Thanks to YouTube user StuMakesDinnerAtNine, we’ve got footage of Adam Sessler’s appearance on Fox News this morning (which you can see below), defending video games from yet another Gun Debate attack.
Adam Sessler, very well known for his time as a video game journalist on G4 TV and current editor-in-chief of Rev3 Games, was asked his opinion on whether video games can be blamed for the gun violence that was responsible for the tragedies in Aurora and at the Sandy Hook elementary school.
As you’ll see, Sessler defended gaming by noting how people are quick to blame things they don’t understand, and that aggressive competition is different from murderous urges. If there’s any fellow comic nerds out there, you’ll appreciate his reference to Dr. Frank Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent, a book from the 1950’s that blamed Batman and Robin for homosexuality, among other things, that Dr. Wertham considered morally evil.
While I have little hope that Sessler’s four minute response will change many minds on Fox’s network, I do have hope that the video game industry will prevail against these attacks. The comics industry and the movie industry have survived, so can we. It’s just a matter of time before people find a new scapegoat to blame their problems on.
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