pajamahadeen

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of pajamas and mujahadeen, from the notion that bloggers write at home in pajamas.

Noun[edit]

pajamahadeen (uncountable)

  1. Bloggers whose aim is to fact check and challenge the mainstream media establishment.
    • 2011, Ronald N. Jacobs & Eleanor Townsley, The Space of Opinion: Media Intellectuals and the Public Sphere, Oxford University Press (2011), ISBN 9780199797929, page 8:
      And recent scholarship on media criticism points to the importance of the "'pajamahadeen' bloggers who targeted CBS, CNN, and the Asscociated Press during 2004 and 2005" in Internet campaigns that effectively challenged the mainstream media's claims of fairness and accuracy in reporting []
  2. Bloggers collectively.
    • 2012, John Biggs & Charlie White, Bloggers Boot Camp: Learning How to Build, Write, and Run a Successful Blog, Focal Press (2012), ISBN 9780240819174, page 188:
      Stay home in your pajamas, oh fellow member of the pajamahadeen.

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