This morning, Fox brought its "fair and balanced" reporting to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The headline? "A game that lets you play as a terrorist?"
you know , I hate that they like to blame Violent behaviors of some troubled childrens on Video games when Most of the violent stuff can be found On TV. As a Child I never had any Rules when it came to the things I watched on TV or played on PSone/N64. I grew up with older Brothers and cousins and they were always into that type of stuff to. I started watching TV-MA South park at the age of 7 when it first came out in 1997. Watched TV-14 Wrestling as Long as I can remember Watched all Sorts of Gory Horror movies in early 90s. and I never had any weird behaviors because of that. I grew up pretty good. lol I plan to do the same with my children in the future. As long as they know it's fiction it'll be cool with me.
this should come as no surprise. Personally, I detest fox and the fact they pretend to be a legitimate news outlet is a joke. Dont they have something better to do like organize some tea party rallies?
Now people are going to make comments about FOX in my blog because of my ONE point that has more to do with gametime than the scene itself.
I thought we've moved past them and their lopsided reporting, fixed debates and shoddy reporters. Hey Fox, let's focus on something that is a actually news, well what the hell? You people call anything news these days. EDIT at you disagreers. Fox lost all my respect when they excluded Ron Paul from debates and cut his responses on the re-airs so they wouldn't be seen on TV. It's alot more than video games, I know most people on this site really don't have a clue about what goes on outside of their house.
Almost ALL media is bias one way or another. Quit acting like it's only FOX. EDIT "Fox lost all my respect when they excluded Ron Paul from debates and cut his responses on the re-airs" Wow, that's BS! Ron Paul is genius! Gotta say....that does kinda make me pissed at FOX.
I honestly try to keep away from most main stream media. Edit: Are you being sincere about Ron Paul?
You are an xboy. I would definitely call that "weird behaviors".
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Ron Paul? LMFAO! This guy preaches individualism, but there's an enormous cult of personality around him. Sounds like collectivism, eh? Plus, all these internet libertarian types just go on the internet and engage in groupthink on the Cato institutes website. Groupthink is also a collectivist institution. Also, Ron Paul wants to get rid of the federal reserve, which despite it's poor regulatory record since Volcker was fired, is an important part of the U.S.'s regulatory program. Without it, we would have to have a gold standard, and the gold standard is very fragile, as evidenced by the multiple recessions that rocked the Gilded Age: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
just ClusterFox, being ClusterFox.
...able to tell you what their shows were rated when they were young :) Showing my age I can tell you that the A-Team fired about 4,500,3448,399 bullets and had only 1 person wounded - HM. I've never gone out and shot up anyone or jumped my van across any broken bridges. Blame the parents or blame society! But blame the parents first.
In what dimension does their antics constitute news? LOL...
The american dimension, sadly.
Fox News! Wanna hear another one? Modern Warfare 2.
Why all the disagrees? I find it hard to believe that there are more fans of Fox News on N4G than those who can recognize it's far-right agenda.
As opposed to what? Your left-wing agenda?
don't take them seriously.
Van Jones did
Glenn Beck FTW!
It says it has parental controls on the box. And that its an 18. What more do they want?
and it even allows u to skip the offending mission. bottom line is that the games for mature audiences (still hasn't stopped squeeky kids online tho lmao)
It is the morning talk show. It really isn't "news", just people sitting around talking about the news with the occasional guest. Anyway, Fox knows what they are doing to get ratings. They TROUNCE the competition in any given time slot on any given day. And that is a FACT. Obviously not a single one of these people actually played the game though...
N4G is the same as FOX
I dislike your picture.
Cartoons have voilence more then some games which are Mature.
Bad publicity is the best publicity EDIT: Yeah but Kanye was always a gay fish...
...unless you're Kanye.
The game is rated M. You have the option to skip it/they warn you about 3 times. It makes sense in terms of the story. It was a great unexpected twist/shocker/WHAT THE F*CK moment. It is a video game. I am sick of games and movies being blamed for incompetent parents and retarded kids, by their reasoning I should be the next Manson since I love blood soaked carnage and gore. Y'all better watch out! LOL! By the way, that single player campaign...holy hell, was that absolutely incredible. Set piece after set piece after set piece. It was so epic and crazy.
