Wii Hanging was an accident, says coroner

By Mike, Friday, 27 June 2008 10:00 GMT

The story we ran about a boy who hanged himself after his father confiscated his new Wii game wasn’t exactly as clear cut as the dirge of British journalism, The Daily Mail, would have us believe.

We should have known better, to be honest. What really happened was omitted from the The Daily Mail piece. It was almost as if the paper was trying to get the nation up in arms and gnashing its teeth over how videogames are ruining our children and how the whole thing actually boils down to lack of immigration control or something equally as tawdry, sensationalist and downright lazy.

This quote from the Telegraph says it all:

“But a coroner said that Jake had killed himself by accident and there was no evidence he has been influenced by the programme.”

Unbelievable.

By Mike Bowden

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