Rush Limbaugh Ties ‘Hunger Games’ to California Killing Spree
In the wake of the killing spree in Isla Vista, CA, there has been a lot of talk about gun control, despite the fact that the killer used a variety of weapons to carry out his spree.
However, ultra conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has made another connection to the killing spree – The Hunger Games movie franchise.
It has been well publicized that the killer’s father is a director for the popular movies, which depict a future dystopian society in which children are forced to kill one another in organized games.
According to POLITICO,
“Do you know what the ‘Hunger Games’ movies are about?” Limbaugh asked.
He continued, “This is crucial! This is what this guy’s dad did. It’s teenagers killing other teenagers.”
Limbaugh said despite the obvious tie-in, the movie industry will not face any scrutiny.
“Why not blame Hollywood movies here? Oh, we can never, ever go there,” he said, sarcastically.
Limbaugh’s comments came amid an uproar over a column by Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday that linked the Santa Barbara murders to movies from actor Seth Rogen and director Judd Apatow. Hornaday said their films were sexist and misogynistic.
Personally, I feel that the First Amendment is just as important as the Second and I’m not really a fan of attempting to blame a piece of media for the actions of a madman.
The killer in the Isla Vista spree was a crazed madman. There is simply no question to that. All it takes is reading a few pages of his nearly 140 page manifesto to see that. Movies, video games and other forms of media do not cause normal people to go on killing sprees.