Fox Nation report highlights a recent conversation between Fox & Friends morning show co-host Gretchen Carlson and Dr. Keith Ablow in a two minute, 32 second segment called "Link between teen killers and violent video games?" Ablow is part of the Fox News "Medical A Team" and a psychiatrist who regularly trolls video games. In his latest appearance on Fox today Ablow posits that every killer involved in a mass shooting in recent memory (Eric Harris, Dylan Khebold, Seung Hui Cho, Jared Loughner, Anders Brevik, James Holmes, Adama Lanza – the eight-year-old who accidently shot his grandmother recently and the three teens who murdered an Australian tourist too) were all addicted to video games.
Ablow attempts to say that major medical organizations have come out in saying that there is a link between violent, real-world acts and playing violent video games (there's no research to date to back up such broad and far reaching claims), and that there needs to be warning labels on video games. He even goes so far as to call them "drugs."
The same Fox Nation report about this latest appearance by Ablow on Fox & Friends also features comments from a Sydney Morning Herald report about the Duncan, Oklahoma shooting of an Australian tourist murdered by three teens in a drive-by shooting "for fun." Duncan Police Department Detective John Byers said that they are investigating the boys' love for Call of Duty (on Twitter) and other social media posts showing them posing with wads of cash – an apparent nod towards the theory that they might be affiliated with local gangs:
"Duncan Police Department Detective John Byers said evidence collected from social media posts by the three boys charged in Lane's killing – James Edwards, 15, Chancey Luna, 16, and Michael Jones, 17 – had offered clues, including violent video games they may have played before the murder.
'I've seen some Twitter posts and they talk about Call of Duty,' Detective Byers said, referring to the popular shooter video game franchise."