Anti-Halo Expert Gets Served


Posted October 20, 2007 - By mbretz

Hey TheFeed readers, remember last week when we reported that a handful of churches across the country had begun holding Halo nights in an attempt to increase their haul of the highly-sought-after teen male soul? Well, the backlash from concerned parishioners is still going strong and makes for fantastic fodder for the morning TV “news” shows.

As reported by GamePolitics, earlier this week on That’s My Bagel! with Scooter and Ju-Ju, or some such tripe, psychologist Dr. Susan Bartell made the argument that the teenage brain is negatively affected by violent videogames. She backed up her claim by citing a study out of Indiana University, complete with a side-by-side brain scan comparison. Here’s the segment:

How about that? Even if you disagree with her viewpoint – not to mention her self-righteous histrionics - you have to at least hand it to her for doing her research and coming prepared to back up her argument. Hooray and score one for MLA, right?

If that were true, we wouldn’t be writing this blog post now, would we?

Turns out, after the show aired, the GamePolitics community started up an email dialogue with the good doctor wherein she admitted that she was handed the study by a show producer five minutes before taping her segment!

It’s true! Those so-called experts on the talking heads shows officially don’t know what they’re talking about.

Do you believe it?

Can you believe it?

We know we just totally eff’d up your universe, so if you don’t believe us, pick yourself up off the floor and click the link to read for yourself.

GamePolitics: How Fox Morning Show Sensationalized the Halo-in-Church Issue

Tags: Halo 3, TV, Videogames
Anti-Halo Expert Gets Served


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