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Synonyms for scandalmongering

spreading malicious gossip

typical of tabloids

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The title recalls Marlon Brando's most famous line in On the Waterfront, as well as boxing, and suggests a battle against the corrupt mob--in this case, the forces of shady politics and scandalmongering.
Impatient with an election campaign which has so far served up nothing more interesting than John Prescott's fracas in Rhyl, pathetic groups of scandalmongering hacks this week scoured the country.
Finally, despite what the dust jacket might suggest, its treatment of the contested 1926 flight over the North Pole is also reasonably impartial and steers mercifully clear of the current enthusiasm for polar scandalmongering.
What would have happened to one of the most important First Ladies in American history if the scandalmongering media of today had existed in the 1930s and had gotten hold of these letters?
Other Powers is a luxuriant account of the rise and fall of a civil rights coalition that aimed to transform America but succumbed to its own internal confusions and its enemies' scandalmongering.
Because the palace would never comment directly nor openly deny any story, it was a licence for outrageous scandalmongering to be treated as fact.
Although it is possible that the summons of Robert was ad instanciam rather than ex officio -- in other words, that it was Nicholas's own plea which brought Robert before the ordinary and not just the enactment of the ordinary's spiritual authority -- it would seem more likely that scandalmongering on the part of Nicholas brought Robert's adultery to the attention of the priest and, thereby, led to his prosecution in the church court.
And since we took Henry's refusal to join in the scandalmongering to be a confirmation of the rumor--if he had wanted to demur he would have spoken up--that left the field wide open for fun and games.
Many of the colonies legally punished scandalmongering, cursing, lying, flirting, even making faces.
Maliszewski touches on some of these issues but is ultimately more interested in scandalmongering, the scandal here being that Chabon, author of short stories, novels, and a comic book, is--hold on to your hats--a writer of fiction.
walks a thin line between investigative and tabloid journalism until devolving into a superficial and scandalmongering witch-hunt.
As Louise and her councilors strove to develop her image as Regent and symbolic mother of France, the libidinal, appetitive engagement with the world that diplomats and courtiers reported Marguerite to have enjoyed may have to some extent been cultivated to deflect gossip and scandalmongering from the older generation.
And it was that sensibility, combined with the general scandalmongering that overtook much of the mainstream press during 1998, that drove the relentless coverage of the Lewinsky affair, just as it drove the loose network of professional Clinton-haters tied to Paula Jones and Kenneth Starr--a network to which Kristol and Smith were intimately linked.
Alas for gossips, Hahn's assurance has no stronger factual basis than his own scandalmongering zeal.
Unable to achieve a clear electoral mandate, Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, frequently resort to scandalmongering, personal vilification, and endless investigation.