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October 2008, Week 3


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We want to let you know that our Volume 8 Special Issue: Sarah Palin and the
Media on Flow: A Critical Forum on
Television and Media Culture is now available at

This issue features columns from Janet McCabe, Patrick Kinsman, Eric Shouse,
Jennifer Brundidge, John Streamas, Bearnadette Barker - Plummer, Nina Power,
Daniel Metz, Ann McKinnon, Emily Regan Wills, and M. Patrick Cullinane.

This issue's columns in brief:

"In the Feminine Ideal, We Trust" by Janet McCabe (
From a UK perspective, an examination of Palin's treatment by the media as the
feminine ideal.

"A Girl and a Gun: Photoshop Fakes Sarah Palin" by Patrick Kinsman
Digesting the now infamous Photoshopped image of Palin with gun and American
flag bikini.

"A Politically Unbiased Report on the Satirization of “Jesus Freak” Sarah Palin
and Her Hillbilly Family " by Eric Shouse (
Looking at the role satire and TV comedy plays during election seasons.

"The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and the Meta-Silly Season in Politics:
Agenda Setting in the Contemporary Media Environment" by Jennifer Brundidge
( ):
Analyzing "fake" news shows in this particularly "silly season in politics"

"Palin's State" by John Streamas (
Covering the racial implications of the candidates' home states.

"Reading Sarah Palin" by Bearnadette Barker - Plummer
Critically reading Palin's role(s) and their cultural implications

"Sarah Palin: Castration as Plenitude" by Nina Power
Analyzing Palin as an example of the crisis in defining feminism

"Rule 34 and Epic Raids: Sarah Palin as a Victim of Internet Pranksterism" by
Daniel Metz (
A look at the strikes against Palin by the Internet prankster group Anonymous

"Even Mud Has The Illusion of Depth: A McLuhanesque Reading of Sarah Palin" by
Ann McKinnon ( )
Reading Tina Fey's satirical impersonation of Palin from a McLuhanian

"Tigh/Roslin 2008: When Politics Turn Fictional" by Emily Regan Wills
An analysis of Battlestar Galatica fans' appropriation of the McCain - Palin

"Europe Signals its Concerns with Sarah: Experience, Education, and Etiquette"
by M. Patrick Cullinane (
A look at Europe's response to the 2008 election and Palin's nomination

We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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