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scandal

Law a libellous action or statement

Scandal

See also Controversy.
Scapegoat (See DUPERY.)
Abélard, Peter
(1079–c. 1144) French theologian takes Héloïse, abbess, as lover; marries her in secret. [Fr. Hist.: EB, I: 18]
Black Sox Scandal
Chicago White Sox baseball players accused of taking bribes to lose the 1919 World Series. [Sports: EB, II: 66]
Chappaquiddick
car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunges off bridge; woman companion dies (1969). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1969), 452]
Edward VIII
(1894–1972) King of Britain whose decision to marry a divorcee forced him to abdicate throne (1936). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 835–836]
$64,000 Question, The
game show discovered to be fixed (1958). [TV: Terrace, II, 295–296]
South Sea Bubble
fraud is exposed in British South Sea Company (1720). [Br. Hist.: EB, IX: 383]
Teapot Dome
government oil reserves fraudulently leased to private concerns (1922). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 353]
Watergate
scandals involving Nixon’s administration (1972). [Am. Hist.: Kane, 460–462]
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The scandal-mongering that beclouded Clinton's presidency represented both a venting of the Right's rage at liberalism's quiet victories on the issues of sex, race, and religion and an evasion of conservatisms own political weaknesses on those issues.
Jones was the subject of front page scandal-mongering in, of all places, the Sunday Telegraph last weekend.
Since no such canonization is likely, Clinton will blame independent counsel Ken Starr and the scandal-mongering media for denying him his rightful place in history and in the hearts of his countrymen.
The symptoms of an actual reduction in civility and compassion are all around us: the growing marginalization of the poor; the downsizing of corporations and the fear it induces in working people; the heightened antipathy toward immigrants; the decline in standards of political debate; the personalization of politics by a scandal-mongering press; an accompanying decline in political participation; the contraction and deterioration of the public space; the retreat from community involvement (as illustrated by Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam in his essay "Bowling Alone"); and the outbreak of venomous new conflicts between the races, sexes, and generations.
Whatever the outcome of the Paula Jones/Monica Lewinsky cases on the Clinton presidency, the media's scandal-mongering should be viewed in a broader context.
Hillary was frustrated with the scandal-mongering and ineptness of the reporting and wanted someone with a reputation of toughness and independence to write the full story.
But his scandal-mongering in the press won him few friends, and he was unable to find the requisite number of sponsors for admission to the Royal Society; so he turned his acid pen on that organization as well.
For his part, Clinton might have expected a respite from the scandal-mongering when he entered the White House.
It is well known," wrote James Callender, a scandal-mongering writer and a Jefferson enemy, "that the man .
It was a rumor-ridden, scandal-mongering, gossip-plagued partisan, politican press.
The president, his wife and the Archbishop all felt obliged to issue statements responding to Phileleftheros' scandal-mongering.
The press has engaged in a horrific exercise in scandal-mongering, replete with rumours and lurid commentaries which are all aimed at one thing - to sell more TV time and newspaper space to advertisers.