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Friday, October 28, 2005

Media Frenzied

How can you tell that video games have become a favorite bogeyman for the media? Here's how:

Investigators say Victorino organized the attack to retrieve an Xbox video game system he lost when he was kicked out of another house where he was squatting.

The four allegedly barged into the Deltona home with baseball bats and bludgeoned the victims, ages 17 to 34, and a small dog.
-- One of four suspects in Florida Xbox beating deaths pleads guilty

Sorry. I'm not buying it. Nobody goes into home and brutally beats to death six people and a dog in order to get a lousy Xbox back. There's a lot of evil in this world and these guys clearly had more than their share. They killed these people because that's what they wanted to do. I don't care what they say ... this clearly wasn't about retrieving anything. Pinioning that as the core of the story is just sensationalism.

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