Former NBC newsie Tom Brokaw has decided to call both videogames and blog sites a "cancer" while simultaneously painting television as a leading light of virtue and holiness.
The comment came after Brokaw was questioned in an interview over his network's decision to justify Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung Hui and air his stupid videos. Brokaw defended NBC's decision as the right one, and then quickly shifted the blame onto videogames and blog sites that are, according to him, the true source of inspiration for killers. Because television has never portrayed violence in a positive light, ever ... right?
Brokaw, in his blind and flailing way, has served to demonstrate quite superbly the blame culture we live in, and has provided a beautiful snapshot of the pathetic scapegoating of videogames. When the medium he was personally invested in, TV, came under fire, the man quickly attempted to change the subject and pass the buck onto the easiest target he could think of -- videogames and the Internet. Brokaw has embodied society's blame culture in one swift move, and I thank him for demonstrating the ignorance of the general public.