Dan Senor, whose role as disastrous asshole for the Irag CPA and whose status as shameless warmongering neocon fluffer have been discussed at length, is married to a former member of the liberal media establishment, Campbell Brown. Today, Mrs. Senor takes to the pages of the WSJ to bemoan the lack of video game scrutiny in the aftermath of our daily shootings:
There was something missing from President Obama’s Wednesday speech in Denver about gun violence. He focused almost exclusively on passing gun-control laws, and not at all on one of the nation’s biggest promoters of violence: the entertainment industry.
The president’s campaign against gun violence has produced a stale debate marked by lots of speeches with little achieved. A more creative chief executive would have used this moment to widen the discussion by drawing attention to the increasingly graphic violence so pervasive in television shows, movies and videogames. Mr. Obama is particularly well positioned to challenge Hollywood because of his special relationship with the media world’s elites. They might be more likely to heed criticism coming from Mr. Obama than from any other president or member of Congress.
In January, when announcing his gun-violence task force, headed by Vice President Biden, Mr. Obama paid lip service to the subject of media violence. The president’s gun-control plan, based on Mr. Biden’s recommendations, addressed the matter only by asking the Centers for Disease Control to “conduct research on the causes and prevention of gun violence, including links between videogames, media images, and violence.” He asked Congress to allocate $10 million for the research. In Washington terms, that’s a pittance.
Dr. Victor Strasberger, the leading researcher on media violence for the American Academy of Pediatrics, could tell the CDC and the president what to expect: “All our studies show portraying violence is extremely dangerous,” Dr. Strasberger recently told me. “Kids become desensitized, numb to suffering around them and aggressive.” He also says that when you add in other factors like poverty, abuse or mental illness, “you have a perfect storm. This can and does lead to violence.”
There is no causal link whatsoever, despite decades of research by people much smarter than Campbell Brown and her Likudnik husband assertions, to suggest that gun violence is caused by video games or movies. None. Zero.
These privileged know-nothing assholes are now branching out beyond pumping up Israel to fellating the NRA and parroting their rhetoric. The money must be good, because these two fucking sociopaths have chosen evil every chance they get. And since they are both young and for some reason Dan Senor is not hanging by the neck until dead at the Hague, we’ll have to listen to these insufferable pricks until, well, we shuffle off the mortal coil.
I hate these fucking people. Oh, yeah. CNN and NBC. Your “liberal” media. And btw, Campbell, you media bimbo, Marilyn Manson did not cause Columbine.