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Response to HolyMoley (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 03:07 PM

31. Yeah, not so much.

but at the very least, there is some element of desensitizing influence that the behavior is normal or acceptable.

Nope.

Studies show a short-term desensitization. But after 30 minutes, it goes away. Long-term, "gamers" show significantly less violent tendencies than the population-at-large.

Violent video games is just the latest "blame the media". It used to be music. Tipper Gore helped us carefully label music to protect the kids. Before that, it was TV. And we now have all those TV ratings to protect us. Before that, it was movies. And we have all those movie ratings to protect us. Before that, comic books. Before that, 'regular' books. And so on. I'm reasonably sure that some ancient Greek blamed Homer's epics for violence. But you'll note none of those media were banned - each one just stopped being the target of blame as a new form of media arose.

People have believed that mass media turns people violent for many decades now. The fact that these same people keep having to change what media is responsible for such a conversion doesn't seem to hurt their ability to blame media. They don't seem to notice the change.

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