Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Youths Watch Thousands Die During NBA Game Commercials
NEW YORK -- (TYDN) Youths watching a single National Basketball Association game on cable television witness thousands of people being maimed, slaughtered, raped and murdered in violent video-game commercials, TheYellowDailyNews has learned.
The commercials advertise video games with titles such as Assassin's Creed, Kill Everybody, Slaughter the World, I'm Gonna Kill You and Your Family, and I'm Gonna Kill My Family After I Kill You and Your Family, according to an analysis by TheYellowDailyNews, the first and most exhaustive analysis of television violence during NBA commercials.
Cable outlet channel TNT blasted the study, saying it was shortsighted and overlooked thousands of other non-video-game deaths in NBA game commercials -- such as the violence in scary movie commercials.
"That the TheYellowDailyNews' study found that only video-game commercials show wanton carnage, destruction and death on TNT commercials during NBA games simply shocks the conscience, so much so that the study should be invalidated altogether," TNT spokesman Jose Muerto said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews.
The Child Television Viewing Council, a youth-protection think tank based in Washington, D.C. and funded by the video-game industry, echoed TNT's response and added that it was healthy for children to see thousands of people die everyday.
"Seeing such violence can only empower children to embrace the reality that they are alive, and not one of those people they constantly see being beheaded and maimed on video games," Hobart Rolovitch, a Child Television Viewing Council spokesman, said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews.
NBA commissioner David Stern was filling his grandson's Prozac prescription and was not immediately available for comment.