Video games and violence

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Carol Lieberman, a media psychologist, stated that violent video games trigger gang rapes.  However, a contributer from Wired, Jason Schreier, couldn’t find any relevant studies stating this as a finding.  When he contacted Ms. Lieberman she stated:

“Obviously I know what I’m talking about or I wouldn’t be called upon to testify in front of Congress.”

Yeah, haven’t heard that before or anything.

via Boing Boing.

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2 thoughts on “Video games and violence

  1. Fredric Wertham “Knew” what he was talking about when he said comics caused people to commit violent crimes.
    Tipper Gore “Knew” that heavy metal caused people to commit suicide and worship the devil.
    Personally, I think that people with bullshit titles like “media psychologist” trigger gang rapes, or at the very least try to play to peoples base fears of non existent situations by creating scapegoats out of normal forms of entertainment.
    Either way we should ban media psychologists to be safe.
    Obviously I know what I’m talking about or I wouldn’t be posting on the internet.

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