blowback blowback

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
  2. (n) misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service

Usage(s):

  1. In Kennedyland, where everyone is his brother's keeper, the blowback from Michael's scandal and publicity surrounding Shattered Faith have sent Joe's popularity sinking.
  2. But if Clinton, and McCain for that matter, are going to use these comments to cast Obama as an arrogant elitist, they better be prepared to deal with the blowback.
  3. The blowback started when these holy warriors shifted their training camps over to Afghanistan.

News

  1. NBA Rushes Twitter to Congratulate Jason Kidd on Nets Gig, For the Most Part

    Just a couple of weeks removed from the announcement that his decorated NBA playing career was at an end, we learned on June 12 that Jason Kidd will be the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets . And while it's best to let that kind of bombshell sink in before reacting, that's really not what Twitter's for. Behold: the immediate, often congratulatory but also sometimes snarky blowback in the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Washington's duty to 'be engaged'

    The "Scandal" star says she had gotten blowback for her political involvement.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Politico

  3. “One and Only” author: “It’s like I’m suggesting that people should have aborted their own children”

    Author Lauren Sandler discusses the blowback she's gotten for suggesting that only children might be just fine        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Salon.com

Quotes

  1. "He has done more for democracy in Pakistan than any modern leader has," Mr Bush told ABC television. "And one of the reasons you're seeing the blowback that you're getting in Pakistan is because of the reforms that President Musharraf has...
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Pakistan Dawn

  2. "It's interesting that they've chosen not to block it," said Rebecca MacKinnon, a professor at the University of Hong Kong who has written about China's Internet policies. "One assumes it's because they don't want to deal with the blowback it...
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Rebecca MacKinnon Source: FOXNews

  3. "I don't think the problem is the messaging, I think the problem is the substance," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.). "The problem is what he's trying to sell. I think there's been serious blowback and negative reaction...
    on Sep 3, 2009 By: Mitch McConnell Source: CBS News

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