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Friday June 23, 2006 10:58 pm

Jon Stewart Vs Video Gaming Congressmembers




Posted by Josh Smith Categories: Culture, Editorial, Politics,

On the Daily Show Wednesday, Jon Stewart handed it to the members of congress who are self confessed gamers yet concerned by the violence in video games. Personally, this clip is above and beyond Jon Stewart’s previous thrashing of Crossfire hosts.  The clip includes some great quotes from congress members, such as Rep. Terry Lee, who facilitates his children’s playing of violent video games yet doesn’t seem to figure out how he can stop it.  Even better are the Pong sound effects provided by Rep. Fred Upton, “bup, bup bip bup.”  To top it off, check out Rep. Joseph Pitts from Pennsylvania,

It’s safe to say that a wealthy kid from the suburbs can play Grand Theft Auto or similar games without turning to a life of crime. But a poor kid who lives in a neighborhood where people really do steal cars or deal drugs or shoot cops might not be so fortunate.

It truly bothers me that this is taking so much time in the government and that parents don’t take a stake in their childrens lives and learn about the games they are buying them.  Back when I worked in retail, more often than not, parents would be upset that we refused to sell an M rated game to their child- end personal rant.  Readers, what are your opinions on the government’s newfound interest in regulating videogames?

 

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