Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 12, 2005
In Reply to: Bring in the stick of the 4th estate posted by karla on February 12, 2005
: Does anyone know what this means?
: "bring in the stick of the 4th estate"
: It was used in the sentence, If I ever have to bring in the stick of the 4th estate I'll enlist some of your energy.
: Thank you.
The 4th Estate is the public press--tv, radio, blogs etc.
The speaker is talking to a reporter or some member of the 4th estate.
The speaker is saying that if he wants some publicity he will contact the reporter so the reporter can use the "stick" of the media to further a cause or idea.