'The Man With The Muck Rake'

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What is a muckraker? Muckrakers were investigative journalists who wrote exposés about corruption in politics and business. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt made a speech called “The Man with the Muck Rake”, about investigative journalists. “To assail the great and admitted evils of our political and industrial life with such crude and sweeping generalizations as to include decent men in the general condemnation means the searing of the public conscience”. He began calling these types of writers muckrakers. A name which had began to influence society 's views negatively. Writers who used their exaggerated works to expose corruptions,and injustice now had their own label, as people who destroyed others morals. Though most people began

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