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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The group of people who provide opinion and analysis of events in the news.
[Blend of commentator and commissariat or proletariat. The term was first noticed in a 1993 article in the Washington Post.]
Examples of people who form the commentariat: talk show hosts and their guests, newspaper and magazine columnists, and political bloggers.
"This outcome should not have surprised anyone with the wit to examine
the opinion polling. But most of Australia's conservative commentariat
refused, until faced with the actual results, to believe that their
nation's sagacious voters would be so ungrateful as to throw their
Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up you get a lot of scum on the top. -Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)