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A topic with tons of Bull**** potential would be airport security, but there's just no way to film that for television. "It turns out, to shoot anything on airport security, you are violating federal law. You're not allowed to shoot anything there. Because we're doing a show that's on TV, visuals are very important. I've written about airport security, but to do a TV show about it, you can't get a crew in there without it being a federal offense which is not something we'd consider. And also TSA people will not under any circumstances talk to you positively or negatively, so it's really impossible to get a bad guy which we kind of need for the drama of Bull**** for that to happen. So I don't think we'll be doing airport security although I will tell you, it has been on the list every single year we've done Bull****. We look down at it and say, 'How can we really make this into a television show as opposed to an idea?' It always seems to fall apart but if someone on our crew can find a way to give us some visuals that are actually interesting and new to go with that, I'd love to do it."
Here's where Penn gets "assaulted" by airport security and decides to press charges:
The show on VG violence was great. They really pulled out some good information, plus they had a big spot for everyone's favorite disbarred anti-videogame idiot: Jack Thompson!
The major point of the episode that I particularly agree with comes from the experts that P&T brought on (from harvard, I believe) to analyze the reports on video game violence that have been published. The consensus was that the vast majority of the media on video game violence is agenda driven, meaning they start with a premise and then find evidence to support it. Thats not science, thats stuffing the ballot box. I mean really, look at the fact that TG has close to 30,000 registered members and yet, I dont recall there being a single mass murderer in the bunch! Thats an awfully big cross section for a study if you think about it. I'd be willing to bet that theres a very very very small number of people here who even have a serious criminal record.
Plus, if you watch the very end, P&T apologize to the kid who shot the gun at the firing range. If you havent seen it, watch and you'll see why.