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Tilting the Newtown 'Conversation'

Carl469 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 3:11 PM
It was only a matter of time bfore Brent Bozell would exploit the Connecticut mass murder by blaming "Hollywood." He cites a few examples of TV shows, video games or films that allegedly glamourize violence, without providing the slightest context. Nor can he grasp that depiction is neither advocacy nor a trigger for copycat behavior. There is not a shred of empiriral evidence that watching violence on a screen makes the viewer violent. It is sheer conjecture designed to score political political points. And of course, Bozell is all about scoring political points.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 4:03 PM

Bozell only suggests we could connect the dots. Why not? The liberal knee-jerk is to blame guns.

"examples of TV shows, video games or films that allegedly glamourize violence, without providing the slightest context. . . . that depiction is neither advocacy nor a trigger for copycat behavior.

"There is not a shred of empiriral evidence that watching violence on a screen makes the viewer violent."

False premise. Bozell doesn't denounce only Hollywood where blame certainly belongs. He knows two or three out of 300 millions are adversely affected. Mass murder and mayhem has to result ocassionally.

Movie trailers always display firearms --no shortage at all!
It's too hard to try and make sense of a senseless event. Adam Lanza's merciless slaughter in Connecticut has forced everyone with a microphone to insist we have a "national conversation" about why this happens.

But this urgent need to talk is not an excuse for a reckless discussion. Sadly, that is where we're headed, with pundits hysterical, naive or both.

Predictably most in the media went straight to the Left's Alpha and Omega: blaming excessive "access" to guns. It was also an excuse to open fire on the National Rifle Association. For example, author Joyce Carol Oates...