Won’t Somebody PLEASE Think of the Children

Meant to link to this earlier, but got lost in the shuffle. The always excellent GamePolitics has taken it upon itself to aggregate a list of all the mainstream sources covering NIMF’s ridiculous scare-mongering over games featuring cannibalism. The list is holding steady at 36 outlets so far, most of which picked up an AP story that treats the farcical Stubbs the Zombie as a sort of gateway drug sure to lead to an epidemic of children eating each other children alive, or something. A great illustration of how easy it is to plant an idea into a mass media machine that often has little to no knowledge of the industry it’s covering.

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