Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 11:13:38 -0400 From: Gregory {Greg} Downing Subject: Re: FAMILY NAME (film review); Media-cracy At 10:21 AM 9/4/97 -0400, you (Barry Popik) wrote: >MEDIA-CRACY > > 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? > I don't know if the word was coined there or not, but _Mediacracy_ is the title of a Kevin Phillips book (1975). I've seen the word a few times in the popular press in the last year or two. Someone with access to NEXIS may wish to search it. Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]