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NewsMax’s Falsely Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Shootings

Let the hypocrisy parade continue now. Dr. Phil has had his shot and now it’s the turn of the right wing patriots defending America from liberalism, global warming and evolution.

The shootings at Virginia Tech have once again brought the issue of violent video games to the fore, with critics citing a link between murderous rampages like Monday’s and games that often involve simulated mass murder.

Can you smell the weasel words here folks? Can ya?

Newsmax and the rest of the “critics” have zero evidence that video games had anything to do with the Virginia Tech shootings. Zero. Instead the killer was obviously out of his mind and sent a package full of deranged mentally ill ramblings typical of paranoid schizophrenics.

So where’s the link NewsMax? Did he even play video games. Do you have a single shred of evidence of that? No! So instead you churn out stories stating, “a link between murderous rampages like Monday’s and games that often involve simulated mass murder.” But what is the link?

The link is that you dubiously blamed the Columbine Massacre on video games and even though there’s zero proof that video games had anything to do with this shooting spree, that’s already enough for you to claim there’s a link?

What exactly was the link to the shooting in the Texas tower by a sniper well before video games exactly? There must be one. After all he carried out a rampage on campus and everyone bloody well knows video games cause murderous rampages.

“The grisly murders of 31 people at Virginia tech eerily seem to match the stalking of targets in video programs some times called “first person shooter” (FPS) games. In the FPS video game genre is characterized by an on-screen view that simulates the in-game character’s point of view and by the use of handheld weapons.”

So let me get this straight? Video games which are simulations of real life combat, resemble real life shootings? You could also argue that store mannequins resemble real people. Of course shootings also resemble cowboy and indian games by little kids and civil war recreations where combatants “stalk” each other from a single “point of view” and assault each other with simulated weapons.

Appearing on Larry King’s CNN show on Monday night, psychologist Phil McGraw — TV’s “Dr. Phil” — stated: “Common sense tells you that if these kids are playing video games, where they’re on a mass killing spree in a video game, it’s glamorized on the big screen, it’s become part of the fiber of our society.”

Thank you TV Doc. So now you’re diagnosing social problems based on “Common Sense.” How about facts, research, methodology? Nah we don’t do that anymore. Now we diagnose social problems based on what overweight balding TV doctors who can’t even practice in an actual licensed psychiatric practice think is “Common Sense.”

Personally I think it’s common sense that Dr. Phil shouldn’t be allowed to bloviate on TV.

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