"Corrupt News Media"

Reply Tue 18 Jun, 2019 04:31 am
What does "News Media" mean here? Does "News Media" include NYTimes, WashingtonPost, FoxNews... all newspapers and other media in United States?

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Jewels Vern
Reply Tue 18 Jun, 2019 06:19 am
"Media" means middle. A reporter observes something and reports it to his employer. The employer decides to publicize it, so a news reader reads the story on a tv show, or a printer prints the story in a newspaper. You hear or read the story. Everything between the observation and you is in the middle, so any part of it, or the entire process, is called "media".

In printing, paper and ink are "media". In photography, all the equipment used to bring a scene to your eyes is called "media". On any highway, the line in the middle of the road is called "median". Median is singular and media is plural.
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Reply Tue 18 Jun, 2019 03:17 pm
In this instance, President Trump is referring to any form of media (magazines, newspapers, television, radio) which gives an unflattering report on something he has done. He wants all stories about him and his administration and family to be 100% positive. If it is not done that way, he says they are "failing" or " corrupt " or "fake". Sometimes all of them.
cicerone imposter
Reply Tue 18 Jun, 2019 08:11 pm
"Media" is the private or government domain to share information with the public.
the main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet) regarded collectively:
"their demands were publicized by the media"
plural form of medium
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Reply Wed 19 Jun, 2019 06:31 am
Thank you.
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Reply Wed 19 Jun, 2019 06:50 am
@Jewels Vern,
Jewels Vern wrote:

"Media" means middle.

Not it doesn't.


noun (2), often attributive

plural medias

Definition of media (Entry 2 of 4)
1 : a medium of cultivation, conveyance, or expression
//Air is a media that conveys sound.

especially : medium sense 2b

2a singular or plural in construction : mass media

b medias plural : members of the mass media

Merriam Webster


[ mee-dee-uh ]SHOW IPA

1a plural of medium.

2(usually used with a plural verb) the means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, that reach or influence people widely:
The media are covering the speech tonight.


3pertaining to or concerned with such means:
a job in media research.

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