MTV Says Hour-Long Obama Infomercial Isn’t Political (pause for laughter)

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.