Fox News has garnered much criticism as of late due to their lack of coverage concerning certain, lesser-known candidates who happen to be running for president. Fox News is no stranger to criticism, and their motto, “Fair and Balanced” has been mocked time and again due to their blatant refusal to cover specific newsworthy topics, or appointing self-righteous figureheads (who happen to be tried and true perverts and womanizers), with the overwhelming urge to be simplistic and unprofessional.
X-Play’s Adam Sessler has now jumped aboard with a scathing on-air criticism of Fox News. Sessler is the quirky, rapid-speaking host of X-Play, who on a typical day happens to be a fun-loving geek, obsessed with video games and online play. On January 26th, he lambasted Fox News over their coverage of Bioware’s game, “Mass Effect”. Fox News, according to Sessler, must have been bored with Martin Luther King Day, so they decided to focus on a possible sex scene in “Mass Effect.” Cooper Lawrence, a regular guest to the Fox News Channel, was present to talk about the Bioware game. Lawrence is the host of a radio show and self-proclaimed relationship “expert” (as quoted on Cooper’s eponymous website). She admitted she’d never played “Mass Effect,” but took part in condemning the sex scene anyway and, by default, the entire game. According to Mr. Sessler, the situation and coverage of the game was “purposeless” and, on the whole, was nothing more than the “insipid rambling of self-serving demagogues.” By “self-serving,” Sessler is referring to Lawrence’s attempt at plugging her own book by way of basely attacking “Mass Effect.” Her “rambling” is indicative of having no empirical evidence of the game, yet Lawrence was able to firmly criticize it.
The video game company, Electronic Arts, has demanded that Fox set the record straight concerning “Mass Effect,” by giving it a fair representation, and critiquing it for more than its possible sex scene. Fox News has only offered to Electronic Arts time on one of their shows.
Sessler finishes his tirade with what he describes as “taking a cue” from Fox News by saying, “I have this to say to Mrs. Lawrence. I haven’t read your book, but it completely sucks. I, for one, feel it should be kept out of the hands of impressionable young women, for fear that they too might develop into the appalling simpleton that you have demonstrated yourself to be. But then again, Rupert Murdoch wouldn’t have it any other way.”
“Mass Effect” came out last November and is rated for Mature Adults.