It is no secret among the gaming community that Fox News has a ‘tendency’ to be biased, and to an extent, completely wrong in its representation of video games in society. For years they have led the charge in assuming that violent video games are a direct cause and effect catalyst when it comes to young, violent crimes. It seems as if every time that Fox News catches wind of a violent crime, they immediately check to see what video games the accused has been playing.
Now, while there is still some debate as to whether or not video games desensitize youth to violent actions, the general consensus among researchers show that very few believe that video games are a direct cause of violent crimes committed. But reason, logic and fact based arguments have alluded Fox News over the years, and they have issued a poll to see what America thinks. The poll is actually titled, “Do you believe violent video games are to blame for inciting mass murderers, as some researchers say?” Yep, that is right. But that is not the best part.
When browsing over the poll, and of course casting my vote for “No.”, I noticed the advertisement at the top of the screen.
Yep, that’s right. They are actually advertising the Xbox 360 on a page with a poll dedicated to pushing their “anti-games” agenda. They are actually insinuating that violent video games create mass murderers, yet they advertise the Xbox 360, a machine created to play video games. So what do you think about this? Let us know how you feel about Fox News and the Anti-Gaming agenda they are forcing on the American Public in the comments below!