So the entire world has now got a taste of what passes for entertainment on MTV every day. That was our reaction to the furor over the MTV-produced Super Bowl halftime show, which network President Judy McGrath described as "exciting" and "great" and marred only by "five seconds none of us knew anything about."
Uh-huh. Nelly's simulated masturbation -- while performing his trademark "Hot in Herre" ("So take off all your clothes...") -- was no doubt wholesome family fare. As was the simulated sex between Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake that preceded the now infamous breast-baring incident. As, for that matter, was the Britney Spears-Madonna lip-clinch that defined the most recent MTV Video Music Awards.
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