MTV gave up showing videos in favor of comedy long ago, but now they’ve outdone themselves:

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.

“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,”Viacom spokeswoman Kelly McAndrew said to HUMAN EVENTS.

“This is not a campaign appearance. This is a town hall discussion.”

Hahahaha! … sorry…

This must be MTV’s line of reasoning: What kind of political event is preceded by casting call for audience members?

If it’s an Obama event, most of them.

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5 Responses to “MTV Says Hour-Long Obama Infomercial Isn’t Political (pause for laughter)”

  1. Marshall_Will on October 13th, 2010 2:02 pm

    How is it possible to have something that's both rich AND desperate at the same time? The desperate part requires no further explanation. The rich part perhaps better left to Ann Coulter who openly wondered if "all these hip new kids were enjoying their hip new President at their hip new job at McDonald's ( vice going to France to 'study' for the summer? )"

    WHOM has been more -directly- impacted by this debacle-of-their-own-making than the youth vote? Now the Prez wants them to dummy up once again, you're kidding right? What is unemployment at for the the 18-25 demographic, 20%? Assuming my 'former' construction worker nephew considers delivering pizzas for $7 bucks an hour "employment". Kids, you want Rich & Creamy ( not rich and desperate! ) otay?

  2. Joe Redfield on October 13th, 2010 2:20 pm

    Apparently none of the Motivator-in-Chief's brain trust have noticed the inverse relation between his public appearances and conservative poll numbers; the more he talks, the better we're going to do on 11/2.

  3. Marshall_Will on October 13th, 2010 2:42 pm

    "inverse relationship" Yes, make mine Rich & Gritty if you will?

    Mind you, my nephew had to "leave his dignity at the door" and bust out the knee pads just to GET that $7 an hour 'job'! There were 3 other applicants and he only got the 'position' as he had "prior experience".

  4. Joyanna Adams on October 13th, 2010 3:28 pm

    MTV..and the Newsmuseum….the new crack for the engineering of the masses..

    MTV…hitting the young with crack dreams of how YOU TOO can complain about the horrible state of the union, and get the CRIB of your dreams….

  5. Marshall_Will on October 13th, 2010 4:00 pm

    Joyanna,

    LOL, yeah complain AND reap! Actually this may prove to be an interesting experiment ( in humility ) for the Dems. As a parent of young adults I can honestly say that nearly ALL young people eventually decide it's better for all concerned if they just grow up, suck it up and pay their own way!

    It may be 'great' to spend a summer at the beach on your buddy's couch but in due course one or both parties will tire of that arrangement. So… the kids have grown up this go round and the Administration 'hasn't'. In the end they say "everything is worth a little less than what you PAID for it!" and given this is FREE air time..?

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