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MTV – Obama Town Hall

The most interesting comment at the MTV town hall:

More than 16,000 tweets rolled in, a MTV host reported, during the hour-long discussion.

One person responded to a question on what their greatest fear is, saying, “My greatest fear is that Obama will be reelected.”

“Oh no,” Obama responded with a smile.

See report from Jacob (as Obama called him) Jake Tapper.

I forgot exactly when it was, but at a press conference Jake Tapper asked him a question he didn’t like and he referred to him as “Jacob” much like a parent reverts back to a child’s full name when reprimanding him/her.

Posted:  10.15.10

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Help Wanted – Seeking Obama town hall audience

“Will work for food”   – No Pay but maybe they’ll have some snacks.  Don’t worry, republicans and ugly people do have a chance.   It’s all about diversity.  I’m sure they’ll ask you to remove your burka though, or step aside.  So now we know.

(I don’t think this is a joke)

Politico reports:

PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, MTV

MTV, BET and CMT are casting the audience for town hall meeting with President Obama. Shooting Oct. 14, 4 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

Seeking—Audience Members: males & females, 18+.

To apply, email townhallaudience@mtvnmix.com and put “Town Hall” in the subject line. To ensure that the audience represents diverse interests and political views, include your name, phone number, hometown, school attending, your job and what issues, if any, you are interested in or passionate about. Also, provide a recent photo and short description of your political views. Submission deadline: Oct. 14. No pay.

Kelly McAndrew, a spokeswoman for Viacom, which owns MTV, said the screening was aimed at attracting a diverse audience.

“We’re just trying to get the broadest, most diverse audience possible,” she said, denying that either Republicans or ugly people would be screened out. “We want to have divergent points of view – we’re not looking for a single-view audience.”

“We’re going to have a very diverse looking audience,” McAndrew said. “We want gender diversity, we want ethnicity diversity, we want religious diversity, we want political view diversity. We want diversity of all kinds.”

Posted:  10.07.10

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