If There’s a GTA IV Controversy WITHOUT Jack Thompson, Does it Make a Sound?

GamePolitics reported on a pair of tempests involving Grand Theft Auto IV this week.

First came Wednesday’s report on shoot-from-the-lip comments attributed to Connecticut State Sen. Gayle Slossberg (D), who apparently used the terms Grand Theft Auto IV, rape, legislation and sociopaths [as in GTA gamers are…] in a rant that she only thought was off-the-record.

Oops…

A day later, cops in Nassau County, New York busted six teenagers for a bat-swinging, crowbar-wielding rampage that one of them apparently said was inspired by Nico Bellic, protagonist of GTA IV.

The week’s happenings – in particular their sizeable publicity potential – were not lost on GTA-hatin’ attorney Jack Thompson, who has waded into both situations with press releases blazing.

First, Thompson dashed off a breathless paean to Sen. Slossberg:

I commend you for your concerns about the Grand Theft Auto games.  I have been on 60 Minutes about the killing of police officers by teens who train on the game to do so.  I have addressed NOW in New York about the targeting of women by the game.
 
I do not believe there is a "rape" in the game, unless it is in a mission that has yet been discovered (that is possible), but there is plenty in the game by way of forced sex, killing of women after sex, and murdering police officers that must be addressed.  I am, for better or worse, the leader of the effort against this game, and if you saw the New York Post yesterday, a gang of teens went on a crime spree on Long Island in acting out the game!  Please contact me asap, and I can help on this.
 

Miami Jack, please explain how there is no rape in the game, but there is "forced sex"?

The likely-to-be-disbarred barrister also weighed in on the Nassau Six, cc’ing GP on an exchange with someone at G4TV. Not surprisingly, the camera-cravin’ Thompson hopes to grab some air time for his mug:

…G4TV, as usual, gets it wrong.  Why am I not suprised?  The headline on this story is ridiculous.  The "hoods" are not the ones blaming the game.  The cops are!  Note this from Detective Cote: "These teens have difficulty separating fact from fiction, fantasy from reality . . . It was quite alarming." 

 

…Thus, Cote has handed all of the defendants a "video game defense."  It will be used.  How do I know?  Wouldn’t you like to know.
 
I think it is time for Jack Thompson to be back on G4TV, don’t you all think.  There’s so much disinformation on the channel and so little time to correct it all.  Somebody tell Kevin to get off his lazy butt and give me a call…  
 
 

 

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh I know he had very little involvement in that, I just said that because this incident actually got him a bit more screen time then his other attempts.

    So yeah, he could claim credit for it just as much as him claiming credit for getting Howard Stern "off the air…"  But I do know that doesn’t mean it is true, nor do I believe such claims from a notorious lier.

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    Beacon80 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I disagree.  If someone started murdering people in gruesome, Saw-esque ways, I’d be just as adamant that this was entirely HIS fault, and the movie, as distasteful as I might find it, is still just a movie.

  3. 0
    Anonymous says:

    Jack wouldn’t know how to use a dictionary to begin with. We are talking about a person who doesn’t know how to spell the word "I. Q." or even "Miley Cyrus".

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    Titan says:

    Seeing what they did with the Hot Coffee mod, you can never be sure what missions were taken out, but not completely.  As for if there IS an actual rape scene, I doubt it. 

     

    I love it though, how jack always mentions his breif time on 60 minutes like it was his defining moment.  Get over yourself jacky. 

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    Anonymous says:

    Actually, after some scrutiny, you’ll find that Thompson had very little, if any, involvement even in the Hot Coffee incident. David Walsh, not Jack Thompson, was at Hillary’s side during her conference, while Thompson was keeping busy posting inconsequential press releases and generally screeching in the background as usual The only time you’ll ever hear about Jack Thompson being involved in Hot Coffee in any way whatsoever is from Jack Thompson’s own delusional press releases. At best, I suspect it is his spin on him sending her people emails and her people may or may not even have sent a polite, generic reply back.

  6. 0
    DarkTetsuya says:

    It’s like I mentioned in one of the threads…. I think it was one of the ‘OMG RE5’s RACIST’ attention-getters’ posts that had me asking ‘well what nationality IS Niko, anyway?’ (I hadn’t played the game very seriously since I don’t own my own 360… but since my brother moved in I hope to check out the online free mode someday XD from what I"ve seen on JTV broadcasts of it, it looks like a riot :P)

    But most of the controversy was the usual ‘OMG look at this game its so appaling!’ just because it ain’t candy canes and koopa troopas… :/

     

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    Anonymous says:

    Wait, he wants back on G4?

