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  • "Scurrilous" attacks which were devoid of any factual basis, and irresponsible utterances, were unhelpful "as we handle the sensitive task of building a new system from the rubble of the apartheid society that we inherited eight years 'ago".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • While researching "Slinging Mud: Rude Nicknames, Scurrilous Slogans, and Insulting Slang from Two Centuries of American Politics," I discovered that although the details change with each election cycle, the overall themes-corruption, incompetence, extremism, warmongering, ignorance, wasting taxpayer money-tend to stay the same.

    12 Classic Political Insults

  • Scurrilous rumours today suggest Bebé had simply not been playing well enough in training, but surely the truth is that Ferg was simply employing his infamous mind games, implying the Special In Their Own Way Selection put out by City were so poor that the midfielder was not even required.

    Watching EastEnders, and The Elite Squad

  • Scurrilous political smears clogging cyberspace are now everyone's right -- and were specifically put on the same level in the case's decision as the writers of The Federalist Papers (published anonymously, at the time).

    Chris Weigant: My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

  • Scurrilous jokes, health crises and family dysfunction; scudding, scurrying music and a sharp, colloquial text came together in a stylish production conducted by Elgar Howarth, directed by Neil Armfield and designed, using nothing more than an enormous LED lightboard box, by Brian Thomson.

    Bliss; BBC Prom 61: Hänsel and Gretel

  • Scurrilous enemies of all that composed “America,” the idea, not the geography.

    With all my heart, I hope this will be my last political word.

  • Scurrilous things have been said before, but they're usually said by aides, and the fact -- or by spokespeople.

    CNN Transcript Jul 22, 2008

  • Scurrilous barbs and sharp-tongued insults are routinely tossed back and forth through cyberspace from one Jewish blogger to another, appearing in long threads in the sections reserved for reader comments.

    2007 June | Jewschool

  • PHOTO: Scurrilous illiberal attack on drug taking.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Scurrilous name-calling is another refuge of scoundrels that shouldn't be tolerated or allowed to deter our committed assault against the forces of darkness that will destroy us unless we stand firmly against them.

    The Power of Israel in the United States

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