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).

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Finally!!! I cant wait. The last one was incredibly biased and there was no defence what so ever for the game.

Thanks for the heads up GP!

On a side note, anyone here who's in an AT&T U-Verse area should really get the service. I just set up a recording for the show from my desk at work. =)

Full Disclosure Dept: My wife works for AT&T and I'm a contractor that works on-site there.

@Johnnyboy

They still won't be defending it because they'll be getting cut off every three seconds.

Jonnyboy. No h. sorry.

I have my doubts about how 'unbiased' this will be.

Of course, this news popped up just after I sent a letter to Beck this morning, decrying his previous biased 'Grand Theft Morality' segment.

Hallejuah!

Oh man am I excited for this. I really hope the authors get a chance to talk and let people know about the current scientific understanding of violent media and violent behavior. Can't wait.

...There WILL be friction.

I just want them to point out the big misinformation that Jack and his buddies always trot out: that lab tests into aggression do NOT equal violence.

Hitting a button which signals an airhorn at somebody, is not the same as shooting them in the face with a handgun, or getting into a fist fight. Hell, if I had an airhorn, I'd give the guy in the cube next to me an earful every hour on the hour...doesn't make me a violent person. Just makes me a dick!

;)

Also "I can kill you with my brain."

We should contact his show's sponsors if he tries anything funny tonight. I found a list of his sponsors on a pro-Ron Paul blog. It's http://www.dailypaul.com/node/7467

Here's their spot:

Glenn Beck tells them they're evil liberals.

Something tells me Beck only invited the author on after looking at the title of the book. I'll bet dollars to doughnuts he's going to be shocked that the author isn't another fearmonger like Thompson.

I hope that he at least allows it to be a reasonable discussion and listens to what the authors have to say. He has a right to disagree but I am not going to watch his show anymore if he just uses this as another oppurtunity to trash games, the gaming industry, and possibly gamers themselves.

When he first came on the air I found his show quite funny, but once election season kicked in late last year he seems to have become nothing more than a jerk with a swelled head.

I originally planned to only avoid the election based parts of his show mostly because he only wants to talk about Obamas reverand, which is a stupid non-issue now more than ever. Even tonight, the night before the Indiana and North Carolina primaries, the headline of his show is none other than the the Reverand and his effect on the election. If I recall last week when he had JT on he had a 10 minute montage of Rev. Wright too to boot. And yes, I am an Obama supporter if that wasn't obvious enough already, but can't vote as I am a Canadian citizen.

After he had JT on, I vowed to never watch again. However if he is at least reasonable during the interview tonight, I will change my mind. But I will still not watch the election parts though.

P.S. I am sure I am not the first to say this, but I want to see a debate between the autors of GTC and JT. It would be fun, that's for sure.

@TheRoosterRngr

I did notice that on his book's page on Amazon that theres a gap of dates of reviews a few days after thursday.

Admiral Ackbar is right. This is going to be a clusterfark.

Glenn Beck has obviously discovered internet trolls and their tactics, and is trying to take some of that "treasure" back with him to real world space!

Well I'm not going to be holding my breath...

Gift.

I think it's sad that the only good Inteviews I see are on X-Play. At least they let both sides talk a bit instead of Adam Sessler Screaming at them yelling at them they are wrong.

I think Beck's gonna be completely blindsided by them. He probably hasn't read the book and is just basing what it's about based off the title. It should be pretty hilarious when Beck realizes that they aren't in the same camp he is in.

alright it's about to start.

Well let's see how it goes this time, two minutes to go.....

Starting soon...

Less than a minute in.....

/facepalm

sigh. I have to sit through this junk to get to the gaming stuff? Who watches this voluntarily?

From his teasers it certainly doesn't look like he is going to be open to anything positive the authors of Grand Theft Childhood have to say...

Wow I turn the tv on to see "M=Money"

Its not looking good for fair and balanced news reporting.....

Yadda yadda...whoring his wares...

This is gonna suck balls.

Larry King and Anderson Cooper don't invite this dick to their parties do they? Thoae parties are for the FAIR AND BALANCED!

Come on Glenn, just call it a baby rape simulator and call it a day, ya' jerk.

No, then he'd probably claim there was a hate-mail campaign against him from deranged video-gamers angry at him for trying to tear the vile addictive games from them or some other such gibberish.

You can't fight fairly against these people. It's best just to ignore them.

Watching it now...he smiles like a goon.

we are losers. who knew?

Glenn is looking around not caring and just insulted us, yay!

We are losers, I just heard it from Satan...Glen's mouth.

It's like you're REQUIRED to mention having sex with a hooker and killing her when criticizing GTA, considering how often they do so.

He Just called Video game bloggers all losers... he's gonna get it now..

@Colonel Finn

Isn't it lame that we live in a world where peaceful protest can get people labled as hate mail campaigners?

And after a recent remark from him I'm not suggest that instead of letters we send him boxes of rotten tomatoes. I could care less. If it makes his life slightly more annoying then I'm going to send him boxes of rotten tomatoes. The tomatoes represent his rotton attitude towards gamers.

Wow that was a giant waste.

When the author actually made a point contradicting Mr. Beck's claims, he just rolled his eyes.

Let loose the wrath of gamers.

anyone good at reading lips? I wonder what he said as he went to break and his mic was off.

Well. I am not surprised.

Segment's over.

PS: According to Glenn Beck, because us video gamers who are also blogging and discussing this on blogs... well, we're losers. Yeah.

that was disappointing, should get halpin on there or someone

/facepalm

He said again that there was nudity in it.

Also, he was talking about how he's worried that the hookers in GTA will warp a teenaged boys' view of women.

I think that if someone has trouble telling the difference between a real woman and one in a game, that person already has a warped view to start with.

Oh and isn't it cute that he thinks we think he's the new "badguy"? Heh.

Did he... did he just get schooled and not even CARE?

@Grizzam
Even though Glenn Beck is a prime example of how any nutjob can get a position in the news industry these days I don't think he would be "America's Next Jack Thompson."

Though if there was such a competition on Fox I bet he would come as a close runner up.

We dissagree with him! We're all losers!

That Jerk!!!!!!! He's so ignoramous!
 
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