Not to be confused with Mediocracy.
"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it."Adolf Hitler, "My Struggle"
Mediacracy, Mediastocracy or Journalism, literally The Rule of The Media is a form of government in which political power is concentrated within Mass Media. Mediacracy usually maintains itself via democratic means..
Media has been noted as having a very significant influence within politics since the 18th century, as noted by the concept of the Fourth Estate of which coining is attributed to the writer and politician Edmund Burke (although others have been attributed the title). This term showed the press as being a threat to the traditional power structure of Europe, 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.
- Alfred Hugenberg was a German businessman and a politician who advocated policies very similar to lebensraum, even prior to the First World War when he worked as the chairman of the supervisory board and CFO at Krupp AG. In 1916, he bought his first newspaper chain with the money lent by the Krupp family to propagate the Pan-German, expansionist cause. During the Weimar era, he expanded his media conglomerate and established Telegraphen-Union, a newswire agency compared to Reuters and Associated Press. Besides the news business, in 1927 he bought UFA, then-largest film studio in Germany and Europe.
- After WW1, Hugenberg joined the German National Popular Party and proceeded to the Reichstag, taking the party over in 1929. In his tenure and his papers, he pushed for the restoration of the monarchy, the return of German overseas colonies, and the conquest of 'living space' in Eastern Europe, as well as tactically collaborated with Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP several times. Hugenberg also tried to copy the Nazi rallies to achieve similar popularity, but was unsuccessful due to poor public speaking skills and a lack of Hitler's charisma.
- In July 1931 Hugenberg made a joint statement with Hitler aimed at the removal of the republic. Two months later, Hugenberg's DNVP and the NSDAP announced creating a united Harzburg Front, but the alliance turned out short-lived. However, the period of collaboration between the two played a large part in Hitler's rise of prominence with German business circles and the subsequent Nazi takeover.
- When the first Hitler cabinet was being formed in January 1933, Hugenberg agreed to take the seats of the Minister of Economics and Minister of Food and Agriculture. He hoped to use his position as the "economic dictator" of Germany and keep the Nazis as pawns of the governing right-wing coalition, but after the Reichstag Fire and the passing of the Enabling Act, he along with Papen was sidelined and made to resign from both ministries in June 1933, while DNVP was dissolved. During his short government tenure, Hugenberg pursued an autarkic economy favoring the interests of German farmers and landowners.
- Months after the dismissal of Hugenberg, in December 1933 his Telegraphen-Union was merged into the German News Office under Goebbels' Ministry of Propaganda. Hugenberg's newspaper was bought out by the Nazi party's Eher Verlag publishing house in 1943, however, he retained his seat in the Reichstag as a 'guest member' all the way into 1945 even as it became effectively meaningless. Following the end of WWII, Hugenberg was tried for links with the Nazi regime but the court ruled him to be a "fellow traveler" and let him keep his remaining assets.
- Russia Today - WIP
- VGTRK (Всероссийская государственная телерадиокомпания, All-Russian State Television and Radio Company) - WIP
- Tsargrad TV was launched in late 2015 by a Russian multi-millionaire Konstantin Malofeyev, who allegedly made his fortune in capital investment and later through the stock buyback by Rostelecom, the Russian predominantly state-owned telecommunications operator and internet service provider. The channel was initially modelled after Fox News, and Fox's former director John Hanick was its first producer and later the advisor of the general producer. Malofeyev himself is claimed to have connections with Igor Girkin/Strelkov, the original leader of pro-Russian Donbass separatists in Ukraine and reportedly the former head of Malofeyev's security detail.
- Tsargrad TV is notable from the start of its operation for its aggressive promotion of traditionalist Christian viewpoints and for its sharp anti-Western, anti-liberal stand. For some time, the channel employed the Russian conservative philosopher Alexander Dugin who would often co-host talk shows with the American notorious right-wing speaker Alex Jones. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tsargrad TV also hosted several prominent antivaxxer movement speakers, including Malofeyev himself.
- The channel also has a pronounced Ukrainophobic stance which exacerbated following the start of Russian direct invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Its speakers have frequently expressed support for Donbass separatists and for the Wagner Group. In April 2022, Tsargrad TV reported it used the 1 billion rubles - paid to the TV station by Google for shutting down its YouTube channel back in 2020 - to fund the Russian war effort. At the moment, Tsargrad TV is under the sanctions of the US, the UK, Canada and Ukraine.
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 on the image of a radio tower.
