Reality Check: Violent Fantasies Don't Make People ViolentAnnalee Newitz12/14/12 6:43pmFiled to: Open channelViolencetweetFbIo9 flashbackTop1921EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Today a shocked nation is mourning the tragedy of the Sandy Hook school shooting, and we're all asking how something so horrifying could happen. Already, FOX News is blaming videogames. It reminds me of when the media traced the Virginia Tech killer's actions back to an obsession with war movies. Or linked the Columbine shootings to violence in media. There's an entrenched belief that killing undersea aliens in a game is just a step away from mowing down everybody on the street.