Fox News Begins Two-Part Series Linking Games to Mass Murder

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What's the matter fox news? viewership going down so they need to do obvious inflammatory stories to get ratings?

I can switch this around on fox news and every news outlet and say that their parading around of mass murderers is causing to inspire another killer. Some murderers just want their 15 minutes of fame, and that's exactly what the news outlets gives them. The Columbine shooters, the Aurora theatre shooter, the Sandy Hook shooter all got their fame, so who's next for their 15 minutes?

^ Oh look, a rather biased story that has little research and is inflammatory.
Looks like Fox is a good teacher after all.

ClanCrusher:
Fox News, an ongoing work of fiction. Tune in every day to see what wacky misadventures they get up to next.

Makes me think of Mike Birbiglia's joke about cable news. "I really like Fox News, because at least with Fox News you know it's not true. It's like playing a murder mystery. So if that didn't happen, and that didn't happen, then what diiiiid happennnn?"

Zachary Amaranth:

MCerberus:

Taum:
Fox News doing its part to try and blame computer games rather than the real enemy of contrails! :P

Except the fluoride CHEMICAL in the water mind controls you into forgetting about chem trails faking Obama's birth certificate.

God, I am so SICK of this conspiracy theory bull! There is nothing to fear from fluoride!

...It's a distraction ploy by the reptile people. It's MILK you have to worry about! MILK keeps you from making the connection between reptiles, chemtrails, and Obama's secret Martian army!

WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!

...Wow. That was...Interesting. Did I write that?

So you're saying The Milk Man works for Fox News?

Can we get a two part series linking Fox News to mass murderers? I got the George Tiller Murder. Anymore and my google-fu runs into to much derp.

...........................I............................I just...*sigh.*...............It's.....no..........*sighs again.* Just fuck....Fox News, really?...really?! Okay it's time for Screamarie's handholding into logical zone. I know it's scary in there Fox News, but it's for your own good.

Now if we just stop and think about it calmly and rationally, you might realize that gaming today is pretty much everywhere. In fact, for a long time now, there have been very few men that haven't picked up at least one video game in their lifetime. So by law of averages some of those men are going to be murderers. A majority of these men have probably used toilet paper too. Now we don't blame toilet paper for murders now do we?

See? Very little if anything to do with games...it's just numbers. Now calm down Fox News, stop throwing that temper tantrum! I know you don't like being well-informed and having to face the facts but you're getting older now and you need to take some more responsibility for what you say.

Pretty funny how they say Adam Lanza was competing with Anders Breivik when companies like Fox "news" were the ones advertising Anders' actions, quoting him, showing provocative pictures and putting him at the center of everyones fucking attention.

Eh, good thing the viewerbase of Fox News is so old on average. You can only keep pointing at the scary, unknown, new things for so long until your audience that still buys into that crap starts to die off.
Now, don't get me wrong, there'll always be a scary, unknown, new thing to point to and scare people with, so there'll always be folks doing what Fox News does here. But it won't be games for much longer, I'd say.

Hey? Hey Fox News, ever think about how it's not the video games being fucked up it's the people? Just bat shit crazies are attracted to violent video games?
Cause and effect?
Fucking retards.

erttheking:

That's certainly a good point. I still think it's a possibility though, I love Bioshock Infinite but it sure as Hell wasn't subtle. It even shows in the advertisements.

That could still be too subtle. They might actually think it's supporting their line of thought. :p

I've known more than a few viewers who didn't see why Andrew Ryan is the bad guy in Bioshock.

Or, should I say, didn't really see him as a villain.

MCerberus:

So you're saying The Milk Man works for Fox News?

I...I don't know. After that post I started to swallow my tongue and needed to be sedated.

Do you know how hard it is to type this message with my nose on a Galaxy S4?

