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panderer

1) a person who panders or solicits for a prostitute. 2) some politicians catering to special interests. (See: pander)

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Rock's newly ascendant cult of the auteur disdained mainstream pop stars as panderers, robbed of masculine creativity by middlebrow handlers at whose insistence they produced diluted versions of black originals.
The mimos, be it the poet or the woman, is "a panderer of reflections, a destroyer of forms" and a threat to the established values s/he mimics (Diamond 1997: v).
It led them to regard Beyala, who moves easily between France and Cameroon, as an arrivist, a panderer to right-wing prejudices and a trivializer (Beti 43-46).
For instance, he tells the panderer Verdiana that he must lock the uscio to his house for fear of what might wind up on his head ("quello che mi potrebbe tornare in capo," 2.
Even though he is afraid that he did not behave as an exemplary white male hunter, "that iron-nerved panderer to what a woman expects," Mary herself reassures her husband that she "understands" about not keeping too close to the gerenuk (65, 106-107, 179).
A panderer can be defined as someone who serves or caters to the passions or plans of others, often to make money.
Charlton, in what Gross calls "the fullest defense of Shylock ever undertaken by a reputable scholar," similarly separates Shakespeare into the witting panderer to the Jew-hating mob and the artist who, "albeit unconsciously and perhaps quite unrecognizably to his contemporary audiences," modified the nature of his Jew into a kind of crypto-hero.
At the same time, mimesis, from the mime linked at its origins to female actors (Case 29), (7) is also the process of becoming "an other," "a shapeshifting Proteus, a panderer of reflections, a destroyer of forms," the mimesis of reflecting redefinition (Diamond v).
Not this 68-year-old knighted bloke currently running Old Trafford, the panderer to greedy footballers and apologist for even greedier owners.
It regards the overzealous officer of the law as a greater danger to the community than the unpunished murderer or embezzler or panderer.
One fellow merchant defaced it with yellow paint and tar and the Echo's sister paper the Western Mail ran an editorial describing Batchelor as "a traitor to the Crown, a reviler of the aristocracy, a hater of the clergy, a panderer to the multitude.
Worse, it seems that anyone who attempts to create a sense of racial unity is attacked and labeled a sellout and puppet (if you are a black conservative) or liberal panderer seeking to soothe your moral conscience (if you are white).