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mes·sen·ger

(mes'en-jer),
1. That which carries a message.
2. Having message-carrying properties.

messenger

1. Pertaining to ribonucleic acid (RNA) that carries the coded information for protein synthesis from the DNA to the site of protein synthesis, the RIBOSOMES.
2. A HORMONE or other effector capable of acting at a distance from its site of production. A second messenger is a hormone, produced within a cell and operating on internal structures, when another hormone acts on the outer cell membrane.
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The message is not destroyed if you kill the messenger. The message is against the Congress Party.
Then, the league employed a time-tested PR technique known as "kill the messenger," lambasting the book as a shrill and overblown exaggeration.
It was unjust to kill the messenger, to penalize U.N.
Kill the messenger; the media's role in the fate of the world.
Kill the Messenger: The Media's Role in the Fate of the World tells of the Rwandan Hutus who went on a murderous rampage against their Tutsi neighbors in an act of genocide followed by a propaganda campaign backed by the media.
Summary: Don't kill the messenger. The head of Lebanon's restaurant owners association said Tuesday that LBCI television was guilty of besmirching the reputation of his sector...
Well maybe there is something as wrong: Doing this and then trying to kill the messenger.
Hoping that our supermarket readers won't kill the messenger, we're going a little further with it because more shoppers are fussing about it, and other industry sources are confirming the importance of freshness dates at a time when more shoppers than ever are reading labels for health as well as value reasons.
That's widely assumed to be the case, but it's entirely possible that AF in these patients is simply a marker for a worse prognosis, and that suppressing the arrhythmia may kill the messenger without squelching the associated risks.
LAUGHTER LINES: Chris Rock is hilarious in Kill The Messenger, E4, 10.30pm