Idiots of the day

Posted: April 20, 2007 in Uncategorized
Even Hardball’s Chris Mathews thinks this guy’s idealism is too extreme…a Florida attorney has been making a name for himself for the last couple of years blaming video games for real-life violence. So naturally when someone kills 32 students at Virginia Tech, this butthole immediately knows what caused it: video games.
Not only that, he also knows exactly which game is to blame: Half-Life: Counter-Strike. "This is not rocket science. When a kid who has never killed anyone in his life goes on a rampage and looks like the Terminator, he’s a video gamer" There are two problems with this butthole’s statement:
  • Most people who go on a shooting rampage have never killed anyone in their lives…they usually get locked up for killing somebody, so they don’t even get the opportunity.
  • A search of Cho’s dorm room found nary a single video game. Not even Zoo Tycoon. And his dorm mate said he never saw Cho play any video games.

He also says, "He might have killed somebody but he wouldn’t have killed 32 if he hadn’t rehearsed it and trained himself like a warrior on virtual reality. It can’t be done. It just doesn’t happen." Two problems with this statement:

  • There have been plenty of massacres committed by a single person throughout history…most of them before Pong was released.
  • Most victims at VT were shot at point-blank range. Unless your name is Greedo, training with a video game won’t be of much value.

So then this idiot sends a letter to Bill Gates, informing him that Microsoft may be legally liable for the massacre at VT by publishing a "killing simulator" that "trained (Cho) to enjoy killing and how to kill". There’s only ONE thing wrong with this statement: Counter-Strike is written by Valve and published by Vivendi-Universal…Microsoft only WISHES they had published this game.

But you might have noticed that the title was PLURAL…that’s right, the famous Dr. Phil also essentially blamed video games for the VT massacre on The Larry King Show.


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