Tivo Alert: Grand Theft Childhood Authors on Glenn Beck Tonight

May 5, 2008 -
Last week we were treated to Jack Thompson's view of Grand Theft Auto IV on the Glenn Beck program.

This evening we'll hear what should be quite a different perspective as Drs. Cheryl Olson and Lawrence Kutner, authors of Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games will appear on Beck's show.

(CNN Headline News, 7PM & 9PM).

Comments

@The Bobman

You are awesome hello fellow browncoat.

This is going to be nothing but another hate the gamers and the games rant by Glenn Beck.

Nothing constructive will come out of this.

loudspeaker,

true. but at least he does not have sir jackington the 3rd to cover his ass this time.

Wow this guy is fucking whiny.

This is going to turn out well.

If every gamer was to send him a letter about how ignorant he was coming off then wouldn't it atleast show him that gamers aren't going to let him get away with his slander?

Hmm....im a bit interested in this...maybe all of our negative feedback to CNN promped this? woot!

I welcome this. It'll likely make Glenn Beck shocked, but it'd be a shame if their ratings drop from the sensationalism not kicking in when the authors start preaching their views. Good luck doctors, hopefully you will be heard by parents.

Glenn Beck belongs on Faux News, I think the only reason CNN has him on there is to try to deflect some of the "liberal media bias" criticisms that Faux Noise is constantly firing their way.

They should bring Jack Thompson back on as well. So that they can put him in his place.

Hmm. I don't know what to say. I'm not going to go out of my way to catch this, but I hope the authors don't take any crud from Glenn.

Nah, he's just there because they couldn't get anyone else. He and Nancy Grace are there because they fit the Fox News mould and CNN is trying to attract those viewers.

Also, could someone please record and Youtube this as well (for those of us who will not be able to catch it >_

Hopefully Beck won't shout them down or tell them they're crazy, and hopefully they'll set him straight and correct some of the fallacies and outright lies JT said on his appearance earlier. Yeah, I'd like to think this came about as a result of the responses he got to last week's show as well. And it'll be interesting to hear his reaction to it if he decides to mention it.

Waiting for the youtube video but I want to see this nevertheless. I won't be suprised that if Glenn does not listen to reason like ALL anti-video game people.

Hopefully things will go smoothly :) .

Why does Headline News have programs in the first place. What part of "headline news" is so confusing?

Hopefully the authors will call Beck out on claiming that GTA has rape in it like he did in the Jacko show opener and correct the Cho lie that Jacko told.

Will this be available online? I'm not from the US.

Bets on Beck using a Bill O'Reilly esque mic cut? Or will he just allow some idiot from the PTC all time?

I really hope they can make a stand about videogames, even when they aren´t really upholding the industry, but their research.

I can imagine Jack Thompson, comparing them with nazis or child molesters, because for Jack, in his little mind, he thinks that everyone who protect videogames are child molesters.

Oh, the conspirancy!...

It's a trap!

Glenn Beck was ok on radio - but after he got his TV show, his commentary just went to the dogs.

Do they like put implants in your head when you get these shows on TV or with Major Networks?

It's still Glenn Beck, which means it's still trash TV.

Yea, I was very disappointed with Mr. Beck's lack of objectivity. The last stint was quite one sided. He did mention on his radio show that because of the gaming community's 'retaliation' to his show, he was going to 'rant' again about video games. So either the fine authors are walking into an ambush, or he is doing this as a way to say he is sorry for being an idiot.

To TheRoosterRngr:

I really hope is the last one. He even can make a series about negative and positive impact of videogames, that should be good.

Maybe all the mails gamers have sended to him refering to the book have alerted him.

maby this time it wont be such a cluster fuck

No, it's an ambush. I agree 100% with Admrable Ackbar.

He will do his best to discredit them and hold himself up high.

Again, I don't need to see this, so I won't be watching, I'll just pick up the story tomorrow.

@Admiral Ackbar
LOL
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Yeah as soon as I read the GP headlines...I also thought trap.

@ Rodrigo Ybáñez García

Yea, I haven't lost my hope that all humans are naturally good inside, so here is hoping he will not be an ass and let the gaming community have their say. If he was a nobody, I would not care so much about what goes on on his show, but a few members of my family watch, and I know many people look to this guy to tell them what to think of stuff. How he handles this interview will decide what I think of him.

