Mass Effect Basher Offers Pseudo Apology, Continues to Ask for Censorship
Kevin McCullough, the conservative columnist that started all the hysteria over Mass Effect has offered up what seems to be the closest gamers will get to an apology after his slanderous attack of the gaming community in his second article. After claiming the game was a porn simulator and contained not only “explicitly graphic sexual intercourse” but “virtual orgasmic rape” as well, McCullough was open enough to give “gamer nerds” a chance to state their case and point of view in his Townhall podcast, Musclehead REVOLUTION. Fortunately, the gamers that spoke with him were more level headed than some of the ones who commented on the original articles.
Since then McCullough has admitted he could be wrong about a few details.
Based on the multitude of response by gamers who share my concern for decency in the entertainment of our children, it is obvious that I had been misinformed on at least two points of substance in my original column.
For this I DO apologize to the gaming universe!
Unfortunately he listened to gamers, but evidently didn’t hear them. He is still asserting that this M rated game shouldn’t have any sexually related content whatsoever because it “might” fall into children’s hands.
I still do concur with my original position that the objectionable content in Mass Effect is still offensive, and should be kept out of the hands of those under age.
Mass Effect fans have demonstrated that the three minute cuts on YouTube are only arrived at after hours of play. So in their argument the “percentage” of objectionable content is heavily outweighed by the overwhelming amount of content leading up to it. Point well made…
It is for me however the presence of the content at all that I reacted strongly too.
If we follow this logic, where does it stop? McCullough is calling for censorship for the good of the children and moral health of the US. Should we forbid R rated movies for being made? After all children can sneak in if the theater is less than vigilant. Shall we start burning all books with adult content in our public libraries across the Nation. Kids can walk right into the stacks and open them up. What about foods that are bad for you, should they be taken off the market? Shall we ration salt because too much of it can shorten your life? Where does it all end?