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Monday, October 6, 2008

Politics is definitely the New Reality Show

Cops....MTV's The Real Politics
"A television reality show features talent culled from the ranks of 'ordinary' people, not professionally trained actors. Reality show producers typically shoot hundreds of hours of footage per episode and use creative editing to create a narrative thread. Subjects of a reality show may be given some rudimentary directions offscreen, but the point is to allow the performers to act and react as normally as possible. A reality show is not to be confused with a documentary, in which the subjects are asked to ignore the cameras and behave naturally. Many reality show producers encourage participants to play to the cameras as characters or use private taped conversations, called confessionals, as a form of narration..."

I've been saying this since the Hillary vs. Obama "season" but I hadn't got around to blogging about it.  I recently saw this reference to politics  as the new Reality Show in a magazine and I said they finally printed an article about this...So, I might as well follow the lingo:

Last time on "WHO WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT?" we found Sarah Palin surpassed her low expectations in the VP Debate...but unfortunately it was not enough to put her over-the-top for most Americans, leaving Joe Biden the winner of the debate.  She did, however, manage to call John a "MAVERICK" for a record 33 times!  Other's however, wouldn't quite agree:
“John McCain a maverick? The John McCain of 2000 wouldn't even consider voting for the John McCain of 2008....He's just more of the same."

On today's episode of "WHO WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT?" we find Palin accusing Obama of associating "with terrorists who targeted our own country."

"Our opponent ... is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country," Palin told a group of donors in Englewood, Colo.
All the dirty, below-the-belt, smear-tactics you need right here on WHO WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT? Stay tuned for more...


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