New 'New Violence' Lobby Head Came From Bush Administration

18 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>New 'New Violence' Lobby Head Came From Bush Administration</h1><p>May 18 (EIRNS)-The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) appointed Michael Gallagher, a former high-level advisor to the Bush Administration, as its new president. The ESA, which speaks for the, appointed Gallagher who was Bush's Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Communications. Gallagher was praised by the video game industry's Robbie Bach, chair of the ESA Board of Directors, and also president of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division. Microsoft is the maker of the video game "Counterstrike," reportedly the favorite murder-trainer of Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-Hui.</p><p>Gallagher replaces Doug Lowenstein, whose new post is the president of the Private Equity Council, a public front for Hedge Funds such as the Carlyle Group and their law firms. Lowenstein had led the defense of the video game industry when they came under attack after the mass school shooting at Columbine High School by avid video game players Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold in 1999. Lowenstein then toured the country claiming "There is absolutely no link, none, between playing video games and aggressiveness."</p></div></body>