At the bottom of an E! Online story on Kanye West's NBC outburst, we're alerted that BET and MTV have decided to give West more of a platform for his emotional ranting:
This Friday, the six major broadcast networks joined by PBS, cable outlets like E!, radio stations and the Internet, will simulcast Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast. BET will also air a benefit that night, titled, S.O.S. (Saving Ourselves), and MTV, VH1 and CMT will air a special program, ReAct Now: Music & Relief, on Saturday. And, adding a bit of intrigue to the telecasts, West is scheduled to appear live on both the BET and MTV events.
"A bit of intrigue?" This should give us a clue that both shows are not discouraging angry racial conspiracy-theorizing, not only from West, but from other "compassionate artists." Gentlemen, start your recorders!