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Entry from May 31, 2017
Fraudcast (fraud + broadcast); Fraudcasting; Fraudcaster

A “fraudcast” (fraud + broadcast) is whatever someone believes to be a fraudulent broadcast. For example, someone in the political left wing or right wing might find a broadcast from the opposite side of the political spectrum to be a “fraudcast.”

“Fraudcasting” was cited in 1923. The term was popularized in 1924, when New York City Mayor John Hylan broadcast his views on a city radio station, and some called it “fraudcasting.”

“The Big Fraudcast” was cited in a 1932 newspaper.

“Fraudcaster” was published in a New York-based entertainment column by Walter Winchell in 1947.


Wikipedia: Fraudcast News
“Fraudcast News” is the 22nd and last episode of The Simpsons’ fifteenth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 23, 2004. Episode writer Don Payne, won the Writers Guild of America’s Paul Selvin Award, which honors works that focus on First Amendment issues, for his work on the episode. It also marked the first reference towards being grounded since Season 7’s “Marge Be Not Proud”, marking the end of an eight-year period without such references.

13 July 1923, Shreveport (LA) Times, “The Week in Radio” by “Bugs” Baer, pg. 6, col. 2:
Some widow and orphan fraudcasting by oil stock swindlers.

17 November 1924, Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle, pg. 20, col. 2:
McANENY HITS BACK
AT “FRAUDCASTING”
BY MAYOR HYLAN
Ca;;s Administration “7 Years of Blight”—Boro Women Start Transit Fight
(...)
Chairman McAneny directed his answer to what he termed the Mayor’s “fraudcasting” from the city radio station to the effect that the I. R. T> had more than 660 cars in train formation and 190 cars not in train formation that were available in use and not in use.

25 November 1924, Knoxville (TN) News, “Steve’s Sunshine and Moonshine,” pg. 4, col. 3:
In New York
A New York broadcasting station is used by Mayor Hylan to broadcast his views about city policies. And some of the women voters are calling it a “fraudcasting station.”

19 December 1930, Trenton (NJ) Evening Times, “‘The Cat Creeps’ Next at Capitol,” pg. 27, col. 5:
Jesse Maker and Billy Redford will offer a timely skit, “Fraudcasting,” with Ruben Bookwith, ...

29 November 1932, The Daily Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), pg. 14, col. 4:
Sioux Falls College
“The Big Fraudcast” was chosen as the name of the “first nighter” party of the Roister Doister dramatic club, ...

3 October 1937, Boston (MA) Sunday Globe, “High Rating Titles to Cartoons 64 and 65 in ‘Stage and Screen,” pg. 55, col. 3:
The Big Fraudcast.

11 February 1947, Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch, “On Broadway” by Walter Winchell, pg. 18, col. 3:
Retlaw Chellwyn: The Mutual Network finally fired that fraudcaster.

21 October 1948, Augusta (GA) Chronicle, “man About Town” by Walter Winchell, pg. 4, col. 5:
One is an obscure syndicated colyumer; another a fraudcaster banned from U.S. networks.

New York (NY) Times
REVILLUSIONARY PUNORAMA
By Ihab Hassan; Ihab Hassan teaches literature at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is the author of ‘’The Dismemberment of Orpheus: Toward a Postmodern Literature.’’
Published: September 8, 1985
AMALGAMEMNON By Christine Brooke-Rose. 144 pp. New York: Carcanet Press. $14.95.
(...)
The puns can be very good, even out of context: ‘’Oblitopia,’’ ‘’agnostications,’’ ‘’sexcess,’’ ‘’fidgetal computer,’’ ‘’fraudcast,’’ ‘’errorists,’’ ‘’afrodizzyacts,’’ ‘’revillusion’’ and, with sexism or countersexism in mind, ‘’may the beast man wane,’’ ‘’may the boast man whine.’’

Google Groups: rec.sports.olympics
NBC: Must Flee TV! (Was Re: NBC- Let’s be fair!)
med...@io.org
8/8/96
(...)
This was the most poorly-hosted Games in recent memory and NBC’s fraudcast is a disgrace to broadcasting and to international sport.

Twitter
Andy Won‏
@andy_juan
Buck the fraudcasters.
4:30 PM - 20 Apr 2009

Twitter
Elan Schnitzer‏
@Schnitzer
can we work on coining the phrase “fraudcasters” to describe FOX’s broadcasters?
2:52 PM - 2 Dec 2009

OCLC WorldCat record
Fraudcast news - how bad journalism supports our bogus democracies.
Author: Patrick Iain Chalmers
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Patrick Chalmers, 2013.
Edition/Format: Print book : English : 02

Twitter
eric schiller‏
@Tankerray1
I can’t believe the major news anchors.
they are not broadcasters
They are FRAUDCASTERS
8:06 PM - 5 May 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
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