Not to be confused with Mediocracy.
Mediacracy, Mediastocracy or Mediarchy, literally The Rule of The Media is a form of government in which political power is concentrated within Mass Media. Mediacracy usually maintains itself democratic means and aligns with authoritarian ideologies.
Media has been noted as having a very significant influence within politics since 18th century, as noted by the concept of the Fourth Estate of which coining is attributed to the Classical Conservative writer and politician Edmund Burke (although others have been attributed the title). Showing the press as being a threat to traditional power structure of Europe of which was made up of three estates.The concept was later expanded upon in the 19th century, with the example being the Irish poet Oscar Wilde who wrote in his essay "The Soul of Man Under Socialism" the following:
With the introduction of the radio, television and later the internet in the 20th century the concept of media rule was later expanded upon. Including writers such as conservative political pundit Kevin P. Philips (who coined the term "Mediacracy"), Noam Chomsky, Right-Libertarian author Fabian Tassano (who argued that dumbing down of mass media is an effect that ultimately leads to a society of faux-egalitarianism) and neoreactionary blogger Mencius Moldbug (Who argued that the media (along with universities) ultimately have the power to decide the intellectual hegemony of entire countries a power previously afforded to religious institutions).
In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it is the only estate. It has eaten up the other three. The Lords Temporal say nothing, the The Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it. We are dominated by Journalism.
Mediacracy as a character is usually portrayed as either a stereotypical journalist or media tycoon. Often not the honest type.
In the United Kingdom, he generally skews conservative and is supportive of the Tory Party.
How to Draw
Mediacracy's design is based of the image of a radio tower.
- Draw a ball
- Color the inside of the ball blue
- Draw a radio tower with white
- Draw a black fedora
- Draw a notepad
- Add the eyes and you're done!
|Blue||#2331BC||35, 49, 188|
|White||#FFFFFF||255, 255, 255|
- Gerontocracy - Studies show old people usually watch tv for very long periods of time.
- Old Turkish TV Series - Dear viewers watch this soap opera because its cheap.
- 台灣八點檔 - Chinese viewers like to watch Taiwanese soap operas
because it's literally never-ending.
- Ceremonial Monarchism - Very good headline generator.
- Illuminatism - You keep the show running; I feed them the propaganda.
- Corporatocracy - You give me the money; I give you the ads.
- Ochlocracy - You tell me the gossip; I write the stories.
- State Liberalism - [Deleted] [Removed]
- Ingsoc - Minitrue doubleplusgood.
- Neoliberalism - My boss. We work along well to push forward his agenda.
- Neoconservatism - Whatever bullshit you're talking about when you head in we'll go ahead and support, and once people are sent back in bags, we'll stop talking and let you do your thing.
- Blairism - Please come back to us, we miss you so much.
- Liberal Feminism - Why always vote for men when you could vote for women?
Just not women we don't like of course.
- Hillaryism - You should've been the first female president, too bad those Bernie bros had to screw you over.
- Bushism - Say what you will about Bush, but at least we had an ADULT in the white house!
And please forget the Iraq War ever happened.
- Scientocracy - ACCORDING TO EXPERT SCIENTISTS...
You must not 'do your own research' when it comes to science.
- Hutu Power - Cut the tall trees!
- Democracy - Vote for [Our preferred candidate] *switches channel* vote for the other [preferred candidate]
- Democratism and/or Republicanism - We might support your campaign [When we feel like it].
- Toryism & Labourism - Same as above.
- CDUism & SPDism- Et cetera.
- Paleoconservatism - I keep getting complaints about you being "racist", but I'll still air you since you make me so much money.
- National Socialism - Goebbels taught me how to manipulate the masses, but now I will compare [insert politician] to you to make them look bad.
- Nordic Model - We'll give you some good press from time to time, just not your fans.
- Joe Biden - I loved you up until you withdrew from Afghanistan. Just why man?
- Zionism - Criticizing Israel is antisemitism!
Please don't pay attention to those dead Palestinian children over there.*switches channel* Free Palestine now!
- Anti-Fascism - Fiery but mostly peaceful protest. And riots were the voice of the unheard. *switches channel* ANTIFA ARE EVIL COMMUNIST SOCIALIST MARXIST TERRORISTS!
