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Noun: muckraking  'múk,rey-king
  1. The exposure of scandal (especially about public figures)
    "This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"
Verb: muckrake  'múk,reyk
  1. Explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures
    "This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"

Type of: break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, exposure, give away, lay bare, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

Encyclopedia: Muckraking