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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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It's scandal-mongering of the worst kind, and for the television to be doing that is appalling.
Or David Beckham, victim of online scandal-mongering.
England treated Bacher's scandal-mongering with contempt last night, with former Test team coach David Lloyd insisting: "We won that series fairly and squarely.
The subtext for this symposium, I suspect, is frustration over a year of non-stop scandal-mongering in Washington.
12) accuse the Los Angeles Times of scandal-mongering because of its reporting of sexual-harassment charges against Arnold Schwarzenegger.
We're visiting these highly successful, big-name trainers as a PR exercise to prove what we strongly believe to be true and put an end to all the scandal-mongering.
This scandal-mongering was developed to divert attention away from the way Labour is beholden to the Political Animal Lobby and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, brainchilds of Mr Brian Davies, a Welshman living in Florida.
In Islington, Labour leader Margaret Hodge - now an MP - said abuse claims were simply newspaper scandal-mongering, until an inquiry proved they were true.
In their determination to lay the blame for declining public support of Congress at the doorstep of a scandal-mongering press, the authors--mainly Ornstein and Mann--over-reach and weaken their case.
To call this fact "sinister" is pure scandal-mongering.
Imagine a reckless, boyishly seductive president surrounded by sleazy advisers, feckless senators, scandal-mongering scribes and a romantic scandal involving a pretty White House intern.