1994, issue of The New York Times suggested that of all the people associated with the scandal, the independent counsel "himself may turn out to be the most widely scorned figure in the whole affair.
Many in Congress and the public seem inclined to shoot the messenger that brings complexity and perceived high taxes, rather than change the message.
PRESIDENTIAL spokesperson Edwin Lacierda lashed back at the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay's media affairs head, saying that they should not shoot the messenger.
I think that when people don't like the message they shoot the messenger," she said in reaction to Erekat's comments.
Pardon the expression but they do shoot the messenger so I didn't know whether to tell his other half.
It was a classic case of shoot the messenger as Jenkins absurdly refused to answer any questions from Western Mail rugby writers towards the end of his reign.
We won't shoot the messenger but we can certainly send him back with a flea in his ear.
But it is typical of the No 10 spin machine to shoot the messenger when they do not like the message.