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Fifty years of news coverage on the link between media violence and aggression have left the U.S. public confused. Typical news articles pit researchers and child advocates against entertainment industry representatives, frequently giving equal weight to the arguments of both sides. A comparison of news reports and scientific knowledge about media effects reveals a disturbing discontinuity: Over the past 50 years, the average news report has changed from claims of a weak link to a moderate link and then back to a weak link between media violence and aggression. However, since 1975, the scientific confidence and statistical magnitude of this link has been clearly positive and has consistently increased over time. Reasons for this discontinuity between news reports and the actual state of scientific knowledge include the vested interests of the news reporting, and the failure of the research community to effectively argue the scientific case. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Oh, you just KNOW there will be people who will be cheering this movie and having violent fantasies about killing everybody who pisses them off, offends them, or tries to stand up to them.
I would have thought that Bobcat Goldwaith could think of something better than this.....wait.....never mind. A guy who made a living by talking like a cracked-out lunatic maybe couldn't think of anything better.
So you suggest that we censor anything violent? And I bet you also think we should censor anything with controversial information? It's a very slippery slope your headed down.
I just want to post a study that correlates violent behaviour with Television.