I Want My Obama TV

June 25, 2008 · Filed Under News, Opinion · Comments 

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MTV has declined political advertising since inception in 1981, but they are changing course this year.

I guess they couldn’t resist the dollar signs in their eyes after Obama broke his financing pledge and is expected to raise somewhere in the neighborhood of a half a billion dollars.

MTV’s announcement of the switch follows a report in the New York Times on June 22 that Democratic Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign wanted to do an MTV buy. It’s also probably not a coincidence that Mr. Obama, who is opting out of public funding, will likely have plenty of money to spend on youth-directed ads. A political expert said the most immediate beneficiary of the switch is the Obama campaign.

More at http://adage.com/campaigntrail/post?article_id=127973.

Don’t Tell Me Words Don’t Matter, Obama

June 25, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics · Comments 

Some highlights of Barack Obama, and the response from the media as he breaks his pledge to take public financing.

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