Sarah Palin

The Media’s Election 2016 Gender-Role Sideshow Has Begun. Let’s Ignore It.

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This weekend Maureen Dowd wrote a typically spirited column about Sarah Palin that ended up being a sly sideways dig at Hillary Clinton. “Sarah Palin Saves Feminism” is a title that’s sure to provoke, and the column did: Sarah Palin is such a mess, Dowd’s thesis went, that she negates all the hype around Clinton’s chance for a historic victory, a first female president.
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Wide-Eyed Trevor Noah Is in Awe of Sarah Palin

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Trevor Noah is still a relative newcomer to American politics, so it should come as no surprise that he welcomed Sarah Palin’s reentry into political debate with complete wide-eyed wonder. Here is a woman who is unique to the American landscape — Alaska, specifically — and who stands as the American caricature everyone around the world has always hungered for. For Noah, a South African-born political commentator, what’s not to love?
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Maverick Teams, Taxis, and Sweaters: Today’s Recommended Reading

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Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing some of the best content on the Internet, but keeping an eye on all of the great writing that other folks on the ‘Net are doing, too. Today, we’ve got some sports stuff, a weird political analysis of Sarah Palin’s outfit, the backdoor dealings of Uber drivers, the genius of T-Pain, and, possibly, a new planet. 
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Hillary Killed It on ‘SNL’ — But Was There a Sexist Double Standard?

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Hillary Clinton did a wonderful job with her SNL cameo this weekend, an occasion we at Flavorwire hoped would arise sooner rather than later. Playing “Val” the bartender, soothing the woes of Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton during a campaign break, the real Clinton was warm, self-deprecating and charming, and her deep-voiced Donald Trump impression was spot-on.
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The 50 Most Surreal Premises in Reality-TV History

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Reality TV now walks a fine between being weirdly complicated and utterly basic — yesterday, on Discovery Life, for example, 50 Ways to Kill Your Mother and Outrageous Births: Tales From the Crib debuted! And just last weekend, you’ll recall, it was My Husband’s Not Gaythe show about Mormons keeping their marriages together despite the male component being, er, “not gay.” With spinoffs of spinoffs and ripoffs of ripoffs, no matter how many syllables it takes to describe a new subculture a show’s seeming to invent or the byzantine rules the show’s imposing, as long as reality TV focuses on “real people” but eschews their real problems, which it notoriously does, it remains nauseatingly simple. Because sometimes it’s not even what’s being portrayed, so much as the exploitative way it’s portrayed, that leaves you with the dizzied sense of living in a reality that’s crumbling due to the sheer fact that such shows exist.
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