Va. Tech: Dr. Phil & Jack Thompson Blame Video Games
That was quick: Seems that video games are already being blamed for the shootings at Virginia Tech.
Yesterday, anti-video game activist Jack Thompson was expressing this opinion before anybody knew who the shooter was. Thompson says that the killer likely trained or rehearsed his actions in games like "Grand Theft Auto" or "Doom."
Last night, Dr. Phil took the same line on CNN's "Larry King Live," as pointed out in the site GamePolitics.com
"Common sense tells you that if these kids are playing video games, where they're on a mass killing spree in a video game, it's glamorized on the big screen, it's become part of the fiber of our society. You take that and mix it with a psychopath, a sociopath or someone suffering from mental illness and add in a dose of rage, the suggestibility is too high."
The transcript is here.
April 17, 2007; 12:35 PM ET
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