NOTES: Origins and Context | See Also
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Origins of this content
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, and published 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]
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More videos related to the content of this page
I discuss this video, and the many other fake docs that were suggested to me through crowdsourcing for my FakeTube project, in my talk "Irony is Ubiquitous"

Couric Stumps Palin With Supreme Court Question
Dan Quayle Misspells 'Potato'
SNL Palin Couric Interview
"Sarah Palin-Tina Fey Exploited Me," by TheYoungTurks