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muckraker


She established herself as a muckraker with a an expose that alleged...
  one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another — especially publication of corruption
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  • She established herself as a muckraker with a an expose that alleged...
  • [O]nline muckraker Matt Drudge modestly declared on MSNBC that the incident marked "the beginning of a second media century."
    James Poniewozik  --  Time, 2003 — Let’s Spin One For the Gipper  --  http://www.time.com/time/columnist/poniewozik/article/0,9565,539195,00.html(retrieved 11/21/09)
  • The Wynand papers—that stronghold of yellow journalism, vulgarity, corruption and muckraking, that organized insult to public taste and decency, that intellectual underworld ruled by a man who has less conception of principles than a cannibal—the Wynand papers are the proper champions of Howard Roark, and Howard Roark is their rightful hero.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Throughout the nation there arose a remarkable array of reformers, muckrakers and good-government movements, represented in the Senate by a new breed of idealists and independents, men of ability and statesmanship who would have ranked with the more famous names of an earlier day.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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  • He saw himself as a muckraking gadfly and had mortgaged his brownstone five times to keep The Phoenix going.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
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Associated words [difficulty]:   muckraker [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Business, Public Policy & Politics, Law
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