This isn’t the first time Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro has name-checked video games in a rant meant to inflame people scared of any change to gun ownership rights. But, this weekend, Pirro’s comments were made from the NRA’s bully pulpit.
An address at the NRA Annual Meetings — reported on by Raw Story — Pirro said the following:
How dare you compare me to a nutjob on the lunatic fringe in desperate need of medication doing nothing but watching Hollywood’s blood-soaked movies and playing the liberal Hollywood’s violent video games for days at a time...
Now, these remarks channel real anger. But Pirro misses the mark by assuming that video games are made by the Hollywood studio system and assuming a political bent on behalf of the companies that make them. It seems like like her call-out is just another bullet point to be ticked off a list, without ever really understanding the ting she attacks.
[via Raw Story — Thanks mr_raccoon!]