Saturday, April 15, 2017

MuckRacker Progressives march towards FAKE Media

 Today's Muckrackers still inclined behind their good intentions to leave behind the logical progression of thought

The origin of the popCULT agenda media....or FAKE NEWS #fakeNEWS

The term muckraker was used in the Progressive Era to characterize reform-minded American journalists who attacked established institutions and leaders as corrupt. They typically had large audiences in some popular magazines.

The main goal of the Muckrakers was to raise awareness of social injustices, inequality, corruption and the abuse of political power in order to bring about reform. ... The bribery and corruption of politicians and the political machines. The rights of workers and their working conditions.

Who was the most important muckraker?

Upton Sinclair - The Jungle. ...
Ida Tarbell - The History of the Standard Oil Company. ...
Jacob Riis - How the Other Half Lives. ...
Lincoln Steffens - The Shame of the Cities. ...
Ray Stannard Baker - The Right to Work. ...
John Spargo - The Bitter Cry of Children.

What is the difference between yellow journalism and muckraking?
Examples of Yellow Journalism would be by William Randolph Hearst. He was a leading newspaper publisher. He is most famous for the New York Journal. A "muckraker" is a journalist who tries to expose corruption of businesses or government to the public. It was a journalist associated with the progressive movement.Sep 22, 2010 
from Tony Venuti Blog author   (bad EXAMPLE) this definition taken from random search written by more progressives

Let me also mention that it was Teddy Roosevelt, in 1906, who called these writers "muckrakers." The term is derived from a character in a book by Bunyan called The Pilgrim's Progress. (main character, Christian). In this book there is a character who sweeps up garbage and slime --or muck--off the floor with a rake. TR applied this term "muckraker" to the journalists because it seemed to him that they delighted in following others around and exposing every little thing that was wrong. Thus they accentuated the negative, and possibly blew things out of proportion and distorted the truth. They were sensationalistic. In any event, the phrase was meant to be a putdown or pejorative. Nevertheless, it stuck, and today the phrase muckraker has become respectable and refers to someone who
gives a journalistic or literary expose, or it can refer to a whistle-blower.

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