Sessler's Soapbox: The Fox News Bulletstorm Controversy

Posted: February 15, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: The Fox News Bulletstorm Controversy
Adam chimes in on the whole Fox News Bulletstorm controversy, and is surprisingly mellow tempered.

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  • Ahavnes

    Fox "News" is nothing but propaganda that caters to the intellectual lightweights of the middle American right. Ignorant, superstitious, country folk that are still terrified at the fact that there's a black man in the White House. Like ABaconBusAflame said, there just an organization of trolls that try to demonize anything that's not within the limited boundaries of what they perceive to be the status que.

    Posted: February 16, 2011 1:36 AM
  • wolflee

    ChozinWon, shut up. Keep it up Adam, you have some good points.

    Posted: February 16, 2011 12:47 AM
  • RandyMercer

    Glenn Beck is a closet Racist, therefore he's an incredibly cowardly idiot. At least I think so but Idon't like to talk about such people.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 11:03 PM
  • Mashpotaters

    I learned from the what happened when Fox tried to get Mass Effect banned that Fox isn't worth paying attention to on these matters. They're gravely misinformed on these subjects. You would think they'd have learned by now.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 9:38 PM
  • drew3rdof3

    It is really too bad these 'caring' types like Fox news did not warn my Mom about Tom & Jerry or the Bugs Bunny Road Runner Hour. I am still wearing my helmet at forty-something.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 9:08 PM
  • billclinton2006

    LOL Fox news just sold a butt load of games for EPIC!! Chalk one up for the gamers! Thanks Fox news channel :)

    Posted: February 15, 2011 8:22 PM
  • slimmer

    If all these people that bash on video games as being violent were honest people they would stop letting their kids play most sports.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 8:22 PM
  • slimmer

    Political football here we come.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 8:19 PM
  • ChozinWon

    Wow, Mr. Sessler, I am amazed. I usually watch your Soapbox's for your well thought out discussions and the like. However, I just lost an immense amount of respect for you after your insulting remark towards Fox news, particularly Glenn Beck.
    While you are most certainly entitled to your own opinions, I thought you would be convey such opinions in a more professional manner. I also heard you say that Fox tends to embolden its viewers with a certain viewpoint, which seemed to irk you. However, wouldn't your remarks concerning Fox do much the same to your audience? I guess it's ok for you, though, because a sense of superiority and double standards do run rampant among the more liberally-minded citizens of this country.
    As a side note, Fox news has been covering the turmoil in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East. But I guess you were already aware of that, since your complete knowledge of that fact was so cleary portrayed in your statements.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 8:13 PM
  • NUKEMANN1995

    mox news you mean ;)

    Posted: February 15, 2011 7:26 PM
  • killeraPP123456

    HE got gang bang wrong he used the wrong concept

    Posted: February 15, 2011 7:26 PM
  • RPG-fan

    If you look at it on another way, this is good publicity for Bulletstorm, it certainly didn't hurt the sales for Mass Effect. when Fox News took shots at it.

    Now this stunt Fox News pulled, it's best gaming websites to stop giving it so much press. In the 80's didn't Fox nearly went under, if it wasn't for some lady in Michigan and her mission to cancel one of Fox shows. But it did the opposite and because of her crusade, the show became a hit for the network, gave them so much revenue and well, you know the rest with Fox.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 6:58 PM
  • SirFault

    Honestly I don't think "articles" and "reports" like these are going to start big fires anymore. The people that do get riled up by this are either, gamers who are upset about it, or a group of people that is so small can do nothing about it. Seeing as most of the population of this country falls under the category of "gamer" in one way or another, none of them/us can agree with that "article" without giving up gaming first.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 6:32 PM
  • Dorby5826

    Although I do not agree with what fox is saying about the game, I will not stop watching Fox News because they are the only trust worthy news station in America. All other news stations are for Socialists.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 6:19 PM
  • stilllife

    Awesome ads guys, they don't even load for a good 30 seconds.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 6:16 PM
  • OuroborosChoked

    Does anybody really tune in to Fox News for anything relevant? Really? I mean, honestly?

    Fox News is to legitimate journalism what the Jerry Springer Show was to legitimate interview programs (like Charlie Rose and such). You tune in to one for mind-numbing, vapid entertainment and shock... the other you tune in to satisfy your higher brain functions and perhaps actually LEARN something. If Fox News was actually interested in bringing news, you'd think that at least ONE poll over the years would reflect some improvement... would show that their viewers *aren't* the least informed, despite thinking they're the most informed... poll after poll after poll...

    Posted: February 15, 2011 6:12 PM
  • PinkCrayon32

    cameraman fail.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 6:07 PM
  • Shuklar

    "we shouldn't even give them the satisfaction of paying attention."

    The article/soapbox is pretty self defeating then, no? If he truly didn't care about what they said, the soapbox would have been about something else. Go ahead and make mention of it, yet don't devote the entire episode to it.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 6:02 PM
  • JMason1984

    I have no idea what Carol Lieberman is talking about in regards to video games showing a correlation to rape. As far as I know there are no studies of substance validating such a claim. However there are studies that do show video games does increase aggressive behavior but to push to actual violence is a bit of a stretch.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 5:02 PM
  • JMason1984

    JMason1984's comment is abusive and has been removed.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 5:01 PM