Media-cracy is a combination of "media" and "democracy" made to sound

like "mediocrity."

I've seen it before in the Daily News, and it's in today's Daily News, 3

September 1997, pg. 41, col. 4:

JANE LEEVES: Faults tabloid media-cracy for Diana's death.

Media-cracy is not in the HDAS H-O. Has it caught on recently?