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sen say shuh nuh li zuhm

  • n  subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  • n  the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation
  • n  (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
  • n  (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience

  • It is high time to cease sensationalism and war mongering, pause and think twice about where we are heading.
  • What we're seeing here is sensationalism by a label, to the detriment of an extremely serious social problem.
  • He defied easy categorization, and brought an academic sensibility to a town better known for its sensationalism.
News & Articles

  • Really ‘Saving Lives’
    LIHUE — Unlike many reality TV shows, those behind “Saving Lives” say they will not be intimidated by the demands of mainstream television, or resort to sensationalism.
    July 10, 2013 - The Garden Island

  • Melissa Etheridge in Washington Post
    I have not been one to kiss my partner in public just for sensationalism,Etheridge, who won the Academy Award for original song, told reporters after Sunday's show.
  • Gordon Brown in AFP
    Prime Minister Gordon Brown said it was important that the programme dealt with the issue "sensitively and without sensationalism" while stressing that he had always opposed assisted death.
  • Sharon Stone in CNN International
    I could not be more regretful of that mistake. It was unintentional. I apologize. Those words were never meant to be hurtful to anyone,Stone said. "They were an accident of my distraction and a product of news sensationalism."

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