Mainstream Media - Alternative Terms

Alternative Terms

Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Democratic blog Daily Kos, argues that by calling old media mainstream, new media is inherently marginalized, and thus prefers to use the term "traditional media" instead.

Lamestream media, a pun based on replacing the word "main" with "lame" in the word "mainstream," is a pejorative alternative term. Sarah Palin has been widely reported referring to lamestream media, notably during her participation in the Tea Party Express, in the context of what she perceives as misrepresentation of the Tea Party movement by the media.

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