Like its New York counterpart, Gotham, Binn's new title is a buckraker
, not a muckraker.
By making journalists more vulnerable to public scrutiny, universal disclosure would not only tend to deter conflicts-of-interest; it would also deter the more insidious effects of the buckraker culture.
Suitably, the best term for this practice--"buckraking"--was coined by The New Republic, where several buckrakers mold their office hours around their camera calls and speaking engagements.
the majority of the outside cash is largely generated by a backlash against Obama and his policies.
As far as I can see, the only good that has come from this growing indifference is that the buckrakers
, the Washington journalists who peddle their punditry on the lecture circuit, are seeing their speaking fees shrink.
Some of the buckrakers
emphasize their God-given right to charge what the traffic will bear, regardless of the fallout.