This morning America was introduced to its new hero early in the week, some random recent college grad named Max Rice. Rice was booked to appear on Fox & Friends — Fox News’ hilariously unbalanced morning gabfest where three folksy raw vegetables relentless bash Obama — to talk about how awful the economy is for recent college grads under Obama, so awful that Max had to move back in with his parents. But Max had other plans for the segment, obviously — namely to hijack it.
This thing goes off the rails almost immediately when our boy Max greets painfully blonde former pageant queen Gretchen Carlson with a “S’up” and “Hello, Miss USA, it’s an honor.” Carlson’s eyes immediately turned vacant — much moreso than they typically are, in fact — before correcting him by saying, “Miss America actually.” Max, obviously a smooth gentleman, responds by saying that she’ll always be “Miss Universe in my book.” It was all downhill from there.
Cable news needs more people like Max Rice making fun of it. Enjoy…
And here’s who I think is the same Max Rice giving a graduation speech to his fellow students in 2010. Certainly sounds a lot like him, anyway.
If anyone knows anything about our new hero Max, feel free to fill us in on him.
UPDATE: Turns out, Max appears to be an aspiring stand-up comic…
UPDATE #2: Raw Story tracked down Max Rice for his side of what happened this morning and how it all came to be.
Rice said that the opportunity to go on national television “kind of fell into my lap” when “a friend of a friend” got a text message asking if anyone knew a recent college graduate who can’t get a job and is voting for Mitt Romney. “I’m like, hell yeah I’m a college graduate. Eff Obama!” he said. “20 emails later with the producer at Fox, they’re telling me what to say. It’s such bullshit. It’s so ridiculous.”
Rice told Raw Story that he in fact dropped out of college, but lied to Fox News about it just to see if they’d do their homework.
“The first thing that shocked me is that they were that desperate to find someone that fit that category,” he added. “What they were seeking is someone who voted for Obama in 2008, then somewhere in the last four years got disenfranchised and now is a huge Romney supporter…They were so happy that I fit the mold and that I was Caucasian,” he continued. “They were just casting a part in a show. They were so stupid. I’m a kid messing around.”