    Sure says something about how low he has fallen, and that the higher ups like 60 Minutes won’t listen to him….

    What next, him going the infomercial and public TV route?

  8. 0
    Anonymous says:

    I love how he says that cops are concerned about GTA IV. My brother is a cop and he, and according to him everyone on his force, loves the game.

    Not surprised, one of the stories here about GTA4s released was about some officer expressing concerns over that, while a few off duty officers wait in line in the background for their copies.

    I’d love to see him get back on Fox News, seeing as how he has/is going to lose his "Attorney" marker and how he has failed it hard as a so called "First Amendment Expert."

  9. 0
    Anonymous says:

    Like I have said, with each GTA release there seems to be less and less of a uproar, even with the controversial elements(i.e that one in-game site, the drunk driving, etc).  Lately I’ve seen TV news shows and other media taking notice of the games sales while not making any comments about the game’s content.

    Here we have someone desperately screaming for attention, and writing mentally masturbating PR pieces trying to make things bigger then they are while also claiming credit from others.

    This is someone who makes up FUD about these games, and for the most part hasn’t had any real "controversies" that they could claim responsibility for.  The only thing the leech could probably claim some credit for would be Hot Coffee, yet I think the media would have given it as much attention without him.  And while I’m speaking of such an incident..

     

    You know, in a way the Hot Coffee incident might have helped Rockstar and such games in the long run… While there are always going to be people complaining about such content in games, I think it made the public realize that games are not all for children and such titles do exist for those of us who like something like a R-rated mob/gangster film.

    Now this is what he really fears, the franchise he has relied on for all these years doesn’t have people batting an eye at him –or the game for that matter– anymore.

  10. 0
    Ken ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    If Jack Thompson runs his mouth yet again about "violent video games", does anyone even listen? Hell no. His credibility is down the tubes.

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    Adam ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I love how he says that cops are concerned about GTA IV. My brother is a cop and he, and according to him everyone on his force, loves the game. Just like my brother has been saying for years. It’s not the game. It’s the parents.

    I also think it’s time Jack got on G4 again. I’d love to see him get his ass handed to him by Adam Sessler again. I really don’t think Jack understands just how much of a laugh he gives us gamers. I look at him and think "wow, they’ll really give any idiot off the street a lawyer license in Florida. I hope the rest of the country isn’t that stupid". Just him saying that there is not rape in the game, but there is forced sex (which doesn’t make any sense at all considering forced sex is rape) proves my point.

    I hope if he does get back on G4 they make light of his misconduct trial and possible disbarrment. I’d love to see how he tries to get out of that one. Probably threaten to sue if they ask him about his trial even though he has no grounds.

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    KayleL says:

    I think it is time for Jack Thompson to be back on G4TV, don’t you all think.  There’s so much disinformation on the channel and so little time to correct it all.  Somebody tell Kevin to get off his lazy butt and give me a call… 

    Wait! Isn’t it the other way around? How about Fox News which loves to put him on. Go onto youtube and find liberalviewer and you would see many times when Fox News disinforms people to a point that it’s not even the same story.

  13. 0
    DarkTetsuya says:

    Huh, I wish Adblock plus would make up its mind!

    I really wish I had something to add but… well ya know after so many of these stories I think the well’s tapped out.

    And I guess his book ain’t selling so well, he hasn’t plugged that in a while I noticed. 😛

     

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    Anonymous says:

    Of course he mentioned the years old 60 minutes appearance, and if G4 invites him on again I won’t be surprised if they brign up his bisbarment and then he lies about it.

    Kevin: We heard you got in some legal hot water recently and could lose your liscense, want to comment on that?

    Jack: WHoever todl you tha,t like someone o nthat Gamepolitics website, is a bold faced liar and will likely be in jail soon.

    One more thing.

    Awww, is Thompson upset that Kevin didn’t let him rule the debate last time?

    -kurisu7885

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    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    He basically based all of that content on a gameplay video that IGN released about a week or so before GTA4’s release. He saw two strippers in bikini’s on the same screen and went ‘OH S&M, IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY OR WHAT, LOLOLOLOL?!?!!?!’

    It was just one of his dozens of press releases/court filings that got tossed into the circular file before the game’s release.

