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muckraking

noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
muck‧rak‧ing [uncountable]
TCN the practice of telling or writing unpleasant and perhaps untrue stories about people's private lives, especially famous people:
Two of the candidates complained of unfair muckraking during the election campaign.
muckraking adjective
muckraker noun [countable]

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