Video games are “electronic child molesters”

Ralph Nader video game violence

American political activist Ralph Nader always has strong words on just about every issue that is worth politicising. This time he has slipped in a doozie against the video game industry, labelling video games as “electronic child molesters”.

Notable (among other things) for his consumer protection advocacy, Nader was discussing the American presidential inauguration weekend with Politico, saying: “Tomorrow I’ll watch another rendition of political bulls*** by the newly re-elected president, full of promises that he intends to break just like he did in 2009.”

Nader criticised president Obama’s gun control proposals which were pushed out following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, saying that the proposals don’t address the violence found in entertainment media such as television and video games.

“We are in the peak of [violence in entertainment]. Television program violence? Unbelievable. Video game violence? Unprecedented,” Nader is quoted as saying.

“I’m not saying [Obama] wants to censor this, I think he should sensitize people that they should protect their children family by family from these kinds of electronic child molesters.”

Source: Politico

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  • Shaun

    The ESRB originated IN THE STATES–> it’s there for a reason.. Come on now, blame the parents, throw THEM in prison…

  • http://www.facebook.com/lj.roos LJ Roos

    The USA is amazing, until it opens its fkn mouth.

  • http://twitter.com/Weeman360 Weeman360

    For once I will defend America. At the moment Obama speaks for America and this guy is just a sour old man that can’t accept change

  • http://www.facebook.com/piet.hannibol Piet Hannibol

    I think I would like to molest Ralph for an hour or two – just for being so silly

  • setnakhte2

    Ralph nader a CONSERVATIVE? Moron!

  • Lycanthrope

    Harken the brilliant individual, lacking in both common sense and comprehension, who comments on a 10-month old article.

  • setnakhte2

    Hi moron! Ralph nader is famous for being a very liberal, and thoughtful advocate for safety. When was younger. Clearly you don’t know very much about the world so I thought I would set your dumbass right. His opinion about video games is almost as stupid as you!

    “Harken the brilliant individual, lacking in both common sense and comprehension”

    Who can’t get the political orientation of someone right.

    “who comments on a 10-month old article.”

    You’re the one who replied, dumbass!

  • Lycanthrope

    And you don’t seem to understand that social conservatism is not necessarily the same as political affiliation. But you keep making an idiot out of yourself, you’re doing a grand job of it.

  • setnakhte2

    “And you don’t seem to understand that social conservatism is not necessarily the same as political affiliation”

    No, I understand that.

    ” But you keep making an idiot out of yourself, you’re doing a grand job of it.”

    Actually, your the one doing a “grand job” of making an idiot out of himself. Thanks!

  • Lycanthrope

    The word you’re looking for is “you’re.” That’s the one with the apostrophe. I know, these things can be really tricky.

  • setnakhte2

    F uck off and have a nice life! You are an a sshole! BOB!

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