So why this terror of the new medium? I don’t think it has much to do with the concern to protect the weak and feeble-minded potential murderers out there. This is all about money.
Television is one of the media which has the most to lose, as statistics show that games take time away not from people’s reading , but from their “screen-time”…. The coke-swilling, hamburger-gobbling habits that the swedish activist blame video games for, are according to this research created by television and commercials, and maintained by the sedentary lifestyle learned in front of the screen.
—Torill Mortensen responds to the latest outbreak of the “videogames cause violence” meme. —Games, violence, money and the criteria of news (Thinking with My Fingers)