Audio of Jack Thompson Storming Out of Court

The Daily Business Review has the audio of Jack Thompson storming out of last week’s sanctions hearing before Judge Dava Tunis.

GamePolitics posted the transcript of the hearing yesterday.

 Via: Overlawyered

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  1. Jesus Christ says:

    If I’m not allowed to say such things on this board, than banning me makes sense for all parties involved.  When you take away that darn "Freedom of Speech" idea, than moving on just makes sense.

    But at least be fair and also ban the fool quoting Bible verse and suggesting the immorality of the homesexual lifestyle.  To allow one idea but not the opposing, would be… well… pure "Jack Thompson".

  2. Anonymous says:


    God is Pissed..

    Not to say I don’t agree with the above poster, in not quite so many words..

    Anyways, thanks for that read, It made me chuckle 🙂

  3. Aliasalpha says:

    I suspect the only compensation is psychological in that he can clean up moronic posts. At least I HOPE so, I’ve moderated several forums & never gotten paid. Hey Dennis, if you’re shelling out for mods, can I have a job?

  4. jadedcritic says:

    My first thought was, ban jesus.  But on second thought, I think I would be more amused by jack-o’s reaction. You know you’re toast as soon as EZK or Dennis finds you right?  Not that I disagree with any of your points really, I don’t, but the point is moot.  If they really wanted to do something about the sanctity of marriage they’d work on the divorce rate.

  5. Schwarzsturm says:

    I forget, was that law before or after the one that forbade people from eating shrimp cocktail or the law where wearing a polyester-cotton blend was punishable by death?

  6. Kincyr says:

    I remember hearing that no matter how many times you listen to the Blues, it never gets old

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  7. Gabriel says:

    I still think you should have got Reg to put up that sideboard, you might be the Holy Spirit, but you can’t use a Spirit level for toffee, carpenter for a step-dad or not…

  8. GRIZZAM PRIME says:


    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large.

  9. Jesus Christ says:

    If you can somehow put a rich white Republican in a position to profit from your freedom, than I think you’ll be just fine no matter how much you deserve to go to jail.

  10. Jesus Christ says:

    I think you miss the point, which is that I – God – don’t truly exist, and that "The Bible" is THE original epic of fiction.

    Yet you did take the time to make sure we all know how detestable those fags are.

    And so…

    To suggest that gay men and women shouldn’t be married because some archaic manual you reference when you want to make a crude point happens to say so… is… simply… of imaginary importance.

    When you’re done quoting God’s abhorence toward the gays… find me the verse where he explains the purpose in the Holocaust, or the Russian gulags, or 9-11, or any of the other unholy tragedies you like to file neatly under his holy "mysterious ways" and "divine but unfathomable purpose".

    Because a man, putting his dick in the ass of another man, is clearly more of an immediate problem than understanding why countless thousands of innocent Jews were incinerated in the strikingly similar name of "purity", including many young children that screamed and cried for a "God" to save them as they burned alive, and were not saved.

    And speaking of detestable homosexuality… where is your God when young alter boys are put to their knees so "Men of God" and so-called "Priests" can force their cocks into pre-pubescent mouths?  Is he on vacation?  Is he "allowing this to happen for a reason" because clearly the devastating molestation of hundreds of young Catholic parishoners is something that’s going to make them better people, more spiritual, and somehow more able to fulfil "God’s" purpose for them?

    I suppose, yes, that if I were actually able to put my life back together after my local Father fucked me where I stink, that I might somehow find some sort of amazing inner strength in that process, and that yes, it might make me so much more wonderful than I’d have been if I’d had an otherwise uneventful and tragedy free existence.  Not to mention a lack of hemmorhoids because nothing was forced up my ass.

    I’m not missing anything, am I?

    I can only wonder if Matthew Shepard’s attackers quoted that same verse before they killed him…




    P.S.  If I were your boss at work, I’d have been fired ages ago.  Who else gets to sit there while genocide happens in Burma – having complete control over it – but without being accountable in any way?  Talk about tenure!

    P.P.S.  Every time you see a rainbow, I’m up here getting a hummer from Charlton Heston.  He swallows.

