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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 8 years
What happened to Michelin?
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Why does Michelin need to be freed?
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Da**it, there goes my "I'm perfect" claim. Sheesh. LMAO
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
FREUDIAN SLIP! ;) Just kidding, Mykie.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years
I SO wish this campaign wasn't being run in the media. The media bias is absolutely sickening.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 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 8 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 8 years
ok fine you win
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
And you have a phd at 21?
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, nope. You got it from your professors! :wink:
death-by-chocolat death-by-chocolat 8 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 8 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 8 years
"They are widely painted as extremist tree-huggers." you mean they're not?? jk!:)
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
death - actually you fit right in because the majority of peopl claiming to have more than a college degree went for Kerry in 2004.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Haus, you forget college professors. Hell, even high school and younger bringing it in.
death-by-chocolat death-by-chocolat 8 years
Wow, uh, haus, way to skew statistics to fit your assumption. As a YOUNG 21-year old voter, raised by small business owning REPUBLICAN parents in OHIO, I do find it a bit offensive you're generalizing that young voters are "indoctrinated" to liberalism, rather than making educated choices. I'm a PhD student, and consider myself well-educated. And I recognize the fact that I fall right in the middle of the "grid" on liberal and conservatism. And my vote is not founded in my being the MTV-demographic. By the way, there is such a thing as cohort effect. Claiming a change in political views is simply an effect of age is ignorant, for many reasons, but one primary fallacy is that a cohort 10 years senior to the 18-29 year old group has experienced an extremely different political and social environment in comparison. Just sayin'.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
"My point is that unless someone was raised by conservative parents they usually have no clue what conservatism actually is." The same could be said about being liberal. They are widely painted as extremist tree-huggers.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Girl A, did you get a school loan from Fannie mae or Sallie Mae? Fannie does mortgages.
Roarman Roarman 8 years
I would have to agree with Haus that if you say McCain based his statement even partly on the guys race, you are insinuating that McCain is a racist. Which there is no way to know whether or not that is why he said it. With that said, I find McCains comment somewhat condescending but certainly not really newsworthy with everything else that is going on. And I also think that McCain was condescending many more times in that debate. But I would have to disagree with Haus that the guy was completely for Obama. He may not have been the most neutral since he did state that "he would most likely be voting for Obama" but when asked if he could be swayed he said "anything is possible". So I think he tried to go in there with an open mind.
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
BREAKING NEWS: john mccain is buying air time on the Hallmark Channel - right between matlock and murder she wrote! when sarah palin was asked which channel she chose the cartoon network. apparently it's the only one she watches?
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