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scandal sheet

An inexpensive small-format newspaper (tabloid) that primarily focuses on sensationalist or scandalous stories and gossip. Don't get your news from scandal sheets—they make up half the stuff they put in there! The senator found himself on the cover of a scandal sheet after he was caught leaving a hotel room with someone who wasn't his wife.
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scandal sheet

n. a tabloid newspaper featuring lurid news. I like to read a scandal sheet every now and then.
See also: sheet
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At the first whiff of sordidness, the media predictably abandon journalistic ethics to become scandal sheets.
The Brits' love of gossip magazines and the scandal sheets sits awkwardly with our national pride in good manners and belief in airing your dirty washing indoors, as it were.
Kirkpatrick says the newspaper decided to market the new product as a "compact edition"--not as a tabloid--to avoid any perceived connection with the supermarket scandal sheets.
And Charlotte appears in the August edition of the serious music-lovers bible 'Q' proving she can do credible as well as the scandal sheets.
She has rekindled her relationship with former Damage singer Jade Jones, but even here, there is unlikely to be any salacious revelations in the scandal sheets unless engineered by her pop svengali manager, Simon Fuller.
s free press but for much of its life it has been, especially in the eighteenth century, little more than a collection of scandal sheets.
At first, only the scandal sheets would accept his letters and columns, but by the 1960s some of the more "respectable" publications began to print them.
At times this reads more like one of those 'penny dreadful' sensationalist scandal sheets from Victorian times that make today's tabloids seem tame.
To elucidate the slippage between nature and history in the scandal sheets, Thomas skillfully highlights their discursive strategies (repetition, hyperbole, rhetorical excess, bestialization) and political content (xenophobia, misogyny).
His self-created reputation as the "wickedest man on Earth" guaranteed him inches of coverage in British newspapers and scandal sheets all through the first half of the 20th century.
He was also an editor of fearless talent, which he sometimes abused by turning out scandal sheets.
The scandal sheets are full of juicy tales of his marital woes and incredible sexual prowess, and the secret weapons supposedly being considered to get him -- everything from |warrior dolphins' to a lethal booby trap planted by intrepid plumbers in Saddam's gold-plated toilet," wrote Joanne Kenen from Miami.
Also setting the scandal sheets on fire, decades later, was Angelina Jolie's own successful seduction of Jennifer Aniston's husband, Brad Pitt, for which she too was savagely vilified.
Arnold's supporters are furious that the Los Angeles Times waited until the final week of the campaign before recycling the same material that the scandal sheets ran years ago.
As today's managers demand that their expensive star players meet the highest athletic standards, McAvennie combined a life as one of Britain's leading strikers with remarkable progress through night clubs and scandal sheets.