Why are FOX the bad guys here? No news source is fair and balanced...ESPECIALLY NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and FOX. They're all a joke. I just watch FOX more because they're not trying to convince me that this health care plan is a good idea. Lol. This is good news. Parents want to know what's going on with these games. You guys should look into this.
I recommend you try a foreign news channel, american news channels are trash, common knowledge. Or, even better, read newspapers, written american journalism is unmatched. NY Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, are all good choices that harbor some of the finest journalists and reporters in the world. They all offer slightly different views of the world, but by reading several newspapers which adhere to different extremes of the political left/right you're able to perceive the world around you more correctly. FOX is a clear cut (republican)party instrument reminiscent of the way media is and has been used by communist states. I think anyone that watches FOX news regularly as a legitimate source of information should be declared mentally challenged, no joke.
Do you know what a Libertarian is?
The problem with Fox is that they CLAIM to be "Fair and Balanced" and they're probably the worst of the lot (although MSNBC has been giving them a run for their money from the left). I used to watch it for laughs until I realized that millions take what they see on Fox as the gospel truth. Same with that asswipe Limbaugh.
posted one time that Obama was right leaning. So Armyless don't waste your time with him. He got the E.U. flag as an avatar nuff said. Captain all the news outlets push nothing but propaganda.
The problem is idiots dont seem to understand fox's news programs from their commentary programs. Their news is spot on most of the time, of course their commentary (Beck, Hannity) have a VERY biased view, thats why they are called commentary shows. I find it funny that people attack fox and they are the ones who are the idiots who cant even understand that.
@10.2- A Libertarian is an idiot. Someone who rejects basic social psychology and works toward a more individualistic country, where you SHOULDN'T help an old lady across the street if it doesn't benefit you in some way. In other words, it's rationalized greed.
@Armyless: Yes, I know what a Libertarian is, do you? I've noticed the word is being tossed aroung in american media lately by people who don't really seem to understand what it means. I seriously doubt the general populace of n4g does. The most common expression of Libertarian values in politics today is usually through neoliberal policymaking, which both the democratic and republican party engage in on occasion, obviously the republicans do it more. It is not necessarily a good thing, for example, the current economic crisis is blamed on the global neoliberal (libertarian in this context) regulatory environment of the fiscal system. For a great introduction read Will Kymlickas 'Contemporary Political Philosophy', it should be in any respectable university's library, it might also be available in some highschools. @Minute Man 721: Jikes, good thing you know how to read... I said that despite many americans thinking Obama is a socialist (which is retarded if you know ANYTHING about political theory), in a international academic context he's considered more part of the right than of the left. quote of self: "I find calling Obama a socialist is an insult to 5 years of education and sleepless nights spent writing papers. It's so ignorant it hurts, it may come as a complete surprise to you but Obama is actually part of what is generally percieved as the right wing of politics in the academic sphere" Next time try and finish the sentence before making silly comments.
What's your political standpoint? How do your personal views fit with the current political strata?
Obama is far leaning left. You are wrong. And blaming libertarian policy for the finicial crisis? It's the Government who wanted every American to own a home that mandated banks to give loans to pepole who couldn't pay it back caused all this. It's all apart of the plan
"Hey, Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors. Comrade Obama! Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right" -Hugo Chavez, on a live national television broadcast.
Nowhere, you see I'm a political scientist, as such, it becomes very difficult to choose one "side" over the other because during the course of your studies you've learned all the good and bad stuff about every major political perspective. Without giving too much away, I work in public administration assessment and evaluation, which pretty much demands a neutral standpoint. Who do I vote for? Depends on the context at hand. Voting is a huge issue for me, so many factors have to be taken into account. Usually I settle on the choice which I, as objectively as is possible, perceive as the one that'll benefit me and the largest amount of people for the longest period of time in an effecient manner, without sacrificing core democratic values and principles as I understand them. In the last american elections I would have voted for Obama, yes. I would, without a doubt, support the health care reform. I guess these are choices which in america are (incorrectly) understood as being "left", nevertheless, it doesn't mean that in face of the next set of choices I wouldn't vote "right". I hope this answers your question. @minuteman: Again, finnish reading the sentence. It's not that hard. I understand that in an american context he can be perceived as left, I get that, read what I wrote. You are making statements from an egocentric point of view.
