I know this doesn’t have anything to do with the military or terrorism or much else, but I just felt the need to write about it. The Washington Times reports that West Virginia’s junior senator is publicly asking MTV to cancel their new show which hasn’t aired yet. The show is Named “Buck Wild” and centers around the lives of several West Virginia youths;
Manchin’s office said Friday that he sent a letter to the president of the network saying the show profits off of “poor decisions of our youth.”
The senator also said the show set to begin airing Jan. 3 plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of his home state.
First of all, has Manchin been paying attention for the last several years? MTV has been profiting from the airing of “poor decisions of our youth” for a very long time. The network hasn’t been about music since the early 90s.
Secondly, wouldn’t it be better if Senator Manchin asked the residents of my newest home state (my eighth) to stop being “ugly, inaccurate stereotypes”?