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Greetings,

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 http://flowtv.org.

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 (http://flowtv.org/?p=2030):
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
(http://flowtv.org/?p=2035):
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 (http://flowtv.org/?p=2035):
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
(http://flowtv.org/?p=2066 ):
Analyzing "fake" news shows in this particularly "silly season in politics"

"Palin's State" by John Streamas (http://flowtv.org/?p=1601):
Covering the racial implications of the candidates' home states.

"Reading Sarah Palin" by Bearnadette Barker - Plummer
(http://flowtv.org/?p=2043):
Critically reading Palin's role(s) and their cultural implications

"Sarah Palin: Castration as Plenitude" by Nina Power
(http://flowtv.org/?p=2046):
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 (http://flowtv.org/?p=2048)
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 (http://flowtv.org/?p=2062 )
Reading Tina Fey's satirical impersonation of Palin from a McLuhanian
perspective

"Tigh/Roslin 2008: When Politics Turn Fictional" by Emily Regan Wills
(http://flowtv.org/?p=2055):
An analysis of Battlestar Galatica fans' appropriation of the McCain - Palin
ticket

"Europe Signals its Concerns with Sarah: Experience, Education, and Etiquette"
by M. Patrick Cullinane (http://flowtv.org/?p=2017):
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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