Title says it all, I hate my media, primarily the news. Recently I saw a report on a news channel that made me question pretty much everything I hear on the news.
The report was on Australia’s attempt to ban violent video games. Now recently we had a bill trying to be pushed through to allow an R 18+ rating for games out here. From what I understand it has passed but isnt yet implemented. The report was the typical “violent video games cause violence” but what aggravated me was it showed 2 children, both of who looked no older then ten, playing Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 2, a game clearly rated MA 15+ :mad:. What I hate is that was used to justify the ‘violent video games cause kids to be violent’. The kids shouldnt be playing that game in the first place! It is illegal for a game store to sell to a minor without a parent there to confirm it, so these parents willing gave a child a game that has on the cover “Violence, Course Language, Sexual references, Drug use etc”.
The entire report was basically stating that video games are evil and need to be banned. Th entire report made me stop and think “if they reported this story so one sided, how can I trust the integrity of any other report they put out there”? It also made me remember some other reports, such as banning the burqa, the report was slated ‘you have to respect peoples differences’ when the report mentioned a woman got off a speeding fine (and quite a bit of verbal abuse to the officer) because a police officer couldn’t properly identify her as she refused to remove her burqa and the cop wasn’t allowed to remove it. :mad:
I guess the media only reports on hot topics that people will agree with, and refuses to raise anything controversial without saying “we dont support this”