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MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political (No equal time for GOP...)
humanevents.com ^ | 10/13/2010 | Emily Miller

Posted on 10/13/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT by massmike

Viacom networks MTV, BET and CMT are giving an hour of free air time to President Obama less than three weeks before the midterm elections.

The so-called “A Conversation with President Obama” will be live and commercial-free on six Viacom networks at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The networks will not give equal time to a Republican before the election, according to a spokeswoman.

MTV denies that the Obama hour of TV is political, despite the timing, weeks before the midterm elections.

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...So much for a "fairness doctrine"
1 posted on 10/13/2010 8:09:22 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike
I predict the only effect this stunt will have will be on MTV's viewership numbers.

I doubt kids are much interested in listening to this blowhard anymore.

2 posted on 10/13/2010 8:11:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: massmike

I stopped watching MTV when the stopped playing Music Videos. What is their function these days?


3 posted on 10/13/2010 8:12:27 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: massmike
We’re not giving an hour of free time to the president to freely express his views. We’re hosting a town hall with 250 young people to ask questions of the president...

And of course 0bummer will not blast Republicans during his typical 15-minute non-answers to direct questions./sarc

4 posted on 10/13/2010 8:13:09 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 10/13/2010 8:13:13 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: massmike
Trying to turn out the 18-25 vote for Dems on Nov. 2, but this whole Obama thing is so . . . . two years ago.

6 posted on 10/13/2010 8:13:45 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

I find World of Jenks has some redeeming value.


7 posted on 10/13/2010 8:14:09 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: massmike
Obama, will whore himself out to anyone to get a few minutes on TV..Now who does he think he is going to reach by going on MTV..Most decent children are not allowed to watch that trash..
8 posted on 10/13/2010 8:15:24 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: skeeter
I agree. 0bama is sooooooo 2008, like. And he's starting to look, you know, like kind of creepy.... Like this.... Creeper Van
9 posted on 10/13/2010 8:16:47 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: massmike

Too bad we are forced by Dish Network to pay for this lousy channel, as well as BET and MSNBC etc. I will dump our satellite contract and pay the penalty to subscribe to any system that will allow me to choose the channels I pay for.


10 posted on 10/13/2010 8:17:47 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: massmike

Hold on, I’m also see a Unicorn eating Skittles with a pig flying on my front lawn too.


11 posted on 10/13/2010 8:19:10 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

>What is their function these days?<

Well...Beavis and Butthead are supposed to be coming back....

http://www.sdentertainer.com/news/beavis-butthead-back-on-mtv/


12 posted on 10/13/2010 8:19:26 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: massmike

Contact Viacom:

http://www.viacom.com/contact/Pages/default.aspx

Viacom Inc.
1515 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
(212) 258-6000


13 posted on 10/13/2010 8:19:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
I stopped watching MTV when the stopped playing Music Videos. What is their function these days?

I've never watched MTV. I am surprised at your statement that they don't show music videos any more. I'm like you. What do they do now?

14 posted on 10/13/2010 8:20:04 AM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (General, sir, it's ok to call me "ma'am"!)
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To: massmike
Just let Fox News try something like this with a conservative candidate three weeks before the election and see how fast the FCC destroys them.
15 posted on 10/13/2010 8:20:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: skeeter

They are broadcasting his free commercial onto CMT also. They really are so low - they want to play dirty and kick us in the teeth at every turn, and they wonder why we won’t play by their ‘rules’ any longer...


16 posted on 10/13/2010 8:20:41 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 21 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: kittymyrib

That is the only way that will get their attention. Enough people drop them from cable they we pay attention.


17 posted on 10/13/2010 8:21:03 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Just let Fox News try something like this with a conservative candidate three weeks before the election and see how fast the FCC destroys them.”

It’s two bit politics, and two bit law...really pathetic, huh?


18 posted on 10/13/2010 8:21:35 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 21 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: luvbach1

Is that the town hall meeting for which Obama’s handlers are recruiting actors?


