Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news.

These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied.

Newswordy is a growing collection of these words, updated every weekday. Along with each word is a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject.

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A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.

I said that we have got to take on this debt, and if we demagogue each other at the leadership level, then we are never going to take on our debt.

Paul Ryan, U.S. House Budget Chairman