You may not realize how arrogant your 'tone' comes across. I say this is the kindest possible sense because I believe what you're saying is well-thought out. I've never bought into the 'science' of politics, as politics in general is a sea of moving targets, where perception IS reality. I don't believe that my government should be the answer to most of life's difficulties, and in many ways (in my opinion) only contributes to them. I believe that the human individual is the highest form of self-governing, and that a man should be free to do whatever he wishes with his life, so long as it doesn't maim or steal from another man's person or property. I believe that the mind of man is a mystery, fashioned in a universe of cause and effects to betray the essence of the material from which he sprung, to contribute to the creative process which had born him. I believe that humans (and life itself) defy the second law of thermodynamics, and spontaneous generation. I believe that we are blessed with a gift we do not fully understand, and are responsible for a purpose to which we can only define for ourselves. In this way, I believe that government is not a solution to man's problems, but a hindrance to it. And that the left-right spectrum to which so many affiliate (incorrectly) to a hierarchy of Fascists and Leftists, Dictators and Potentates, makes more sense (and leaves less room for individual interpretation) when understood as a spectrum where total-government control rules on one end, and Anarchy cascades on the other. I do not believe a fair government can be found. I believe that humans are fallible, and in so ruling our governments, naturally seek to expand their powers as merely a product of their being. Governments (and the people in their chairs) seek solutions to problems and challenges by seeking ever newer powers. I believe that the human being, the individual, is responsible for every great thing the human race has accomplished. He alone. And government is the force by which these gifts are used for the distribution, and retention of power over him.
@10.10- You don't think Greenspan's low interest rates and the deregulation since Reagan has had anything to do with this recession? You sir, need to read up on some good, unbiased economic trends. In addition, Obama is not even a liberal in this country (look at his policies - no universal healthcare?), and on the world stage, he would be considered center-right. @10.13- I used to believe that same thing, that the 'individual is god,' yadda yadda, but that was before I attained my social psychology degree. See, in basic social psychology, we learn that for a healthy individual there needs to be a balance between individual responsibility and obligation to community. Since every healthy human identifies his/herself as a part of an abstract group, he/she must have an either mutual or altruistic personality when interacting with members of that group in order to gain prestige. That being said, radical individualism is inherently unnatural, as we are social beings and require group involvement to function. But collectivist institutions (such as religion) subjugate the individual to a higher authority. Most social psychologists conclude that the healthy individual has a communitarian standpoint on the world's issues, and can successfully be independent without being needlessly self-interested. It's all about balance, you see. The same can be said about governance.
It's an adult rated game, Children shouldn't be playing it, if a parent buys the game for their children they fail as parents. Fox for ever deluded as ever.
They specifically say ON THE PROGRAM that parents shouldn't be buying it for their children and that, if you're mature enough to handle it, it's a great game. : ( Some people.
must say that level on the airport was just amazing!, i never felt like this playing any other game!, hard to describe, they fait laid in my very hands and that was an incredible feeling!
The host asked if a parent brings home COD, what's to stop their 8 year old kid from putting it in the player and becoming a terrorist. If a parent brings a rated R or X movie into the house, what's to stop the kid from putting it in the movie player and watching it? If a parent brings in a pornographic magazine into the house, what's to stop the kid from looking at it? If a parent allows the kid internet access without monitoring it, what's to stop the kid from navigating to the countless adult sites out there? It's called parenting.
But you ARE the terrorist here. You're not watching it. If you're a responsible parent, you probably won't play COD:MW2 at ALL around your 6 year-old son.
at that age i dont think it matters can you honestly say you remember anything from the age of 6 till now?
Fixed News: always "Fake and Bias"
FOX = The laughing stock of media Obama was at Fort Hood, a mad sniper was just executed, anniversaries were going around for the Berlin Wall and Sesame Street, and it's even Veterans day, but they choose to talk about a video game? I mean, I understand it's a pretty graphic scene in the game, but...? There is way too much going around this month to be talking about a video game on a show that's supposed to bring you "fair and balanced news".
Last time I checked you can cover more then one news story at a time. As for it being the laughing stock of the media you are far mistaken. (Read the White House talking points much?) Sure Fox isn't perfect but the rest of the "media" is so in the tank for Obama and the progressive agenda isn't not even funny.
I never said they shouldn't talk about it, but for it to be the topic of discussion? Must be a slow news day. The rest of the media may or may not be "in the tank" for Obama. One thing is for sure. Fox confuses their own opinion for news way too much.
