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muckraker (noun) – One who searches for and exposes misconduct in public life.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Circa 1600, “one who rakes muck,” from muck + rake. Meaning “one who inquires into and publishes scandal and allegations of corruption among political and business leaders,” popularized 1906 in speech by President Theodore Roosevelt, in reference to “man … with a Muckrake in his hand” in Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” (1684) who seeks worldly gain by raking filth.

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