ESPN has joined Walmart in feeding the propaganda of Republicans who seek to blame videogames for the problems they aren’t tackling.
Days after Donald Trump named games as a link to mass shootings, ESPN has announced it will postpone airing Apex Legends tournament highlights “out of respect” for recent terror attacks.
This, however, creates a paradox. Because shootings now happen all the time, there is never enough distance between airing gameplay footage and a mass murder incident. There is only distance between airing the footage and a politician blaming games for mass murder.
And THAT is why ESPN is postponing this. Because if they postponed the Apex Legends footage every time an attack happened, they’d never be able to air Apex Legends footage again.
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