Here is the CNN transcripts site. Currently has text of the Thompson interview (about made me vomit) and I assume tonights show will be on there eventually, as well.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/gb.html

Y'all were watching I take it?
yes
Did you see us fight?
no
TRAP!

Watch Beck act in a completely different manner in comparison to the Thompson show. Or at least apologise.

It's all about ratings, guys...

Oh joy more mindless rambling from Glenn. :P

Assuming he doesn't filibuster (and that's not like Glenn Beck) and lets them get their view point out...

Then some of the massive respect I lost for him with the Jack Thompson interview will be restored. But not all of it, no.

Radio personalities (and TV, too) are experts at controlling the dialog to make people who disagree with them sound ineffective. Changing the subject, interrupting, asking questions that make no real logical sense. They can leave many interview victims stumbling about and looking confused and frustrated.

This is what I expect from the Glen Beck show tonight. Hopefully, the Drs. are prepared and have some fire in thier guts. Don't let him talk down to, or over, you.

This is gonna be good.

Any chance somebody will take pity on the non-americans and put this on youtube? Pretty please? =D

[...] In an interesting turn of events, the authors of Grand Theft Childhood are going to be on Beck’s show tonight. It should be interesting to see how a more objective point of view is portrayed. I just hope it doesn’t end up like Geoff Keighley’s appearance a while back. [...]

I predict Beck froths at the mouth and cuts their mic after 2 minutes when they don't confirm what he wants to hear.

@Vinzent: Even if Beck does cut them off after 2 minutes, that's still more airtime than Johnny Brucie got! :)

Have any video game critics actually played the games they're criticizing? Beck claimed that there was rape in GTA IV (not true, in fact, [SPOILER] if you let Dwayne's girlfriend live, you can meet her later in a random encounter and beat up her abusive boyfriend [/SPOILER]). In another report I read, the "journalist" claimed that you could sell pornography to children. There aren't even children in these games.

Memo to Rockstar Games:

You have lawyers; sue for slander. One successful lawsuit against one of these guys and your problems are solved. I'll bet more people follow the trial than the O.J. trial.

I would love to see a discussion between these two and ol' Jack.

Hmm...this might be worth watching, but I have a feeling Becky Boy won't let them state their case properly and will refuse to acknowledge their research. I'll watch it if I remember later tonight.

@The Bobman

Classic.

Somehow, I doubt that Beck will give them a fair chance to make their case. He'll probably bring along JT or some whacko from the PTC. Still, it looks like it might be worth tuning in to.

Glenn Beck wants to be Bill O'Rly. This is going to be nothing more than him shouting down his guests and accusing them of being evil, evil people.

Not like Beck has any standing on morality, to be honest - this is the guy who outright said he "hates" the 9/11 widows and Katrina victims, and openly said he wants to kill Michael Moore. Yes, as in kill kill. He also called Cindy Sheehan a "tragedy pimp" and a "prostitute", said he wants to "nuke" Iran, says that Mexico is "full fo criminals"... i could go on. He's a shameless, hateful bastard.

I'll just reiterate. Glenn Beck is a Bill O'Reilly wannabe.

He'll just berate them and ignore any good points they have to make.
-- If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap...

Tivo Alert! Glenn Beck acts like dick around authors of Grand Theft Childhood, despite them pointing out that Jack Thompson is a dumbshit. Glenn Beck tonight!

@Finster

I could not read it anymore. If I wanted to read fiction I would read Harry Potter right now.

Damian
Beck is a entrainer his a talky head hes good at playing a crowd and works his base nicely.


At frist he was not pushing the fundie fud with all his might now adays he makes less sense, almost a speed up Brill'o so in 3 years he'll be just are burnt out and bitter and " lam'ba' and Brill.o
 
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Wonderkarpever wonder if there's an appeals process for AO?05/28/2015 - 6:55pm
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Matthew Wilson@AE that is why I said it seems more moral panic to me.05/28/2015 - 3:51pm
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Andrew EisenKarp - It didn't show penetration or nudity.05/28/2015 - 3:50pm
WonderkarpI'd say Mortal Kombat X has more Gore and Violence than Hatred.05/28/2015 - 3:50pm
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