muckraking

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n muckraking the exposure of scandal (especially about public figures)
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Usage

In literature:

There was muckraking and agitation.
"The Pivot of Civilization" by Margaret Sanger
But since ye prefer it this way, ye muckrake, faith, I'll be humouring you.
"Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini
You forget you are talking to the champion female muckraker of the country.
"The Machine" by Upton Sinclair
A loyal Adopted Son of California, a novelist and muckraker, returned a few years ago to the beloved land of his adoption.
"The Native Son" by Inez Haynes Irwin
Pete, you'll have to be muckraking this island before we get through.
"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore
The popular printed magazines in America had their heydey in the muckraking period about ten years ago.
"The Photoplay" by Hugo Münsterberg
The journalist might well exchange the muckrake for the pick and dig it out.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
The muckrakers did that with their magazine articles.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
It offers every man real riches if only he will now and then quit his muckraking or pause from paying his life for a cap and bells.
"Some Spring Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
A somewhat similar experiment was concerned with a magazine editor and a life-size mannikin made up to resemble a muckraker.
"The Patient Observer" by Simeon Strunsky
It isn't in you to go muckraking in the past of the man Sheba is going to marry.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Against that evil muckraking ought to be directed.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
How come a muckraking newspaperman like you never turned up anything on them, Gordon?
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
But there's a magazine muckraker among them.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
I was almost a muckraker now.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
The muckraker had not yet lifted his voice in the land.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
Truthfully, it was happening more and more; this was the third time in eight months that a major muckraking piece had been axed.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
By the second day we had ceased to be human and had begun to act like muckrakers.
"Abroad at Home" by Julian Street
MUCKRAKER: One who sits on the fence and defames American enterprise as it marches by.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
What our modern muckrakers might make of a proceeding like this now, deponent knoweth not.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley
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In news:

Now known as the Washington face of Fox News, Brit Hume back in the 1970s was a staffer for muckraker Jack Anderson.
BARRE — Craig P Shibley, who calls himself "Barre Muckraker" on his blog, was recently accused of unspecified online and in-person threats against unnamed town officials.
A Muckraker Gets the David Simon Treatment in Treme.
He was the last of the old-fashioned muckrakers .
He believed as a matter of theology that life is an eternal struggle between good and evil, and that the First Amendment was quite literally a divinely inspired charter that sanctioned his muckraking mission.
Muckraking journalist on 'The American Way Of Eating'.
Muckraking 'The Ambassador' blends laughter, outrage.
"He was a bridge for the muckrakers of a century ago and the crop that came out of Watergate," said Mark Feldstein, Anderson's biographer and a journalism professor at George Washington University.
Muckraking Is Permitted, Student Editors Learn, but Just a Bit.
When I was young, I couldn't get enough of Nellie Bly 's muckraking exposés and refusal to be held back because she was a woman.
Don't adopt ex-wife's muckraking tactics.
RALPH NADER'S name used to be synonymous with consumer advocacy and corporate muckraking.
Don't adopt ex-wife 's muckraking tactics.
Eric Schlosser revisits his muckraking epic Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal for The Daily Beast, writing that while some things are better, too much hasn't changed in the ten years since its publication.
How Jacob Riis went from the muck to muckraker.
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