Muckraker

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Muckraker

A term for a journalist or other person who exposes corruption, especially in business or politics. The term has had both positive and negative connotations throughout its history. In the positive sense, muckrakers are thought to champion truth by exposing corruption. In the negative sense, the term connotes a person who is willing to compromise truth for a good story. That is, some muckrakers may exaggerate or in some cases simply make up their allegations.
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That contradiction festers at the heart of Herman's book, and what he ends up with is part travel story, part environmental and political muckracking, part social excavation.
"We keep [the magazine] tough so we can compete with other muckracking publications," Baldwin says.
Asked if she was the target of Bikoy's exposes, Duterte surmised that she was, explaining that it was already too late to subject her father to muckracking since he is now the president.