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A multi-billion dollar media conglomerate which owns and controls MTV, BET, Nickelodeon, VH1, Paramount, DreamWorks animation, Harmonix, Neopets, and many others. Viacom is also owned by National Amusements, Inc which, in turn is owned by a single person (Sumner Redstone) theoretically giving a single man the potential to influence the opinions of unsuspecting millions while sitting behind a desk in a New York City corner office.

It is argued that with such a vast array of mass media in the hands of a single individual it is inevitable that it would be used to passively influence the opinions of those who are ignorant or simply unlucky. BET and MTV for example promotes materialism and superficiality as positive qualities. This simply creates an individual that will buy things that look nice and look no further than the surface of things. Also this creates an individual that shuns uniqueness and advocates conformity. This is simply the owner of Viacom using his power to impose his opinions on the unsuspecting masses.

It is also argued that since Viacom also owns many teenage and childrens television channels that they can theoretically shape the major opinions of an individual during the prime years of social maturation(your adolescent and teenage years). For example, if a child were to watch nickelodeon, play on Neopets.com, and watch dreamworks animation movies for the first 12 years of his/her life than move on to MTV, VH1, and/or BET than a single company has had a large impact over his/her life without the individual ever realizing.

Viacom has a major influence on every young american's life and young people should be wary of its influence on their lives and the power it holds over them.
Results of Viacom brainwashing...
Albert- Yo son what up?
Shan- Nuthin' much holmes... bout you?
Albert- I ain't doin much... jus watching sum MTV
Shan- Word son thats where its at, though i really want to buy shit and hate minorities.
Albert- Yo you just read my mind son!
by S.Albert December 31, 2008
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1.
A multi-billion dollar corporation which controls a huge portion of network television on the air today, including, but not limited to: MTV, BET, VH1, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central. Viacom's influence on the ideals of Americans ranging in age from 6 to mid-20s is enormous. Viacom is methodically eliminating independent media organizations in an effort to monopolize American media. Viacom is a "special interest group" to US presidents, meaning Viacom essentially bribes government officials to turn the other way as it takes hold on more and more media.
Man, I wonder what would be on if Viacom weren't around. Oh well. Guess I'll go watch TRL.
by XhackX November 02, 2004
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2.
What MTV sold out to. Now, by doing so, all the music it shows are pure shit.
Viacom is a dirty company that should be put to death.
by weirdgirl September 13, 2003
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3.
The shit company that copyrights all my favorite tv shows, like Doug, and Eureka's Castle, so nobody can watch them on YouTube when they get cancelled, and have to pirate them illegally.
Viacom is stupid and eats shit.
by anherotaylor August 11, 2007
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4.
A company responsible for one of the scariest TV logos in history, the Purple V of Doom!
Omigod! RUN!! It's the V of Doom!!!!
by V of Doom Fearer December 19, 2003
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5.
an evil corporation that owns paramount comedy central and other stuff
viacom owns too many media things
by alex14 August 05, 2006
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Viacom is global media company, It has... broadcast and cable channels. Also has holds in radio, outdoor advertising, and online. Viacom's well-known brands include CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, VH1, BET, Paramount Pictures, Infinity Broadcasting, Viacom Outdoor, UPN, TV Land, Comedy Central, CMT: Country Music Television, King World, Spike TV, Showtime, and Simon & Schuster.

Some say they are responsible for the recent decline in music. This may or may not be true. <YOUR OPINION HERE>.
I'm waiting on the bus to go to school and there's a viacom ad at the bus stop. Then another one on the bus. I say whatever and get on the bus and someone has on the raido. There's an ad for MTV's 'Ther Real World' on. At school, kids are pouring out god awfrl music and pretend to be rock stars/rapers. They all look like Britany Spears, Avril, Jay Z, or whatever Viacom channels tell them is cool. I go home and flip thru CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, BET, UPN, TV Land, Comedy Central, Spike TV, Showtime. I settle on Fuse cuz Viacom don't own them.
by Ichy November 10, 2005
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A corporation that controls MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, CMT, VH1 and many other media sources and is the root of all evil. A church in Iowa claims that all mentionings of Satan in their Bibles and Gospils were changed to read "Viacom" instead of Satan and no, it was not with white out and it looked as is Viacom was actually what was printing in the text.

Viacom, after gaining a substantial share of the pop media from other companies, is said to be brainwashing Generation Y (aka Generation MTV) into doing whatever they want them to do. TRL is a prime example of Viacom's workings. Several boycotts have been placed against the corporation and they're the slightest bit of light we have, without these boycotts we would have teenyboppers flooding UD with definitions of emo, Gerard Way and MySpace. Oh wait, we already have that. Nevermind that part. Anyways, just boycott the shit out of them and we'll be good for now.
Jimmy Fallon has Yankees toilet paper in "Fever Pitch". I have Viacom toilet paper in real life.
by Sid Barrett July 04, 2007
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