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Favorite Word—from There's a Word for That.
D EH1 M AH0 G AA2 G :
1. An orator or leader who gains favor by exciting the passions and prejudices of the audience.
2. A leader of the people.
To speak or act in the manner of a demagogue.
an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience
Much like the Depression-era demagogue Father Charles Coughlin, the Fox News personality is promoting a mass movement. Should his bosses be pulling the plug? Link
And I would be relieved. Not that Mittens and Huck don't cause me to wake up with 3 a.m. flop sweat, but this woman scares me. She is, as Carl Bernstein so accurately described her, "an ignorant demagogue." But when so many people are out of work, they get desperate. And desperation is the demagogue's fertilizer. Link
In 2006, Hayworth was described as "a bully" and " an angry demagogue who has shamelessly and divisively exploited the immigration issue." Link
Again and again, conservatives have deployed this meme to demagogue the health care debate. Link
Lind is apparently under the impression that (a) Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews engage in “constant mockery” of bloviating right-wing demagogues such as Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and Glenn Beck... Link
Pious charlatans, firebrand demagogues and scientific cranks stalk the pages of this scholarly, thoroughgoing, at times plodding history of the modern revival of creationism. Link
Attacking population genetics as unworkable reductionism really shows Margulis’s ignorance about the field, and exposes her as not a thinker but a demagogue. Link
On Wednesday, Catholic demagogue and broadcaster Bill O’Reilly “interviewed”—I use the term loosely—Richard Dawkins about his new children’s book, The Magic of Reality. Link
He may be the late son of North Korea's eternal president, but Kim Jong-il could be denied the status of demigod and have to settle for demagogue. Link