  11. CommiePuddin ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I’d say it was about four months ago?  EZK was actually the first person to be given the task of comment moderation, and I want to say (s)he (no assumptions!) is compensated for the time used to that end.


    It was definately since the redesign.

  12. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Yeah, I was wondering about that myself.

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hey jesus, can we talk… its about the mexican village incident. you know the 30 murders… should i come forward or stay hidden… im kinda worried about where im going when i die.. thanks

  14. shaoron says:

    Never gonna give you up
    Never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry
    Never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

  15. Anonymous says:

    Phoenix and Apollo all the way; JT might actually LEARN something by playing those games 😛

  16. shaoron says:

    sorry, but whoever you are using the name of the Lord.. you just failed…


    P.S.  Please let the gay people get married.  We permit it in Heaven and you have NO idea how fantastic the decorating is up here.  You should see my bedroom.  Rick and Tim put it together and it’s FAB!


    Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. – Leviticus18:22


    Love the sinner, hate the sin.

  17. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Hey, bro! Thanks for coming on and sharing your point of view with us! Really appreciate it!

    See, Jack? Even the Big Guy in all three of his forms, doesn’t like you. Get out of our sight.


  18. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Harvey Birdman all the damn way!


    Phoenix Wright vs. Jack Thompson. WHO WILL WIN!?!?!?

    Apollo Justice vs. Jack Thompson. WHO WILL WIN!?!?!?



  19. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    "EZK: Don’t post his contact information. I was kind enough this time to leave the 666 for you."

    I have a question, and don’t worry, it’s civil.

    When did you become an administrator?

    I’m just wondering, b/c some of these things you do give me the feeling they haven’t been approved by Dennis. I’d lodge a complaint of Abuse Of Power, but I’ll refrain from doing so FOR THE PRESENT due to my lack of knowledge concerning whether or not Dennis has approved them.


  20. Anonymous says:

    Naaaah,. he’d get into fistfights with Falwell over who belongs on the throne.


  21. BearDogg-X says:

    So when Jack Thompson gets to the pearly gates, will you be laughing hysterically at him for trying to get into Heaven?

  22. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Harvey Birdman vs. Jack Thompson. WHO WILL WIN???

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large.

  23. LaserShark says:

    No, no, that would imply competance.  Jack is a lot like Phoenix, really, in that he relies heavily on bluffing to get his way.

    Thankfully, Judge Tunis is no Judge… Judgingham, or whatever the PW:AA judge’s name is.

  24. Anonymous says:


  25. Ryno (awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Not to contradict the Lord Himself, but idiot was originally a term in the polis for someone who kept to themselves and didn’t share their opinions publicly for the good of the demos. Idiots had something to hide, and that wasn’t good for society.

    Hey! I got to use my degree for something!

  26. Jesus Christ says:

    John Bruce Thompson is a habitual liar.

    I know this because I am Lord and I know all things, but more obviously because every statement of fact that he presents in making these claims about the causal effect of violent video games are simply untrue, incorrect, misleading, and intentional misinformation meant to further his so-called spiritual agenda, if not a financial one, despite his insistence otherwise.

    It would seem that at least for Mr. Thompson, the road to a pure nation is paved with comfortable dishonesty and calloused disregard for truth.  It’s like Jesus camp, but for adults.  If we believe it, and if we say it with enough gusto, than we’ll surely convince others, and at some point also convince ourselves.  I encourage you all to consider just how powerful self deception actually is, and the simple truth that if you tell a lie enough – insane as it may seem – even you will begin to believe it.  And John Bruce has.  Too many lies, unfortunately.

    The format for dealing with Mr. Thompson is the same format in which he’s been contending with the Bar and Judge Tunis, which is an environment where he must be accountable for everything that he claims, says, and does.  When you see him on Fox News, he’s able to spout notions as if they were fact, and when they’re questioned or contradicted, he’s able to insult or talk-over his opponent until the debate becomes so muddy and worthless that it doesn’t really matter what’s been said – the seeds of misinformation have been planted. 

    Within the court room, however, and figuratively speaking, once "Jack" opens his mouth, he’s then frozen, and his statements are analyzed, argued against, proven, or disproven.  There is no rhetoric or flashy preaching or shouting across the deck.  "Jack" says X.  We find X to be untrue.  And because "Jack" said X with demonstrable intent to humiliate or insult, we find that "Jack" has knowingly misrepresented the facts with malice.  Pretty cut-and-dry, pretty inarguable. 

