Note that word: ‘‘insist.’’ MTV is looking out for us viewers insistently. It is we who MTV is worried about.
Meanwhile, the world’s Shain Gandees are expendable heroes. There’s always more where they came from, people looking to be famous. And MTV (like a bunch of other networks) is happy to cash in as their enabler.
MTV knows we from the 99 percent will be watching. Enough of us, anyway, to close the deal.
EDITOR'S NOTE — Frazier Moore is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. He can be reached at fmoore(at)ap.org and at http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier