Why is the word 'scandal' used to describe certain activites within the institutions of banks, journalists et al?
Everywhere from the lowliest of tabloids to the headiest of political commentators insist in using a word that really deserves its place in something you may or may not find 'morally objectionable', depending on your sensibilities and nothing else.
Something like buggering off with your best mate's wife, out of wedlock children, shotgun-weddings and all that.
Some of us will find some of these things 'scandalous' others won't.
However, re banks etc, while there's a consensus something illegal has went on, they still they prefer to fall back on this wooly, rather forgiving term other than something more appropriate such as 'criminal activity'.
I mean do they say 'murder scandal', or even 'shoplifting scandal'?
Everyone's complicit here, and its about time they stopped.