Major television networks and newspapers. Most mainstream media outlets are biased right or left but pretend to be neutral. Abreviated msm
I used to watch CNN, but i got tired of mainstream media propaganda
by spantheman July 21, 2008
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A term used by people who get all of their "news" and "information" from youtube, to describe any source offering facts that don't comport with the nonsense they've been consuming. More hardcore idiots will use the acronym MSM because they reference the mainstream media so much.
I went to buy some light bulbs and the cashier started telling me about how the mainstream media is covering up UFOs. When I told him I didn't have time to talk, he told me I had been "blue pilled."
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Refers to the major tv networks, radio stations, magazines and newspapers who are tightly regulated and controlled by governments and the elite in order to mislead, brainwash and control the masses.
Kelly: “I’m really scared about COVID, they said on the tv that cases were up 50% in the last week”.
Ben: “Oh don’t take any notice, it’s just Mainstream Media nonsense”.
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Any broadcast, print, or online news sources that Sarah Palin disagrees with.
Any type of media that isn't run by a fringe right-wing or left-wing blogger is considered to be mainstream media.
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The most widely consumed media networks and publications in the West. Often they're either neoliberal or conservative and their views follow moneyed interests. The mainstream media is where most low-information voters get their politics from.

Definitely not abbreviated "MSM" (more commonly understood as "Men who have sex with men")
The Mainstream Media is so out-of-touch with the working class!
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A pejorative used by dumb right-wingers that get their information through Facebook memes and YouTube conspiracy theorists
I hate to break it to you, hillbilly, but credible sources that actually fact check are a part of the mainstream media
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A common form of worldwide brainwashing which influences weak-willed people across the globe and is committed to spreading propoganda and fake news. Whether they’re left-wing or right-wing, the rats in charge of these organizations are cowards who simply yearn to watch the world burn in order to make a quick buck.

Never trust them.
CNN: “I’M OFFENDED, HOW DARE YOU SPEAK YOUR OPINION.”

FOX NEWS: “IT’S NOT MAKING ME ENOUGH MONEY, SO IT HAS TO GO.”

Sane Individual: “Take all mainstream media gossip with a grain of salt and think for yourself. Always speak your mind (in an appropriate setting), and make a living doing what you love, —but remain humble and don’t be greedy.”
by TheSleeperThatHaunts October 28, 2020
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