Posted on March 10, 2008, Shawn Sines Video Game Critic Spitzer Caught in Prostitution Ring
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, a video game critic that has worked actively against violence in games, has been caught engaging in a prostitution Ring.
Federal prosecutors nailed Spitzer by wire tap for ordering an escort to come from New York to Washington D.C. Transfering a person across state lines for the purpose of prostitution is a Federal offense.
Ironically, Spitzer came out against the video game industry in 2006 calling for governmental regulation of media content to protect America’s children from excessive sex and violence in games.
Like all parents, I know it is increasingly difficult to protect our children from negative influences… we have learned that when self-regulation fails, government must step in… we must do more to protect our children from excessive sex and violence in the media…
Media content has gotten more graphic, more violent and more sex-based… Currently, nothing under New York State law prohibits a fourteen-year old from walking into a video store and buying… a game like ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ which rewards a player for stealing cars and beating people up. Children can even simulate having sex with a prostitute…
Spitzer has made an official apology, but hasn’t owned up to being an expert in having sex with a prostitute.