Recently caught a glimpse of an interview with this guy on CCTV; Indonesian media tycoon Harry Tanoesoedibjo, who seems to be vying for the Indonesian Presidential race as Vice-President.
Only posting this as one thing he said during the interview regarding media in Indonesia was that he wanted to model his on one already in place in Mexico which [paraphrasing] 'controlled everything from start to finish' and he then went on to expand on his vision for his company which included news outlets and talent providers.
It struck me as so nonchalant how he dropped both types of 'media' so to speak, one 'real' and the other 'unreal'/'surreal' in the same sentence.
Might be one to watch out for in the near future.
This is the same way that it is in the U.S. The word media
was ostensibly adopted because its predecessor the phrase the press
was becoming anachronistic but in reality the real reason was to create the obfuscations that you have pointed out in your statement: "It struck me as so nonchalant how he dropped both types of 'media' so to speak, one 'real' and the other 'unreal'/'surreal' in the same sentence."
Examples of the blur:
"Media bias is the bias or perceived bias of journalists and news producers......" Here they are talking about "the news"
"Many would agree that some strides have been made in how the media portray women in film, television and magazines...." Here they are talking about "popular culture."
The idea is to conflate the two so that someone who is partaking of the latter "media" as in reading People Magazine
or watching a movie with a false intellectual premise like Shakespeare in Love
is given a false sense of participation in the kinds of intellectual discourse that people speak of when the evoke the idea of, say, an informed electorate.