the gutter press

the gutter press

Tabloids—newspapers or magazines that focus on sensationalized or scandalous stories—or those who write for them. Of course, the gutter press took the story of our divorce and twisted into a completely exaggerated scandal piece. I've been harassed by the gutter press for weeks about my involvement with the company.
See also: gutter, press

the ˌgutter ˈpress

(disapproving) popular newspapers which print a lot of shocking stories about people’s private lives rather than serious news: Somebody must control the gutter press in this country.
The gutter is sometimes used to refer to bad social conditions or low moral standards.
See also: gutter, press
References in classic literature ?
The remark would be untrue, but of the kind which, if stated often enough, may become true; just as the remark, "England and Germany are bound to fight," renders war a little more likely each time that it is made, and is therefore made the more readily by the gutter press of either nation.
These voters defied the tsunami of abuse hurled at Corbyn by the gutter press, the "quality" press, BBC, ITV, satellite TV, and radio, to vote for what they perceive as socialism.
The offshore tax dodgers running the gutter press might not want you to hear it, but Labour have a message of hope, for the North East and the whole country.
I am not an "enemy of the people" (fascist overtones there) as the gutter press puts it.
Despite boasting both financial and "moral" support from big business and the gutter press alike, in addition to dishonest tactics by the party's Orwellian "compliance unit", Jeremy Corbyn increased his mandate to 61.
The gutter press can stoop exceedingly low, but I cannot see them bestowing such an unkind monicker on the Barnes Wallace-breasted Miss Lloyd.
Drip by poisonous drip the gutter press fed the public an image of Ed Miliband as a buffoon.
Young people are continually demonised by the likes of John March who echo the bile of the gutter press and the government.
Besides, it'll go out tomorrow in the Washington Post, we cannot say that it is the gutter press, [reporting on an] alleged affair between President Barack Obama and Beyonce.
In the "old days", the gutter press vomited out the lowest common denominator of gossip and venal fantasy and was largely disregarded.
Soderbergh's film traces the men's relationship from a fortuitous first meeting in 1977 to Liberace's death bed in 1987, when the entertainer attempted to keep his HIV status secret from fans and the gutter press.
I've just had the worst time in my life rubbing shoulders--actually masts--with ghastly ex-Soviet gangsters, now being referred to as oligarchs by the gutter press and the New York Times-Washington Post camorra.
Cancer sometimes requires surgery: cutting Murdoch out of the British media industry would certainly help clean up the gutter press.
THE Leveson Inquiry into the practices of the British press is trying to dig up as much dirt on the dirt-digging tabloids as possible, but the gutter press received support from an unlikely source this week in Mario Balotelli.
Given that it was the Daily Mirror, under my editorship, which exposed Sven's fling with Ulrika Jonsson after learning of a similar message left by the then England manager on her phone, I can only hope and pray that the gutter press (ha ha) aren't hacking into my mobile now," the reference added.