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  1. red-baitingnoun

    The practice of accusing someone of being a communist or even a socialist with the intention of discrediting his political views


  1. Red-baiting

    Red-baiting is the act of accusing, denouncing, attacking or persecuting an individual or group as communist, socialist, or anarchist, or sympathetic toward communism, socialism, or anarchism. The word "red" in "red-baiting" is derived from the red flag signifying radical left-wing politics. In the United States the term "red-baiting" dates from at least 1927. In 1928, black-listing by the Daughters of the American Revolution was characterized as a 'red-baiting relic'. It is a term commonly used in the United States, and in United States history, red-baiting is most often associated with McCarthyism, which originated in the two historic Red Scare periods of the 1920s and 1950s. In the 21st century, red-baiting does not have quite the same effect it previously did due to the fall of Soviet-style Communism, but some pundits have argued that notable events in current American politics indicates a resurgence of red-baiting consistent with the 1950s.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of red-baiting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of red-baiting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Roger Stone:

    Chairman Schiff is engaging in the worst kind of red baiting, fear mongering, it's the new McCarthyism, and it's mudslinging.

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