Stories Media & Internet from September, 2008
Tina Fey Reloads
Following popular demand, Tina Fey is back as Sarah Palin. After an internationally appraised impersonation of Gov. Sarah Palin in her first Saturday Night Live sketch as a â€œspot onâ€ act, Tina Fey is reenacting Gov. Palinâ€™s interview with CBS host Katie Couric. Although the first sketch did receive a certain disapproval, Feyâ€™s audience was demanding an encore.
Canada: Obama for Prime Minister
Barack Obama for Prime Minister in Canada? In a country where polls show that Obama has 42 per cent of voter support compared to current Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper's 29pc, this hardly comes to as a surprise. Jillian York reviews a Canadian blog and Twitter account with a twist.
Following the Twittersphere Through the Presidential Debates
From sheer outrage to hilarious quips on what the Presidential candidates were saying at last night's debate, international Twitter users across different time zones were glued to their television and computer screens following every word uttered by Senators John McCain and Barack Obama. Following is a quick preview.
McCain: Out of Control or Dirty Politics at its Best?
With a little over two hours to go before the two US presidential candidates flex their muscles at their first televised debate, bloggers from around the world are busy registering their impressions on the candidates. Here's a reflection on Republican nominee John McCain. Is McCain totally 'out of control' or is he portraying 'cynical, dirty and politics at its best'?
Bloggers nod Biden and his comments
Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden has further earned his nickname of â€œFoot-in-the-Mouth-Bidenâ€ as agreed by global bloggers. Here's a reflection from bloggers from Columbia, the Netherlands and Italy.
Global: Hackers invade Palin's privacy
Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said â€œfarewellâ€ to much of her privacy yesterday, after a group called Anonymous hacked into her personal e-mail account. The invasion of privacy comes at a time when Palin and her husband are being questioned about the firing of Alaskaâ€™s former public safety commissioner Walt Monegan. Palinâ€™s campaign manager released a statement saying: â€œThis is a shocking invasion of the Governorâ€™s privacy and a violation of law.â€ World bloggers agree.
Fey as Palin: The World Reacts
Less than an hour after Sarah Palin's nomination was announced, the comparisons to Tina Fey started. The glasses, the hair, the highlights - Sarah Palin is indeed a dead ringer for Tina Fey, who rose to fame as a writer and comic on Saturday Night Live and left the show in 2006 to star in her own television sitcom, 30 Rock. Following Fey's epic performance last Saturday, some bloggers are dying to know when and if she'll return, while others just don't get the hype.
A Global Review of the U.S. Election
The death of a postmodern novelist. Teetering Wall Street Banks. A hurricane wreaking havoc in Texas. Yet, the Jewish blogger PatriotMissive points out that the top five stories E-mailed from the New York Times this weekend are either accounts about Sarah Palin (who earns the top spots) or her running mate, John McCain. Is America â€” and the rest of the world â€” going election mad? Inquiring minds want know.
Sarah Palinâ€™s Wikipedia page locked
This just in: The online battle for the US presidency continues apace. Sarah Palinâ€™s Wikipedia page, the subject of much hacking since she became John McCainâ€™s running mate, has been locked until September 8.