Bzzzzz: ‘Influence peddler’ is usually fixer or broker

CAREFUL with the words one uses. People will talk about the error in some radio talk show or in a bar or coffee shop:

■ Michael Dino, presidential assistant for the Visayas, was quoted as saying, “The true influence-peddler is him (Tomas Osmeña, Cebu City mayor) because he has been trying to connect to people in the Cabinet. Why will I become an influence peddler when I already have influence?”

Source: Local News

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