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Are they the same? What do they mean?

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I was one of the most experienced. All of us were judged by our ability to rake muck. The head muckraker was Frederica Jansz...

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One who investigates and exposes issues of corruption that often violate widely held values.

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  • thanks you. @Jen please pay attention to @UserID: he understood the question and provided a clear definition. +1 Mar 4, 2011 at 14:42
  • That's a hugely tendentious definition! Did coverage of the former governor of California or the two former governors of New York -- "muckraking" in almost anyone's vocabulary -- "expose issues of corruption"? Jul 6, 2011 at 21:06

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