The idea of the term “lamestream media” becoming common in American parlance is just exquisitely delicious.
In fact, a new commercial by Volkswagen will definitely put a smile on a lot of conservatives’ faces including former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
As the commercial began, a man dressed in workout clothes carrying a newspaper walked up to his neighbor seated in a black Passat in his driveway.
“Good morning, Brian,” he said. After the window went down on the driver’s side, he continued, “Love your Passat.”
“Um, listen, Gary,” Brian replied. “I bought the last one.”
“Nice try,” Gary said pointing at his newspaper. “It says right here you can get one for 199 a month.”
“You can’t believe the lamestream media, Gary,” deliciously said Brian. “They’re all gone.”
Although this will surely put a smile on Palin’s face – who I thought invented the term – according to Barry Popik of Red State, the phrase goes back to at least 1999.
Whoever the author, you gotta love it.