If you haven't followed this story here's the low-down.
A small newspaper, the Orangeville Citizen, published an article at the end of October that highlighted a double homicide committed 25 years ago in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada.
In the absence of a motive, Dungeons and Dragons was blamed because the person convicted apparently played the game, among other things.
I read the article and got really pissed off. I vented to my large undergraduate class and told them I was going to write a response. I noted my letter here and received some helpful input. Then off it went to the editor.
Sadly, the editor has made formatting errors including a number of words that require hypenation and weren't. Don't get me started on journalists...
The most important thing is that a voice was heard in opposition to the rhetoric. It was fun to note that someone else also wrote and bashed the article as well.
Click here for the original article.
Click here for my response.