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ABC: Casting Call for Audience of Obama’s MTV Town Hall?
ABCNews ^ | October 8, 2010 | Sunlen Miller

Posted on 10/08/2010 7:10:39 AM PDT by maggief

When President Obama sits down for his MTV town hall this Thursday, the audience of young people who will ask him questions will have been gathered by a casting call.

According to the casting call for the event from talent agency Backstage.com, first reported by National Review Online, the company requests applications for the event, asking what issues the person is “passionate about,” requiring a “short description of your political views,” and also asks for a recent photo.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; fauxtography; mtv; mtvgetofftheair; obamajugend; obamascandals; photoops; pravdamedia; propaganda; realityshow; talentagency; theobamashow; viacom; yellowjournalism
ABC picks up the story ...
1 posted on 10/08/2010 7:10:44 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Keeping the fiction alive!


2 posted on 10/08/2010 7:14:28 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: maggief

I am shocked the MSM is even picking this up


3 posted on 10/08/2010 7:15:52 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: maggief

Better yet, just go to the Morris Agency and get Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Baldwin and all the other liberal Hollywood types. They already have headshots and have the perfect views.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 7:16:11 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: maggief

probably just their blog


5 posted on 10/08/2010 7:16:22 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: maggief

I sent one in.
It said 18+
I figure 62 is covered by that, no?


6 posted on 10/08/2010 7:17:27 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: GeronL

USAToday has a (softball) report.


7 posted on 10/08/2010 7:20:58 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

This is why the internet has been such a blessing to Conservatives. Jim Gerahty from the NRO Campaign Spot (which I encourage everyone read)received this tip from an actor and Campaign Spot reader. Between Twitter and Blogs it is everywhere now and the Town Hall stunt will be exposed for what it is, a fraud!


8 posted on 10/08/2010 7:21:18 AM PDT by GWB00 (Barbara Streisand barely made it out of high school.)
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To: maggief

Let the fainting begin.


9 posted on 10/08/2010 7:23:19 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: maggief

This sounds pretty desperate to me.

Does this mean that Obama is having difficulty finding an audience to preach to?

Does this mean he will have to shell out some hard cash to fill all those seats?

It certainly looks that way.


10 posted on 10/08/2010 7:24:12 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: maggief

What’s worse a casting call for a voter “townhall” or a casting call for a television commercial?

No wonder MSM organizations are selling for $1 on the street.

No news just stupidity


11 posted on 10/08/2010 7:28:23 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: maggief

Any young conservatives here willing to go under cover?

Could make a name for yourself.....


12 posted on 10/08/2010 7:30:24 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: maggief

everything is fake about this guy.


13 posted on 10/08/2010 7:32:30 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: maggief

First requirement, you must be a Democrat. Second requirement, you must be on crack. But I repeat myself.


14 posted on 10/08/2010 7:33:28 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: maggief

See also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2603698/posts


15 posted on 10/08/2010 7:33:42 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: maggief

I thought you might be interested in this article on wtop.com.
http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=25&sid=2072822


16 posted on 10/08/2010 7:34:00 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: maggief

What?! Packing the audience with pre-screened, pre-selected leftist supporters? And then portraying them as just a random sampling of concerned young Americans?

Why don’t they just cut to the chase and hire Baghdad Bob to be the new press secretary?

Oh, excuse me. They already did.


17 posted on 10/08/2010 7:36:21 AM PDT by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: maggief

Bump.


18 posted on 10/08/2010 7:38:29 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The presidential seal is the one thing Obama forgot to screw up.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Thank you.


19 posted on 10/08/2010 7:39:26 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrWm-VLxc1k


20 posted on 10/08/2010 7:40:33 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: keepitreal

You forgot janene garofola.


21 posted on 10/08/2010 7:41:37 AM PDT by ReluctantDragon
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To: Ev Reeman

Something, eh?

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http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1010/MTV_screening_Obamas_audience_for_views_looks.html

(See comments.)


22 posted on 10/08/2010 7:43:19 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief


Name: Richard Grass, (AKA Dick Weed)

Occupation: Vegan Warrior

Passionate about: Mink Liberation Front, SUV burnings, "Water Sports", stool compacting.

Question: Uh, like Dood! When will you make Michelle start acting like those joyless authoritarian vegan feminist greens who make it their purpose in life to slap down people who don’t subscribe to their way?

Uh....oh yah....when will you, like uh, legalize pot?


23 posted on 10/08/2010 7:43:45 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: ReluctantDragon
You forgot janene garofola.<'i>

Hasn't everyone?? ;-)

24 posted on 10/08/2010 7:48:05 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: maggief
Yes, but will they be able to teach the actors selected how to line up in those nice straight rows like the Germans of the '30's & '40's,

or the Russians & Chinese of the '50's

or today's North Koreans?

Somehow I thinks today's freethinking radicals are too fractious for that. Maybe a few more years of low calorie, no trans-fat, no animal protein diets will make them sufficiently pliable...

25 posted on 10/08/2010 7:48:39 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Bean Counter

LOLOL!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

HIRED!