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    Mechadon ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I think I know what Jacky means by "forced sex" and how it’s different from rape. There is nothing in the story of the game depicting forced sex against a woman and Jack knows it. From Jack’s perpective, any game that has sex in general is forced sex. The character in the story is consenting to sex, but the game itself has no choice. When at the end of a date, the game asks if you want to "try your luck", if you say "yes" the game can’t say "no". The game is forced to give you what you want to see. In Jack’s opinion, that’s forced sex.

    I’m not siding with Jack in anyway on this. Just suggesting what might be going on in his silly head.

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    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    In the words of the Jackie Chan Adventures’ Uncle: "Aiyaaaaa…"

    This is just one of the most pathetic displays i’ve ever seen from him. He may as well have just gone "Waaaaa!! They’re not paying attention to me!! I’M the big guy against GTA4, they should be listening to ME! ME!! LOOK AT ME! I NEED ATTENTION!! YOU’RE NOT LOOOKIIIIING!!!"

    Oh well. At least he didn’t pull his ‘oral, anal, stripper S&M’ bullcrap like he usually did with GTA4.

    And if G4 is at all smart, they wouldn’t bring him back after that original AotS fiasco. They know better than that.

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    hilaryduffgta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I dont think video games will ever be looked at as "art" it will mainly stay as "a child’s toy" and i’ve come to accept that…people will always look at it in that way so i say to hell with them and ignore it

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    Greyfox280 says:

    Yeah, this is more of Jack’s line of BS. He rolls a 1 at life.

    However, there is something that I want to address and that is this meme that whenever someone like Roger Ebert says that videogames cannot be art, we (rightly) claim that they are. However, whenever someone points out something potentially offensive, we trot out the line that "it’s just a game" line. Look, with any other medium, when someone points out something disturbing, fans and critics of that medium don’t say "well, it’s just a movie (or whatever)" They disagree or acknowledge that there are disturbing parts of the film, but that there are also great artistic flourishes and innovations.

    Games are either art or "just video games". We need to start talking about them as such.

    I don’t mean to single anyone out. It just kind of bugs me is all.

     

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    hilaryduffgta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Lol i think i spent like over a few thousand dollars in the game just getting the lap dances….pretty damn fun actually…just wish they would of put in a custom soundtrack…awwwwww running over peds while listeing to hannah montana…oh well saints row 2 will  come out eventully

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    Lorenzo says:

     

    For all we know, the hookers and the strippers are weeping on the inside… they don’t want to have sex… or give you .. err.. full friction lap dances – its just that they’ve been programmed to do it by fiendish sociopaths.- the just can’t say no.

    @ the guy a couple of posts above me.. I see you haven’t forgotten the Scottish sociopath dig either.

    Anyways gotta go – I’m off out to abuse alcohol and stab someone – It is Saturday night here in sunny scotland after all

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    hilaryduffgta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    i’m sure they will have him on there somehow in the future to discuss whatever….i want to see it since adam ripped him a new one that day on aots…

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    Spekkio ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I think that Kevin (Pereira, I assume?) has better things to do with his time than put you back on TV, Mr. Thompson. Attack of the Show is doing just fine with funny videos, skits, interviews, etc. The only place where you belong on G4 is AOTS’s segment called EPIC FAIL.

  24. 0
    hilaryduffgta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    awwwwww gta 4 such a wonderful and awesome game…too bad so many people are beyond stupid to see that its just a game and nothing more

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    Sheltie says:

    The kids were usin’ crow bars, maybe they were influneced by Half Life? Next thing you know their gonna be building teleporters and gravity guns in their basements.

     

    Also, I got GTA4 recently and I am surprised at how anti drug it is so far, I mean sure, you do pick up drug shipments for gangs, but most of the drug users are not shown in a negative light (ie, paranoid, screwed up).

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    Hilaryduffgta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    "I do not believe there is a "rape" in the game, unless it is in a mission that has yet been discovered (that is possible), but there is plenty in the game by way of forced sex, killing of women after sex, and murdering police officers that must be addressed.  I am, for better or worse, the leader of the effort against this game, and if you saw the New York Post yesterday, a gang of teens went on a crime spree on Long Island in acting out the game!  Please contact me asap, and I can help on this."

     

    Wait what????? "a mission that is yet to be found"…..*shakes head* dear god he gets more dumb by the day…Is that even possible??

  27. 0
    Anonymous says:

    Theres points where I do and don’t agree. I can agree the ‘concept’ of saw is decidedly artisticly cruel. While I personaly hate the movies and wouldn’t watch them ever, the idea of making someone face a life and death situation to appreciate what they have isn’t lost on me.

