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Old 04-20-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
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MSNBC calls out Jack Thompson

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18220228/page/2/

While the shootings were still tragic, it is good to hear that the media is finally doing some fact checking checking on Jack Thompson (and now Dr. Phil's) anti-video game tirade.

A good read for any of the people that have felt the frustrations with dealing with people such as Mr. Thompson.

The ECA's Isaiah Triforce Johnson will be hosting a pro-video game rally on May 5th.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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Heh... 1966. Let's start blaming those old cartoons now. The old black & white Popeyes, Betty Boops, Mickey Mouses, Donald Ducks and such that are quite violent and racist pieces of animation. I bet that's where Jack Thompson's hatred comes from. He still remembers when he was a youngster that knew something about that time's modern technology and watching the old cartoons in his bachelor flat.

And yes. That was a jab at his age


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Old 04-20-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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i'm glad that there's going to be a pro-video game rally.


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Old 04-20-2007, 03:12 PM   #4
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I'm going to write my government term paper about unfair video game regulation, and I might include part of this article as a point-of-view. Even though Jack Thompson won't be in my paper (he's not worth mentioning) there are some pretty good quotes there especially since it's in news article form.
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:28 PM   #5
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yeah and that's why there's ESRB...oh yeah that's right, it's the government's/state's responsibility to keep tabs on the children, i mean damn, the parents pay taxes to the school district, so the state/government better be looking out for them 110%, 24/7, the parent shouldn't even be involved in their child's life, especially during the adolescent stage. god forbid your own child to HATE you.

parents that give into child-pressure piss me off to no end, children are like dogs if you don't train them properly when they're young, they'll piss on your floor and bite the mailman. don't wait til they're in school to train them either. damn! i would make a good parent, too bad i hate infants.


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Old 04-20-2007, 07:55 PM   #6
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Betty Boops.
Well she was a whore. But that would encourage prostitution, not shooting.

I would like to say YAY about this artical because somebody other than a gamer finally called out Jack Thompson for the idiot he is!
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Old 04-21-2007, 03:11 AM   #7
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yeah, what about elmer fudd wielding that (double-barreled? been a while) shotgun of death!!!


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Old 04-21-2007, 02:40 PM   #8
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"One thing that people often don't realize is that in the years since video game sales have really exploded, not only have youth violence rates decreased but violence rates in the U.S. have declined precipitously," she added.

To gamers, Jack Thompson isn't even worth mentioning but to the naive parents who jump on the bandwagon of "hate x until y then hate z" he is poising the minds of the gullible.


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You would think parents would be happy their children would express their anger throught a game and not on the streets where there's a possibility of getting involved in a fight, sold drugs or guns or tagging walls. But no... >_>


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Old 04-21-2007, 07:59 PM   #10
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heh I saw this a while ago. finally someone calls Jack out on all his "facts". I love how jack tries to blame it on counter-strike saying like when no one was looking, he was playing, and the guy was like "then how do you know?" lol.


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Old 04-21-2007, 09:27 PM   #11
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durrr. Cause Jack Thompson is a psychic.

He knows everything.



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Old 04-23-2007, 03:16 PM   #12
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Well since Jack Tompson blamed grand theft auto for like 500 unrelated murders I dont thinkI would like him at all. Since he is trying to ban GTA to minors.

Im glad that GTA finnaly put a lawsuit on him so that he cant touch GTA4.
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