lamestream

[ leym-streem ]
/ ˈleɪmˌstrim /
Informal:

adjective

noting or relating to traditional print and broadcast media, when regarded as lacking the fairness, creativity, etc., of independent online news sources.
noting or relating to a person or thing that has achieved mainstream popularity but is perceived as no longer original, creative, etc.

noun

traditional print and broadcast media, when regarded as lacking fairness, creativity, etc.: The lamestream has suppressed information about the suicides.

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Origin of lamestream

2005–10; lame1 (in the sense “inadequate, unsatisfactory”) + (main)stream
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British Dictionary definitions for lamestream

lamestream
/ (ˈleɪmˌstriːm) /

noun

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 for lamestream

C21: from lame 1 (sense 5) + mainstream
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