In one of the latest disasters of human behavior, one man has resorted to killing people live on Facebook – the Facebook Live Killer. We can neither get used to such crimes nor the claims often laid by news outlets. In their latest method of scapegoating and covering another news segment, CNN has taken to blaming video games for this heinous crime. And yet, the man hasn’t even been caught. Philip DeFranco posted the baseless accusation on twitter.
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) April 16, 2017
Again, as DeFranco says, video games have fallen to an agenda.
Reports say the man in question, one Steve Stephens, has actually made certain statements that may explain his erratic behavior. Among them are his losing everything in gambling and spouting the name of a yet unknown woman. There is nothing on record about video games. Nevertheless, CNN has imparted an association between First-person-shooter games and the actions of Stephens based on the sole fact that Stephens’ Facebook video recorded a first-person perspective. Then it was a bit of the usual: video games breed violence, etc.
Considering the myriad of other factors that may influence such behavior, this seems horribly superficial for a professional news outlet. As we have witnessed in this news story, anything is suspect but human volition. According to CNN, millions of Call of Duty players are potential criminals. Therefore, we should suspect a domestic insurrection at any moment.
Police are still searching for the Facebook live killer who murdered 74-year old Robert Godwin in Ohio and claimed to murdering about a dozen more.
Undoubtedly, if the suspect is not mad, there is a real reason for these crimes. Murder has been around considerably longer than video games. That is just one reason they can’t be compared. Let us know your own thoughts on this latest scapegoating from CNN. Happy gaming, and stay safe.
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