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Old 04-17-07, 01:01 PM
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Didn't this guy saw off his foot in one of the scary movie flicks?

It was just a matter of time before someone brought this up.


Dr. Phil Blames Video Games for Virginia Tech Massacre

In the wake of yesterday’s horrific shootings at Virginia Tech, gadfly attorney Jack Thompson was not the only one who was quick to place blame on violent video games.

Noted T.V. shrink Dr. Phil McGraw appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live last night to discuss the rampage. During the course of the program, the following exchange took place:

LARRY KING: Why, though - OK, you want to kill someone, you’re crazed, you’re a little nuts, girlfriend drops you, why do you kill innocent people?… Dr. McGraw, are they treatable?

DR. PHIL: Well, Larry, every situation is different… The question really is can we spot them. And the problem is we are programming these people as a society. You cannot tell me - 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.

And we’re going to have to start dealing with that. We’re going to have to start addressing those issues and recognizing that the mass murders of tomorrow are the children of today that are being programmed with this massive violence overdose.


Full transcript here.
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIP...16/lkl.01.html
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Old 04-17-07, 01:56 PM
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This is akin to saying "Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people"

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This is akin to saying "Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people"
You think Charles Whitman had just finished playing "Doom" or "Grand Theft Auto" right before he killed 24 people at the UT Tower in 1967? Or maybe Richard Speck had a full night of "Halo" just prior to killing the 8 student nurses in Chicago? Think James Huberty played tons of video before he killed 21 innocent people at the McDonald's in San Ysidro? I bet David Berkowitz was a real video game player, the list goes on. Truth be told there will always be those people in society who are just unstable, period. Blaming video games is just plain lazy.
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Old 04-17-07, 02:33 PM
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Truth be told there will always be those people in society who are just unstable, period. Blaming video games is just plain lazy.
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Old 04-17-07, 03:31 PM
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I don't pay any attention to what that moron says, never cared for him anyways.
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This guy's profile says he was an English/Poetry major and the only thing he did on his computer was download music. Doesn't sound like your prototypical "video game killer". I guess that jackass Dr. Phil will advocate banning music downloads now. :richb
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Old 04-17-07, 04:59 PM
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Could it be possible that the guy was just insane...I mean I know we need to know how his mother spanked him as a child, but maybe just maybe this guy was crazy, and any crazy person with a gun and motive can inflict this kind of damage...I am not ready to pin his actions on video games, horror movies, or teddy bears, well maybe teddy bears.
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This guy's profile says he was an English/Poetry major and the only thing he did on his computer was download music. Doesn't sound like your prototypical "video game killer". I guess that jackass Dr. Phil will advocate banning music downloads now. :richb

Blame hip-hop!
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Old 04-18-07, 05:59 AM
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they cant say that a bad home life can lead to this sort of thing? or being a social outcast?
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