The accusation that Makaburi encouraged young men to kill Americans touched a nerve—and did not elicit a denial.
In addition to that accusation, Peres was for a long time viewed as a politician interested only in furthering his own position.
Schwartz quickly denied it, but the accusation itself—akin to "When did you stop beating your wife?"
No bruised feelings involved, no accusation of an -ism, and no conceivable way of salvaging the “brand.”
Any accusation is guaranteed to bring media scrutiny, and the accuser risks ostracization on campus.
He was not prepared with any answer, though he hotly resented every word of her accusation.
But Ruth's sensibilities were too shocked to feel the accusation.
In this there was something that almost amounted to an accusation against the Squire.
As has been remarked, this despair was natural, but the accusation was unjust.
He accused Madison of cheating Erskine and repeated the accusation.