The establishment is real, and establishment media is too. Thanks to Newsweek editor Evan Thomas, we have a frank admission from his April 6 musings about Nobel economist Paul Krugman:
By definition, establishments believe in propping up the existing order. Members of the ruling class have a vested interest in keeping things pretty much the way they are.
They want to maintain their lock on power and wealth, and are willing to do so at the expense of the unwashed masses (that's us).
If you are of the establishment persuasion (and I am), reading Krugman makes you uneasy.
This shows my choice in using the phrase "establishment media" is well founded.... and they should be uneasy.