Elliot Rodger, the California man who killed six in a shooting and stabbing rampage, had the glazed look of video gamer who lived in a world of his own, says Milo Yiannopoulos, a columnist for BreitbartLondon.com and Business Insider.
Yiannopoulos told Dennis Kneale, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV Thursday, that while many things shaped Rodger's violent fantasies, the biggest influence appeared to be video games.
"He looks and sounds like nothing so much as one of the loner, sociopathic protagonists of a video game, with the affected laugh,'' he said. "It's that which most shaped the way that he acted out, but the important thing to realize about this guy is that he was nuts.''
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Rodger, 22, stabbed three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more and injuring 13 others near the University of California, Santa Barbara, last Friday.
He was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A rage-filled essay and videos posted online by Rodger reveal he was depressed and furious over his lack of success with women and wanted to get even.
Some observers, such as noted feminist and civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred, have called Rodger a misogynist. But Yiannopoulos dosen't agree.
"It’s a funny sort of misogyny, isn't it? That ends up with more men dead than women,'' he said.
"Look, the point about this guy is that he was mad.''
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