muckraker

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Synonyms for muckraker

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

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The result, in Horowitz's words, was a "return to the Jungle," where an exploited, transient, largely immigrant work force faces conditions comparable to those chronicled in turn-of-the-century Chicago by muckracker Upton Sinclair.
Sounding similar to a progressive era muckracker attacking the arrogance, privilege and elitism of government officials, Harkin attacked the Senate in general as an aristocratic body concerned with personal power: "I believe each Senator needs to give up a little of our pride, a little of our prerogatives, .
The Times not the Post has been the real muckracker.
Rabbis are pastors and prophets, managers and muckrackers, continuity and change-agents.
First, he contended, were "critical educators," such as Paul Goodman, John Holt, and Jonathan Kozol, writing in the mid and late 1960s, who "wrote more as muckrackers crying for increased sensitivity and 'better' treatment of children or reverence for learning than as analysts providing a coherent explanation of why U.