Games blamed for Navy Yard attack is misdirection and irresponsible of mainstream media

GameZone's Lance Liebl writes, "I started writing this editorial two days ago, after I saw four articles and videos on Fox News about violent video games with Grand Theft Auto 5 about to release. Then, yesterday, Aaron Alexis shot and killed 12 people in Washington D.C. at the U.S. Navy command complex building before being shot dead himself. It's a terrible tragedy by a disturbed man, and my condolences go out to the families of the victims.

Of course, mainstream media is all over this story, and they've uncovered a vital piece of information: Aaron Alexis played violent video games."

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Bigpappy1763d ago

Ok, can we get a petition to get Fox news off the air now?

So which video games did David Koresh, Charles Manson, Jim Jones, Osama Binladin and all the other Crazy mass murderers play Fox News. That cannel seems to say anything to get some attention.

gaelic_laoch1763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

David Koresh.....Religion
Charles Manson....Hippy
Jim Jones....Religion
Bin Laden....Religion

prodg521763d ago

Exactly. Religion kills more people than video games. Should we ban religion.

1Victor1763d ago

hey I though they all played poc I* I

Bigpappy1763d ago

What pisses me off mostly about this is that most young men play violent video games. Male are attracted to aggression. But I think the games actually make us less aggressive. By the time you snuff out all those nobs and zombies, who as a desire for more random shooting. On a more serious note, sane people no the difference between games and real life. Reloading should be enough to bring you back to that reality if you could even get hooked to begin with.

brbobcat1763d ago

Problem is today's media is run by old farts who know nothing of today's society. They are so out of touch with what's going on in the world.

gaelic_laoch1763d ago

Oh Dear!!!!! USA your are better than FOX NEWS and Co!!!!

Mental illness is mental illness has been the same tragic disease that has plague humankind since it's dawn!Don't let your media outlets highjack tragedies like this for its own agenda!

SnakePlissken1763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

U really shouldnt believe what people tell you. Have you actually even watched Fox? Obviously not, by the sounds of it. Msnbc and CNN are the worst violators, but we never see any mention of them on here. Its always Fox that people choose to go after.Seems like fair and balanced doesnt cut it these days.

Believe the man and the hype i guess. Liberals are the ones that actually wanna ban games like GTA, Hillary Clinton is one of them. Majority of mainstream media is strictly run by liberals, Fox is one of the only ones that is not! Get your facts straight! You make yourself sound like another clueless teenager!

gaelic_laoch1763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

Did you read my comment? I said FOX News and Co! But dont pee down my back and say it is raining when it come to FOX news so called Fair and Balanced mantra!
Maybe you are not aware but we can watch FOX even here in Europe.

Deadpoolio1763d ago

Oh jesus here we go with an moronic Faux noise watcher....NO the "liberal" media as you idiots like to call it does not blatantly lie and flat out make up fairy tale stories...

Fair and balanced is the wrong term to ever put with fairy tale Faux noise.....

Hey genius, have you ever wondered why they tell you not to investigate anything past the books and sites they specifically tell you to look at and read...Here is a clue idiot....Because they are lying and made it up those sites and books tell you just what they want you to hear...

The "liberal" media doesn't tell you to that garbage...They don't have to cause they aren't lying and don't care where you look because the facts will support it....Jesus what do you have the I.Q. of a 10 year old believe everything Faux and Hannity tell you

SnakePlissken1763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

Well considering most of Europe is liberal, you should know what im talking about then, lol. Ive watched Fox quite a bit and have heard Oreilly for instance, many of times say he doesnt blame the games, nor even the guns, but the mental stability of a person. Just get sick of people on here talking out their ass.

Maybe not you, but many other people on here. For instance, a Fox guest will come on that is the opposing opinion and they will have a problem with games. Then i will see everyone on here blaming Fox and bashing on them. Not everyone is going to agree. Cant always have it our way all the time. People get it all wrong sometimes.

Joe9131763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

That's so funny you said that the last time I watched the O'Reilly Show it was after Sandy Hook he had a guy from the nra and they was speaking about a ban on guns the guy couldn't get a word in O'Reilly Kept calling him a idiot to the point the guy just got up and walked off set so either or are we there is a hypocrite or you're a liar

gaelic_laoch1762d ago (Edited 1762d ago )

"Well considering most of Europe is liberal"

That is just a common misconception that many Americans have! Majority of Governments here are conservative due to the financial crisis since 2008!
Just because Europeans have turned their back on arming themselves with assault rifles does not make them liberal!
As for O'Reilly as an Irishman myself his attitude is well suited to the hinterlands of Ireland where his self opinionated over inflated sense of self that would fit in at an local pub full of narrow minded farmers (boggers as we would call them) would go unnoticed!

SnakePlissken1762d ago (Edited 1762d ago )

Thats funny, because when Thatcher died all the liberals were out in the streets popping bottles of champagne open and singing the witch is dead! They were all over England! Can you imagine if people did that out here in the states if Obama died? The media would be crying racists and probably have a heart attack! It boils down to hipocrisy is all. We are free to speak our mind on whatever we want, no matter what side youre on. I just dont appreciate liberals being such hipocrites when the shoe doesnt fit their agenda and making up lies!

Being half british myself, i love the U.K, in some ways we can actually learn alot from them out here. I just find it funny that alot of british blame Fox for everything, when outlets like Msnbc are completely outta control and 100 times more irresponsible. What they are doing is trying to incite a race war out here! That network needs to be removed if anything. Oreilly tells it like it is, the guy isnt afraid to speak his mind and hes got balls! Unlike any lying, whiny, crooked little liberal. Youre Irish. Personally, we need Liam Gallagher to kick everyone in the ass out here! Guy was a fuckin star! Oasis forever!

jer11221763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

If he really did love games he picked a bad time to do this because now he can't play gta 5. He most of not loved them that much.

GarrusVakarian1763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

"misdirection and irresponsible of mainstream media"

No surprise there.

The mainstream media's opinion is that videogames can make a completely fine person mentally ill, mentally enough to kill other people. For a company that is many peoples primary source of information........that's scary. Why don't the MILLIONS of normal gamers ever get mentioned in the news?

Deal with the root problems, stop blaming surface issues, you ignorant, misinformed goons.

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