puff piece

noun

chiefly US, informal + disapproving
: a story, news report, etc., that praises someone or something too much
The story was just another puff piece to help the mayor get reelected.

Examples of puff piece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Washington Post came under fire Monday for publishing what critics called a fawning puff piece about a Palestinian terror cell in the West Bank. Yael Halon, Fox News, 8 Aug. 2023 This is no puff piece, though. Wired Staff, WIRED, 31 Mar. 2023

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“Puff piece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puff%20piece. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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