It possesses the power to both humanize and demonize minority groups.
The financial crisis has given rise to a distressing tendency in America to demonize the old world.
The proponents of these laws will demonize Muslims while making the case for these measures.
When movies are distributed to demonize Islam, they are actually helping it win its war.
Because in America, there is no greater political sport than to demonize those on welfare.
We saw with the rise of Hitler what happens when you demonize a religion.
They do not want to demonize undocumented workers, nationalize the Arizona immigration law, or kill the Dream Act.
It seeks to mobilize the base, to provoke and demonize, to get people enraged enough to email, call, heckle at Town Hall meetings.
1821, "to make into a demon" (literally or figuratively), from Medieval Latin daemonizare, from Latin daemon (see demon). Greek daimonizesthai meant "to be possessed by a demon." Related: Demonized; demonizing.