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.
Our political campaigns have become a sewer, in which negative ads and scandal-mongering
have replaced serious discussion of beliefs and policies.
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.
3], repeats Richard Rorty's reference to my book Signs of the Times as "scandal-mongering
." Romano does this in the same paragraph in which he takes George Will to task for excoriating Rorty without acknowledging that he, Will, has been a target of Rorty's criticism.
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.
Andrew, and could thereafter call himself "Dr." 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.