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  • Casting Call: It’s a Bit Part Playing a Concerned Ordinary Citizen

    Posted by Shannon Love on October 7th, 2010 (All posts by )

    From a site called Backstage, a job listing for actors.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, DC MTV, BET, and CMT (prods.) are casting the audience for a town hall meeting with President Obama. Shooting Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in Washington, DC. Seeking—Audience Members: males and females, 18+. To apply, email 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…

    I can’t see the rest without registering. Here’s a screen shot:

    Townhall Casting Call

    Townhall Casting Call

    Because nothing says, “sincere, good old-fashioned, American town-hall democracy,” like a room full of actors.

    Remember, if they convince themselves it is in your best interest, leftists can lie to you with a clear conscience.


    9 Responses to “Casting Call: It’s a Bit Part Playing a Concerned Ordinary Citizen”

    1. mark n. Says:

      Wow. Just wow.

    2. Michael Kennedy Says:

      We sort of knew this but it is pretty blatant.

      I remember the gay general who was in the audience for a debate in the 2008 election. He got up and raised hell about Don’t ask, don’t tell. I thought to myself “You seem to have done pretty well in spite of the policy. During most of his career, it was a more harsh policy but everybody knew gays when they were in the service.” I wondered at the time where the Obama people found him.

    3. Brian Dunbar Says:

      I want to believe this is a put on. I don’t think it is.

      The email address is valid, at least, and currently returns this message ..

      from Town Hall Audience
      to Brian Dunbar
      date Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 4:18 PM
      subject Out of Office AutoReply: Town Hall

      hide details 4:18 PM (27 minutes ago)

      Thank you for your interest in our Town Hall with President Obama. We will get back to you shortly with more information.

      Please only send one email.

    4. Brett_McS Says:

      National Review got the whole thing here. It’s real. via Ace.

    5. J. Scott Says:

      Vanity Fair has a list of do’s and don’t’s for potential participants. The administration is a fraud and menace to what is left of our wealth and Liberties.

    6. Brian Dunbar Says:

      The administration is a fraud and menace to what is left of our wealth and Liberties.

      You say that is the Republicans don’t have similar designs on our wealth and liberty.

    7. Shannon Love Says:

      Brian Dunbar,

      You say that is the Republicans don’t have similar designs on our wealth and liberty.

      Republicans are nothing at present but the least of two evils but the left is ideologically much more comfortable with intentionally manipulating people. Republicans, as conservatives, still cling to ideas of honor and honesty that leftists believe are outmoded.

    8. Subotai Bahadur Says:

      There are a couple of other aspects involved in this. Obviously, this is NOT a real “Town Hall” any more than one of those late night cable TV time fillers featuring Ron Popeil and any one of his sundry kitchen devices is a real cooking or documentary show. If we have actors hired in a professional acting publication’s casting call [and that is exactly what BACKSTAGE is]to portray an audience in a “Town Hall”, it is only rational to expect a script and memorized lines to be involved, unless they hire from an improv theater. The entire posting [available from the links]is definite about wanting to know the applicants’ ideological persuasion. Can’t have any of the miniscule number of conservatives in the business hired by accident. They might be tempted to go off script.

      First, one has to realize that MTV, while obviously a leftist oriented network, is not a corporate orphan. It is owned by CBS-Viacom, as are BET and CMT who are also mentioned. I do not know if this is going to be simulcast on all three. Let us say that this elaborately staged quadrille takes one hour. How much is an hour of broadcast time, with professional cast, production, and direction furnished by the network, in prime time, worth on MTV? And if it is simulcast on BET and CMT [although the latter is not a leftist network, and the demographics are such that seeing the typical MTV production will anger viewers more than anything] how much is that worth?

      In the guise of a “news program” or “public service”, I suspect that CBS-Viacom is donating the equivalent of well over a $million to the Democrats via MTV. More if there is a simulcast. However, campaign finance laws are for the little people and do not apply to those who make the “proper” contributions.

      The second is that this is a White House sponsored event too. What we have is a government run “Potemkin Town Hall”. As Mr. Love has said, Leftists lie to us for our own good.

      We should be used to it. We have Robert Gibbs as White House Press Secretary doing his imitation of Baghdad Bob crossed with Don Rickles. We have economic data released by the government that are false [20 of the last 21 unemployment figures were “unexpectedly” revised upwards after release]. Now we have a Federal government staged agit-prop/Dezinformatsiya event broadcast over the media.

      Is there any reason to consider anything said by anyone connected with this administration and party to be any more truthful than an editorial in Izvestia or Pravda? Or to consider them any friendlier to liberty?

      Subotai Bahadur

    9. GettingReal Says:

      Subotai Bahadur, Great elaboration of consequences. Isn’t there some lawyer(s) out there who could file a lawsuit on some of this stuff? Obviously the liberal liars in the AP won’t expose their cronies, but surely there are conservative legal resources that could follow through on this.