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sensationalist

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  • n  someone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention

  • Your editor is a sensationalist.
  • They accuse major labels of strip-mining the music, playing up its sensationalist aspects for easy sales.
  • A new book by the professional sensationalist Kitty Kelley accused George Bush of using cocaine at Camp David when his father was President.
News & Articles

  • Amid Sensationalist GMO Swamp, Stellar Journalism Rises
    During any given week, most articles on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) follow a simplistic and/or sensationalistic storyline. For example, here's last week's cover story in The Village Voice: The Monsanto-Is-Evil theme is a media staple, as is the GMO-Foods-Are-Dangerous theme, of which magazines like Details and Elle are piggybacking on. (I recently discussed the latter example). Too ...
    July 31, 2013 - Discover
  • Video game addiction increases with ADHD, autism? Poppycock
    A new study says boys who fall along the autism spectrum or who have ADHD may be more easily addicted to video games. But the study seems sensationalist to this blogger, whose son has Asperger's syndrome and a creative side inspired by video games. 
    July 30, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
  • Video game addiction rick increases with ADHD, autism? Poppycock
    A new study says boys who fall along the autism spectrum or who have diagnosed ADHD may be more easily addicted to video games. But the study seems sensationalist to this blogger, whose son has Asperger's syndrome and a creative side inspired by video games. 
    July 30, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
Quotes

  • Lance Armstrong in OregonLive.com
    I understand that media love the sensationalist stories and they love the salacious and the ones that include accusations, that include all the blood and sex and drugs,Armstrong said in a 45-minute interview before the team's official...
  • Andre Agassi in Times Online
    I can't speak of other sports because I don't follow them, but this was 13 years ago, pre-dating all the sensationalist stuff we read now about performance-enhancing drugs,Agassi said. "We had committed our sport to a degree of integrity...
  • Nicholas Serota in Times Online
    None of the artists is in any way trying to be sensationalist,said Sir Nicholas Serota, the director of Tate and chairman of the jury. "They are trying to deal with the issues of the 21st century."

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