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  • n  behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame

  • In American popular culture, just emerging from the Eisenhower '50s, such gaudy shamelessness was still a surprise.
  • And he does it here with a stoned shamelessness, an absolute refusal of self-comprehension that is near awesome.
  • Instead, he has pursued a strategy that is one of the most confounding--and contagious--developments in public life: aggressive shamelessness.
News & Articles

  • After repeated controversies, Al Sharpton is still smokin'
    In a culture that increasingly rewards shamelessness, the Rev. Al Sharpton got in on the ground floor and has been cashing in on his access ever since. In a healthy society, Sharpton might be on parole now — not the must-get guest for “Meet the Press” and “Today” on issues of racial justice.
    July 19, 2013 - The Kansas City Star

  • James Henry Webb in Media Matters for America
    Elsewhere, Bozell was certain the Post had committed an egregious sin -- "a display of utter shamelessness" -- when the paper unquestioningly published a campaign dispatch quoting Webb saying, "I don't think it's right to use someone's...
  • Lynne Featherstone in Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal
    Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, said after the meeting: "Being sorry must be about deeds more than words. By refusing to take responsibility, Haringey's ruling councillors have shown a shamelessness that will...
  • Bao Tong in BBC News
    The party's "attempts to conceal the truth about the past only serve to reveal their weaknesses and their shamelessness", Mr Bao said.

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