There is a big difference with fox news and other networks. Msnbc is bias and still reports the news corrrectly while fox news is bias and distorts the truth. This health care bill is a good bill no matter how much glen beck lies about it. Stop being brainwashed and actually read the bill
One question? What are the republicans going to do to fix our broken healthcare system? The GOP has controlled 20 of the last 35 years the white house and the GOP has done absolutly nothing to try and fix it. I bet if this bill included tax cuts to the rich like executives for haliburton the GOP would support it immediatley. The GOP don't give a crap about the working middle class whatsoever, so step aside and let the democrats fix the mess.
The Democrats are what got us into this mess and the Republicans have been a joke after Regan. They are like Democrats lite. The last thing we need is another entitlement program. We can't even pay for the ones we have now and you want more! lol
Different pile same sh!t. Do you really think that any party gives a sh!t about our Republic?
@17.1- You've got it backwards, buddy. The Republicans got us into this mess, and the Democrats are being too lame to even stand up to some ideologues on the right. I mean, Obama isn't even a liberal... And we DO need more gov't programs, because we are a first world country and one of the major things that separates humans from animals is our empathy and human decency, aka lives are worth more than money. If you don't want to pay taxes, I hear Somalia is really nice this time of year.
@17.3 You actually like paying taxes? I don't mind to a degree but I have a problem with the way in which it is spent. We've taken away personal responsibility and raised generations of people looking for handouts from the Government. The fact you want MORE government programs is case in point. With health care the last thing we need is a Government option. We need to cut the unneeded red tape, tort reform, and allow competition over state lines. It would be a much better start that doesn't cost tax payers a dime.
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i must say that part was indeed kinda.. shocking.
What else is on TV besides these righnuts?
Reading that the host seems to be a bit of a Douche. Hes saying how kids could get hold of that. But that is not the video game industries fault, its parents. The game is an 18, and the game is marketed to those of age 20-36, since the average gamer age is above 30. If kids play it then the fault lies completely with the parents. Thats not debatable, its fact. Parents should monitor what their children play and if they dont then theyre being neglectful and so like I said, its 100% their fault. And like the article said your an agent. I dont see the problem. If this was done in bad taste then i would be agaisnt the level, but as i played the game I realised that it wasnt glorified at all. In a way i think its sad that people hide away from this stuff. Terrorist action happens all the time, things like that level are not uncommon. Its sad but its the truth.
"You bring a violent game into a house with an 8 year old, nothing to stop that kid from playing it and becoming a terrorist...on a video game." Um,uh..what about the parents? it blows my mind how dumb people can be and the guys defending the game did a terrible job imo: "Jim:...there's no doubt there's a link between violent video games and kids." This has been proven false time and time again which is why out of millions of kids that play violent video games only once in a great while does a kid go berserk, which is usually attributed to other trauma like depression anyways.
If anything it helps alleviate violence.
I'm pretty sure the catharsis hypothesis has been thoroughly debunked. Just don't play MW2 around your kids.
...and at the same time I'm not. I'm amazed at how many people on this board seem to think cable news is the lesser of the evils here. You know what happened when I woke up this morning? I still had all my freedoms, there wasn't a secret police at my door forcing me to pray or be shot, and I wasn't forced to comply with someone else's beliefs. Last I remember, America was still the same place. Try as they might, the "news" channels want to make you think otherwise, because the more discontent and paranoid they make you, the more you'll watch them spew their bullsh!t, and the MORE MONEY THEY MAKE!! You have to remember the same thing motivates all these people here. Glenn Beck lives in a $12 million dollar mansion, and he's a former drug addict. He made all his money by spewing nonsense and having people out there stupid enough to listen to it as gospel. Same with Rush Limbaugh. I'm not saying Keith Olberman or Rachel Maddow are any better, but at least they don't try to convince Chicken Little that the sky is falling every damn day.
The fact the White House was trying to discredit and shutdown Fox News is exactly the kind of crap Hugo does. You might not like Beck but I don't see the White House saying anything of substance isn't true. I'd rather live in Beck's version of the world then Obama's. However, Obama is the Pres and I appreciate someone keeping him on his toes.
I'm not a big fan of Call of Duty, but this is just sad. Maybe they should do some research on why you are playing as a terrorist. Its called "perspective" I'm sure many movies implement this as well. Edit: having read what was said...sigh http://koltchak91120.files....
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