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- n. Alternative form of whisper campaign.
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- n. the organized dissemination of derogatory rumors designed to discredit a candidate
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And buffeted by opinion polls and a whispering campaign against his leadership, it took Brendan Nelson four days to say what he meant to say in the first place.
There were a number of additional indications, such as the whispering campaign that he was, contrary to our policy, giving tacit support for el Baradei’s re-election, which was certainly what el Baradei was telling everyone, and which uncomfortably called to mind Biden’s comments to a friend of mine that senators would be doing Powell a favor by not confirming me in 2001.
He was also petulant, nervous, prone to outbursts of anger, and as a rumored bisexual, the subject of a whispering campaign by the Marquess of Queensberry, the hunter of Oscar Wilde.