"Why can't we have a Superman? Why can't we have somebody who is doing the right thing?" Glenn Beck asks in a recent segment recorded for the Libertarian news network, The Blaze. During the program, Beck discussed the role that video games play in violence across the world (including the 2011 gun massacre in Norway), spouting off the same, ignorant rhetoric gamers have been hearing for years now.
The target of Beck's latest assault is Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, a game that Beck claims is providing a bad role model for its users due to its anti-hero protagonist, Aiden Pearce. Beck also stated his belief that the game is teaching its players how to hack in real life. Never stop trolling, Glenn.
"The idea here is they are teaching you to hack and then become the ultimate voyeur in other people's lives, including their bedrooms, by hacking into their phones and everything," Beck said about the game. "This game is teaching people to hack into whatever is docked in your bedroom. What the heck is wrong with us? What are we thinking? We are inviting this into our home and our lives. We are teaching our kids for entertainment purposes."
Certainly, hacking is a focus of Watch Dogs as the game follows hacker Aiden Pearce in his quest to topple the Blume Corporation. However, it's a considerable leap to say that the game is actually teaching people how to hack computers or other complex technology. And honestly, to say such a thing is evidence that Beck doesn't really understand how hacking works.
Watch the video above to view Beck's entire segment. Watch the video below to see Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald try to open a file in a computer.