- Putinism - PUTIN IS A THREAT TO THE WEST, IT'S FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY! YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN CRIPPLED BY OUR GLORIOUS ECONOMIC SANCTIONS!!!1!!! *switches channel* ПУТИН - МЕССИЯ! HE WILL SAVE RUSSIA FROM THE WESTERN NATO-BACKED SATANIC NEW WORLD ORDER!1!!!!1
- Dengism - GENOCIDAL NAZBOL BLUESHIRTISTS WHO FORCE UGHYURS TO PLAY SQUID GAME, OPPRESS SEXUAL MINORITIES, ORGAN-HARVESTING FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS, ATTEMPTING TO CONQUER TAIWAN/REAL CHINA AND ASSAULTING OUR LIBERTY!!1!!1!!1!!1!! *switches channel* 央视姓党 绝对忠诚 请您检阅！
- Neo-Nazism - GODDAMN NEO-NAZIS WHO PROMOTE ANTI-SEMITISM, RACISM AND ASSULTING OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES!!! NEVER FORGET CHARLOTTESVILLE!!!1 *switches channel* THE AZOV BATALLION ARE THE FRONTLINERS OF THE DEFENCE OF UKRAINE!!1!! SUPPORT THEM TO HALT PUTLER INVANSION!!!!!
- Ukraine - GODDAMN GODLESS HOMONAZI NEO-FASCISTS WHO CRUCIFY RUSSIAN-SPEAKING BABIES AND INFECT BIRDS IN BIOLABATORIES!!1!11! YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE FREEZING TO DEATH WITHOUT OUR GLORIUOS HIGH-QUALITY NATURAL GAS!!!!!!!!11! *switches channel* THE UKRAINIANS ARE ONE THE FRONTLINE OF THE ANTI-RUSSIA STRUGGLE!!!! WE ARE ALL UKRAINIANS AND STAND WITH UKRAINE!!!11!! VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY IS NOW THE SAVIOR OF UKRAINE!!!! РУССКИЙ ВОЕННЫЙ КОРАБЛЬ, ИДИ НАХУЙ!
- Borisism - You kinda remind me of that Trump guy, but I still much prefer you to him. But what's this about parties and not wanting a no fly zone?
- Ralph Millibandism - THIS MAN HATED BRITAIN!!!
- Caudillismo - Protests against X country are happening, support them!
- Anarcho-Syndicalism - I'll manufacture consent all I want!
- Trumpism - THIS MAN IS DESTROYING AMERICA'S DIGNITY!
Though I low-key kinda miss you with all those high ratings you gave us.
- Faragism - THIS MAN IS RACIST AND DANGEROUS!
So let's give him tons of airtime and media attention.
- Corbynism - ANTISEMITIC QUEEN SNUBBING ISLAMO-MARXIST!
- Sandersism - ANTI-AMERICAN MISOGYNISTIC SOCIALIST!
- Right-Wing Populism - RACIST FASCIST REACTIONARY!
- Left-Wing Populism - COMMUNIST SOCIALIST MARXIST!
- Democratic Confederalism - TERÖRİSTLER!
- Alt-Right - FUNNY FROG MAN IS DESTROYING PEOPLE'S MINDS!
- Taliban - C'MON WE GOTTA GO BACK WE CAN'T JUST LET THESE GUYS TAKE OVER!
- Kakistocracy - Why are you wasting time at watching those dumb cartoons, kid.
- Satirism - No, I think we had enough of your jokes.
Zelensky is based tho.
- Mediacracy: American Parties and Politics in the Communications Age (Buy) by Kevin P. Philips
- How to Uninstall a Cathedral by Mencius Moldbug
- Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of Mass Media by Edward S. Shermann and Noam Chomsky
- Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media by Michael Parenti
- The Fourth Estate by Thomas Carlyle
- Mediarchy by Yves Citton
- Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV by Ben Shapiro
- Boys on the Bus by Timothy Crouse
- Media manipulation
- Media Mogul
- Propaganda ministry
- Politico-media complex
- Influence of mass media
- Agenda-setting theory
- Priming (media)
- Fourth Estate
- Rupert Murdoch
- Joseph Goebbels
- William Randolph Hearst
- Mulling Over Moldbug: The Press-Controlled State by Charlamagne
- Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media - Feature, Documentary by Encore +
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- It's a broadcasting network controlled by the swedish government with the purpose of being a source of neutral news. However, it's often accused of having a pretty left-wing narrative.