Bill O’Reilly ran a Charleston shooting segment on Fox News regarding the terrible events in Charleston, South Carolina where Dylann Roof opened fire on a church group during bible study. Nine people were killed during the shootings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
His guest, Martin Luther King III who during the segment raised concerns about the influence of violent video games and pop culture.
King III stated (We’d be interested to understand where he got the 7 out of 10 figure from but we digress.)
Look at video games. Our children play video games and 7 out of 10 of them are violent. Some of our movies are very violent, and we want to see more and more violence.
O’Reilly agreed with King’s statement, noting that there needs to be more of a push back and that more people need to argue that it’s “not a good thing to devote your leisure time to violent pursuits.”
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the situation as a hate crime as Roof was allegedly reported as saying something along the lines of “I’m here to shoot black people” before opening fire on the bible study group where has had spent the previous hour. Roof was apprehended 200 miles away the day after the shootings took place.