The O'Reilly Factor Tackles 'The Impact of Violent Video Games'

September 19, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Dr. Charles Williams, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor of Psychology and Education at Drexel University, stopped by Fox News show The O'Reilly Factor to talk to host Bill O'Reilly about "the impact of violent video games."

The good doctor is all over the map talking about wrestling and the Dukes of Hazard and how there are studies that show that they have long-term effects on children - they grow up to get in lots of trouble with the law he claims (isn't that a line from the theme song to the show?). O'Reilly doesn't seem to buy this or the research cited by Williams. They move on to violent video games, where both agree that people with mental illnesses could be triggered by games like Halo, Call of Duty, and Grand Theft Auto.

Speaking of Grand Theft Auto V, O'Reilly opens the four-minute segment by saying that its appeal to some is that it offers "torture scenes where player participate in the torture." Listening to this supposed expert and the Fox News host is a form of torture in and of itself…

There are a lot of ludicrous claims made in this segment, including the fact that the same technology is used to train police officers and Navy Seals. Ahem. You can watch the entire segment to your left and you can learn more about Dr. Williams - a regular guest on the major cable news networks - here.

 


Comments

Re: The O'Reilly Factor Tackles 'The Impact of Violent Video ...

O’Reilly is just one of the talking heads guarding the inhabitants of Bullsh*t Mountain from rejoining the world of the sane.  Fox News is a propaganda machine which dumbs down America by the day through disinformation and their slanted agendas.  See what’s really coming out of their mouths at   http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-fox-news-scylla-guardian-...

Re: The O'Reilly Factor Tackles 'The Impact of Violent Video ...

Did O'Rielly admit the water boarding part was torture?

Re: The O'Reilly Factor Tackles 'The Impact of Violent Video ...

I was actually impressed with O'Reilley here. At least he understands the difference between play violence and real violence and calls this guy out on it.

Re: The O'Reilly Factor Tackles 'The Impact of Violent Video ...

Not sure what has happened, but over the years he seems to have migrated away from the more extreme stances.  I guess other personalities are serving those markets better so he has pulled toward the center a bit more.

Re: The O'Reilly Factor Tackles 'The Impact of Violent Video ...

That or the extreme he was pandering to wasn't as big as he thought it was.

Re: The O'Reilly Factor Tackles 'The Impact of Violent Video ...

 "torture scenes where player participate in the torture." 

If thats the case than Manhunt two must've been a massive hit!! 

....... oh wait... 

Re: The O'Reilly Factor Tackles 'The Impact of Violent Video ...

Meh the Bible kills many more people because they think its real. Not many people think general fiction is real thus there are not any proven cases of death by video game or Book.


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