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1649305/20101005/story.jhtml

Mr. president I am a true beleiver in you and I always will be I no that you are trying to get this country in order But! I want to no why you won’t call the Republicans out on social security, minimum wage, public education etc,. and would you ever consider going on any of the MSNBC Line Up shows exspecially Keith Oberman or Rachel Maddow Love ya C.G.


26 posted on 10/08/2010 7:49:02 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Tigerized

Propaganda de jour. Obama only has left these voting blocks. California land of fruit and nuts along with high percentage of illegals whom do not understand America nor it’s history. Blacks, whom vote at a 90%+ tick for their own based on skin color yet scream racism at every corner. Youth, naive and dreamers a wee bit uncertain about what is cool. Impressionable and beaten over the head by the liberal stewards that run the institutions we call schools. There you have, Obama’s voting block. Oh ya forgot communists.


27 posted on 10/08/2010 8:10:20 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: maggief

I’m too male, white and employed to be considered for this “show”.


28 posted on 10/08/2010 8:39:02 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Pessimist

Is 31 young enough?


29 posted on 10/08/2010 8:44:29 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

Only if you claim to be Lesbian / Gay / Bi-Sexual / Transgendered. :)

On the other hand, they’re probably looking for a token “every man” with a discernable lean to the left.

So maybe you got evicted, or lost your health care, etc....


30 posted on 10/08/2010 8:48:42 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: castlegreyskull

Only if you claim to be Lesbian / Gay / Bi-Sexual / Transgendered. :)

On the other hand, they’re probably looking for a token “every man” with a discernable lean to the left.

So maybe you got evicted, or lost your health care, etc....


31 posted on 10/08/2010 8:48:49 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: maggief

I might be young enough. I can put on the application, extremely liberal, a vegan, supports New World Order, gay and whatever else. Once I am in the “townhall” I will open my Gay Pride shirt I would initially be sporting, and my undershirt would be “show me your birth certificate”.


32 posted on 10/08/2010 8:49:46 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: nascarnation

You should send in two submissions, each one alike except for the “short submission of political views.” See which one gets picked.


33 posted on 10/08/2010 9:00:02 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: maggief
..............the company requests applications for the event, asking what issues the person is “passionate about,” requiring a “short description of your political views,” and also asks for a recent photo.

That could be a problem for some of us.

34 posted on 10/08/2010 2:39:18 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: maggief; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
When President Obama sits down for his MTV town hall this Thursday, the audience of young people who will ask him questions will have been gathered by a casting call. According to the casting call for the event from talent agency Backstage.com, first reported by National Review Online, the company requests applications for the event, asking what issues the person is “passionate about,” requiring a “short description of your political views,” and also asks for a recent photo.

Newsflash. The ORIGINAL Clinton "townhall" on MTV was a fraud too. The girl who asked the Boxers or Briefs question was the daughter of a CBS journalist. She and her mom discussed topics to ask Bill and settled on recreational drug legalization. The screeners nixed her question and asked for something lighter, thus the "spontaneous" boxers or briefs comment (that was also used to slur an entire generation as being pop-fixated lightweights).

35 posted on 10/12/2010 2:24:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Recent photo ... yep, dems are still pretending it's 1968 and young people are everywhere. They're NOT... Dems are the party of the old, tired and dependent.
36 posted on 10/12/2010 3:02:55 PM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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To: GOPJ

If you recall during the 2008 scampaign, they moved audience members in and out of their seats so as to portray the “right” balance of different ethnicities (get me an asian...).

Plus don’t want a bunch of freaky looking code pink gals up there. Go to a casting agency, just like any good reality show would do.


37 posted on 10/12/2010 3:22:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise; maggief

Thanks for the info.


38 posted on 10/12/2010 4:11:14 PM PDT by unspun (It's the Sovereignty, Stu... um... art. | WE ARE GULAG BOUND)
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To: a fool in paradise
Plus don’t want a bunch of freaky looking code pink gals up there. Go to a casting agency, just like any good reality show would do.

We saw the REAL dems at their freaky DC rally... beefy union gonns, old hippies, and angry poverty pimps...

39 posted on 10/12/2010 4:11:38 PM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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To: a fool in paradise
Plus don’t want a bunch of freaky looking code pink gals up there. Go to a casting agency, just like any good reality show would do.

We saw the REAL dems at their freaky DC rally... beefy union goons, old hippies, and angry poverty pimps...

40 posted on 10/12/2010 4:12:11 PM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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To: a fool in paradise
Newsflash. The ORIGINAL Clinton "townhall" on MTV was a fraud too. The girl who asked the Boxers or Briefs question was the daughter of a CBS journalist. She and her mom discussed topics to ask Bill and settled on recreational drug legalization. The screeners nixed her question and asked for something lighter, thus the "spontaneous" boxers or briefs comment (that was also used to slur an entire generation as being pop-fixated lightweights).

And still the MSM wonders why people trust used car salesmen MORE...

41 posted on 10/12/2010 5:38:27 PM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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