    On the other hand, something like Hostel is just pure snuff film as far as I’m concerned and disgusting. I take much the same issue with manhunt. It’s just murder for the sake of murder and what ‘plot’ there is, is rather flimsy and poor.

    And somehow both hostel and manhunt got sequels? I can’t understand how. Saw I can understand, it’s disgusting but there’s some sort of ‘substance’ there to all the grotesqueness.

  28. 0
    Anonymous says:

    No, he’s referring to prostitution as forced because in a lot of cases in the real world, women are ‘forced’ into such a profession due to stuff like drug addiction.

  29. 0
    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    One word, and one word only.

    FAKE.

    I AM A LOST SOUL, CONDEMNED TO HAUNT THE DREAMS OF JOHN BRUCE "JACK" THOMPSON UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS. SOMEONE, PLEASE! END MY SUFFERING!

  30. 0
    Anonymous says:

    (Replying to my own post, I’ll make a name when I get home.. at work currently)

    Dear Jack Thompson,

    It is with extreme heartache that I come back to witness that you have no replied to my post in due time.  Whatever your reason is, I respect that.  All I would like is to have a discussion with you regarding all the past topics that you have touched on. 

    Yours truly,

    Anonymous

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    L42yB says:

    I think it is time for Jack Thompson to be back on G4TV, don’t you all think.  There’s so much disinformation on the channel and so little time to spread more of it.  Somebody tell Kevin to get off his lazy butt and give me a call… 

    Fixed.

    JT is the primary source of misinformation (or disinformation, as he puts it, lol)

    — mostly harmless

  32. 0
    nightwng2000 says:

    Once again the Anti-First Amendment Expert, John Bruce "Jack" Thompson, seeks to abuse, lie, deceive, and terrorize families, communities, and cities who have, in some form or another, suffered some form of tragedy.  It is not a surprise that this obscene, perverse little man would, once again, set out to deceive the general public as well as law enforcement regarding a particular event all for hte purpose of furthering his religious-based Anti-First Amendment agenda in an effort to create a theocratic dictatorship.

    Harsh extreme words?  Yet, once one gathers together all the evidence, the proof is there by his own words and actions.

    It is, in fact, more than likely that the claim of GTA being an influence in any way, shape, or form was actually implied by John Bruce himself.  Either by his direct contact with law enforcement to make the false claim, thereby interferring with a proper and legal investigation, his having influcenced law enforcement through prior acts of lies and deceit, yet again interferring with a proper and legal investigation, having illegal contact with the defendants, thereby interferring with suspects and testimony, or having contact with defense and/or prosecution, either initiated by him or them as with the law enforcement, also an attempt to unethically manipulate the investigation and case.

    Perhaps it is time to show John Bruce just how far this "blame <fill in the blank>" can truly go.  Perhaps it’s time to show him just how it really, truly, feels to be seen as a threat to the physical, mental, and/or sexual well being of others, most notablly children, even if you really aren’t.  Maybe it is time to have the government "protect the children" from something really, truly harmful to others.  And since the government cannot respect the Rights of one group over another, then EVERYONE should suffer for the actions of a few.

    Nightwng2000

    NW2K Software

    Nightwng2000 has also updated his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

  33. 0
    jadedcritic says:

    Thompson+logic = oxymoron. If he had a lick of sense to his name he wouldn’t leave a swath of pissed-off judges in his wake, not to mention get himself sanctioned by the florida supreme court.

  34. 0
    Anonymous says:

    If you, Dennis, don’ t know the difference between forced sex and rape, then you really are a naif.

    …. I really shouldn’t be surprised that this is coming from someone who frequently tries to re-define words and … I don’t know how to put it other then WTF is going on in this very disturbed individuals mind when they keep seeing and calming things that don’t exist, nor would what they claim be considered such by todays standards.

    Well, maybe I could put it along the line of this; it is ALMOST like some Amish person saying that showing an ankle is hard core pornography….  Now that reminds me of the whole non-existent Bully controversy, where two guys kissing somehow makes it an instant Mature/Adults-Only PORNOGRAPHY!!!

  35. 0
    Anonymous says:

    Wait, I mocked him too soon. He clearly knows his online porn fiction. n/c and rape are totally different tags. Once you go “online gay porn surprise” you never go back, eh?

