presstitute

[ pres-ti-toot, ‐tyoot ]
/ ˈprɛs tɪˌtut, ‐ˌtyut /

noun Slang: Disparaging.

a journalist or media source whose news coverage is considered to be inappropriately influenced by business interests, political motives, etc. (often used attributively): claims made by the industry and trumpeted by the corporate presstitute media.

Nearby words

  1. pressoreceptive,
  2. pressoreceptor,
  3. pressosensitive,
  4. pressroom,
  5. pressrun,
  6. pressure,
  7. pressure altimeter,
  8. pressure altitude,
  9. pressure cabin,
  10. pressure center

Origin of presstitute

1950–55; press1 + (pros)titute (with reference to journalists selling their morals for cash)

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