Definition of punditocracy in English:



mass noun
  • An elite or influential class of experts or political commentators.

    ‘it’s a speech that won't go over too well with the punditocracy but probably played pretty well at home’
    • ‘I defend the right of everyone to have their own opinion, but if simply parrots the words of the politicians and punditocracy who use their positions to control the debate, then I reserve the right of dissent.’
    • ‘Membership in this punditocracy creates a natural risk bias - a kind of journalistic ‘moral hazard.’’
    • ‘He is at the very top of the conservative punditocracy.’
    • ‘I think it was Mark Twain who said nobody ever went broke overestimating the idiocy of the American television punditocracy.’
    • ‘The US government and the US press and the US punditocracy was living in a fantasy land.’
    • ‘The reaction of the some of the domestic punditocracy is almost as embarrassing as the abuse itself.’
    • ‘They can be found in the corporate media, especially the blowhard punditocracy.’
    • ‘Let me take a break from punditocracy on the Deep and Meaningful events of the week.’
    • ‘In the process, a charmed circle of bloggers - those glib enough and ideologically safe enough to fit within the conventional media punditocracy - is gaining larger audiences and greater influence.’
    • ‘But for the most part they came, as the question-and-answer sessions quickly revealed, because they were tired of being suckered by the television news networks and the right-wing punditocracy.’
    • ‘The fake story, repeated in a thousand news headlines, and beat to death week after week by the bloviating punditocracy, goes something like this.’
    • ‘However, the knock-on effect was to catapult her into the front rank of America's punditocracy, where she has remained ever since.’
    • ‘The national championship should be decided on the field by football players, not by the whims of the sports punditocracy.’
    • ‘There are no people on Earth more smug and superior than the right-wing punditocracy.’
    • ‘This discussion was actually promoted by the war party itself - together with its punditocracy cheerleaders - as it allowed its members to wrap themselves in the flag of free speech.’
    • ‘It appears no mistake is too obvious, no theory too hairbrained, no argument too ridiculous to be taken seriously - as long as it is consistent with the consensus ‘wisdom’ of the punditocracy, which is the consensus of the ruling elite.’
    • ‘He's doing what he thinks is right and doesn't begin from any of the premises that the official Washington punditocracy discourse begins from.’
    • ‘In the absence of much substantive news, though, the punditocracy is making glorious hay from the ongoing swirl of rumor, and I for one enjoy rampant speculation as much as the next person.’
    • ‘Irony is dead, the punditocracy twittered a few years back.’
    • ‘It's the punditocracy that is taking online betting particularly seriously.’