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What caused the Navy Yard shooting Monday? Video games, obviously.

by on September 17, 2013
 

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Remember, Elizabeth Hasselbeck? Probably not. She was the breasty blond on The View that got in fights with most of the other co-hosts, most specifically Whoopi Goldberg, becoming the heroine to neo-conservatives everywhere, standing for baseball, homemade apple pie, and the phobias and discrimination that made Murrka great.

This Tea Party Barbie has resurfaced over on Fox News Channel (and I put “News” in air quotes) as the breasty blond on Fox & Friends, the channel’s good-time right-wing morning show. If it sounds like I don’t like her, you’re right. But what happened on Tuesday’s show transcends politics if you’re a gamer.

Hasselbeck, on the show Tuesday, recommended that the Navy Yard shootings the day prior, should prompt a nationwide registry.

But not one on guns. Oh no, never guns. Hasselbeck recommended a national registry of video games.

As quoted from The Raw Story:

“Are more people susceptible to playing video games?” Hasselbeck wondered. “Is there a link between a certain age group or [demographic] in 20- to 34-year-old men, perhaps, that are playing these video games and their violent actions?”

“What about frequency testing?” she added. “How often has this game been played? I’m not one to get in there and say, monitor everything, but if this, indeed, is a strong link, right, to mass killings then why aren’t we looking at frequency of purchases per person? And also, how often they’re playing and maybe they time out after a certain hour.”

She, along with co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, accused left-wing politicians of trying to make the “Navy Yard shooting,” as it’s been tagged, an issue on gun-control, one of the darling standpoints of conservative politics.

“One thing that happens often in a situation as tragic as this is we start to spread blame where it possibly doesn’t belong, right?” Hasselbeck remarked. “I think we all know where the blame truly belongs, and that would be right in Alexis’ hands.”

Monday, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis was able to secure clearance into the Washington Navy Yard and massacred twelve as well as taking his own life. He was found with a handgun, a shotgun, and an AR-15 assault rifle.

 

Hasselbeck’s comments begin around 1:55 in the video below.

 

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