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 â€œA Conversation with President Obamaâ€ 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.
â€œWeâ€™re not giving an hour of free time to the president to freely express his views. Weâ€™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.â€
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.