Thompson Blames Shooting On Games


Posted February 15, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

According to Kotaku, game hating attorney Jack Thompson appeared on Fox News this morning to blame yesterday's shooting deaths of six students at Northern Illinois University on violent videogames.

Nevermind that the media only found out the shooters' name this morning, and the slowly-emerging details of his life (serious academic, sociology student with no criminal record) don't jibe with the "traditional" media-crazed gunman stereotype, Thompson has apparently already decided the killer is a gamer and his hobby caused the rampage.

We're not sure what exactly was said on-air, but, if it went down as you'd imagine it, the damage to the reputation of gamers is only a small consideration compared to the immense disrespect done to the victims families when news outlets let Thompson use death as a means of making cheap (and very, very stupid) political points.

So seriously, news media, when Thompson sees some bloody, violent tragedy and gives you a call, maybe you should just hang up, okay?

Tags: News, Videogames
Thompson Blames Shooting On Games


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