By Justin Sink
“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.”
It's unlikely that Manchin's objections will derail the highly publicized new show, however. Lawmakers in New Jersey called for a boycott of advertisers supporting the "Jersey Shore," arguing the program perpetuated derogatory ethnic stereotypes. But MTV powered ahead with the show, which set record ratings for the network.