Violent TV, video games behind ‘desensitized culture’?

Violent TV, video games behind ‘desensitized culture’?


♪ ♪>>Tucker: LAST WEEK’S SHOOTING IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA, HAS SPARKED NEW DEMANDS FOR GUN CONTROL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE COURSE, AMERICA’S GUN OWNERSHIP RATE USED TO BE A LOT HIGHER THAN IT IS TODAY. DEADLY SCHOOL SHOOTINGS ARE MOSTLY A RECENT PHENOMENON. WHAT HAS CHANGED? COULD IT BE OUR OVERALL CULTURE HAS UNDERGONE A TOXIC SHIFT? THEY SUGGESTED THAT VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES AND TV SHOWS HAVE CREATED “A DESENSITIZED CULTURE.” THANKS FOR COMING ON. THAT IS KIND OF THE QUESTION. FEWER AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS OWNED GUNS THEN 50 YEARS AGO WHEN WE DIDN’T HAVE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE DIFFERENCE IS BETWEEN THEN AND NOW?>>I THINK WE HAD TO ASK OURSELVES WHAT HAS CHANGED. GUN OWNERSHIP ITSELF HAS NOT CHANGED. IF, IN FACT, THERE ARE MORE GUN RESTRICTIONS NOW. THERE ARE MORE RULES ABOUT WHO CAN AND CAN’T OWN A GUN OR HOW A GUN MIGHT BE ACQUIRED THEN THERE WERE 50 AND 100 YEARS AGO. AND YET, CHILDREN DID NOT SLAUGHTER CHILDREN AT SCHOOL. IT IS IN THE GUN. SOMETHING CULTURAL HE HAS CHANGED. I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE HAVE BECOME SIGNIFICANTLY DESENSITIZED TO DEATH AND VIOLENCE. WE ARE TRAINING CHILDREN WHETHER WE INTEND TO OR NOT, WHETHER IT’S ANYONE’S DESIRE OR NOT, TO VIDEO GAMES, TWO MOVIES, THROUGH MUSICAL LYRICS, THROUGH TELEVISION SHOWS, INCREASINGLY DURING PRIME TIME. THE AMOUNT OF VIOLENCE IT IS INCREASINGLY REALISTIC, INCREASINGLY GRAPHIC. THERE IS A COST TO THIS. YOU COUPLE THAT WITH THE NUMBER OF PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS THAT CHILDREN AND ADULTS ARE ON. THE NUMBER OF WARNINGS ABOUT DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, YOU COUPLE ALL OF THAT WITH THE FACT THAT OUR SOCIETY HAS A SHIFTED TO THE DEGREE THAT THEY ARE LARGELY NONEXISTENT. WE KNOW LONGER HAVE THESE DELINEATED BOUNDARIES. THESE CHILDREN ARE INCREASINGLY COMING FROM BROKEN HOMES AS WELL. THEY FIND THEMSELVES FATHERLESS. YOU UNDERSTAND IT’S IMPORTANT WHAT HAPPENS AT HOME HAS A PROFOUND IMPACT ON WHAT YOUR CHILDREN DO OUT THERE. TOO MANY CHILDREN DON’T HAVE THE BLESSING OF HAVING A STABLE ENVIRONMENT AT HOME. WE HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT HAS CHANGED IN SOCIETY AND NOT HAVE A KNEE-JERK RESPONSE THAT ANOTHER RULE AND ANOTHER REGULATION IS THE ANSWER.>>Tucker: EVERYTHING YOU’VE SAID HAS MADE SENSE. I DON’T KNOW THE SOCIAL SCIENCE ON IT, BUT IT DOESN’T SOUND CRAZY AT ALL. IT SOUNDS OBVIOUS. SOME OF QUICKLY WHY YOU YOU THINK WHAT YOU JUST SAID GETS A HOSTILE REACTION FROM SOME PEOPLE. WHY DO THEY HATE TO HEAR THAT?>>IT DOES NOT FIT THE NARRATIVE PEOPLE WANT. FOR A THOUSAND REASONS, PEOPLE HAVE A PRECONCEIVED NOTION THAT ANOTHER GUN RESTRICTION, ANOTHER RULE OR REGULATION OR GOVERNMENTAL INTERVENTION OF SOME SORT IS THE ANSWER. WHEN IN FACT, NOBODY WANTS TO LOOK AT WHAT THEY HAVE TO LOOK AT IF IT’S NOT THAT. THAT IS, WHAT OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS IN SOCIETY AS INDIVIDUALS, AS PARENTS, AS TEACHERS, AS EDUCATORS, AS PEOPLE IN THE CHURCHES AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS AND YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS, WHAT