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drive-by media

Media professionals who "spray" a bunch of repetitive misstatements, mistaken and misinterpreted news reports to cause excitement and confusion. They then figuratively "drive off" leaving the cleanup of their mess and hysteria to others, to correct and properly explain and interpret.


  • This term has been used by Rush Limbaugh during his national radio program to typically describe elements of the mainstream media as similar to drive-by shooters.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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drive-by mediaMedia that provides broad or misleading statements in quick succession without context or explanation.
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