Sen. Manchin to MTV: Put a stop to the travesty called Buckwild - KMSP-TV

Senator to MTV: 'Put a stop to the travesty called Buckwild'

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Trying to capitalize off the success of Jersey Shore, MTV is coming out with a new reality show in January called Buckwild.

The show follows the idiocy of West Virginia teens that are out-of-control. The show has even got the attention of Sen. James Manchin.

The West Virginia Senator wrote a letter to MTV and demanded they "put a stop to the travesty called Buckwild."And that comes after he only saw the preview for the show, not a full episode.

"As a U.S. Senator, I am repulsed at this business venture," he wrote the network, "where some Americans are making money off of the poor decisions of our youth," Manchin wrote. "I cannot imagine that anyone who loves this country would feel proud profiting off of ‘Buckwild.'"

MTV describes it as an "authentic comedy" that follows "an outrageous group of childhood friends from the rural foothills of West Virginia who love to dodge grown-up responsibilities and always live life with the carefree motto, 'whatever happens, happens.'"

But, isn't television about the hundreds of choices we have to watch whatever we want to watch? We all survived MTV's series "Jackass."  The world didn't end because that was on TV for many years and spawned several movies.

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