President Obama's proposal for a Centers for Disease Control study of videogame violence also cites "media images," seemingly leaving the door open for further examination of movie and TV mayhem.
The MPAA, National Assn. of Broadcasters, the National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. and the Independent Film & Television Alliance issued a statement in response, saying that they "welcome further academic examination."
The full statement: "We support the President's goal of reducing gun violence in this country. It is a complex problem, and as we have said, we stand ready to be part of the conversation and welcome further academic examination and consideration on these issues as the President has proposed."
The National Assn. of Theater Owners and the Directors Guild of America, which took part in a joint statement last week after Vice President Joseph Biden's meeting, were not part of today's release.