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Barack Obama First Candidate to Buy MTV Ad Time

For the first time MTV's networks have decided to accept political advertising, and Barack Obama has taken them up on the offer, buying ad time on Comedy Central, VH1, and Spike. While Obama has many fans among musicians and celebrities featured on MTV's networks, he also has won over consumers of that culture. According to a recent USA Today/MTV poll, Obama has a 2-1 lead among 18-29 year-olds.

Obama didn't get the first shot of the campaign season, as the first national political ad to ever air on MTV came in July from a conservative group, attacking Barack as a flip-flopper. Even so he had the advantage in the MTV demographic, and the ads could help solidify the crucial steps of voter registration and turnout among young voters.

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Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
What happened to Michelin?
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
What happened to Michelin?
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
Why does Michelin need to be freed?
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
Da**it, there goes my "I'm perfect" claim. Sheesh. LMAO
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
FREUDIAN SLIP!;) Just kidding, Mykie.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
FREUDIAN SLIP! ;) Just kidding, Mykie.
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
DOH! I said "Right wing media bias" LMAO OOps! I'm sure you all knew what I meant, but just in case it should have read "Liberal Media Bias". Sorry.
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
True, I honestly think that this election has taken the right wing media bias to a WHOLE new level. It simply wasn't as "in our faces" during the Bush campaign as it is now. Was it there then? Yes, but not at this level, at least not that I saw.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
there have been studies, numerous studies to prove the media biashere is one of my favs: newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/Media-Bias-Is-Real-Finds-UCLA-6664.aspx?RelNum=6664
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
there have been studies, numerous studies to prove the media bias here is one of my favs: newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/Media-Bias-Is-Real-Finds-UCLA-6664.aspx?RelNum=6664
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Right on, True.The media is only biased towards who makes a more interesting story that will draw more viewers. Also, towards those who buy ad time.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Right on, True. The media is only biased towards who makes a more interesting story that will draw more viewers. Also, towards those who buy ad time.
True-Song True-Song 7 years
The "liberal media" is one of the greatest achievements of the right's propaganda machine. If the media is so liberal, how did Republicans get George Bush elected twice? How did they get a majority in Congress? Where were they when Bush did a magic trick to turn bin Ladin into Hussein so we could invade Iraq? The media is biased in favor of making money. The msm is owned almost entirely by a handful of giant corporations, so if anything, they have an interest in promoting Republicans.
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
I SO wish this campaign wasn't being run in the media. The media bias is absolutely sickening.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
I've found that life experience has made me more liberal, not less (used to be very conservative until I was about 22 or so). I used to absolutely believe in every man for himself, and minimal government intervention. I learned that sometimes that system really doesn't work for the common good. :shrug: It goes both ways as far as adjusting one's ideology over time.
death-by-chocolat death-by-chocolat 7 years
No, not yet GS! I'm in clinical psychology, which is a 5+ year program. I wasn't cool enough to start my program at age 17 :-) Haus, I'm not complaining about being a "statistic or demographic" (mainly because I'm not...) I just found your argument based on age and indoctrination bothersome because there are a number of young people who don't support the beliefs they are taught growing up, and its not necessarily because of pop culture or that its the "popular" belief for our age group. And actually, my profs are annoyed that I am as conservative as I am! I understand though, my research team is based in all the liberal issues- education, poverty, mental illness. But somehow, I've managed to not be indoctrinated as a true bleeding-heart yet! ;-)
death-by-chocolat death-by-chocolat 7 years
No, not yet GS! I'm in clinical psychology, which is a 5+ year program. I wasn't cool enough to start my program at age 17 :-) Haus, I'm not complaining about being a "statistic or demographic" (mainly because I'm not...) I just found your argument based on age and indoctrination bothersome because there are a number of young people who don't support the beliefs they are taught growing up, and its not necessarily because of pop culture or that its the "popular" belief for our age group. And actually, my profs are annoyed that I am as conservative as I am! I understand though, my research team is based in all the liberal issues- education, poverty, mental illness. But somehow, I've managed to not be indoctrinated as a true bleeding-heart yet! ;-)
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
ok fine you win
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
ok fine you win
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
And you have a phd at 21?
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
And you have a phd at 21?
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
lol, nope. You got it from your professors! :wink:
death-by-chocolat death-by-chocolat 7 years
Yes, but most people claiming to have more than one degree aren't 21, and don't have my family background to contrast political views. Which if I read you right, you were suggesting young voters were indoctrinated liberally. I'm young, but I was NOT taught liberal views from childhood, and I did not LEARN my liberal views from MTV.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I don't know why people get so upset fitting into a statistic or a demoghraphic.I know we all like to pretend that were unique, but really we're not all THAT unique.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I don't know why people get so upset fitting into a statistic or a demoghraphic. I know we all like to pretend that were unique, but really we're not all THAT unique.
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