Word of the Day: Demagoguery
April 18, 2011
Demagoguery is using emotionalism to distort an issue and manipulate an audience.
For example: A Democrat lawmaker claims that budget cuts proposed by Republicans will kill our grandparents.
Or: A Republican lawmaker claims that if budget cuts do not occur, our children and grandchildren will inherit a nation that has regressed to a third-world standard of living.