Stephen Colbert Defends Violent Video Games

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Stephen Colbert Defends Violent Video Games

Because facts aren’t true enough

by Nicholas Laborde

©2013 Nicholas Laborde

stephen colbert oxcgnStephen Colbert is what I imagine as the definitive American.

For those who don’t really know who Colbert is, he’s an American political satirist and host of The Colbert Report, Comedy Central’s premiere “fake” (see: satirical) news program.

He invented a word (“truthiness”), has written multiple books, and has his own wax sculpture, among many other things.

In my opinion, he’s the funniest man on television. [Ed.: Nick may or may not have a crush on Stephen.]

Last night, while making fun of NRA (the National Rifle Association) head Wayne LaPierre‘s message before Congress several weeks ago about having armed guards in schools, Stephen spoke his mind on the matter… and it’s perfectly up to his standards.

Because games really cause violence

stephen colbert violent video gamesStephen’s quote is below. If you’re in America, you can catch the full episode here (his tirade begins at around the 8:00 mark).

“Clearly, the reason we have more gun deaths than anyone else in the industrialized world isn’t the guns… it has to be that America is the only country in the world that has video games!

We’re the only country that has violent movies, and we’re the only country with crazy people!

Well, maybe not the only country, but certainly we’ve got the craziest people. And if you don’t believe me, you don’t have to take my word for it.

I don’t know about you, folks, but I agree with Wayne LaPierre. You, sir, are f***ed in the head.”

America again

the colbert reportColbert’s message, while humorous, goes to show that finally, only the most ignorant of people are still continuing blame real world violence on video games… which constitutes a large portion of America and the world in general, but hey, it’s a start!

While you’re here, you should totally read Stephen’s new book America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t. Available for only $15USD on Amazon, it highlights the satirical glory of America.

©2013 Nicholas Laborde

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I'm an American from steamy Louisiana, one of the most electronically deprived areas of the United States. I've gamed since I was four years old as a result, and plan to do it onto my deathbed. I discovered I could write in June of 2010 when I started a little site called Fans of The Genre with a few friends, and that eventually collapsed three months after due to social lives kicking in. No less than two weeks after that I discovered OXCGN via the community gamer gab competition, and become a staff member shortly after. In February of 2011 I was welcomed to the Editorial staff, then in March of 2012 I was promoted to co-owner... and here I am!

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