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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

MuckRaker

A muckraker is an individual who seeks to expose or reveal corruption of businesses or government to the public. The term originates from writers of the Progressive movement in America who wanted to expose corruption and scandals in government and business. Muckrakers often wrote about the wretchedness of urban life and poverty, and against the established institutions of society, such as big business.



And here I thought muckraker was a bad word. Guess not.
Those who received the email know what I am talking about.

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