Wednesday, December 27, 2006

hmmmmm, now THIS is very interesting

da liebs, mr morally better than you or i, mr music and games and tv should be censored is taking donations from people who make VIOLENT video games........hmmmmmmmmm

i've been known to call people who say one thing and do another thing a hypocrite

Lieberman Defends Video-Game Money

By DAVID LIGHTMAN Washington Bureau Chief December 26 2006 WASHINGTON -- It has become a holiday ritual: Joe Lieberman and family-research officials hold a well-attended press conference to decry the impact on children of excessive video game sex and violence.And, again in 2006, Lieberman indulged in another yearly ritual: taking campaign money from the entertainment industry.An analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan watchdog group, found that the Connecticut Democrat, who won re-election last month as an independent, received about $73,000 from a variety of industry sources over the past two years.Among the donors were Linda McMahon, chief executive officer of Stamford-based WWE Entertainment. McMahon said in an e-mail that she gave money to Lieberman because "I make contributions to a variety of candidates whom I respect."WWE is well known for its video games and television shows. Its games are usually rated "T," meaning the content is considered appropriate for ages 13 and up. TV programs carry different ratings, depending on content.WWE warns parents on its website that, during its more violent shows, "Characters may `hit' opponents with objects, such as metal chairs, sledgehammers, shiny new trashcans, baking sheets, metal stop signs or kendo sticks," or may slam opponents "through folding tables, announcer booths, ring barricades and turnbuckles."............

...........The senator also took money recently from gaming-related interests. John Farahi, chief executive officer of Reno's Atlantis Casino Resort Hotel, was among them, and there was a surge of last-minute contributions from 14 Foxwoods Casino employees and 11 officials of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, which owns and runs the casino. Farahi could not be reached for comment................

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