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One of the hottest and most controversial topics in America today is violence in the media Violence is everywhere in the media nowadays there is no denying that Whether it be movies television video games or music there will always be violence but blaming the media is not the answer If one is to place the blame it should be placed on the parents of these children who decide to become violent Parents need to take a more active role in what their children watch play and listen to so that they do not end up becoming violent themselvesViolence in the media was always a hot issue but never more so than last year On April 20 1999 two students at Columbine High School Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris went on a murderous rampage that culminated in the deaths of 23 students and then the suicide of both Klebold and Harris Following the incident many people were quick to point the finger at the media as the main reason that the two boys went on their rampage To add more fuel to that fire it was later revealed that in a video the two boys made before the massacre they foretold that the incident would be like the video game Doom and they even questioned which Hollywood director would be the first to immortalize them on-screen These revelations embarrassed Hollywood entertainment producers who have vehemently denied they have any effect on youths or that their products are linked to the increased vulgarity and violence of American society Gale Group 12 One issue that was not brought up that much during the whole incident was where their parents were during all this Klebold and Harris had guns and grenades so how were their parents unaware of what was going on The parents should have known beforehand that their children were perhaps a little unstable and that they might be up to something If they had
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