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Newstainment is the product of 24 hour news stations which are a combination of news and entertainment. The news portions fill in the space between the entertainment which is what gets the viewers. Some stations like to also use exaggeration, innuendo and deceptive practices like splicing stock footage of crowds into a story to make it look more newsworthy. They all have a slant to one ideology or another but that is mainly to appeal to their newstainment audience who do not like hearing confusing viewpoints that disagree with or are different than their own. Negative news stories about the ideological opposition is a staple of Newstainment.
"Did you see the newstainment piece on the tea party rally? The crowd there was huge, now that is entertainment errr news."

"Did you see how rude Kanye West was when he grabbed the microphone from Taylor Swift and said that Beyonce should of won the MTV VMA right in the middle of Taylor Swifts' acceptance speech?"

"No, where did you see that?"

"It was on the 24 hr newstainment channels for 20 hours a day last week. How could you have missed it! Oh yeah I think they also mentioned something about that psycho Osama releasing another tape, not too sure though."
by JohnnyCrackCorn February 4, 2010
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Employees and ‘guests’ of major corporate broadcast radio, tv and cable organizations whose primary function is to generate cash flow by manipulating and sensationalizing any information, and, whenever possible, do so to also undermine President Obama, destroy the American middle class, erode Medicare/Medicaid, privatize Social Security, and continue to undermine the American economy if that’s what it takes to defeat President Obama and Democratic candidates in 2012.
Rachel Maddow's lie about President Obama's support of equal rights for LGBT American citizens is one example of a Newstainer.

The intentional efforts by the Republicans to default on the Nation's deficit and Fox Newstainer's support of all things TeaParty aka Republican Party.

The intentional, comprehensive efforts by the Koch Brothers to destroy Social Security and Medicare and all the Newstainers, and Foundation and Congressional persons whom they support with their donations.
by understandinglife June 26, 2011
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Employees and guests of major corporate broadcast radio, tv and cable organization whose primary function is to generate cash flow by manipulating and sensationalizing information, and, whenever possible, do so in a way to undermine politicians.
rush limbaugh is a newstainer. Or Keith Olbermann is a newstainer.
by dar4bo June 26, 2011
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