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Blend of lame and mainstream

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lame-stream (comparative more lame-stream, superlative most lame-stream)

  1. (slang, derogatory) (usually, of media) Mainstream.
    • 1990 December, Bob Mack, “Flash: House Music Map of the Western World”, Spin, ISSN 0886-3032, page 32: 
      In the meantime, we listen to "Vogue" and other remixed B sides of lame-stream artists that have been fashionably house-ified.
    • 2010 October 5, Michael Savage, Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security, New York: HarperCollins, ISBN 9780062014047, OL 25421805M, page 5:
      The middle class isn't just mad about these developments; they're asking hard questions about the guy at the helm — something that should have been done more thoroughly by the lame-stream press before he took command of the deck.
    • 2010 October 13, Peter K. Connolly, Grottogate, Bloomington: iUniverse, ISBN 9781450264228, OL 24392445M, page 128:
      This would be news that even the head-in-the-sand, lame-stream media would have to acknowledge.