Definition of lamestream in English:


noun & adjective

derogatory, informal
  • Used to refer contemptuously to the mainstream media.

    as adjective ‘why has the lamestream media been so silent on the issue?’
    ‘lamestream propaganda’
    as noun ‘the lamestream is entirely opposed to what normal Americans want’
    • ‘Did you see any of these pictures on the lamestream news? Of course not.’
    • ‘Why has the lamestream media been so silent on the issue?’
    • ‘If the lamestream news did its job informing people, the Patriot Act would have got shot down in Congress.’
    • ‘Nobody in the lamestream media bothers to explain all the intricacies of Fiji's political life.’
    • ‘Even the lamestream is burying the confession.’
    • ‘He obviously hasn't done his homework, yet goes on lamestream TV to demonstrate to the world his complete ignorance.’
    • ‘The lamestream is blowing this all out of proportion.’
    • ‘The lamestream media is still making excuses.’
    • ‘The lamestream media is going to spin their stories and give us false newscasts.’
    • ‘Most of the lamestream is acting as if the talks are real.’
    normal, conventional, ordinary, orthodox, conformist, accepted, established, recognized, common, usual, prevailing, popular
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Early 21st century: blend of lame and mainstream.