scandalmongering


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scan·dal·mon·ger

 (skăn′dl-mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-)
n.
One who spreads malicious gossip.

scan′dal·mon′ger·ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scandalmongering - spreading malicious gossip
gossiping, gossipmongering - a conversation that spreads personal information about other people
Adj.1.scandalmongering - typical of tabloids; "sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal"; "yellow press"
sensational - causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
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Indeed, the furor is sometimes drummed up by their own scandalmongering.
106) No stranger to scandalmongering, Filelfo invents multiple forms of sexual flagitia engaged in by Cosimo, and makes the further charge that he was behind the attempted assassination of Niccolo da Uzzano.
THE lawyer for Madeleine McCann's parents accused sections of the media of "inhumane" scandalmongering yesterday as the couple launched a defamation action against a Portuguese newspaper.
None of those scandalmongering moments could match the sheer disorienting power of the sudden shot of a painting--Rubens's Flight into Egypt, hanging in Lisbon's Museu Calouste Gulbenkian--in Pedro Costa's Juventude em marcha (Colossal Youth).
As Giddens (2002) reminds us, the moral climate of risk is characterised by a push and pull, in that claims of negligence, waste and cover-up are inevitably accompanied by counter-claims of scandalmongering and needless interference.
What an opportunity the "60 Minutes" charges might have been for him to issue a statesmanlike call to the media to call off its scandalmongering against both the President and himself