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The Economist June 11th 2022 United States
sully (ˈsʌlɪ) v. 败坏，玷污，弄脏
His reputation, he said, had been unfairly sullied by half-truths and innuendos.
Congressional hearings have provided some of the great dramas of American politics. A Senate probe in 1923 into the corrupt sale of oil leases at Teapot Dome,Wyoming, sullied the reputation of President Warren Harding and was considered “the greatest and most sensational scandal”. Then the Watergate hearings, in 1973, raised the bar. Tens of millions of people tuned in to watch live broadcasts of Richard Nixon’s slow-drip demise.
国会听证会提供了美国政治的一些精彩场面。 1923 年，参议院对怀俄明州茶壶山石油租赁的腐败出售进行了调查，该事件败坏了沃伦·哈丁总统的声誉，被视为当时“最大、最轰动的丑闻”。 然后，1973 年的水门事件听证会提高了阻挠程度。 数以千万计的人收看了理查德·尼克松缓慢死亡垮台的现场直播。
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