- Draw a ball
- Color the inside of the ball blue
- Draw a white, tall square pyramid in the center
- Inside the pyramid, draw white rhombuses that get smaller the closer they are to top
- Draw a white straight line inside the pyramid that goes from the top to the bottom of it
- Add a red dot on top of the pyramid
- Draw triple parenthesis left and right from the dot, the bigger the further away from it
- Draw a black fedora
- Add the eyes and you're done!
- Video or photo camera
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- Gerontocracy - Studies show old people usually watch tv for very long periods of time.
Maruja almost drives me crazy, though.
- Old Turkish TV Series - Dear viewers watch this soap opera because it's 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 - I'll spread as much wokeness as you want.
- Ingsoc - Minitrue doubleplusgood.
- 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.
- George W.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!
- Jacobinism - Citizens of France, be very afraid. Given the chance, the king and the nobility won't hesitate to massacre us all. The solution is simple - EXECUTE THEM! Kill every last one of them! Cut off a thousand heads and if that isn't enough, CUT OFF A THOUSAND MORE! So yeah, kill them all.
- 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.
- Australian Liberalism & ALPism - Also the same as above.
- CDUism & SPDism- Et cetera.
- Fratelli d'Italia & Partito Democratico - And yet again...
- Lulism & Bolsonaroism - And again...
- PiS & PO - And yet again...
- Paleoconservatism - I keep getting complaints about you being "racist", but I'll still air you since you make me so much money.
- Nazism - 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, we were just trying to spred democracy and liberty...
- 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* ВЛАДИМИР ПУТИН МОЛОДЕЦ! ПОЛИТИК, ЛИДЕР И БОРЕЦ! 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 ASSAULTING 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! ГОЙДА!!!!1111! *switches channel* THE UKRAINIANS ARE ON 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?
- Fourth Theory - PUTIN'S RASPUTIN IS THE ONE BEHIND THE UKRAINE INVASION!!!*switches channel* His daughter was totally innocent, we swear.
- Anarcho-Syndicalism - I'll manufacture consent all I want!
- William Sherman - The same goes for public opinion.
- 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 KING SNUBBING ISLAMO-MARXIST!
- Sandersism - ANTI-AMERICAN MISOGYNISTIC SOCIALIST!
- Marxism-Leninism-Maoism - ANARCHIST!
- Right-Wing Populism - RACIST FASCIST REACTIONARY!
- Left-Wing Populism - COMMUNIST SOCIALIST DEGENERATE!
- Democratic Confederalism - TERÖRİSTLER!
- Alt-Right & Alt-Lite - FUNNY FROG MAN IS DESTROYING PEOPLE'S MINDS!
- Taliban - C'MON WE GOTTA GO BACK WE CAN'T JUST LET THESE GUYS TAKE OVER!... Ok, It's too late. But we can record starving afghan citizens under their regime for views of empathetic
and dumbviewers. But NO, we are never sending money to those terrorist scums. Starving to death is better than living under those religious dictators, right?!
- Kakistocracy - Why are you wasting time watching those dumb cartoons, kid?
- Satirism - No, I think we had enough of your jokes.
Zelensky is based tho.
- Soulism - What do you mean, that drugs and lucid dreams (and media inside that dreams) are way more interesting than material ones?
- Esoteric Fascism - "Attention citizens! One mentally disturbed neo-nazi terrorist escaped from a mental hospital. I repeat: ESCAPED. From. Mental. Hospital. Please be careful, not to talk to strangers and be on your guard all the time until the police catch him. We wish you a calm and peaceful day without incidents! Thanks for your attention."
- Posadism - "Attention citizens! One mentally disturbed and drug addict communist nuclear terrorist trying to bomb entire city! Please pack your items, and immediately leave your houses, before explosion. Interpol will catch him, just be patient and wait in local shelters. Thanks for your attention."
- 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
- Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV by Ben Shapiro
- The 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)
- Mulling Over Moldbug: The Press-Controlled State by Charlamagne
- Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media - Feature, Documentary by Encore +
- The Rise (and Fall) of Ethics in American Media by Ryan Chapman
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- Israel accuses China state TV of 'blatant anti-Semitism'
- He hosted a 90 minutes interview with Ronaldo where the latter complained for him about the new manager not letting him play instead of younger talents,he also said many stupid things in twitter against Lionel Messi
- "Brazilian carnaval queen too black" - Nayara Justino video, TheGuradian.com.
- RT's Simonyan Faces Backlash Over Call to Detonate Nuke Over Siberia, The Moscow Times, Oct. 4, 2023
- Started as a Communist Newspaper, but then they became more moderate with the time
- Not a proper single media organization, but rather a denomination of many independent media organizations self-proclaimed as "Prensa Alternativa" (Alternative Press), which are supportive of president Pedro Castillo, unlike most mainstream media in Peru.