Framing the medi

The progressive blogosphere is embroiled in a debate over what to call the traditional media. Currently in vogue for both the right and left is MSM (or mainstream media). Sean-Paul at the Agonist believes that the term is unnecessarily pejorative and ought to more explicitly reflect corporate influence, the Left Coaster disagrees, arguing that "corporate" doesn't have a negative connotation for most folks, while Ellen at BOPnews writes that "institutional media" might bridge the gap and suggest a snooty in-crowd while framing progressive media as "and" as opposed to "other." What do you think? Send suggestions to Peek and we'll publish as many as we can fit... (Agonist...Left Coaster...BOPnews)

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