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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Gendered insults, derogatory epithets and scandalmongering have vitiated the political atmosphere.
" Nick Joaquin wrote: "After the blow had fallen on the nation, Ninoy's words would be recalled with a pang ndash no longer as delicious scandalmongering but as an oracle's auguries that, alas, went unheeded." Martial Law In The Philippines: My Storyby Aquilino Q.
In the past decade, the view has prevailed that spin and scandalmongering win support.
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.
And instead of arguing that purely literary fictions emerged from evasive actions, from the search for alibis, we might argue that stories became more elaborate and interesting in themselves and narrative technique became more 'novelistic' because writers became more intent on effective political scandalmongering" (103-104).
(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 McCanns' lawyer accused certain sections of the press of engaging in "scandalmongering" that he described as "inhumane".
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.