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BY…. Fingers Malloy
Emily Miller wrote a great piece today over at Human Events about the soon-to-be Obama/MTV infomercial. (Oops, I mean town hall meeting)
The kids at MTV claim that this event is not politicalâ€“and that there is no need to provide equal time to a Republican.
From Human Events:
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,â€Viacom spokeswoman Kelly McAndrew said to HUMAN EVENTS.
â€œThis is not a campaign appearance. This is a town hall discussion.â€
Later in the article, the Viacom mouthpiece was asked if the questions will be screened.
Asked if the audience questions are submitted in advance, McAndrew said â€œabsolutely not.â€
I didnâ€™t believe that for a second. So I called my contact at MTV and asked for some of the Obama questions.(And I made a request for them to play a Lita Ford video, yeah I loved her back in 1988)
Just as I suspected, the questionsâ€“much like the people entering the town hallâ€“are pre-selected by MTV. Here are some of the questions that were sent to me by my MTV source: CONTINUE
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