I was offered this example of a "productive fake documentary on YouTube" by a friend, student, or colleague who responded when I crowdsourced my FakeTube Project
via social networks. I later blogged, spoke,
on it (and other videos) as promised.
According to the Sunday Times
: "She has spent weeks being ridiculed by liberal US commentators for her folksy cliches and perceived lack of political knowledge. But, Saturday night, Sarah Palin faced up to her tormentor-in-chief when she appeared on primetime US television alongside her mimic, the actress Tina Fey. Ms. Fey has relentlessly mocked the moose-hunting, ice-hockey loving Alaska governor, her politics and her home state in a series of impressions in which she sported a Palin-style big hair-do, little red jacket and rimmed glasses, and has perfectly imitated Palin-style winks, smiles, twangy accent and salt-of-the-earth language."[cit]
I have written that fake documentaries
are: "fiction films that make use of (copy, mock, mimic, gimmick) documentary style and therefore acquire its associated content (the moral and social) and associated feelings (belief, trust, authenticity) to create a documentary experience defined by their antithesis, self-conscious distance."[cit]