Huckster


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Huckster

1. Informal; a seller, especially an unscrupulous one.

2. A copywriter for radio or television.
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Huckster site in Belfast "I would urge anyone with any knowledge of fuel laundering operations in their area, to report the matter."
For one thing, it's far too forgiving of Professor Harold Hill (a boyish Geoff Packard), a charismatic huckster out to bilk the residents of fictional River City by talking them into buying expensive musical instruments, marching band uniforms and phony "Think System" lessons.
But Trump worked the crowd like the huckster he is.
The Dropout, a fascinating new podcast from ABC, charts the rise and fall of the Silicon Valley huckster Elizabeth Holmes and her now-defunct company, Theranos.
2, less buddy cop drama than Polanski's Chinatown, a sordid tale of political intrigue in which the huckster in question also happens to be chummy with the former president of the United Stateshere's a photo of him visiting the White House, and there he goes dancing on stage with the First Ladyand that it was the First Lady's former chief of staff who called to intervene on his behalf.
There was Waits the jazz-piano tinkler, misty-eyed balladeer and industrial/experimental noise-maker; then there was Waits the twisted bluesman, beatnik, stand-up, poet, huckster and raconteur.
The revelations of the past week regarding Facebook and the use of the personal data of more than 50 million of its users through third-party political huckster firm Cambridge Analytica has finally prompted the behemoth's founder to offer works of apology.
A statement issued by the Russian embassy in Washington, D.C., called Wyden deranged, a huckster, an attention-seeker and inadequate, according to various media reports.
Going back on a campaign promise to lower the anti-migrant hostility - by repeating the fib that Mexico would pay for a wall on America's southern border - is the dishonest politics of a Right-wing huckster.
Cecil dale jr: I know that about six months ago the Huckster was waiting for a message from God if he should run for president.
The website for "John Kerry Solutions Ltd.," at en.johnkerry.co.il, paints the secretary of state as a huckster peddling solutions ranging from the merely half-baked to the downright ridiculous to a plethora of problems.
Keys, who left Sky News under a cloud after he and co-host Andy Gray were recorded making sexist remarks about Coventry ref Sian Massey, was dismissed as as a self-deluding "vacuous huckster" and misogynistic bully who could stand in for Alan Partridge or David Brent.