back-channel media
n. Media, such as tabloid-style newspapers and television shows, preferred by populist politicians over traditional political forums such as op-ed pages and political talk shows.

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"All of the rules are being broken. An outsider with no identifiable constituency, using 'back channel' media, has arisen with stunning quickness."
—Jim Wooten, "Our civilization will survive Perot's candidacy," The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

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