Submitted by OriginalPSP 985d ago | news

Video game personality demands debate with Fox News

New media and video game personality Patrick Scott Patterson took to Twitter today to demand that Fox News bring him on its network to discuss video games and cultural violence. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Culture, Industry)

Y_5150  +   986d ago
for the past couple of days I've seen only on fox news s about gun laws and they mentioned Video Games, really.
wampdog29  +   985d ago
I can't even turn on Fox News anymore. Every day I hear video games being blamed right away. Yesterday, I counted video games or movie violence being name specifically during one broadcast about 30 times, no lie, 30 times. One guy was complaining about his kid playing violent games. Uh.... then why are you letting him play you moron?
manman6  +   985d ago
Parents actually taking an active role in a child life. This is the 21 century where iPhone, video games, and television are the new parents.
Rupee  +   985d ago
Other networks are doing it too. They're all ignorant.
MariaHelFutura  +   986d ago
Get ready for some ambush journalism.
Crazay  +   985d ago
Patterson talks too much some times but he's not wrong. There's never been anyone who actually works in the industry on a panel to discuss this alleged "issue" of games breeding violence.
caseh  +   985d ago
'News media outlets like Fox News then noticed that Lanza liked Mass Effect and quickly accused the game of influencing the massacre.

Facebook users then left angry comments on the Mass Effect Facebook page, denouncing the game and accusing the game developers of playing a part in the school shooting.'

I don't know whats more retarded, Fox News for latching onto Mass Effect without even knowing what it is or the Facebook Fox entourage dropping abuse on Facebook.

I must have missed the part where biotic implants were available over the counter in walmart, or the mission in Mass Effect that had you storm a school and shoot anything that moves.
darkpower  +   985d ago
You really think he'd get a fair debate:

- Fox (and their fanboys) has tried to say they are "fair and balanced" for years but evidence has proved otherwise.
- You have hosts that will do whatever it takes to make sure they don't get smacked down with facts they can't easily whisk away with a shouting match (even abruptly ending an interviews, as they have done before, too).
- This is a debate that has a political tie in (Republicans love their guns, after all, and gun control has become the center debate of all of this), so of course there's going to be that hanging over heads.
- We've seen how smart gamers that know what they are talking about get treated in the mainstream media in the past.
wampdog29  +   985d ago
I have a problem only with people saying Fox News. ALL media outlets are biased in either the right or left direction. CNN, I find, is less biased than others, but still pretty biased. Also, you seem to be very much a Democrat, so I'm not too surprised to see you ONLY pick on Fox News and gun owners...

P.S. - before you call me a righty or lefty, please realize I am neither. Pure Libertarian here.
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darkpower  +   985d ago
I wouldn't have a problem with Fox being right leaning if they didn't try to hide it under the "fair and balanced" mantra or try to interject their opinions as news in their hard news portions. MSNBC is left leaning, but you don't see them really hiding that (why should they; it's what got them on the map finally) or report opinions as hard facts.

Fox is picked on because they try to advertise themselves as something they clearly are not, they interject opinions as facts, and a lot of the "facts" they do report on are either skewed or completely made up.
onandonandon  +   985d ago
He'd be wasting his time, certain people just can't help being shallow and don't want to be educated!!
blue_flowers  +   985d ago
haha who's dumb enough to think Fox News is even a news station? it's nothing but an american right wing conservative propaganda channel.
RuperttheBear  +   985d ago
Fox News and every other successful news outlet make their money from scaremongering. They don't want people on who will counter their bias as that wouldn't be prudent for them. Much better for them to have people on who will build the fear up than knock it down.
onandonandon  +   985d ago
Guns don't kill people, gamers do(apparently)
Kran  +   985d ago
I dont get it.

They say video games influence people to use guns.

Oh so... dolls like Action Man (back in my day) did nothing and nor did the toy guns you see kids playing with at the age of 5...
Hicken  +   985d ago
It'd be nice to have someone from the industry educate those fools, but it would be naive of us to think that individual would ever get a fair shake.
Tetsujin  +   985d ago
(A quote from GTA 3 Chatterbox Radio)

"Guns don't kill people, death kills people."

Fox news is the cancer of media in general, and anyone who takes them seriously is just as stupid as the people who blame other media for violence.
WeskerChildReborned  +   985d ago
Well in this case, Games don't kill people, people who are mentally unstable kill people.
isa_scout  +   985d ago
Fox News runs with whatever kind of story will give them higher ratings. Unfortunately, that means violence, death, and lies. Remember people "If it bleeds it leads" ALL news outlets love when something like this happens. As much as it sickens us, we tune into the news and watch all day while they make money off of the deaths of those sweet innocent children.If anyone has blood on their hands it's the media; given the fact that now all you have to do is murder some people and then kill yourself, and then you'll be remembered forever because the media will remind the general population repeatedly until his name is seared into our brains. F***in sickos.
TheSuperior  +   980d ago
no more fox news for me

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