You know, with all this bashing of Fox, who are in the wrong on this issue (but no more than "paragons of journalism" like MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, etc.), I think everyone's forgetting that these people can't do any damage to gaming or gamers because they have no power to enact their stupid misunderstandings of gaming. The real enemies of gamers are more than happy to just go about their business, knowing that no one in the media (gaming or otherwise) will report on it. Rather amusing and shockingly truthful link provided. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txINV-l0qlI

They know their main viewership are technophobic old people. Compound that with the fact that many gamers are young (young = high chance of being democrats) and that the video game industry doesn't have any powerful lobbying groups paying the government off with "campaign contributions". All this makes gamers the PERFECT target for a quick scare piece with little to no chance of political or financial backlash.

FOX News posted an online poll in conjunction with this; asking people whether they believe that video games cause people into committing violent crimes.

The results...wow.

Does this really surprise anyone on here? We just need to ignore them and wait till the viewership dies out for Fox and maybe they will go away... When I mean viewership dies out I mean that the majority of Fox news viewers are near deaths door and are welcome to go to the light if they can't think for themselves.

MCerberus:

Zachary Amaranth:

MCerberus:

Except the fluoride CHEMICAL in the water mind controls you into forgetting about chem trails faking Obama's birth certificate.

God, I am so SICK of this conspiracy theory bull! There is nothing to fear from fluoride!

...It's a distraction ploy by the reptile people. It's MILK you have to worry about! MILK keeps you from making the connection between reptiles, chemtrails, and Obama's secret Martian army!

WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!

...Wow. That was...Interesting. Did I write that?

So you're saying The Milk Man works for Fox News?

Yes, for he is The Milk Man, his milk is delicious, and his deliveries must be completed.

Can we just ignore these pathetic attempts at generating controversy? What are you worried that people will actually believe this dribble and take away your violent games? Based on how much money games like Call of Duty make and how many people play them, that's never going to happen.

The best way to get rid of these idiotic stories is to ignore them and just go play your violent games.

Ldude893:
FOX News posted an online poll in conjunction with this; asking people whether they believe that video games cause people into committing violent crimes.

The results...wow.

Hahahahahahahaha that is awesome!

Why do they need 2 parts, aren't they a 24 hour network? Trying to spread out the bullshit to not be as noticeable?

Oooh Doom, how long has it been since that was trotted out. id have made other games you know.

drummodino:
Can we just ignore these pathetic attempts at generating controversy? What are you worried that people will actually believe this dribble and take away your violent games? Based on how much money games like Call of Duty make and how many people play them, that's never going to happen.

The best way to get rid of these idiotic stories is to ignore them and just go play your violent games.

Actually...now that I think about it. Since CoD is the biggest game on the market and each launch of the latest bucket full of drivel is hailed as a holiday to the people who play it...maybe we could use Fox News and the like to go after the spunkgargleweewee games. Hey, if it could put a dent in Activision's undeserved Scrooge McDuck money pit, then I'd almost consider it a fair trade to have the new outlets blame video games for the Black Plague.

LysanderNemoinis:

drummodino:
Can we just ignore these pathetic attempts at generating controversy? What are you worried that people will actually believe this dribble and take away your violent games? Based on how much money games like Call of Duty make and how many people play them, that's never going to happen.

The best way to get rid of these idiotic stories is to ignore them and just go play your violent games.

Actually...now that I think about it. Since CoD is the biggest game on the market and each launch of the latest bucket full of drivel is hailed as a holiday to the people who play it...maybe we could use Fox News and the like to go after the spunkgargleweewee games. Hey, if it could put a dent in Activision's undeserved Scrooge McDuck money pit, then I'd almost consider it a fair trade to have the new outlets blame video games for the Black Plague.

One could dream. However the masses of casual gamers would never accept it. As much as I dislike the spunkgargleweewee, they are the most popular because the most people are willing to pay for it. Something about a free market?

Can't say I'm surprised, though I really am getting tired of this. Seriously, bash on something else for a change. Or better yet, start being competent for a change.

Whoops, I'm asking for too much.

Ldude893:
FOX News posted an online poll in conjunction with this; asking people whether they believe that video games cause people into committing violent crimes.

The results...wow.

That's both hilarious and encouraging.

There's a poll along with the story. The results:

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I have a feeling that if this gets on TV, they're going to give it a margin of error of 99%.