    Speaking as the originator of the Christian Faith and Church, I can honestly say that you disappoint me, John.  My message is not a message of hate.  And if I was humble enough to consort with the prostitutes and thieves, and to give kindness and patience and mercy to the worst of sinners, what makes you so righteous that you can condemn so many without the slightest compassion or grace?  Are you so consumed with your battle to save the children, that you readily wound the Church of God?  Do you really believe that you can compel the world to seek ME by tirelessly and deviously harassing them until they beg for the altar of the lamb?  Haven’t I told you to let your life be a testimony?  Haven’t I instructed you to – by example of your life and conduct – show the light of God to the world?  What makes you think that to spread the gospel, you must abandon tact and discretion? 

    John Bruce Thompson, I am The LORD your GOD, and I am ashamed of you.  Deeply and irrevocably and utterly disgusted with your representation of MY values, MY Church, and MY people.  As was once said… "Of what value is the prize if it is stolen, or the loaf of bread if it is undercooked?". 

    You are not a Christian, Mr. Thompson.  You are not even an honest heathen.  I’m afraid that at least in your public conduct, you show some of the most embarrassing traits of humanity.  That is… you are a hypocrite, a cruel man, a self-righteous liar, and an idiot so obsessed with your own crusade that you barely seem to recognize that you’re torturing innocent people.  You may be religious, but a Christian you are not.  You may be sincere, but sadly only sincerely twisted.

    And for those of you who’ve bothered to read this far, here’s a fun fact for you…

    The term "idiot" (a form of the word idiom) was first used to describe mental patients that were so removed from reality (and trapped in their own reality), that they simply couldn’t interact meaningfully with the world around them.  They were "trapped in themselves".  And so, when I call Mr. Thompson an idiot, it’s actually not to insult him, it’s to accurately describe him.  The so-called man is very much living in his own mind. 

    Love, Jesus. 

    P.S.  Please let the gay people get married.  We permit it in Heaven and you have NO idea how fantastic the decorating is up here.  You should see my bedroom.  Rick and Tim put it together and it’s FAB!

  27. Dick Ward says:

    You know, I had a terrible day at work, a rough drive home, and frankly, I was about to give up on the day.  This amazing mixture of wahjah and schadefreude however, is just what I needed. 

  28. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    HAHA! Jack loses! Bleh!

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large.

  29. Anonymous says:

    I’m personally hoping this will stop once he becomes simply another pair of flailing gums, but I unfortunately suspect you’re right, everyone loves a show, particularly the press, and whilst Jack can’t lawyer for toffee, he can put on a show while not doing it.

  30. Icehawk says:

    Reminds me of a Very Old saying. 

    "If you cannot dazzle them with brillance baffle them with Bullshit."

    And if nothing else jackie is a relative expert on bulldropping..


  31. JC says:

    September is still so far away… That’s all I’m reminded of whenever the insane man becomes another article to laugh at.

  32. Smarty pants says:

    Jack, if you had anything better to do then go to your disbarment hearing, you probably wouldn’t have gotten into this situation in the first place. Unless it was a matter of life and death, I don’t want to hear any dumb excuses. Oh wait, I know an excuse that’s reasonable: pure cowardice.

  33. jer says:

    No you’re not the only one.

    The phrase, "Does not compute," comes to mind whenever i hear or read some sort of arguement that Mr. Thompson is trying to make

  34. Ben says:

    Am I the only one who gets confused by the things that spew forth from the man’s mouth and keyboard?

  35. Linenoise says:

    10 years from now all of these kids who are being trained on "murder simulators" will be fully functional, productive, ADULT members of society.  Jack doesn’t seem one to let facts get in the way of what he believes, but it’ll be harder to convince anyone there’s a problem if nothing happened for 10 years.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Devil joke aside, he posts that number, or tries to post it on here a lot banking that we can’t resist makin gdeath hreats or harassing him. He does the insulting and stuff for the same reasons I think.


