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Synonyms for muckraker

one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)

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Obama said Tuesday the documents shared by the muck-raking whistle-blower website WikiLeaks with the New York Times, Britain's The Guardian and Germany's Der Spiegel contained nothing new or surprising.
It's constant muck-raking from Labour MPs who won't live up to their responsibility in making a number of promises with money they didn't have," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.
Mr Clegg dismissed claims that ministers had been swayed by Mr Cook's lobbying as "absurd", adding: "It's constant muck-raking from Labour MPs who won't live up to their own responsibility in making a number of promises with money they didn't have.
The smell of sleaze will just not go away and with the General Election set for May more muck-raking is inevitable.
This is neither the place nor the time for recrimination and muck-raking, however.
IF The Sun had been operating at the turn of the 19th Century, their stock in muck-raking trade, one imagines, would have been exposes of the private lives of The Romantic Poets.
Both are annoyed by hanger-on Josh (a very funny Josh Millican) and a muck-raking reporter (Jill Hartwell).
WALES' most read blog, Arsembly sees itself as a Welsh equivalent of Guido Fawkes - the muck-raking Westminster political gossip site.
Certain muck-raking newspapers have reported that Dyer refused to play on the right of midfield because he thought it would harm his England chances, because he sees this season as an opportunity to claim the `Paul Scholes role' for himself.
what was the point of C4's hour-long muck-raking assault on Frankie Howerd?
Tambiah's book was banned in Sri Lanka, and its argument that ethnic-chauvinist monks betray their own Buddhist values was dismissed as mere muck-raking.
Former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, 83, gets 24 years for arranging murder by Mafia of a muck-raking journalist in 1979 - Blair probably knows how he felt.
I don't know exactly when it happened, but somewhere along the line, everything that Gecko -- the deal-making, money-taking, muck-raking scoundrel from the movie "Wall Street" -- stood for seems to have finally been put back in its rightful place.