Word of the Day:
to search for an expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, especially in politics.
Ooo. In middle school, my greatest ambition was to start a political newspaper called The Muckraker. (So glad I crossed that off my career list…)
“We can’t be afraid,” she said valiantly from her position on top of the desk. “We are reporters! We have to be willing to muckrake, to stand up and expose the ugly truth for what it is!”
The other girls cheered.
“Mrs. French is a filthy hypocrite!” she continued. “And I, for one, will not stand for it any longer! I will not sit idly by and let such corruption infiltrate our sacred educational institute! Now get out there, girls, and write me a story!”
The next day, on the front page of Mullen High School’s newspaper, the following headline shouted at readers:
SCANDAL: Mrs. French—Known Advocate For Mullen’s Heroic Anti-Tree Nut Policy—Found To Be Hiding Secret Snack Stash Containing Almonds, Pecans, Peanuts, and Walnuts!