muck-raking


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muck-raking

1. adjective Characterized by trying to find out unpleasant information about someone, so as to damage his or her public reputation. (Used before a noun.) I think your "newspaper" is just gossipy trash written by muck-raking vultures.
2. noun The act of gathering such information. I hate the muck-raking that goes on ad nauseum during an election season.
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The smell of sleaze will just not go away and with the General Election set for May more muck-raking is inevitable.
This is neither the place nor the time for recrimination and muck-raking, however.
IF The Sun had been operating at the turn of the 19th Century, their stock in muck-raking trade, one imagines, would have been exposes of the private lives of The Romantic Poets.
WALES' most read blog, Arsembly sees itself as a Welsh equivalent of Guido Fawkes - the muck-raking Westminster political gossip site.
Certain muck-raking newspapers have reported that Dyer refused to play on the right of midfield because he thought it would harm his England chances, because he sees this season as an opportunity to claim the `Paul Scholes role' for himself.
what was the point of C4's hour-long muck-raking assault on Frankie Howerd?
Why was taxpayers' money thrown down the drain on this futile exercise in muck-raking and would Scotland Yard have put as much effort into the case if the alleged rapist had not been a well-known TV personality?
Former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, 83, gets 24 years for arranging murder by Mafia of a muck-raking journalist in 1979 - Blair probably knows how he felt.
I don't know exactly when it happened, but somewhere along the line, everything that Gecko -- the deal-making, money-taking, muck-raking scoundrel from the movie "Wall Street" -- stood for seems to have finally been put back in its rightful place.
As another example, she wonders how a leading journalism reference guide lists SJR, without offering any evidence, as one of journalism's "core" publications and why they call it "a lofty-thinking, intelligently written, and occasionally muck-raking example of regional journalism watchdogism" (William B.
There's not a lot of muck-raking going on, but it's not because there isn't any muck.
Art Club 2000's freewheeling corporate investigation combines the elegant muck-raking of Hans Haacke with a groovy Pop art sensibility.
A Rangers statement branded the documentary "a muck-raking exercise".