19 posted on 10/13/2010 8:22:36 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: massmike
It's fair when they say it's fair.
It's settled law when they say it's settled law.
It's time to reach across the aisle when they say it is time to reach across, and-
It's time to ram through the Marxist agenda when they say “We won.”
November cannot get here quick enough. It's a race to see if they country can be saved.
20 posted on 10/13/2010 8:23:17 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: SeattleBruce
The whole thing is a huge waste of money. No one is going to change their mind based on what this punk says.

It doesn't work that way.

21 posted on 10/13/2010 8:26:12 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: kittymyrib

and CMT...suppposedly the music of middle America.....oh where have you gone?


22 posted on 10/13/2010 8:26:52 AM PDT by cherry
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To: IrishCatholic

Well said.


23 posted on 10/13/2010 8:28:25 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

I remember the exact date I stopped watching MTV. It was August 1, 1981. I was at a party at a friends house and the intro to “You better run” from Pat Benatar started playing. Friend says you missed the first song.

After the video ended we all looked at each other and tossed Zeppelin 4 on the record player.


24 posted on 10/13/2010 8:29:57 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: skeeter

Hugo Baracko Omao....let him be heard, the more the weak minded hear from this tinpot the more they will despise the Tyrant. Omao is becoming a self parody.


25 posted on 10/13/2010 8:31:30 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: massmike
Allow me to be the first...

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26 posted on 10/13/2010 8:33:59 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles
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To: cherry
“and CMT...suppposedly the music of middle America.....oh where have you gone?”

They're obeying their corporate parents...I hope they get HUGE pushback from this stupid maneuver.

27 posted on 10/13/2010 8:38:03 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 21 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
Same here.

That much human stupidity on display was too much for even me to take. I could see one or two "music scene" type shows to let fans know who was cutting a new album or planning a new tour, but Big Brother? Jack Ass? Re-runs of That 70's Show?

Big ol' WTF there... Go back to playing artsy-fartsy POlice videos and weird hard rock hair bands.

28 posted on 10/13/2010 8:43:45 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Paleo Conservative

YES!!! It is EXACTLY the “Town Hall” meeting that has the associated casting call.


29 posted on 10/13/2010 8:47:26 AM PDT by LTC.Ret (I know I am a racist, but . . . . I didn't spend 31 years in the Army to see my USA turn socialist!)
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To: massmike
"Sumner" Murray Rothstein once again uses the tentacles of his sprawling media empire to attempt to affect U.S. elections in a leftward direction.

But of course it's "non-political".

30 posted on 10/13/2010 8:48:59 AM PDT by PermaRag (the stock market will stop bleeding when those who manipulate it START bleeding)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The “FCC” has NO control over Fox News! They are cable NOT Broadcast.


31 posted on 10/13/2010 8:54:07 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: massmike
The most damning sentence in the whole article:

"The White House conceived of the concept and asked for the commercial-free TV time, according to Viacom."

32 posted on 10/13/2010 8:56:32 AM PDT by mojito
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To: luvbach1
*We’re not giving an hour of free time to the president to freely express his views. We’re hosting a town hall with 250 young people to ask questions of the president...*

Why not just have 250 automatons from Disney World sit and nod their heads in agreement while the POTUS talks?

I imagine it will include a lot of stuff like this:

“Right now, I'm devoting a great deal of time and study to that problem. And I intend to issue a position paper on that. A position that is at once simple, yet complex, flexible, and above all else, fair to every American.”

“I, um, I , um, ya know, Bush wasn't articulate, ya know, um, like me. Um, I mean, like, come on!”

“Bush's fault!”

“We can't afford to have two more years of failed economic policy! Erm....um...that's not what it's supposed to say...I mean 8 more years of failed policy of which that last two years don't count...um...er....would that be 10 years of failed policy?.... (long pause) minus two...I guess.......CAN'T SOMEBODY GET THAT THING WORKING AGAIN!!! WHAT DO I PAY YOU PEOPLE FOR!?!?”

“The most important thing to remember is, that if anyone, for any reason disagrees with me or my policies, that's racist.”

33 posted on 10/13/2010 8:57:01 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
What is their function these days?

