MTV VMAs Dead Wrong on DNC

Was televising the show during the convention contradictory to the network's voter-outreach efforts?

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I won't join the conspiracy theorists, but I will say that political conventions are major events that should receive deference from awards shows. Young people deserve better, and MTV should do better because it knows better.

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., is editor-at-large for The Root. She is also editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire, a blog dedicated to world news related to the African Diaspora and global culture. Follow her on Twitter.

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Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., is founder and editor-in-chief of the Burton Wire. A media scholar and critic who is an expert on the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality with film, television and new media, Burton is associate professor of communication and media studies at Goucher College in Baltimore. Follow her on Twitter.

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