Reporter: E-Rated Kids' Game Unsafe For Kids Because The Internet Is Scary
from the swing-and-a-miss dept
Second, the reporter's follow up question asked Barry White, who is apparently News10's "Game Guy," if he thought this stuff was created by sexual predators trying to diddle kiddies. What!?!? It's as though the reporters have never experienced the internet. If every person out there who created something graphic online in any way was a child predator, we'd all be in a hell of a lot of knee-deep-in-predators trouble.
Finally, what about that ESRB rating? The reporter asks White if the E rating gives parents a false sense of security. As White notes, that's only the case if those parents are illiterate chimpanzees, given the fact that the rating quite prominently notes that online interactions in the game can't be rated. In other words, you can't blame a game or its creator for what the strange and unwashed masses do with it online. Or in other, other words, the exact freaking opposite of everything said by the news team.
The money shot in this sexy story of stupid is at the very end, after the reporter talks about how parents should monitor their children's gaming and use the parental controls built within the consoles. The anchor's response?
"Speaking as a parent, my kids would probably know better how to get to the parental controls and configure them than me."Yeah, well, exactly who looks like the idiot in that comment? Maybe if you're going to be the parent of a gamer, you should at least take a modicum of interest in how to parent a gamer. Here's a hint: that doesn't include defaming a nice, kid-friendly game on the news just because you don't want to understand stuff.