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MTV Launches Political Spots With Anti-Obama Ad

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Posted on Jul 25, 2008
Barack Both Ways Ad
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MTV has become quite the changeling, now resembling not in the least the network that debuted in the early 1980s. Recently, the cable mainstay announced it will start airing political advertisements, and Team McCain seems to be first out the gates with this “Both Ways Barack”  attack ad. 

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By jackpine savage, July 26, 2008 at 4:23 am Link to this comment

People still watch MTV?

As for their fakeness, what do we expect from a network founded by a member of a fake music group?  The Monkees exploited the musical counter-culture of the 60’s in pursuit of the almighty dollar.  No surprise that MTV would do the same…not that musical counter-culture would make it to “music” television that (last time i checked) didn’t bother with playing much music.

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By Outraged, July 26, 2008 at 1:37 am Link to this comment

I can’t say that MTV was ever pro libertarian, liberal, or progressive.  If you know and are familiar with this base it is easy to see that they have never endorsed any of these perspectives.

MTV, at least in my opinion, is what I call a convenient smokescreen.  It seemed they always made the attempt to “appear” hip, or now (for lack of a better word).  But whenever you looked at the bigger picture, or at what they were endorsing it was mainly exploitation and the almighty dollar.

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By Star Chy, July 25, 2008 at 6:25 pm Link to this comment
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Same tired old republican b.s.. no facts, just slander.

It’s realy very simple: red team vs blue team.
Doesn’t matter who the “captains” are.

Red team had unfettered control of our Country for 7 years and they ran it into the ground.

Worst administration in the history of our nation!!

They do not deserve another chance- time for Blue team to drive the bus/

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By troublesum, July 25, 2008 at 4:24 pm Link to this comment

This is great but it did not mention his “both ways” double talk on the FISA bill.  As near as I can figure out he’s saying he voted for the bill because he’s against it.

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