Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) None Too Happy about MTV’s New Reality Show, “Buckwild” … described as “The Jersey Shore of Appalachia”


WOW, the folks at MTV are not too original now are they? MTV’s next venture in the realm of cheap and exploitative reality show that will make fun of West Virginia called “Buckwild”. Like that is new and original. It has been describes as ‘The Jersey Shore” of reality shows. Great. The show will just be an exploitation and play to the stereo-types that people already have of West Virginia  Needless to say, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is none too happy about it. I cannot say I blame him. It probably won’t take one episode before they make an incestuous cousin joke.

Trailer – Buckwild … Honestly, just watching this will cause you to lose brain cells

The show is scheduled to debut next month and follows a group of nine twenty-somethings living in and around Sissonville, W.Va., a town of just 4,000 residents. The program has been described as “The ‘Jersey Shore’ of Appalachia,” referring to the now-canceled reality show that earned the ire of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and state lawmakers.

In the case of “Buckwild,” Manchin said he’s only seen previews for the show — but that the teases that staffers showed him were enough to compel him to send a letter Friday to MTV President Stephen Friedman asking that the network “put a stop to the travesty called ‘Buckwild.’”

A disgusted Joe Manchin went on to further say, “Instead of showcasing the beauty of our people and our state, you preyed on young people, coaxed them into displaying shameful behavior — and now you are profiting from it. That is just wrong.” Sadly, that is what TV programming has become. Even more pathetic, that is what I guess most Americans want to see as if there was no market for these ignorant, exploitative shows that thrive on the misfortune, making fun of and stereotypes … there would be no more of the foolish reality shows. Thus in the end, it is not MTV that is to blame, it is the people who actually tune in.

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    5 Responses to “Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) None Too Happy about MTV’s New Reality Show, “Buckwild” … described as “The Jersey Shore of Appalachia””

    1. A Texas Grandfather on December 9th, 2012 12:11 am

      I agree with Manchin. I also disagree with your statement about MTV regarding programming.

      The studio has the final say regarding progamming they buy. MTV is the station with the least value in programming. Young people have to be taught values and they learn them from good and bad sources. IMO MTV espouses the lowest type of values.

    2. Super dave on December 9th, 2012 10:43 am

      Democrats should be proud that mtv shows their true colors. After all, honey boo boo is joe biden’s illegitimate child.

    3. Scared Monkeys on December 9th, 2012 10:50 am

      What do you disagree with my statement?

      If people did not whatch this trash and there was no market for it, there would be no show.

      There is no way that MTV would produce a show unless it made them money in viewership and advertizing.

      Don’t get me wrong TG, I loath MTV. I think the channel is the biggest bunch of crap. Long are the days when it played video music. I can remember watching the very first MTV episode when they played the video … ‘VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR’.

      Sadly those days are gone.

      However, i know its hard to swallow but it is ignorant individuals that make reality TV successful. I personally think they are all trash.


    4. A Texas Grandfather on December 9th, 2012 4:06 pm

      Red we really have no disagreement regarding the values of those who watch MTV. I just put a little more emphasis on the management of the channel in buying worthless shows.

      This is perhaps a chicken and egg situation. Chicken is the channel and eggs are the advertisers and viewers.
      SM: Gotcha. Agreed!

    5. Carpe on December 9th, 2012 10:38 pm

      Remember when Taylor Duck Lips’ husband hung himself? The Real Housewives from Beverly Hills or something?

      They don’t care. SM is right – it’s all about money.

      Money isn’t everything, though. The proof of that I find in Taylor. She dropped enough money for a condo on her hysterical duck lips and now she can’t smile without looking like she’s having an attack of appendicitis! This is called Karma and it’s a mother.

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