Nominally "color-blind" casting, she demonstrates through precise analysis and provocative illustrations, continues to restrict black men and white women to "misogynist Figurations of a woman's sexual besmirching
or 'blackening', with all the voyeuristic (and potentially racist) titillation such a spectacle provides" (178).
I am as guilty as anyone of belittling and besmirching
some of the coaching fraternity.
And indeed, Bloom ultimately seems less interested in boosting Shakespeare's reputation (which hardly needs the lift) than in besmirching
the current lit-crit scene.
We previously stated in the most plain language possible that we believe there is no merit to Pentagen's suit against us; we reiterate that today; and we urge Pentagen to press their claims in a court of law rather than continuing to issue press releases besmirching
our reputation without merit," Elefante said.
Mulroney's legal counsel, will be the only public declaration by the former Prime Minister until the case is heard by the court: "The false and reckless allegations made by the Department of Justice have the effect not only of damaging my reputation and hurting my family, but also of besmirching
and distorting the good name of Canada.
Cooke's defence counsel, QC Richard Weir, declared that "nothing should be said that affects or is capable of besmirching
his reputation that has now been cleared".