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Parent Group ready to fight ESA’s lobbying

Monday, 28th January 2008 20:35 GMT By Patrick Garratt

America’s Parent Television Council has made a stand against ESA’s recent announcement that it intends to lobby on Capitol Hill, saying that any official seen by the organisation as taking favours from the games industry will be denounced as being opposed to family values. Measured.

“Let me be clear of our intentions: Any public servant who cashes a check from the video game industry will be exposed by the PTC as taking a stand against families,” said PTC president Tim Winter. “His or her actions will be communicated to constituents in his or her congressional district.”

The PTC’s move indicates an escalation in the controversy surrounding the status of the games industry in the US, and is further evidence of the rift between Americans people that aren’t mad and those that can happily consider an entire entertainment industry as ‘anti-family’.

“The video game industry continues to fight meaningful accountability for selling inappropriate material to children,” added Winter. “The industry has been exposed repeatedly for its reprehensible behavior and now they are looking for ways to buy friends in the government.”

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