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  • v  make into a demon

  • They demonise the CCP first then they demonise the Chinese government.
  • The media's attempts to demonise China has been alarming in recent years.
  • It's yet another argument used to divide people into 'us' and 'them', and demonise 'them' in order to convince 'us' to elect our would-be saviour and protect our right to own guns .

  • John Edwards in The Age
    Edwards said the Fox News Channel, owned by News Corp, has a right-wing bias and "the time has come for Democrats to stop pretending to be friends with the very people who demonise the Democratic Party".
  • Meg Hillier in Times Online
    Meg Hillier, a Home Office Minister, said: "If we raise the age to 21, it's not going to stop people. It would demonise or prevent a lot of adults who are drinking quite responsibly."
  • Prince Andrew in AFP
    I don't want to demonise the banking and financial sector,the Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II's second son and the special representative for international trade and investment, told the Daily Telegraph newspaper. "Bonuses, in the scheme...

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