I never thought I’d write a title like that. I feel kind of dirty, but today, John Stossel has earned his mustache.
In his talk show, Stossel took on Franklin Graham, leader of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in a segment devoted to violent video games. They chatted a bit about bible stuff, before moving on to the supposed negative effect video games — also referred to as murder simulators by Graham — have on people and whether or not they should be taxed. Because the video games industry and the tobacco industry are basically the same, right?
In an unusual move for anyone associated with Fox News, Stossel uses logic and a clear understanding of the subject to break Graham’s biblical rubbish apart with actual facts. It’s a beautiful thing to behold.
Sadly, this is an argument that doesn’t look to be going away any time soon. People need a scapegoat, and since the majority are largely ignorant when it comes to video games, they tend to believe what they see in news reports. I’m glad at least someone did their homework this time, I’m just surprised they’re affiliated with Fox News.
It doesn’t help that we have creeps like NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, who is more than willing to spout nonsense about the gaming industry.
With that said, John Stossel, you done good.