DOG WHISTLE

a pejorative term referring to a type of political rhetoric that employs coded language- with an explicit meaning for the general population, and an additional implicit one for a targeted subgroup of the speaker’s audience.

(The term is analogous to dog whistles, which produce high-frequencies inaudible to the human ear.)



IN THE NEWS: Romney Dog Whistle: Obama’s Philosophy Is ‘Foreign To The American Experience’

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