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lamestream

[leym-streem] /ˈleɪmˌstrim/ Informal:
adjective
1.
noting or relating to traditional print and broadcast media, when regarded as lacking the fairness, creativity, etc., of independent online news sources.
2.
noting or relating to a person or thing that has achieved mainstream popularity but is perceived as no longer original, creative, etc.
noun
3.
traditional print and broadcast media, when regarded as lacking fairness, creativity, etc.:
The lamestream has suppressed information about the suicides.
Origin of lamestream
2005-2010
2005-10; lame1 (in the sense “inadequate, unsatisfactory”) + (main)stream
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lamestream

/ˈleɪmˌstriːm/
noun
1.
(informal)
  1. the traditional media such as newspapers, television, and radio, considered by some people as old-fashioned and gullible when compared to online news sources such as blogs
  2. (as modifier): the lamestream media
Word Origin
C21: from lame1 (sense 5) + mainstream
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