Wednesday, June 01, 2005

NIN vs. MTV


I wasn't sure weather to post this story since I have a bias toward NIN, but it's in keeping with our left leaning message. As many fans, like myself, have already heard, Nine Inch Nails was scheduled to perform the MTV Movie Awards later this month. However the band pulled out suddenly last week because they were not allowed to perform "The Hand That Feeds" with an image of George W. Bush as their backdrop.

From the Nine Inch Nails website:
Nine Inch Nails will not be performing at the MTV Movie Awards as previously announced. We were set to perform "the Hand That Feeds" with an unmolested straightforward image of George W Bush as the Backdrop. Apparently the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me."
MTV said in a statement to its news division that the network was disappointed the industrial rock band would not perform but had been "uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement."

So why is "in your face" MTV, the backers of "choose or loose," shying away from politics? It's not from politics you see, but specifically any anti-Bush sentiments. Sumner Redstone, Viacom chairman, [parent company of MTV] announced last September:
I look at the election from what's good for Viacom. I vote for what's good for Viacom. I vote, today, Viacom. I don't want to denigrate Kerry, but from a Viacom standpoint, the election of a Republican administration is a better deal. Because the Republican administration has stood for many things we believe in, deregulation and so on. The Democrats are not bad people... But from a Viacom standpoint, we believe the election of a Republican administration is better for our company." Read more about it here.
MTV has sucked donkey balls for a long time now, but this is just proof that they are also sucking on the balls of the White House.

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