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One wonders if she’d have admitted her ignorance if angry gamers hadn’t destroyed her book’s rating on Amazon. But it’s good in any case that she tried to correct her mistake in an interview with The New York Times.
Cooper Lawrence, author of “The Cult of Perfection: Making Peace With Your Inner Overachiever,” appeared on “The Live Desk With Martha MacCallum” on Fox News, and, as previously mentioned, joined in on the slander party, lambasting Mass Effect for its “pornographic” sexual content.
She’s the one who laughed before saying no, when asked if she’d ever actually played Mass Effect.
Deciding to do some research after the fact, she came to discover: “Itâ€™s not like pornography. Iâ€™ve seen episodes of ‘Lost’ that are more sexually explicit.”
“I recognize that I misspoke,” she said. “I really regret saying that, and now that Iâ€™ve seen the game and seen the sex scenes itâ€™s kind of a joke. Before the show I had asked somebody about what they had heard, and they had said itâ€™s like pornography.”
According to the MTV Multiplayer blog, Fox has said that EA (the new owner of BioWare, developer of Mass Effect) has been invited to appear on â€˜Live Desk With Martha MacCallum’ to discuss the controversy over Mass Effect’s sexual content
I’m about to say something potentially controversial myself: Just because you invite the slandered party onto your TV program to refute your lies, it doesn’t give you permission to spew those lies in the first place. You’re still lying. You’re still liars.
In my ever-so-humble opinion of course.