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Warcraft Critic Resigns from FCC Early

Spong Write: She's like Abraham Lincoln you know.

Debra Taylor Tate has resigned from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - the US government agency charged with "regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable".

Debra who? Yes, we thought you'd ask that. Last year she stated that we might all, "find it alarming that one of the top reasons for college drop-outs in the U.S. is online gaming addiction - such as World of Warcraft - which is played by 11 million individuals worldwide."

Yes, Ms Tate blamed computer game addiction for college drop-out rates. She did so in a speech with no actual facts or studies to back her up. Her resignation speech was almost as revolting as that lack of responsibility - but in more of a nausea inducing manner. Although you can read the full speech here... you might not want to based on the following extract.

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nbsmatambo3333d ago (Edited 3333d ago )

she must have gotten like 11m letters from WOW players telling her to go away =p

lord_of_balrogs3333d ago

She's the female Jack Johnson.

Flying_Squirrel3333d ago

Yea, see ya Debbie baby, don't let the door bang into you on the way out....

Obama3333d ago

She's been wowowned? That actually sounds pretty stupid.

Mutley4163333d ago

My Level 30 Mage will conjure up some food/water for her-
+ College students usually party/booze/drugs...WOW is alot safer-
+ no STD`s...cause you know they aint getting laid playing WOW...lol

poindat3333d ago

"I have tried to bring old fashioned common sense..."

Old fashioned common sense doesn't cut it anymore. Unable to adapt with the times, and you will end up like Ms. Tate or Jack Thompson.

I fail to understand why people continue to use gaming as a scapegoat for.. well.. everything. There are much better/believable scapegoats to be used. Or we, as a nation(s) could start actually taking responsibility for things. *gasp* Yeah, you're right Mr. Thompson and Ms. Tate, why would we ever take responsibility for anything? Lets just shove it off onto gaming!

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