ARE WE NOT DOING THAT WAS DONE A GENERATION AGO TO PROVIDE THE TYPE OF GUIDANCE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE NEED AS THEY GROW UP? HOW YOU DEAL WITH DIFFERENCE OF OPINION? I WILL TELL YOU ONE OTHER THING I’VE NOT SAID BUT I’M SURE THIS WILL MAKE PEOPLE’S HEADS EXPLODE. WE ARE — SOME OF THE CHILDREN THAT WE DO THIS. NOT ANYONE’S ATTENTIONS, BUT WE ARE MAKING HEROES OF A CHILD WHO HAS NO BUSINESS TO HAVE THEIR FACE PUT OUT THERE. THE BALANCE, PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND BALANCE WILL SAY WHY NOT? I WILL GET MY 15 MINUTES OF FAME. IF WE DON’T THINK THERE IS A COPYCAT MENTALITY, WE ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.>>Tucker: THAT’S THE NATURE OF THE INTERNET. THAT WAS INTERESTING, THANK YOU. DAVE GROSSMAN IS THE AUTHOR OF ASSASSINATION GENERATION AND HE JOINS US TONIGHT. THANK YOU FOR COMING ON.>>YOU KNOW, YOU JUST SAID YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE SOCIAL SCIENCE ON IT YET. HERE IT IS.>>Tucker: THAT’S WHY I WANT TO TALK TO YOU. THIS IS THE KIND OF IDEA THAT GETS IN THE MIST AS — DISMISSED BY PEOPLE WHO KNOW NOTHING.>>THE RULING CLASS.>>Tucker: WHAT IS A SOCIAL SCIENCE?>>SURGEON GENERAL AFTER SURGEON GENERAL HAS MADE STATEMENTS WHERE MATTERS CAME BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, CALIFORNIA LAW TO REGULATE FILTERS ACCESS TO VIDEO GAMES. THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY HAS FOUND 82 JOURNALISM — 82 MEDIA PROFESSORS THAT TOLD THE SUPREME COURT THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF. IT WAS ACADEMIC MALFEASANCE. OUR ENTIRE MEDICAL COMMUNITY SAID ONE OF THE DISSENTING JUSTICES IN THE SUPREME COURT THAT I’M NOT A MEDICAL EXPERT BUT I KNOW WHO IS. IS THE ENTIRE MEDICAL COMMUNITY, THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF SCHOLARS TELLING US.>>Tucker: I CAN’T IMAGINE AS ANYONE I’D RATHER LEFT TAKE ADVICE FROM THIN JOURNALISM PROFESSOR. I CAN’T IMAGINE A DUMBER GROUP OF PEOPLE. UNBELIEVABLE.>>THE MALFEASANCE OF JOURNALISM PROFESSORS MAKE IT LOOK AS A JOINT STATEMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT. HERE’S WHAT’S IMPORTANT. LOOK AT THIS. IT WAS 2002, AN IDENTICAL CRIME HAPPENED IN GERMANY, 19-YEAR-OLD HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT MURDERED 17 PEOPLE IN SCHOOL. IDENTICAL CRIME. GERMANY 2002. IT IS NOT ABOUT THE GUNS. GERMANY CAN’T STOP IT. WE SAW THIS WEEKEND, A MASSACRE IN MECCA CHURCH IN RUSSIA. RUSSIA IS A TOTALITARIAN NATION. THEY CAN’T STOP PEOPLE FROM GETTING GUNS. THE MOST HORRIFIC JUVENILE MASSACRE IN HISTORY, A 17-YEAR-OLD KID IN 2009 IN GERMANY MURDERED 15 PEOPLE. GERMANY CAN’T STOP IT. RUSSIA CAN’T STOP IT. IT’S NOT ABOUT TAKING AWAY GUNS.>>Tucker: WHY ARE THE MEDIA SO HESITANT TO GO AFTER THE BIG BUSINESSES THAT ARE PROFITING FROM THIS GARBAGE? THAT’S A QUESTION I’D LIKE TO EXPLORE.>>IT’S THEIR DONOR BASE AND THEIR VOTER BASE. THEY KNOW THAT THEY’VE LOST THE GUN OWNERS. THEY KNOW THEY FOSSILS BOTH. TO ATTACK THE GUN OWNERS, AND ESPECIALLY TO PROTECT THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY, THIS IS THEIR DONOR BASE.>>Tucker: THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE AND AGREE WITH YOU.>>ONE LAST THING, WE ARE TEACHING THE KIDS THAT WE DON’T NEED MORE WOLVES. WE DON’T NEED MORE SHEEP. WE NEED MORE SHEEP. THE WHOLE SHEEPDOG — WE ARE

