Neither red NOR blue...MTV turns yellow

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"[MTV has] told Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails that they feel 'uncomfortable' about the band's plan to perform their new single, 'The Hand That Feeds' at the MTV Movie Awards in front of 'an unmolested, straightforward image of George W. Bush as the backdrop,'" writes Karina Longworth. "Reznor decided to pull out of the appearance rather than change the medium of his message. 'Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me,' Reznor wrote... MTV but-but-rebutted, 'While we respect Nine Inch Nails' point of view, we were uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement.' Uncomfortable? MTV, are you the engine of the zeitgeist, or are you an ill-fitting wool-suit-clad accountant?" Wait, don't answer that. (TV Squad via DJ EZI)

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