Dr. Keith Ablow Talks Video Game Warning Labels on Fox & Friends

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."

Source: Fox Nation by way of PHX Corp.

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    Andrew Eisen says:

    "Didn't Cho's parents say they were concerned about him "retreating" to video games when they sent him off to college?"

    That and playing basketball by himself.


    Andrew Eisen

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    mthiel says:

    Didn’t Cho’s parents say they were concerned about him “retreating” to video games when they sent him off to college? And he removed his hard drive from his computer, so he was trying to hide something.

    While it is true that Cho’s suitemates never saw him playing video games, I think he was playing video games when nobody was around, and he removed his hard drive for the sole purpose of preventing the world to know he was a gamer! Wait…that is a stupid theory. no rational person would come up with a theory like that. What type of a person would think “no video games were found, and nobody saw him playing games…so he clearly hid them to prevent people from discovering that he was a gamer”?

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    Andrew Eisen says:

    Addicted to violent games, eh?  Let's go through this one by one.

    Columbine: Nope.  They played Doom and probably other games but there's no evidence they were addicted.

    Virginia Tech: Nope.  There's little evidence he was much of a gamer at all let alone addicted to violent ones.  Roommates said they never saw him gaming.

    Tucson: A former classmate pegged him as "a big gamer."  That's it.

    Norway: He briefly mentioned he played World of Warcraft to relax and Call of Duty to train.  Really just a footnote in his rambling manifesto.

    Aurora: He may have played World of Warcraft.  Whoopie.

    Sandy Hook: Zero evidence he played games other than the word of a plumber as interviewed by a UK tabloid and the FBI interviewing someone (could be the same guy) who said he was a shut in who played Call of Duty.  How he'd know that if the shooter was a shut in is anyone's guess.  No video games were among the items taken from the shooter's home.


    Andrew Eisen

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    BearDogg-X says:

    Keith Albow is a brain-dead moron who should get his head out of his ass.

    It doesn't matter what any of those so-called "major" medical groups say, the SCOTUS decision in Brown v. EMA defeats any attempt to put false "warning labels" on fake "violent" video games.

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