  37. Mathias says:

    Nice post, GP

    I take solice in the fact that not only is Jack a sniveling man- child but if he tries this crap again in 10 years he’ll be even more of a laughingstock. Eat it, Jack!

  38. Anonymous says:

    Ix-nay on the posting of his phone number! Yes, he posted it himself, but that doesn’t mean you should repost it.

  39. Who else is tired of hearing about JT? I know many people are enjoying the irony of this sitaution, but personally, I’ve had my fill of ol’ Jack. Guess I better suck it up though, as I tend to think the gaming media will be covering his shannigans for some time…

  40. Anonymous says:

    Thompson is banking on that forged oath getting Tunis thrown off the case and having her rulings nullified, and banking that it’ll get him off the hook. Same reason he kept trying to have other judges thrown off cases, he wants to keep recycling them until he gets one to rule in his favor.


  41. Mike ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Well, I have this to say for him…since he’s in for a penny, might as well go in for a pound.

  42. Kris O. says:

    Bwahahaha! He sounds like "Milton" from "Office Space," complaining about having his stapler stolen.

    "Um, Judge? Judge? Uh, Take 2 took my stapler from me, and I really want it back. It’s my favorite stapler. My mother gave it to me for my birthday, and I really like the color. It works better than the black staplers that you gave me last year. So, I’d really like my stapler back. If you don’t tell Take 2 to give my stapler back–because I really like that stapler, and my mom gave it to me for my birthday–I’m gonna move the podium and set the building on fire. "

  43. Freyar says:

    Well, Quicktime sucks overall so I looked at the source of the page and sure enough, the file is actually an MP3 with a full link to it. Because it is hosted by them, I’m gonna tell everyone that asks to go to the web-page, and look at the source themselves so the DBR will get the hit. (By the way.. to view the page source, hit CTRL U in Forefox. 😉 )

    —- There is a limit for both politicians against video games, and video games against politicians.

  44. Ares Draxus says:

    What is the big deal about this loyalty oath?  The judge is hired to do a job, she does the job, what else is needed? 

  45. Video Game Otaku says:

    From the dbr site and JT’s quote: "*SNIP*"

    UNDENIABLE PROOF! that Jack Thompson is the Anti-Christ…just look at his number… *SNIP*666*SNIP*

    You know…Im almost tempted to call so much that I break his answering machine in loving memory of Fax Machine…

    On a serious note…I am so glad he is getting what he deserves…Justice ^_^

    EZK: Don’t post his contact information. I was kind enough this time to leave the 666 for you.

  46. j0k3r says:

    Thanks good job;

    Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing travesti or little and need to start saving costs. and dizi izle


    Now I don’t have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

    Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

    Wait… I think that sounds like a good idea.

    But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God’s Sake… least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

  47. oto kirlama says:

    I’m all for freedom of ttnet vitamin speech and allowing rent a car game makers to put whatever they want in games, but there’s one thing about this app that has me scratching my head.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but from araç kiralama the previous article araba kiralama on this I gathered that players can use Google maps in-game to find the other (real-life?) dealers in their area.  If this is the case, has travesti anyone considered what’s stopping someone from using this app to actually move drugs between hands for reals?

    But majority araba kiralama of their outrage araç kiralama stems from what it could DO TO children, not the content itself.  Talk to one of these people and you’ll find they don’t think any books kiralık araba should be banned from children.  Mention American Psycho and they talk about kiralık araç the redeeming value of using imagination to construct a story.  Reading, no matter what the content, is largely viewed as a consequenceless activity for people of any age.  The reason why I mention American Psycho is because of the content itself.  Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.  Not gonna happen.  Yet despite this, they’ll fight tooth and nail to protect their children from two boys kissing in Bully but whatever they read is harmless… yeah.

    The entire arguement is kiralık oto based upon a social normality inflicted by luddites who can’t figure out the controls for Halo so it’s frightening and terrifying and obviously the cause of youth violence on the rise even though, in reality, it’s in decline (which is actually a HUGE suprise given minibüs kiralama the economies status).  In  a perfect world, we would have parents that actually parent.  The idea of sales restrictions on media on oto kiralama any form to accomidate parental unwillingness to get involved with their child’s life is the real problem to me.  Here I am, 32 years old, and being held up at a self-scan rent a car needing to show ID before I can buy a $10 M rated game all because Soccer Momthra can’t be bothered to look at the crap Billy Genericallystupidson does in his free time.  It’s too hard for her, so I have to suffer?

