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History's Greatest Muckrakers

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Rated 3 points - posted 10 years ago by JDBLists in category Other.
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Upton Sinclair Report Abuse
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Without Upton, we wouldn't have There will be Blood. That's enough to earn a top spot on this list.
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Nellie Bly Report Abuse
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In the late 19th century, Nellie faked insanity in order to write about an asylum from the inside. Either she was one of the most courageous people ever, or she wasn't faking.
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Frank Norris Report Abuse
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Ralph Nader Report Abuse
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Jeremy Scahill Report Abuse
Although a newbie his books and reporting on drones strikes used to murder innocent civilians mainly women and children. He challenges governments policies during global endless war on terror.
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Morgan Spurlock Report Abuse
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Morgan's "Supersize Me" documentary proved that the days of self-destructive muckraking aren't a thing of the past. Keep it up!
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Julian Assange Report Abuse
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Gary Webb Report Abuse
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Helen Hunt Jackson Report Abuse
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William Thomas Stead Report Abuse
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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Report Abuse
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Maybe they should be separated on the list, but in all honesty, most people know them collectively as Woodward and Bernstein anyway. Possibly the best known of any American muckrakers.
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Keith Olbermann Report Abuse
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Keith earns a top spot for his relentless vitriol. He may not come across as the most courageous of muckrakers, but he definitely deserves a mention for being the most disdainful towards the people he criticizes.
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Helen Hunt Jackson Report Abuse
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Michael Moore Report Abuse
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