n.— «The path to Academy Award victory, however, is beset with many dangers, quite apart from the pressures of walking the red carpet. As Slumdog has grown to be more and more of an Oscar contender, the murky Hollywood art of “sliming” seems to have swung into action. A spate of negative stories about Slumdog has erupted: local Hollywood newspapers claim the film is “poverty porn,” that it somehow insults Mumbai slum dwellers and that its actors have been ripped off and exploited.» —“Oscar’s dirty tricks” by John Harlow Times (London, England) Feb. 22, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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