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O'Reilly's no video game spin zone

Justin Murray

Political-types have a love-hate relationship with video games; they love to hate them. The person doing the hating doesn't always have to be in office (Republicans and Democrats equally hate video games, just to stop that argument short), he just has to have enough riding on the political game. Bill O'Reilly, hyper-conservative, is the newest member of the anti-video game crowd, and he has some spin for you.

O'Reilly, best known for his No Spin Zone show on Fox News, has compared video games to hard drugs. O'Reilly was heard on Radio Factor saying that "what [we] have is a large portion of the population, mostly younger people under the age of 45, who don't deal with reality -- ever." We think we've heard that one before, with rock 'n' roll and even books (The Great Gatsby totally messed up society).

Not even the most avid gamer can admit there aren't cases of video game addiction, but that is hardly a reason to rail on them. People are addicted to work; should we ban jobs? We can't be bothered to answer the question, we're too busy rolling up our PS3, 360 and Wii and smoking that wicked doobie. O'Reilly is making us dizzy; no spin zone our knee(s).

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