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MTV Stacks the Deck for Pre-Election Obama Townhall?


So MTV is holding a “townhall” for President Obama on Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

In this case, a town hall is short-hand for “an event where annoying questions are asked by unemployed hipsters with vintage t-shirts and edgy eyewear.”


But a casting call has surfaced, and this is what it says:

Seeking-Audience Members: males & females, 18+. To ensure that the audience represents diverse interests and political views, include your name…and what issues, if any, you are interested in or passionate about. Also, provide a recent photo and short description of your political views.

So what’s the point of this pre-screening process? Well, it serves three purposes:

One: to make sure the audience reflects America – which, coming from MTV – means it will look like something a Benetton ad might vomit, if it could vomit. Get ready for every nationality you can think of, plus of few you’ve never heard of – along with some amusing piercings and Asian lettered tattoos.

My prediction: there will be a transgendered Eskimo with ADHD there to ask Obama to get her harp seal recognized as an assistant animal.

Two: to make sure the questions asked will reflect the MTV’s earnest concerns. The environment. Health care. Amnesty. Hermaphrodite bathroom rights. The central strategy: to avoid coming down too hard on Obama, and instead placing the criticism on us, for expecting too much from Captain Delicious.

And three: a smattering of hot chicks and some wistful emo dudes, who will fawn over Obama like he’s Justin Bieber with a tan.

Me, I can’t wait to watch – I find projectile vomiting is ten times better than the Stairmaster when it comes to losing weight.

And if you disagree with me, you’re a racist, homophobic paraphobe.


Matt MCall

Comedian Bernadette Pauley

Pat Caddell

Also, AJ Delaurio will be on to discuss the Brett Favre controversy.

and other stuff!

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