Reality sleeze TV

34 posted on 10/13/2010 8:58:30 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: massmike
I remember when MTV gave an hour of airtime to President Bush...no, wait...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

35 posted on 10/13/2010 8:58:33 AM PDT by The Comedian (Keep talking while I reload...)
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To: massmike

Laws? We’re democrats. We don’t need no stinkin’ laws.


36 posted on 10/13/2010 8:58:43 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a rino.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Making stars out of The Situation and Snooki.

Which I would gladly watch over Obama any day.


37 posted on 10/13/2010 9:00:17 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: US Navy Vet
The “FCC” has NO control over Fox News! They are cable NOT Broadcast.

Won't stop them from trying.

They're trying to take over the Internet without a legal mandate, for God's sake.

38 posted on 10/13/2010 9:01:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: massmike

The dems always lock up the MTV vote anyway, so O will just be “preachin’ to the choir”.


39 posted on 10/13/2010 9:01:46 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: PATRIOT1876
“Right now, I'm devoting a great deal of time and study to that problem. And I intend to issue a position paper on that. A position that is at once simple, yet complex, flexible, and above all else, fair to every American.”

Mr. Carlson for President!

40 posted on 10/13/2010 9:08:23 AM PDT by PermaRag (the stock market will stop bleeding when those who manipulate it START bleeding)
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To: massmike

Viacom issued a CASTING CALL for actors and actresses to portray members of a fake “Town Hall” for this giant free democrat party campaign ad.

Reference:

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/249034/casting-call-obamas-mtvbetcmt-town-hall-meeting


41 posted on 10/13/2010 9:11:53 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: massmike
Well...Beavis and Butthead are supposed to be coming back....

They are already here.


42 posted on 10/13/2010 9:14:21 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Party is spending your great-grandkids inheritance)
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To: massmike
Is MTV trying to “Rock The vote” again?

This time around it has to be “Rap The Vote.”

Please stop it Mike Nesmith.

43 posted on 10/13/2010 9:16:22 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Why is it misery,you never speak softly?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yep I beleive that is the one.Recruiting actors,probably writting the questions, why they call it a townhall rather than the Obama show...who knows?He must be worried that since unemployemnt in that age group is upwards of 35% that someone just might ask something he can’t answer.


44 posted on 10/13/2010 9:17:56 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: massmike

I sent in my app to be there
all it said was 18+
maybe 62 is too old?


45 posted on 10/13/2010 9:19:59 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: massmike; All

46 posted on 10/13/2010 9:28:30 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: US Navy Vet
The “FCC” has NO control over Fox News! They are cable NOT Broadcast.

But by the same logic they want to use on the Internet they could...

The cable and phone lines going in to your house (the last mile) is controlled by government..the government decides who will have access to feed content over those lines..

So if then can decide what is "fair access" of the Internet on that cable in to your house...

They can sure try and say want is "fair access" of video (cable TV) over that same cable in to your house

To control any electronic communication... you just need control of one point in the end to end path (the pipe)...

In "over the air" it the over the air broadcast frequency...

In non over the air, (a wire)... it that "last mile" access/easement in to your location

47 posted on 10/13/2010 9:29:48 AM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: massmike

MTV is a joke... I guess they are going to worship Obama before the election and blame the Republicans on all their failures even though the Democrats had a super majority in the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House.


48 posted on 10/13/2010 9:31:28 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
I stopped watching MTV when the stopped playing Music Videos. What is their function these days?


49 posted on 10/13/2010 9:31:44 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: massmike
Viacom networks MTV, BET and CMT are giving an hour of free air time to President Obama less than three weeks before the midterm elections.

Yes, it's unfair, but Obama's hour will have a negligible effect on the election and whatever effect there is will probably harm the Democrats. It's 2010, not 2008, and the spectacle of Obama droning on doesn't enthrall anyone anymore.

And for that matter, Republicans are probably better served by not getting equal time. Some bore like McConnell or Boehner on TV for an hour would likely do more harm than good.
50 posted on 10/13/2010 9:33:57 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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