To write or broadcast in a maudlin, excessively emotional way. Word coined in honour of the BBC's Feargal Keane. Similar to keening, only more sanctimonious.
A hideous keaning sound filled the airwaves.
In this issue of the Independent, Robert Fisk keanes about damage to Hizbollah. Luckily, this is hidden behind a subscribers-only firewall in the online version.
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