  48. Just says:

    A gamer? When, back in the days of Pong? I can’t recall any biography giving a mention of that.

    You would also want to point out his previous battles, with Janet Reno and specifically hip-hop and radio. Jack didn’t like the raunchy lyrics of 2 Live Crew and I think managed to prevent the sale of one album. But when gangster rap turned from a fringe style into a mainstream phenomenon I think it caused him to give up on this war. Also, video games seem more appealing because why decare war against thugs when nerdy boys are an easier target?

    In a parallel world, where Jack is victorious against radio and games, what does he do next? Because he fails so much in the real world, we don’t know what his limits are. After neurtering the game companies, what are his career goals, what is his next highlight? I think deep inside Jack wishes the roller coaster in his career never stops because he’s having too much fun attacking the game industry.

  49. Icehawk says:

    @ Meat

    A few things to consider.  jackie for all his pomp and self glory used to be a gamer.  He found he could not control his time with games (weak willed I guess) and broke with them the way a man does from his wife.  Violent and angry, making statements that often out of place and generally being pissed.  Given his way jackie would end all games, all of them.  He does not care about saving the kiddies except how it can advance his arguement (which needless to say needs alot of help). 

    Nope he is not so selfless or noble (yes I used the work noble in a sentence containing the idea of jackie and the universe did not end… er I think it didn’t).  He wants nothing less then control over all games.  Or to put it a different way, he wants to do to the video game industry what was done to big tobacco.  A few things in the way. 

    1) JBT needs to prove that games are dangerous to the public good (think lung cancer or some such).  He has been chasing his school shootings with that intention, trying to prove that games are the root of the evil. 

    2) Adults cannot be denied access to the games.  Period.  Adults cannot be denied access their choice of music,  porn (another soapbox of jackie’s) and cannot be denied access to alcohol. 

    With 2 in mind it seems that jackie aimed a bit lower and went after the ESRB claiming their rating system was not adequate (he suggested another rating system/test  whose name eludes me) and of course had to show that the kiddies were getting the games.  If he could get the games pulled due to the kiddies then he would have had his precedent to control games overall.   Anything that attempted to interfere with this was all due to a some vast conspiracy (probably by the games that used to own his soul such as it is) that wanted to silence him. 

    To wrap it all up into a package though, he needed a selling point, a platform and that is where the religious bits came in.  Most americans have been exposed to religion and most are not resistant to it and kind of expect some weird things to be said in the name of IT.  Never underrestimate the power of Religion, it was what sold the idea of prohibition to the public. 

    Lucky for us the gamers and the sane world at large (I am pretty sure there are at least a few sane ones out there somewhere) jackie had the gift of fail.  He pushed and prodded to much and when things did not go the way he wanted he threw fits, called names and other mature activities.  Bring wrath upon himself that all this wiggling cannot get him out of. 

    The rest is known and leads us to the present.  Where any moment now the Florida Bar, Rock Star, Take 2, the ECA, Dennis, This site of course and half the known world will fall before the might that is JBT. 

    Of course he might be delusional and just be tossing another hissy fit. 

    All the above is My opinion of course.  But remember that rumor has a core in fact. 


  50. meatpopsicle says:

    it’s really too bad about Jack Thompson.  i do believe that there should be people advocating children and public safety.  the ESRB already does a great job of that; their labelling system is far more informational and strict than that of movies.  fines are far harsher for selling video games to minors than movies or guns.  he could be working with them, suggesting improvements and debating things in which he believes.  instead, he is actually being counter-productive to the creation of safety measures.  his vitriolic comments, constant offensive attacks and inability to take criticism reduce and effectively nullify his message, if any true moral message actually existed.  freedom of religion does not give one the right to break laws; this is especially true for a lawyer that has willingly accepted adherence to a stricter code by virtue of taking the bar exam.  the faster he is out of the spotlight, the easier it will be for true child and safety advocates to work towards goals that implement their concerns without using censorship.

