Trump doesn’t do myth, because celebrity, of, in, and for itself, is noble falsehood. The camera doesn’t do democracy because democracy is the holding of one’s fellow citizens in respectful regard, not because they are beautiful or rich or famous but because they are one’s fellow citizens, and it is therefore worth knowing what they do and say. A camera addresses a valued customer, not a valuable citizen, substitutes for the rule of law the rule of men, men as images so graven in gold that, like the Phrygian king Midas, they lose the freedom of movement and thought.
Politics as spectacle meets the plutocratic temper of the times."
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Can you dig your heels into the stereotypes set out for us by Carrie Bradshaw, the women of Friends, and yes, Liz Lemon? Sure. You can do that. Maybe that makes you feel better. That’s your call.
But if you need a little TV life coaching — and if you want to avoid being dissolved by the traditionally low expectations that have been set for women since the beginning of time — there are few better options than Leslie Fucking Knope."
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