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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:53 PM

Ralph Nader Compares Video Games To Pedophilia

http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/12170/article/ralph-nader-compares-video-games-to-pedophilia-electronic-child-molesters/

More for you Nader-Haters to hate. He's a little off sometimes, but I still respect him, even when he's taking aim at an industry that's been very good to me.

Hate away...

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Reply Ralph Nader Compares Video Games To Pedophilia (Original post)
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 OP
MADem Jan 2013 #1
Enrique Jan 2013 #2
zappaman Jan 2013 #4
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #5
MineralMan Jan 2013 #3
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #6
Enrique Jan 2013 #8
Xithras Jan 2013 #7
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #10
Cirque du So-What Jan 2013 #9
Arkana Jan 2013 #11
Initech Jan 2013 #12
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #13
Initech Jan 2013 #14
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #15
Arkana Jan 2013 #16

Response to whatchamacallit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:57 PM

1. I wouldn't call him a child molester, but I wouldn't leave kids around him. He's a creepy dude.

He says stupid things. He's been lacking in judgment for many years now, and he's a huge liar about his wealth and investments.

Creepy, crappy man. Feet of clay in Army-Navy Store boots.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:58 PM

2. here is the quote

if we're going to discuss what he said, we might as well post what he said.

We are in the peak of violence in entertainment. Television program violence? Unbelievable. Video game violence? Unprecedented, Nader said.

He added: Im not saying he wants to censor this, I think he should sensitize people that they should protect their children family by family from these kinds of electronic child molesters.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/nader-inauguration-political-bullsh-t-86479.html#ixzz2IjhhmYBf

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Response to Enrique (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:00 PM

4. Thank you for posting what he actually said.

Seems like the OP is exaggerating, which isn't surprising.

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Response to zappaman (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:05 PM

5. It's the title of the linked article n/t

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Response to whatchamacallit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:00 PM

3. How bizarre!

Ralph Nader seems to have slipped over the edge even further, it seems to me. Having a nephew who is 15 years old, I haven't noticed any sexual stuff in his constant video gaming. He uses Internet porn for that, I believe.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:08 PM

6. Um... I think he's saying they are equivalent in as far as they prey on the innocent

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:10 PM

8. he's talking about violence

the connection to the child molester is that they both harm kids.

I've always thought Nader's consumer activism has been based on data, but I'm not sure this comment is. I think Nader is attacking a safe product.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:09 PM

7. I love the things that Ralph has done, but I think he's starting to get a bit addled in his old age.

He seems to be saying dumb things like this more and more often over the past few years, and his statements seem to have less and less to do with reality. I still think he's right a lot more often than he's wrong, but he doesn't seem to stop an think before he speaks anymore. I lost a LOT of respect for him when he called Obama an "Uncle Tom" in 2008. While I agreed with the overall message in his statment, I was floored and disgusted by his use of the term, and haven't really considered myself a "Naderite" since then. I know a LOT of Nader supporters who have abandoned him over the past few years because of stupid statements like this one.

Mr. Nader, it's time to retire.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:11 PM

10. Seems to be the case

unfortunately...

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Response to whatchamacallit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:11 PM

9. Misplaced anger IMO

Although the argument could be made either way concerning the link between video games and violence, I believe the blame rightly lies with the parents who allow their children to play them for untold hours on end. As Aristotle wisely noted, 'all things in moderation,' and violent video games is no exception.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:17 PM

11. "Electronic child molesters"?

Ralph just sounds like an angry, bitter old man who desperately wishes he lived in Mayberry. It's one thing to be disappointed that the President hasn't kept some of his promises, it's another to accuse him of not doing his job because entertainment is violent these days.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:26 PM

12. Playing "Call Of Duty" =/= child molestation. WTF is he smoking?

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Response to Initech (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:31 PM

13. Metaphor

He's saying they're both damaging to the young psyche.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:39 PM

14. Even still it's a horrible metaphor at that.

I'm sure many of Jerry Sandusky's victims would love to argue against Nader's point.

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Response to Initech (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:40 PM

15. Sure

I agree it's not the most effective comparison.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:41 PM

16. Then Mom and/or Dad need to step in and tell their kids that they can't play.

It's about parental responsibility, not government regulation--we already have an ESRB, but that doesn't stop Mom from buying Call of Duty: Black Ops II for her 10-year-old kid.

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