Fox News Is Trying (And Largely Failing) To Tie World Of Warcraft To The Aurora Shootings

So, shockingly, up until now nobody’s really tried to tie the recent deaths in Aurora, Colarado to video games. Why bother when the story has a much easier “this thing old people don’t like is to blame” angle built right in? The tragedy happened at a Batman movie screening, so somehow Batman or movies caused it, or uh, something. The end. Await Pulitzer.

Ah, but the dogged newshounds at Fox weren’t about to stop there. Their template for covering mass shootings says you have to implicate video games, so here they are grasping with everything they have for a video game connection

“On May 30, 2012, Dr. Lynne Fenton and two graduate students presented a Student Health Case Conference talk called “World of Warcraft: The Use of Archetypes in Psychotherapy” during the university’s psychiatry department’s grand rounds. World of Warcraft was reportedly one of the video games that James Holmes frequently played.”

Dr. Fenton is the psychiatrist shooter James Holmes mailed a notebook to detailing his plans. So yes, a person remotely tied to the Aurora tragedy knew some things about the very popular video game James Holmes reportedly played. Okay then.

Hopefully this was just Fox News throwing s–t at the wall to see what sticks, and they’ll quickly move on to something else. For instance, I bet James Holmes has, at some point in his life, listened to a rap song. Look into it Fox.

via Kotaku