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muckraking

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmuckrakingmuck‧rak‧ing /ˈmʌk-reɪkɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  TCNAMTthe 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 adjectivemuckraker noun [countable]
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muckrakinga muckraking, gossipy magazineA war of words continued for months, the defeated candidates complaining of unfair muckraking.
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