Yee Replaced with Common Sense Media CEO for Commonwealth Club Event

March 17, 2011 -

There was supposed to be a debate tonight between California State Senator Leland Yee and George Rose, the Executive VP and Chief Public Policy Officer for Activision Blizzard, but apparently the San Francisco mayoral candidate can't make it. He has been replaced by James Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media - according to Destructoid. I suppose if you are going to get someone that might fight hard against games other than Yee, then Steyer is a decent replacement. Still gamers would have enjoyed seeing Yee debate Rose.

Destructoid also reports that Grand Theft Childhood author Cheryl K. Olsen has taken an interest in the discussion. She will be in the audience, but will not be taking part in the discussion. The moderator would be smart to include her.. More details on the event here.

Source: Destructoid by way of Andrew Eisen.


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Re: Yee Replaced with Common Sense Media CEO for ...

I just hope that our side, for once, goes into this prepared.  So when the mouth breather from their side tries to pull the "Well the MPAA ratings are supported by force of law derp derp" someone will point finger in their face and say NO.

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Re: Yee Replaced with Common Sense Media CEO for ...

The California Legislature is voting on the budget tonight (at least part of it), and if you are familiar at all with what's going on in California, that's Priority #1 right now, so he has a legitimate excuse.

I do wish Olson was part of the debate rather than a guy in the industry who some people can just accuse of having a financial interest. She would be good to call out some of Steyer's junk science in a public forum.

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How Convenient for Yee.

Re: Yee Replaced with Common Sense Media CEO for ...

Yeah, convenient, but if you have to deal with a budget crisis, I think he would have gotten some flack for participating in a debate than dealing with an important matter.

Then again, you have to wonder if Steyer paid off Yee to replace him.

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Re: Yee Replaced with Common Sense Media CEO for ...

That would be one way to try and fix the budget, I suppose.

"Hey guys! I've got $100 here, where does that get us?"

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Re: Yee Replaced with Common Sense Media CEO for ...

"Destructoid also reports that Grand Theft Auto author Cheryl K. Olsen" 

Grand Theft Childhood. :)

Re: Yee Replaced with Common Sense Media CEO for ...

Freudian Slip? Been playing one too many "murder simulators", have you? ;p

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Re: Yee Replaced with Common Sense Media CEO for ...

So did he just chicken out?

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Re: Yee Replaced with Common Sense Media CEO for ...

If that´s the reason, I wouldn´t be surprised at all. He knows his position is wrong.

 
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