The point I've been trying to make all along is that it's not an either/or case.
Okay, now we can have a debate. My response is that the world isn't black and white like you apparently think it is. THere's a whole mess of gray areas in EVERYTHING. Even the smallest things have gray areas. Sometimes you just have to make a sacrifice for the greater good. This is one of those times.
Eusis made the same argument, and while I understand the point, this is *not* a time where things should be sacrificed.
Once Thompson and his ilk see that (or think that) they wield some power over the ESRB, they're going to run screaming over anything they don't like and scrutinising every single game that comes out. (And I *have* been saying this since the first page)
This is partially a fight about Manhunt, and it's partly about not letting anybody get a foot in the door regarding the ESRB. That's why it's more black and white than you (and others) think.
And, honestly, comparing child porn to a video game is like calling someone a nazi. It's old, lame and misses the point entirely.
Actually, it's quite effective. You're going on about free speech, I'm taking your ideal to the next level. It's funny how incremental free speech can get. Like you said, give an inch, take a mile.[/quote]
It's a completely different situation. It's
A) abusing a child - that's not a speech issue at all. You're getting into rape laws, which is a different kettle of fish altogether.
B) Manhunt isn't being marketed to/nor does it feature children (as far as I know) It's made for adults by adults, featuring adults.