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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.
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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
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But this sad tale in a Sunday tabloid says as much about the women who live by the gutter press as it does about the transgression of a television presenter.
Led by the gutter press and assisted by the new Blairite government, English reserve wilted in the face of the (largely peaceful) London mob.
"Let us put these questions to one side and vote!" said the clearly aggravated rapporteur, backed up by Helmut Kuhne (PES, Germany), who denounced "diversionary tactics designed to amuse the gallery and the British gutter press".
Wollstonecraft aspires to tell the history of the present revolution in France with the cool eye of enlightened judgement, but even our own gutter press might hesitate to print this tide of obscenity about a depraved, embruted, and diabolical clergy (all 200,000 of them), the Neronic Louis, bestial, bigoted, and (a strange charge from a heroine of feminism) effeminate, and the Messalinian lesbian Marie Antoinette ultimately condemned by Wollstonecraft in a manner that even Goebbels might have blinked at, for the Queen's perverse cunning is ultimately revealed by the fact that not a scrap of evidence existed against her.
Frankly, I think the gutter press in England is a bit more harsh than the U.S.
In the strange mix are Trump's friends in the Saudi royal family, plus a colourful character called David Pecker, who is indisputably America's gutter press king by virtue of his position as proprietor of a mass circulation scandal sheet called the National Enquirer.
'The budget we approved at the Cabinet was Sh15 million and not the Sh48 million in the gutter press and was partly funded by Ugandan government," he said.
IS it possible that this recent Brexit outrage, self-opinionated and badtempered, whose view of anyone expressing a belief contrary to their own, is a "traitor", might help us all to recognize the dreadful power of the national Gutter Press and television?
Athers had been fined for the 'soil in the pocket' ball tampering scandal, but hit out at the 'gutter press' who had called for his head.
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 61.8% and his preferred rival Owen Smith has ostensibly almost disappeared from the public eye.
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.
We cannot say that it is from the gutter press - a supposed liaison between President Barack Obama and Beyonce.
I understand that as a local reporter you get a bigger reaction if you are negative - a trick the gutter press have been using for decades - but you must surely understand that the people of our great city look forward to this annual event.
"If you want to keep clean the gutters of public life, you need a gutter press" - Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.