**Update: MTV has debunked CNN’s story that the Gaga/Beyoncé video was banned by the network.
Not sure how this fits in with Operation Push Generation X Out, but MTV has found something more offensive than Jersey Shore: According to a CNN report (via Gawker), Moot (formerly Music) Television has banned Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s new over-the-top video to the song “Telephone.”
The biggest question, though, is not “What is so newly-offensive about scantily-clad pop stars in videos?” or “When did Beyoncé become ‘edgy’?” but “How can a network that doesn’t even play music videos ban a music video?”
I’ll answer all three of those with a real question: who cares?
CNN cares, I guess, as well as a couple dozen other relevant sources that will report on this in the next 24 hours. Just wanted to chime in before the faux hoopla sets in. Oh, and here is the now-banned product placement extravaganza.