muckraking[ muhk-reyk ]SEE DEFINITION OF muckraking
Synonyms for muckraking
- black eye
- dirty linen
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MUCKRAKING
The muckraking added to it aroused a spirit against all success in business, whether the methods pursued were honest or not.
Muckraking was just beginning in those days, and a prying reformer came to live for a while at the Greasy Spoon.
The popular printed magazines in America had their heydey in the muckraking period about ten years ago.
I wish I'd had all the facts about who this red-haired female Machiavelli was—what a piece of muckraking it would have made!
Muckraking began with the exposure of vice; men like Heney, Lindsey, Folk founded their reputations on the fight against it.
One, however, was sent to the Eastern magazine which had dispatched our muckraking hero to the Golden Gate.
The time had come, he added, to stop "muckraking" and proceed to the constructive work of removing the abuses that had grown up.
Then it went daffy over the muckraking magazine exposures, and threw out all the proprietary copy.
It needn't be a muckraking paper, need it, forever smelling out something rotten, and exploiting it in big headlines?
I don't believe young Mr. Surtaine will have enough money left to indulge in the luxury of muckraking, after that.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR MUCKRAKING
- running down
- smear campaign