  51. Belgarion89 says:

    Meh, not infecting my computer with Quiktime just to listen to a childish man.


    So speak I, some random guy.

  52. Anonymous says:

    Mods you probably should disable image linking… And take a good look though to see if anything else needs the axe(i.e. flash, java, javascript, etc…)

  53. MonkeyFace says:

    You mean his source is Jesus!?

    Wow no wonder hes cocky.

    —-Reno to Thompson "I’m only interested in virile men. That’s why I’m not attracted to you." This kids, is what we call a grammatical smack down

  54. Lost Question ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    of course he wont name his sources if he did name them they would not be his sources anymore, oh and they only talk to him.

  55. Anonymous says:

    Of course he always declares victory in advance. It’s not like he can ever declare victory after the fact.

  56. Anonymous says:

    Yeah right, again he has said such in the past, and in reality so far the number of calls/supporters has been 0 and at most 1.

  57. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    "EZK: Please don’t post John Bruce’s contact information."

    It no longer matters, I.M.O., seeing as a lot of people already know his number, more importantly his e-mail address.


  58. Jabrwock says:

    Dava Tunis failed to execute valid loyalty oaths AFTER her forged one. That’s her problem.

    Really? The requirements are so simple. Sign it and get it notarized. She’s done that. End of story. The horse has long been slaughtered and stripped of meat, quit bashing the pile of entrails.

    — If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap…

  59. PHOENIXZERO says:

    They all are great victories for our the Jack Thompson, Attorney!


    There’s no such thing as bad news for Jack Thompson just new opportunities!



  60. Salen says:

    I noticed that post of his down there as well. Always nice to see JT just trying to make himself a target. What a ma-roon.

  61. JB says:

    Thompson acutally had this to say on DBR website in the comments section:

    Jack Thompson, Attorney said: I appreciate the fact that Mr. Shields and Ms. Roberts have done a good job reporting what transpired yesterday. What you all don’t know is the extent of wrongdoing here by certain Bar officials, the full scope of which is beginning to come to light from sources within and outside The Bar that are now contacting me. Some of them have contacted me as a result of the above article. There is an iceberg here toward which the Titanic Bar is steaming. Many lawyers in this community who think they know what I am all about and what The Bar is all about have no earthly idea about either. Just keep your eyes on what transpires in the weeks ahead on this issue. Law enforcement officials are now involved. The Bar is going down. I guarantee it. Jack Thompson, SNIP Personal Contact Information PS: Dava Tunis failed to execute valid loyalty oaths AFTER her forged one. That’s her problem. She’ll be off the bench shortly. June 5 at 7:28 a.m.


    This is a great victory for Thompson… heh


    EZK: Please don’t post John Bruce’s contact information.

  62. Jack Wessels says:

    Personally, I’m really glad for all these Thompson stories. We get the funniest/most insane/most devoid of any intelligent thought comments from him on the stories about him.

  63. metroidprimegmr says:



    /I tip my hat to you, good sir

  64. gamepolitics says:

    Adrian – I hear you. But I have to say that, currently, Thompson’s potential disbarment is the biggest single issue out there. Just as in late April-early May GP was wall-to-wall GTA IV stories. When Manhunt 2 or the Byron Report were the major things, we were there. This is an important issue to a lot of our readers and, believe me, I pass on many, many potential JT stories to bring readers the ones that are most relevant.


  65. sqlrob says:

    A variety of different stories, like, oh for example:

    * Pachter Analyzes Why T2 is Stonewalling the Feds on EA Deal

    * FTC Hauls Take-Two Into Court Over EA Takeover Bid (UPDATED with GP Exclusive Content)

    * Game-Legislating NC Senator Smoked Pot, Defaulted on Mortgage

    * Author Salman Rushdie Mentions Games on Colbert Report

    * GP EXCLUSIVE: Read the Transcript as Jack Thompson Storms Out of Court

    * Parents Television Council Backs Congressmen’s Video Game Ratings Enforcement Act

    * Swiss Court Refuses to Ban Stranglehold

    * Video Game Voters Network Claims 150,000 Members

    * Tokyo Rampage Killer Said to be Into Otaku Culture

    * Jack Thompson: American Hero?

