MTV Libertarians: Kennedy, Kurt Loder Talk Politics & the Golden Age of MTV

Featuring Courtney Love, Rod Stewart, Rudy Giuliani, and others.


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"More and more people are realizing that both political parties suck balls," says former MTV VJ and current Reason contributor Kennedy. "And there has to be a better alternative, which is the consistent political philosophy of libertarianism."

Kennedy was joined by her former MTV colleague (and fellow Reason contributor) Kurt Loder for a uncensored chat about politics and the golden age of music television at New York City's Museum of Sex on July 31, 2013. The occasion was the release of Kennedy's new memoir, The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses.

The two MTV alums reminisce about the time Courtney Love started throwing the contents of her purse at Loder's head while he was doing a live interview with Madonna; the 1994 Video Music Awards, when Kennedy almost got fired for pretending to fellate a microphone while Rudy Giuliani was on stage; when Kennedy offended Rod Stewart by asking him backstage if it was true that he once had quarts of semen pumped from his stomach; and how Loder introduced Kennedy to libertarianism by suggesting she read Ayn Rand's Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology.

About 22 minutes.

Shot by Jim Epstein and Naomi Brockwell and edited by Epstein.

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