HANOVER, N.H. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential
hopeful Joseph Lieberman, who led the fight in Congress against
excessive sex and violence in the entertainment industry,
denounced a top-selling video game Sunday.
The Connecticut senator called the game, "Grand Theft
Auto," "horrendous" and said its maker, New York-based Rockstar
Games Inc., ought to be more responsible.
"Video games have gotten better over time," Lieberman said
during a women's forum at Dartmouth College sponsored by
Lifetime Television. "But there's a couple out there that are
"You ought to see one called "Grand Theft Auto," he said.
"The player is rewarded for attacking a woman, pushing her
to the ground, kicking her repeatedly and then ultimately
killing her, shooting her over and over again."
"I call on the entertainment companies -- they've got a
right to do that, but they have a responsibility not to do it
if we want to raise the next generation of our sons to treat
women with respect."
The award-winning video game, which isn't intended for
anyone under 17 years of age, has sold more than 10 million
copies. Rockstar Games is the publishing division ot Take-Two