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Objects in Mirror: April 29, 2008 Archive

Hey mom, violent video games are a.o.k!

Posted at 8:17 AM on April 29, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

From News Cut: Video game - violence link debunked! Well, the debunking study aside, the story is in the blog comments. Some excerpts:

"This issue gets debunked and then rebunked some many times it is just silly. If you want to look at an interesting historical parallel though, you should take at how in the 40's & 50's comic books were subjected to this same kind of scrutiny...there was even proposed legislation if I recall correctly." - Dakota Reese Brown

"I'm 36. I've played DOOM, and some Half-life, and Unreal, although as I have aged, my taste for first person shoot-em-ups has steadily declined." - Paul

"The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry all have agreed that viewing violence-saturated TV and video games repeatedly has an effect on young people." - Jessica Shryack

Feel free to read and comment.

Listen to President Bush's live press conference

Posted at 9:40 AM on April 29, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Catch the Live Web-only stream of President Bush's press conference. Share your reactions on MPR's Politics discussion group at Gather.com.

News Cut live-blogged the presidential press conference

Posted at 12:15 PM on April 29, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

If you missed our live streaming of President Bush's press conference this morning, spend some time on the News Cut live-blog capture. Your comments are welcome.

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