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Huckster

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

2. A copywriter for radio or television.
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270) Such a summary may sound like hype--especially in a field riddled with hucksterism. However, Foer backs it up well; and, in any case, the book's major strength does not depend on it, for Moonwalking with Einstein is first and foremost an inspiring tale of how Foer went from reporting on the U.S.
Jim Forsythe, those in attendance were treated to a rather interesting blend of paranoia and hucksterism on, of all things, paper currency.
Social media has grown beyond its feeble beginnings, and users are savvy enough to spot such transparent hucksterism? Hmmph.
Although less of a showman, Barton has traveled a similar path of hucksterism. His Aledo, Texas-based outfit, WallBuilders, has a non-profit division but makes most of its money through a for-profit operation that peddles books, DVDs and other materials promoting the Texan's revisionist history.
Notwithstanding the blatant hucksterism of televangelists from one end of North America to the other, the question is where one can reasonably look for moral leadership in today's world.
(7) See Forret and Lockley for more information on the underground trade and general "hucksterism" that flourished between poor whites and black slaves during this period.
Although one would think the reek of hucksterism would deter most job seekers, a startling array of ads announce these "job opportunities" with capital letters, exclamation points, dollar signs, and even, to convey the life of leisure you're supposed to live once you give them some money, images of palm trees.
BUY ONE TONIGHT, READ IT FOREVER; THE BEST IN WORDS AND PICTURES; YOU ARE THE STORY: With that earnest air of hucksterism indigenous to an earlier time in American history, Allen Ruppersberg spins new narratives from old ones in his bright, sizable 1985 collage Cover Art (Wonder Series)--a pristine composite of pasted-up texts like the above (whether in adlike tag lines rendered with vintage label-maker tape or via disconnected words and numbers torn from paper) and mostly midcentury print images (including a depiction of the pope, one of a monkey wearing a lab coat, and several nature scenes).
This sloppy conclusion has allowed a form of green hucksterism to detract from the real hucksters.
One reporter stated that last night was "a night when Veeck's circus atmosphere came crashing down around him." An editorial in the Daily Herald commented that the "king of the promoters" and the "master showman" was "lucky that the worst that happened is that his team forfeited a game as a result." Taking a harder stand, the editors at the Chicago Tribune held Bill Veeck personally responsible for the "hucksterism that disgraced the sport of baseball." Veeck, according to the editorial, endangered fans and players by creating an environment that included drunken teenagers and flying records.
They were especially intent on keeping Lindbergh's image free of the taint of hucksterism in order to safeguard the aviation industry's "financial stability." (40) Morrow and his Wall Street colleagues also took charge of paying back the St.
"For all his acerbic wit, Beam judges the project by its original intent, not the hucksterism to which its salesmen resorted.