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Won't be seen on MTV

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Apparently there is an effort to keep this off American media. There was a time when something like this would have made it onto the airwaves.

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The purpose of art is to provoke and challenge accepted thought. This video is high art.

It is so well done, so poignant, and thought provoking. Let's hope this video makes it to the airwaves so everyone can see it.

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I didn't want to watch it, but I'm glad I did. Unfortunately, you forgot to mention who the artist was, or even the name of the song.

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BOMBS by Faithless

I wish this would enter the airwaves! I don't see what's wrong with it, all it does is show the truth that we all know. :rolleyes:

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:shok: Wow!!! Talk about an in-your-face reality check here. No wonder MTV is too cowardly to air this. What a great video clip!! Thanks for sharing, Metro_M.

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Not a bad video. I don't see why it wouldn't be shown on MTV, where you can watch all kinds of mindless drivel. But doesn't the fact that you can watch it on YouTube kind of negate the whole censorship issue anyway? It's not like you can't see it anywhere. Perhaps MTV is not being a very good steward of the airwaves by giving in to the censors? But the bigger question might be, has MTV and VH1 dwindled into the obscure "old-school" media world?

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This whole MTV thing reminds me of an old Dead Kennedys song entitled "MTV Get Off the Air!"

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I really enjoyed MTV back in tne 80s, but these days they're such a waste.

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The song is pretty "real" and the video is very well done, but the song,IMO, isnt very good. But, i still do think it should be shown on mtv, theres nothing wrong with it.

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Not a bad video. I don't see why it wouldn't be shown on MTV, where you can watch all kinds of mindless drivel. But doesn't the fact that you can watch it on YouTube kind of negate the whole censorship issue anyway? It's not like you can't see it anywhere. Perhaps MTV is not being a very good steward of the airwaves by giving in to the censors? But the bigger question might be, has MTV and VH1 dwindled into the obscure "old-school" media world?

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I fail to see the danger of showing this....

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^ yeah, i didnt think it was that risque either. One time on Late Night with Conan O Brien i saw a band called NOFX, and they sang a song about how George Bush is and imbecile, and that was on network tv, not cable.

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If a video is censored by the mainstream media, the vast majority of the population will never know of its existence. Those who will see it on YouTube are those who actively make the effort to find it. Virtually all of these people already agree with its premise, seriously diminishing its opportunity to "provoke and challenge accepted thought."

The textbook definition of fascism is, in large part, an unwavering glorification of the military. If a video about the negative effects of military violence is too scandalous to air, what does that say about our society?

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That's my whole point. I believe YouTube now has a much larger audience than MTV or VH1 combined. Google didn't even blink at buying either of those rusty old dinosaurs. And I don't think that all YouTube viewers agree with the premise.

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The people who watch MTV want Road Rules and Real World Road Rules Challenge. They want stories about Brittany and any moran pop star that the execs can create. Showing this on MTV would get the message to a few, but I think the vast majority of their viewers wouldn't take the time to "get it". When does MTV show music videos anyway?

I think it is an amazing video that shows what most Americans don't want to think about. It's a shame when something that tells the truth, points out what we all already know, and doesn't have actual blood / guts / nudity will be censored.

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^ yeah, no one would be able to watch it anyway. They only show videos from like 3am to 8am. And, i can guarantee this wouldnt end up on TRL.

Yeah, im tired of mtv as well. I pretty much watch fuse instead of it now.

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Yep...and MTV had to create "MTV2" to show music videos because of all the garbage choking up the orginal MTV. But even MTV2 sucks now and probably has been sucking even before I caught the few glimps of it.

^ yeah, no one would be able to watch it anyway. They only show videos from like 3am to 8am. And, i can guarantee this wouldnt end up on TRL.

Yeah, im tired of mtv as well. I pretty much watch fuse instead of it now.

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It just makes me wonder how much of what's out there is censored without us knowing any the better?

Or how about more passive censorship.. like CNN not showing the carnage or bloodshed that occurs daily in Iraq that often gets shown in other places throughout the world.

It amazes me how many people will support our "war on terror" but don't want to see what that really means in the form of pictures.

Ignorance really is bliss... and nobody knows ignorant bliss better than Americans.

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This whole MTV thing reminds me of an old Dead Kennedys song entitled "MTV Get Off the Air!"

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Although I can't do much for the video, as a DJ the remix by Benny Benassi has become one of my recent faves and I'll more likely than not be spinning it whenever I DJ. (The remix doesn't chop up the original into something it wasn't, it's a very well done adaptation to turn the track into a club-friendly format, brining it into the Trance genre with a little bit of a breakbeat and a small amount of electro thrown in. The vocals in their entirety are completely preserved.)

I also know Armin van Buuren played it in his weekly show a few weeks ago.. which is heard worldwide.

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It'll never be shown on MTV because they don't have anything to do with music anymore.

For example,

Real World/Road Rules Challenge is a show about reality TV has-beens. It has nothing to do with music.

Sweet Sixteen is a show about teenage girls with rich fathers. It has nothing to do with music.

Pimp My Ride is a show about cars. It has nothing to do with music.

I just wanted to get that off my chest.

Amazing how a once somewhat "anti-establishment" cable channel is now too scared to show this rather innocuous video. Spineless. Absolutely spineless.

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It'll never be shown on MTV because they don't have anything to do with music anymore.

For example,

Real World/Road Rules Challenge is a show about reality TV has-beens. It has nothing to do with music.

Sweet Sixteen is a show about teenage girls with rich fathers. It has nothing to do with music.

Pimp My Ride is a show about cars. It has nothing to do with music.

I just wanted to get that off my chest.

Amazing how a once somewhat "anti-establishment" cable channel is now too scared to show this rather innocuous video. Spineless. Absolutely spineless.

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