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Gerald Celente who coined the term presstitute

Presstitute is a term that applies to journalism that is misleadingly tailored to fit a particular partisan, financial or business agenda.[1][2] Coined by Gerald Celente, the word is a portmanteau of press and prostitute.[3]

The term created controversy after General Vijay Kumar Singh, the Indian Union Minister of State for External Affairs, began referring to the media as “presstitutes” in his tweets.[4][5]

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  1. ^ David, Supriti (June 9, 2017). "#Presstitute: The Online War Against Women With An Opinion SUPRITI DAVID". TheCitizen.
  2. ^ Valderama, Tita (September 25, 2016). "Who's the real "presstitute?"". The Manila Times.
  3. ^ "Gerald Celente: Meet the man who coined the term presstitute; VK Singh made it famous". News18 India. April 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "General V K Singh presses on presstitute again". Indian Express. April 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Baweja, Harinder (July 20, 2016). "'Presstitutes' and 'prostitutes': The language our netas use". Hindustan Times.