    * Game Burning: It’s the New Book Burning

    * "Voice of God" Use in Madden Promo Headed to Trial

    * Shrink: WoW Addicts Feel More Shame Than Porn Addicts

    * Washington Post Probes ESA Member Defections

    Where could we find a site with a variety of headlines like that? Enquiring minds want to know.

  66. Boffo97 says:

    There still are. There are periods where Thompson’s not in the news at all. He’s just big right now because this recommendation of disbarment is a very long awaited moment.

    When the disbarment is approved by SCOFLA (and has anyone else noticed that that abbreviation is close to the word "scofflaw"?) and becomes official, that will be pretty huge too, despite Jack’s delusion of a civil rights suit making it all go away.

  67. Anonymous says:

    Of course. Every lost life is an oppotunity gained to him. Just look at his ractions to school shootings, or to the latest incident in the Akihabara district of Tokyo.


  68. Anonymous says:

    It’s funny that you word it like that, because after listening to the recording myself, he does just sound like a small child who is angry about not getting his way.

    Honestly, reading the transcripts is one thing, but hearing the tone in the voices just adds a whole new perspective.

  69. Wookiee ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    That made my day. Her voice just oozes exasperation like a kindergarten teacher dealing a rowdy student.

  70. Linenoise says:

    I think you hit the nail on the head.  Thompson is a nobody, everyone knows that.  As someone else pointed out long ago, he’s just the crazy old man yelling at the kids from his porch – except now his porch is connected to the internet.


    We all want him disbarred because he deserves to be – what he believes in is completely irrelevant.  And we’re all hoping to see it happen because that gives hope that maybe, somehow, justice will come to the important people in the world, too (insert your favorite lying politician here)!  But if some crazy old lunatic like Jackie can’t get his just desserts, we’re screwed.

  71. Mazinger-Z says:

    The reason people are "obsessed" with Thompson is largely because they are sane individuals who find it hard to believe that a man can conduct himself as he does on a day-to-day basis and not face any judgement.  That’s half the reason I follow the stories at least.  A lot of people actually agree with Thompson’s position, in that children should not be exposed to content without a mitigating factor… like a parent.  What they are against is monstering up games as some kind of pornographic medium to children that should be monitored by Big Brother, which is Thompson’s solution.

    And a lot of people, again, monitor him because of how he conducts himself.  I personally want him disbarred.  I want to know that a man cannot harass people the way he does, write the things he does and act as if how they conduct themselves in a professional venue to not have consequences.  Yes, I know life is not fair… But it always makes me smile when karma balances itself back out.

  72. DeusPayne ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Even after reading everything he said, it is just that much better to hear him. He makes the term ‘childish’ insulting to children everywhere.

  73. Adrian says:

    True. I guess I’m just thinking back to when I first discovered Game Politics. There were an variety of different stories. It was the reason I kept coming back to the site.

  74. Boffo97 says:

    He is news within the purview of this site.

    If you don’t like it, don’t read the stories or start your own site. Dennis has the right to post whatever he wants on his own site.

  75. Xlorep DarkHelm says:

    As mentioned each and every single time someone has made a sentiment like yours on this article, as much as we dislike Jack Thompson, he is very relevant to both Games and Politics. Plus, Jack had made it somewhat personal with regards to before, and the ECA, so as such, his little craziness ends up being reported here… GP also does many other articles, and as it is a news blog site, where Dennis has creative authority over it, and people are still streaming in to read GP… I’d say he does a good job with it all, and there apparently are a lot of people who *are* interested in the Jack Thompson case… I’d almost say, based on the heavy volume GP has gotten with regards to it, that a good magority of GP readers are interested in the Jack Thompson case…

    "I’m not responcabel fer my comuter’s spleling errnors." — Xlorep DarkHelm

  76. Steve ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    It’s unfortunate you don’t enjoy reading these stories, but what’s more unfortunate is that you feel your personal taste should dictate the content on GP. Howabout you read what you like, other people will read what they like, and nobody will be so arrogant as to conclude that the site is catering to their tastes alone.

  77. Adrian says:

    I’m sick of these Jack Thompson stories. I know people may not agree with what he says or stands for, but stop posting any and every little thing he does.

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