100 thoughts on “Violent TV, video games behind ‘desensitized culture’?”

  1. I normally agree with Tucker. But, truthfully, he has some things in the right here. I only disagree that the blame is on video games and TV. Games like WoW, which Elliot Rodger, Breivek, etc, contain cartoonish violence with medieval-era weaponry. I don't see anyone going on a spree trying to convert them to the Light using the Ashbringer. Remember, before Video Games were blamed, it was Heavy Metal.

  2. These people dont care for the victums they want to blame something they dont like and know everyone is scared people will listen, sad and disrepectful

  3. THEORY: Smart kids in school know that school does not teach them anything much and don’t obey the rules a lot then they get “supposedly” have a mental condition that the school says he/she has. They get prescribed pills that will make the person who took the pills brain go wack. Then they watch a violent tv show or some violent content. They do the same things as they probably saw. Get jailed. Government don’t want any smarties in the country and they want to control us and we are just there minions.

  4. Why do people always blame video games. Kids playing video games has increasingly gone up but youth volience has went down

  5. the media shows more violence than anything I sure they are what caused all these mass shootings ban them ban tucker

  6. 2:20
    So he doesnt want anymore rules and regulations, while proposing to impose regulations on video games? Seriously people. Rather have regulations on guns than regulations on video games. Which one really does more harm?

  7. The First Game That Was Banned Is PAC-MAN Its To Brutal For Being A Cheese Eating Cookie Shape Ghost
    XD

  8. What video game does he think the world has been playing for 5000 years? How about addressing the lack of parenting in this country?This Gov is a dweeb.

  9. Ugh idiots these days I hate idiots like these like comon. Ok my question is if video games cause violence then why DON'T you look at the fricking rating so you know what your buying ur kids. My parents understand video games and if I'm getting something like call of duty or far cry or mortal kombat or halo or gears of war or left 4 dead because they look at the rating they know I can handle it and they buy if ur going to a game like cod TEACH UR FRICKIN KIDS THE DIFFRENCE AND Tell them don't do this or do this. UGH I'M SICK OF THIS VID

  10. Anyone who likes this is either ill informed, a drone or is payed by fox news. I would not be a literate as I am today without video games. I have high spectrum autism which as you can imagine makes simple things more difficult for me mentally. Video games are not meant to be realistic or graphic, they are meant to be fun, intelligent and interactive. These delinquents pride themselves in bringing down the video game industry because they themselves can not accept that human beings make other human beings do despicable things. Drugs, prostitution, alcoholism, slavery, SLAVERY are all things that still happen in the United States.

  11. The more the violence in the game, the less kids are supposed to have access to it, but what can ya do, most of these assholes in the news fail to even MENTION the ESRB to parents, parents don't know zip about game ratings. Also, no one ever went shooting up a mall and blamed it on Kirby's Epic Yarn. If the parents of the kids paid attention to the ratings and LEARNED what not to buy little 12 year old Jimmy, most of this wouldn't even be talked about.

  12. I hate how America blames video games or movies instead of adding the law that you need a firearm
    license
    to buy a firearm

  13. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 fox on video games, more dislikes than likes, there is no scientific evidence to support that video games make people more violent 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 there's a reason this media outlet is called fox propaganda 🤣

  14. Yeah, I wonder why children didn't slaughter each other with M16s, P90s, and ARs a hundred years ago… It must have been those darn videogames!

