One Author Breaks Down the Reality of Violent Games in the Media

The sober truth of the world is often a hard thing for the 24-hour TV news cycle to stomach. Blaming violent games is easy, so it’s refreshing to see someone break down the reality of the situation in one fell swoop.

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In the clip above, taken from C-SPAN 2's Book TV, author Karen Sternheimer gives a quick summary of the uncomfortable truths of how the media reports on violent games — about how they regularly warp the findings of violent game studies and ignore the violence that happens every day to children. It's an adult, calm and rational approach to a complicated, systemic failure — which is exactly why it is on C-SPAN 2.

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GreatMasterRace
GreatMasterRace

I have to disagree.

Our world went on very well these last 2000 years even though we have weapons like arrows and guns, but nowadays with video games kids are much more violent. In the past nobody would kill anybody else over something fictional written in a book like people do now because it's in a game.