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Nader calls violent game devs "electronic child molesters"

Former presidential candidate wants Obama to go further in criticisms of violent media

Consumer safety advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader is railing against the developers of violent video games. Speaking to Politico about his disappointment in President Barack Obama's proposals to curb gun violence, Nader said the commander-in-chief was letting creators of violent media off easy.

"We are in the peak of [violence in entertainment]," Nader said. "Television program violence? Unbelievable. Video game violence? Unprecedented." He added, "I'm not saying he wants to censor this, I think he should sensitize people that they should protect their children family by family from these kinds of electronic child molesters."

Nader was speaking with the blog on the eve of President Obama's second inauguration. Nader, who ran against Obama as an independent presidential candidate in 2008, was critical of the President for not following through on campaign promises, including raising the minimum wage and cracking down on those on Wall Street responsible for the financial crisis that hit its peak that year.

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