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Seniors: How to Identify Fear-Mongering Tactics

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

An annoying issue in the political-media can actually turn in to dangerous and intimidating manipulation. We’re referring to fear-mongering assaults that are primarily directed toward the burgeoning senior citizen retired population, although younger generations can also be affected.

Wikipedia defines fear-mongering thus:

Fear mongering (or scaremongering) is the use of fear to influence the opinions and actions of others towards some specific end. The feared object or subject is sometimes exaggerated, and the pattern of fear mongering is usually one of repetition, in order to continuously