bring in the stick

Posted by Mugball-us on February 12, 2005

In Reply to: bring in the stick of the 4th estate posted by Bruce Kahl 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.

What about "bring in the stick"? Is this a cricket expression?