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Violence baked into popular culture
Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2012 3:06 AM EST | David Bauder

Posted on 12/21/2012 4:41:01 AM PST by Olog-hai

Well aware that the television audience may be particularly sensitive, the Showtime network aired a disclaimer warning audiences of violent content in the season finales of its dramas “Homeland” and “Dexter” last weekend. It was two days after a gunman killed 26 people in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. …

That’s just one illustration of how violence and gunplay are baked into the popular culture of television, movies and video games. While gun control and problems with the mental health system have grabbed the most attention as ways to prevent further incidents, the level of violence in entertainment has been mentioned, too. There have been unconfirmed reports that gunman Adam Lanza was a video game devotee. …

For whatever concern that politicians and moral leaders show about violent media content, it’s those millions of users and viewers who will ultimately decide whether gore stays on the menu, said Marty Kaplan, director of the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication. If fans lose interest, so will Hollywood, he said. “Hollywood is exquisitely reactive to the marketplace,” he said. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment
Lies, Mr. Kaplan, and you know it. Hollywood has been pushing the garbage on the marketplace for decades upon decades.
1 posted on 12/21/2012 4:41:05 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Pop quiz. 10 points

More people are killed by:
a) gun violence
b) drug abuse
c) Motor vehicle accidents
d) Medical error


2 posted on 12/21/2012 4:45:07 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a masscre at a gun show.)
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To: AppyPappy

I don’t see “leftists” on that list.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 4:46:02 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: AppyPappy

you left out abortion...


4 posted on 12/21/2012 4:46:26 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Don’t make me splain multiple choice to you people


5 posted on 12/21/2012 4:48:06 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a masscre at a gun show.)
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To: Olog-hai
An organization called GamerFitNation has called for a one-day "cease fire" on Friday, asking video game players to refrain from playing violent video games on the one-week anniversary of the Newtown shootings.

LOL, ok......

So the boogeyman is video games in this article, it's better than the guns boogeyman.

6 posted on 12/21/2012 4:50:54 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: AppyPappy

d)


7 posted on 12/21/2012 4:56:50 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Brett66

I believe violent videogames glorifying,i.e. awarding points and winning based on gore and victim count ARE influences on the minds of many.

All those old Westerns and even war movies emphasized good triumphing over evil,and the heroes did not kill unless they had to.


8 posted on 12/21/2012 5:40:56 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham

‘’and the heroes did not kill unless they had to’’

Which is evil and part of the wussification of the west. Sometimes it is right and proper to kill people even when people don’t have to.

The problem isn’t violence. The problem is violence for no or bad reasons. -A lack of those old-fashioned values...


9 posted on 12/21/2012 7:57:43 AM PST by LastNorwegian
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