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.
Enflamed by a scandalmongering antisemitic press and manipulated by church officials anxious to cover up the possible guilt of one of the teachers at a Jesuit school, the crowd of angry townspeople calls for the Jew's head.
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).
It's all too easy to make such a juicy connection, but that's the scandalmongering media age we live in, an age that the play's protagonist, Marge--a middle-aged hippie and the other half of the lesbian affair--finds bewildering.
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.
Fearing a weightier crackdown on violence, sex and scandalmongering, pubcaster RTVE, commercial nets Antena 3 and Telecinco and pay TV operator Sogecable have buckled under.
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
I understand that the more greatly admired a figure is, the more likely he or she is to come under attack; but the American pastime of scandalmongering and idol crushing has not extended itself as viciously to Washington or Franklin or the Roosevelts, let alone to Lincoln.
Rest assured that my commitment to flim-flam, tittle tattle and scandalmongering remains as resolute as ever and that I will be doing my best to bear out this column's motto - "rufi sunt magni" (ginger people are great) - in everything I do.
Fiction allows for more complex character development and more exploration of cultural issues than the hyperedited, scandalmongering `reality' shows, which represent only a gayness that is titillating and, ultimately, palatable to a straight audience.