  15. Just look at Tucker Carlson's face whenever he's interviewing somebody. He's just like "durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" & the Mii Channel theme plays to show how hollow his noggin is.

  16. I like Tucker Carlson but for goodness sake why does he have to fall for this moronic neo-con, Pearl clutching nonsense. How about it has nothing to do with either guns or video games, music or movie. They’re not real you neo-con fool the only smart thing said was about the over prescription of antidepressants and broken families without a father.

  17. Of all I have seen about Tucker Carlson, this is the first time I disagree with Tucker Carlson and despised his views on this issue. I think Tucker Carlson should read up on studies on these issues to learn the truth.

  18. Why do we always have to blame something else? First metal, then games, and now guns (and still games apparently).

  19. "We didn't have school shootings" is a dumb reason because the amount of kids killing each other has gone down. Tell me why I know this but a government official doesn't. Actual good regulation is more important than banning video games.

  20. It is the selfie generation they are all about themselves they do not want to work for anything they want instant fame and success they are all on some kind of pills they threw GOD and man out of the house I could go on and on society is in the toilet

  21. god they will blame anything other than guns. The UK, France, Japan, south Korea etc have the same level of violent video game use with zero mass shootings, negligible gun violence, not significant increase in youth violent crime. It's sad that they scapegoat video games, largely because you could completely ban video games and it will have little effect. the only sure way to stop mass shootings is to heavily regulate gun use. It worked in every other developed country. This is not rocket science, take a look outside of the US and you'll see how successful we have been in other countries at stopping this from happening

  22. Can someone please, please, PLEASE edit together a video of Fox News hosts downplaying, rationalizing, or outright laughing at the loss of human life?

  23. This is dumb…other countries play the same video games, watch the same movies. They don't deal with this crap.

  24. Fox News = Fake News. How stupid must you be to use the Video Game argument after it was already tried in the 90s?
    Donald Trump also thinks that video games and movies are responsible; he is such a moron, not getting my vote in 2020.

  25. I'm on a Fox News scapegoat binge right now, watching all of your discussions about the "glorification of violence" in video games and movies. It's so embarrassing to watch everybody tread the exact same ground a year later.

  26. Video games? Total B.S. Young men play video games even more in Korea and Japan. Guess what? They have zero mass killings with assault weapons. Some young men also have mental problems in those other countries. But they have zero mass killings with assault weapons. Gee, I wonder why…. Could these American killings be caused by easy access to assault weapons?

  27. Old farts fear what they don't understand. So why is the US the only country that has a huge problem proportional to their size with mass shootings?

  28. No, video games don’t cause violence. We’ve proven this for 20 years. Why can’t you accept the fact that video games don’t cause violence?

  29. It's ironic the guy is on a rant about gun restrictions yet meanwhile he wants to restrict video games, violent movies etc… which is a far greater restriction than taking away an irresponsible/insane person's right to possess a deadly weapon.

  30. Yea blame the internet for the copycat shootings, not your own reporting. Hey Tucked your on the internet

  31. Americans: iF wE hAvE gUnS wE cAn StOp GuN vIoLeNcE, iTs nOt AbOuT tHe GuNs!
    The rest of the world: why not just ban guns to stop gun violence

  32. so are you going to blame hotweels for car crashes?
    kiddie pools causing floods?
    unfamiliar modern things causing idiotic adults?
    well the third one's right.

  33. boomers talk about games bad books good because they dont understand them
    they try to take them down so they wont be left out

  34. Fox news, dont u see the dislikes? People clearly disagree with u saying video games cause violence. You guys let people buy guns yet you blame video games

  35. Here’s my thought, I play games I have played them all my life. Never killed a person. Now on the other hand, some games are rated M for mature. Parents, do not let kids play them, simple as that. Some of these kids and people with psychological problems do not need exposed to this violent stuff. Period. It’s a people problem.

  36. When I was young I did drugs and had a bit of a mental health issue, all the while playing Pac-Man and since I’ve always had this ongoing need to go out and chomp on balls. It’s video games fault!

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