MSNBC's Ed Schultz Insults Our Mothers

September 18, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

MSNBC personality Ed Schultz has been insulting our intelligence with his show on TV and radio for years, but now he's taking aim at your mom. In a segment that aired this week, while holding up a copy of Grand Theft Auto V, he suggested that anyone who would let their kids play the game is a bad parent. Naturally Andrew Eisen thought he'd call his mom to get her reaction.

The results are quite funny, but what Ed Schultz said is no laughing matter because it fits into a narrative that is being pushed by both liberal and conservative pundits on television, talk radio and in the op-ed pages of major newspapers: that video games are bad for children and that there is research somewhere that shows a direct link between playing them and killing people in the real world. That research does not exist, but they say this without the research to back it up anyway.

Aggression is always used as a descriptor, but people in general get aggressive after doing a LOT of other things. Some people get aggressive after playing a few minutes of their favorite sport, while driving, or doing countless other activities. Aggressiveness and competition go hand in hand in many activities, but it doesn't make us all killers.


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Re: MSNBC's Ed Schultz Insults Our Mothers

I just can't believe that MSNBC moved Chris Mathews from 5 to 7 PM for this guy.

Re: MSNBC's Ed Schultz Insults Our Mothers

I'm glad IT stopped watching that news network. What a cock.

 

He better be glad he didn't get to, this one scene in the game...... goddammit that was ugly.

Re: MSNBC's Ed Schultz Insults Our Mothers

What a jerk!

Re: MSNBC's Ed Schultz Insults Our Mothers

I don't know. Seems to me if you let your child play GTA V, a very obviously M rated game, you'd have some parental issues. The main issue seems to be that the pundits haven't figured out that there are some games for children and some for adults but that even if children do play adult games, it's not going to scar them anymore than watching the latest <insert current action star> big explosion movie. Now if he's saying adults shouldn't play, then he take take that box, shine it up real good, turn it sideways...

Re: MSNBC's Ed Schultz Insults Our Mothers

You missed the part where he says "even if they are beyond the age of 18 years old".

Re: MSNBC's Ed Schultz Insults Our Mothers

yeah thats really surprising. thats like saying "if your kid is over 21 and he gets drunk you're a bad parent" if someone is over 18, they can get a gun or join the military. you think that buying a game is a more important choice?

 
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