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Conflicting messages from MTV
Drudge

Posted on 02/01/2004 9:19:26 PM PST by Hildy

First I read this on Drudge:

MTV Statement on Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Incident Sunday February 1, 11:03 pm ET

HOUSTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The tearing of Janet Jackson's costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance. MTV regrets this incident occurred and we apologize to anyone who was offended by it.

Then I went on MTV's website and I found this: Who's Kidding whom here?

Janet Jackson Got Nasty at the MTV-Produced Super Bowl Halftime Show Jaws across the country hit the carpet at exactly the same time. You know what we're talking about...Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and a kinky finale that rocked the Super Bowl to its core. P. Diddy, Kid Rock, & Nelly rounded out the halftime show in the midst of the greatest game on earth. MTV was Super Bowl central, so armchair quarterbacks, fair weather fanatics and fans of Janet Jackson and her pasties were definitely in the right place. So strap on those pads, keep your head down and get the full recap of The AOL Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show produced by MTV.


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To: Mr. Low Key
No we are not overreacting.

I am insulted that this was aired without a warning so that we could change channels, leave the room or get the kids away from the TV.

The gall of these pornographic addicts running CBS and MTV. They have grovelled in the gutter so long they have no sense of what is appropriate.

Yet, I think this was planned as an assault on the public, as a means of "testing the water" to see if they can bring their love of filth to the mainstream viewers.

I am mad and offended. I have written CBS, the FCC and tried the NFL.
41 posted on 02/01/2004 11:42:54 PM PST by ClancyJ (It's just not safe to vote Democratic.)
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To: Mr. Low Key
You dang right I will express it.

How many times have we had something taken away from us because "someone" was offended. Bibles not allowed, Christmas trees taken out of schools, the assault on God in public places. All because "some" are offended.

Well, now, it is my turn. I am offended and I want that junk off the air. Now just see how fast anyone cares about what offends me.
43 posted on 02/01/2004 11:48:21 PM PST by ClancyJ (It's just not safe to vote Democratic.)
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To: Mr. Low Key
Too late - already done.

They need to hear a little anger in my opinion.

They sought the anger, now they get to hear it.
45 posted on 02/01/2004 11:52:31 PM PST by ClancyJ (It's just not safe to vote Democratic.)
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NFL says they won't allow MTV to produce Super Bowl halftime shows in the future.

Unless the ratings drop. If the gambling and violence don't keep the fans tuned in, they'll have MTV producing halftime during regular season games.
46 posted on 02/02/2004 2:49:33 AM PST by jaykay (Proud to be an infidel.)
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To: longtermmemmory
If we want to have an impact, write to the people who paid a million plus for thirty seconds of ad time. Tell the sponsors they had better get their expenive new ads off CBS.

I'm interested in seeing if AOL sues Viacom. If I'd paid $hundreds of millions to be the title sponsor of that halftime show and there wasn't something in the contract indicating that it would contain indecent contract, I'd sue to get my money back. I think AOL could make a credible case that Viacom's conduct was harmful to its reputation, especially since--being the title sponsor--AOL is so closely tied to the event.

47 posted on 02/02/2004 7:59:46 PM PST by supercat (Why is it that the more "gun safety" laws are passed, the less safe my guns seem?)
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To: jaykay
Unless the ratings drop. If the gambling and violence don't keep the fans tuned in, they'll have MTV producing halftime during regular season games.

Can anyone explain to me why putting content on the halftime show which, aside from the infamous nipple, is basically the same as what MTV shows 24/7, is somehow supposed to attract ratings? I would think those who want to see MTV would for the most part (aside from those with neither cable or satellite) be perfectly capable of selecting that channel.

I would think a marching band, cast-of-hundreds Rockettes-style stage spectacular, or some cross between the two could attract far more interested viewership than a rehash of the pop music dreck that is already so thoroughly available to anyone who wants it.

48 posted on 02/02/2004 8:03:57 PM PST by supercat (Why is it that the more "gun safety" laws are passed, the less safe my guns seem?)
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