Saturday, 6 November 2010

"The Young Turks" question the reality of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" reality show

It's stunning that Sarah Palin gets away with "re-labeling" Alaska - it's now "Sarah Palin's Alaska." She apparently is the "quasi-owner."

Can you imagining Arnold Schwarzenegger making a reality show "Arnold Schwarzenegger's California?" Just to name a random example...

"The Atlantic" collected more opinions from the media about Sarah's show. In addition, they write:

"It's just none of his flippin' business," Sarah Palin huffs at the sight of her journalist-neighbor whom she blasts for invading her privacy in the very first episode of her reality show. Self-awareness, irony--these are effete luxuries enjoyed by elites, not the Real Americans of Sarah Palin's Alaska.

The series, airing on The Learning Channel, shows the 14-foot privacy fence Todd Palin erected to block the view of Joe McGinniss, the reporter who moved next door to the Palins to write a book about the former governor. She sees it as a "good example" for Americans further south: "Others can look at it and say oh this is what we need to do to secure our nation's border," the Huffington Post's Sam Stein reports. Palin adds, "Some reporters said I was overreacting and I wanted to ask them: 'How would you feel if some dude you knew was out to get you moved 15 feet away from your kids? How would you feel?'" Apparently, however, having TV cameras 15 inches from her kids' faces suits Palin just fine.

In my view, this show has to go down in history as one of the most fake reality shows ever. Time Magazine presents what the viewers can expect: Sarah with a mighty gun in a gun shop, Sarah cutting down a tree, Sarah showing Willow how to cut Salmon, Sarah showing Bristol how to shoot, yup, yup, you betcha. It's like a Palinbot's wet dream and 100% certifiable fake.

The Palin family with all their embarrassing, covered up secrets like Todd not being the biological father of Track, Bristol with at least one secret pregnancy, Sarah with her extramarital affair with Brad Hanson, Track and Bristol being heavy drug users in the past, Sarah with her faked pregnancy together with many more family secrets seem to be the perfect material for a fake reality show, because their real life actually WAS already just a fake display even before that.

Future generations will have a hard time understanding the appeal of the Palin family in 21st century America.

(h/t: Linda1961 and MadameDeal)


In the clip above, Todd saying, "Life is about being productive" is priceless. The most productive thing that Todd has done lately in my opinion is carry Sarah Palin's handbag.

Todd Palin carrying handbag


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