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Andre Breivik needs an idiot to get Call of Duty banned: here’s Keith Vaz creating a moral panic

by | 17th, May 2012

ANDRE Breivik, a mass murderer says he “trained” to murder by playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , a video game. Only a loon would think mass murder was triggered by a video game.

I love video games. I also enjoyed what the press in the 1980s called Video Nasties. Driller Killer, for example, was mindless fun, and I don’t even like DIY. The best bit about the Video Nasty panic was that fans of the films got to see a checklist of what they needed to watch. In all 72 films made the government’s ultimate video nasty list. The only British film on it was Expose, starring Fiona Richmond . The mind-altering film’s theme tune was called Approaching Menace, otherwise known as the theme from BBC quiz show Mastermind. It was scary stuff!

What you need for the words of a murderous lunatic to be taken at face value and turned into a moral panic to create censorship and curtail freedoms is a willing fool in an official post. Step forward Keith Vaz, vain chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee.

His credentials for being an expert on video games? None. Vaz is like the berks who made up the Parliamentary Group Video Enquiry, an unofficial bunch of MPs who sought to get the Video Nasties they didn’t

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