- n. derogatory Someone who is prepared to provide comment or opinion to the media on virtually any topic, either in exchange for payment or in order to gain exposure.
“Good to see Shami rent-a-quote failing to grasp the situation as usual.”
“They have even put up the video footage for the public to view and "rent-a-quote" Labour MP Stephen Pound has been prevailed upon to comment "David Cameron aspires to make the laws of the land but can't uphold them.".”
“Politicians who address terrorist rallies and salute IRA thugs and murderers as "brave men and women" carrying out a "legitimate guerilla struggle" might be wise to avoid being quite such a rent-a-quote on these matters.”
“Meanwhile, rent-a-quote Europhiles and Eurosceptic Tories exchange blows in Manchester.”
“A lot of the rent-a-quote bodies are fakecharities, TPA isn't.”
“Whenever the drugs issue comes up, the tabloids and some of the rent-a-quote politicians who pander to them go into a knee-jerk rant mode.”
“**The local MP has had his cage rattled by this one, cue a rent-a-quote from Michael Foster:”
“I understand your reaction "I'd better be more careful in future" but frankly this is one of the reasons for increased disillusionment in politics; the country don't want rent-a-quote self-assembly DIY identikit MPs.”
“There is no booming personality, no highs and lows of punchy rhetoric, no sound bites or, as he says, 'rent-a-quote', but rather a series of profound views expressed in serene tranquillity.”
“In you really want to go to town, get your "rent-a-quote" to write an opinion piece for you for a small – and sometimes very large – fee and then quote them in your article.”
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