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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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.S.
The new reporting, which actually counts the early muckrackers as its predecessors, works harder at making a point that the reader can grab than giving all parties to the dispute equal space in the story.