Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Mainstream Media

Ambrose Bierce update for the new millenium:

mainstream media, n.p., (often abbreviated MSM), refers generally to "old media" (e.g., newspapers) as opposed to "new media" (e.g., the blogosphere), but refers specifically to those newspapers, news magazines, and television news programs that have an allegedly liberal bias. The mainstream media includes the New York Times, the Washington Post, and ABC News, but does not include Fox News, the Washington Times, or any talk radio. Oddly, the term "mainstream media" is typically used by those who would consider the viewpoint of "mainstream media" to be "outside the mainstream".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The term "mainstream media" is old news. The new term is "driveby media." There may be some truth to the term!