This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics, a psychology guild dedicated to getting money for its members, released one of the most ignorant and laughably bad policy statements on media violence and the supposed link between it and real world violence. I can’t emphasize just how laughable this whole thing is. Thankfully, the level headed and intelligent Christopher Ferguson has responded to this.
The AAP policy statement is a great read if you are looking for some major laughs. Ferguson’s breakdown of it is also a clever thrashing of the statement and is more than worth the read. Here are a couple of highlights from Ferguson’s analysis: