Changing the way reality TV is produced for the greater good is not censorship. The networks should self regulate by putting power back into the hands of artists and comedians. My show on MTV was not reality TV. I was not some kid that they put cameras on and manipulated. I had been producing my show for years in Canada, and in fact most of what we shot re-aired on MTV virtually unedited. It was a sketch comedy show that used new technology to take the comedy to the streets. It was planned out and orchestrated by me to get a reaction from other people. If I chose to make myself look foolish, which I did regularly, this was a calculated choice made by me. Frankly MTV didn't even understand what my show was until after it was a massive hit. Only then did networks begin to regurgitate these shock tactics in reality TV on a massive scale. The networks missed the point. Sure, I was making fun of myself and yes I was pranking others. But the one thing we were making fun of the most, was television itself.
The political appointees auditioning for parts in the Trump political show are being cast from four sources—key people for defense, national security and foreign policy posts recommended by advisors Steve Bannon and Peter Thiel; a network of very conservative groups built up over the years that Rebekah Mercer’s family has funded; the massive Koch political network, coordinated by Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his senior staff; and GOP operatives and officials who have told RNC chairman Reince Priebus that they can work for the mercurial Trump, according to people who have paraded past the gathered media horde in the made-for-television pilgrimage to the upper suites at Trump Tower.