Fox 'News':
The Spin Starts Here.

Fox News is okay if you treat it as a parody network. As for this special I'd like to see their research.

yet in june they aired a segment from john stossel where he basically ripped an anti game proponent a new one. showing crime is down, how in the 50s comic books were the big boogeyman. i guess they dont know what they want to air

You know, if it turns out that Castro fellow was a huge Sims fan, then maybe I'd give some credence to this sort of garbage.

Yes, yes this is moronic and we all knew it the second we saw the headline, I'm not sure why this was even posted other than to make yet another pointless self congratulatory "lets bash FOX" thread. I honestly feel the need to point out: absolutely none of the other major american TV news channels are any more unbiased or trustworthy, they just beat different dead horses. (tell me again about how bush is secretly Hitler, or better yet, make a Sarah Palin joke, I'm sure it will become funny after the 50000th time)

They must be out of things to complain about on the government side of things...because this seems like they are scraping the bottom of the barrel...

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Fox News is adorable sometimes...but it is scary how many people take them seriously...

Vausch:
There's a poll along with the story. The results:

*snip*

I have a feeling that if this gets on TV, they're going to give it a margin of error of 99%.

Am I the only one who finds it utterly fascinating that 95% of those votes came from Texas? Like, most states have fewer than 10, a few states have about 1300, and Texas is like, 400000.

That's . . . weird.

So if these games really are all "training simulators", how about the next time we need to invade some middle-eastern country we just round up all the Call of Duty players and ship them out for active service?

Hell, if these games really are as realistic as the supposed "experts" Fox News dregs up claim, then a batch of CoD players should have Syria sorted out by Christmas.

GTA? Sure, the next game comes out soon.

Mortal Kombat? Niche, but there was a recent release.

DOOM? Wait a second...

Yeesh, its like the 90s is making a comeback.

Eh this sure is getting old fast. Honestly though it's Fox news, who's audience is nothing but older right leaning folk who don't understand technology and hate change. Anybody with a shred of common sense knows this is bullshit.

Awful to say but hopefully in 10-20 years those folk will die out and so will Fox.

Should I ever become a mass murderer, I'm going to blame fox news for my actions just to see their reactions.

Dr. Gentile seems to the smartest one there maybe i'm giving him to much credit because of one quote

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Once again the media turns to their favorite scapegoat when ratings are down.

I can't even get worked up about this anymore. Let them rant and rave all they want, their audience is only going to shrink more and more as time goes by.

Nobody needs to care or worry about this. At all. Let Fox release the series and the world will continue without giving a single fuck, I guarantee it.

If the gaming community wants to be taken seriously, they should at least let such reports be released before blowing their heads off at it. Once it's released we can simply criticize it for whatever it's worth (and it's not worth much) and then forget about it.

It's Fox for goodness sake. Also don't forget Obama's stance:

Trilligan:

Vausch:
There's a poll along with the story. The results:

*snip*

I have a feeling that if this gets on TV, they're going to give it a margin of error of 99%.

Am I the only one who finds it utterly fascinating that 95% of those votes came from Texas? Like, most states have fewer than 10, a few states have about 1300, and Texas is like, 400000.

That's . . . weird.

That's called a DDOS/macro attack. I had seen that poll earlier and it was something like 40% yes / 45% no / 15% unsure. The chat was also flooded with DDOS/bots making it unusable, pretty sure they were trying to bring the site down or something.

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the title should read as follows:
"'Stupid simulation:' Braindead people often share obsession with Fox news".

BigTuk:
Fox news... are they even allowed to call themselves News or has the definition be broadened since I last took up a dictionary?

Actually, somone was brave enough to sue them for this, and the court decided that "news" can be subjective and depend on the journalists opinion, therefore they indeed can call it news.

Abomination:
It's reporting like this from Faux News that makes me want to go on a murder spree.

If I did, and because of the linking to me watching Faux News, it resulted in Faux News being canned would the loss of innocent life be a worthy sacrifice?

This is Fox news. no price is too high.
But then again, you are an abomination (a play on your nick).

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