  36. 0
    Anonymous says:

    Actually being christian and hating people is quite natural, christians just disguse hatred as love. "Love the sinner, hate the sin" approach. It’s a loophole these people have invented, a way to hate people indirectly.

  37. 0
    Anonymous says:

    HAW HAW Jack-jack, you’re still getting disbarred. Get ready for those late night knife sales shows. “Order now! WHY AREN’T YOU ORDERING NOW! YOU’RE HATING MY RELIGION AND SUPRESSING THE MARTIANS IN MY TEETH I’LL KILL ALL YOUR FAX MACHINES”.
    In conclusion, HAW HAW HAW

  38. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    And I should be a deadly deadly stealth ops killing machine. Alas, not so much.

     

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

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    kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    By Thompson logic, with how much Guitar Heor I’ve palyed, I should be the next Darrell Abbot. Not that he knows who that is.

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    jds says:

    God damn, Jack, is it all you can do say, "…just wait…"? So far as I can tell everyone that knows you has been waiting. Cry, "Wolf" much?

     

    . . Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates . .

  41. 0
    Anonymous says:

    LOL, now I am reminded of that whole "the combined message is that Jack Thompson is a bisexual pedophile" bit for GTA LCS…

    Of course we all know how well things went his way with that bit of "libel."

  42. 0
    shaoron says:

    and to add to that, Mr Thompson…

    We don’t like you not because you’re a Christian

    We don’t like you because you’re a compulsive liar yet calls yourself a Christian…

    hey, maybe it’s your 2nd amendments right to do just that

    but if so, then it’s our 2nd amendment right to hate you as well.

     

    Chirst like you ain’t!

  43. 0
    Anonymous says:

    I feel as though I should fight immaturity with immaturity…

     

    Naaa, what you really want to do is troll him by speaking the truth.

    It feels sooo satisfying when he actually replies to you, but not to whatever point or question you brought up.  It is obvious it the truth pisses him off, and it must be eating him up inside when he can’t even defend his flawed reasoning.  Thus I would not be surprised if the few times he does reply to such comments it is in a fit of RAGE!

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    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    I reccomend he take up pottery.

     

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  45. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Seriously, that was too good for you to get mixed in with the other anons. You should at least have a cool screen name. I reccomend calling yourself Quarter, in reference to the scene in No Country for Old Men (spoiler) where Anton Su’gur is gonna kill this guy based on the outcome of a coin toss, and tells the guy not to put the quarter in his pocket because it could get mixed with the others and lose it’s value.(end spoilers)

     

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  46. 0
    Anon says:

    Look Thompson, you can’t stick your nose into a PUBLIC forum and not expect a comment like this. People do not like you. As a result they are likely to say things like this. Although I would expect the same childish reaction if you heard somebody say that as you were passing by in a crowded PUBLIC space. And anyway, unless I’m wrong; what Kincyr said is personal opinion/speculation.

    Here’s some more speculation:

    "I’ll bet you masterbate more than anybody on the planet, and when you’re doing it; you’re thinking about guys."

    True? Probably not. Worth any lawyers time? (you wont be a lawyer for long, and you’ll need one to press charges for these "slanderous" comments) NO.

  47. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Y’know, intelligent conversations are wasted on someone as stupid and stubborn as JT. I feel as though I should fight immaturity with immaturity…

     

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  48. 0
    grifter_tm says:

    JT referring to himself in the 3rd person to get a spot in G4TV? Too bad getting kicked out of the Florida Bar didn’t knock him down a peg or two.

  49. 0
    Jack Wessels says:

    Dennis is in no way incilpated in said made up legal reasoning. There is no way he could, even if you actually had any reason at all to threaten Kincyr with your ever fleeting legal career.

    Jack Thompson likes to dress up like a girl, drive around in an unmarked van and bring small children back to his basement.

    Can you sue me too now? Please?

  50. 0
    Jack Wessels says:

    I like the use of the definition to point out Thompson’s idiocy. Lemme try.

    Difference between forced sex and rape?

    Rape
    Function: noun
    1 : an act or instance of robbing or despoiling or carrying away a person by force                                                  2 : unlawful sexual activity and usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will usually of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent — compare        3 : an outrageous violation

     

    Thompson, please look at number 2. "Sexual intercourse carried out forcibly." Forced Sex.

    Now please look at number 3. You, Mr. Thompson, are an outageous violation on the human race; rape if you will.

     

    OK, so

  51. 0
    kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    He’ll stil try to use the court system as his personal rocket launcher[he tries to go for maximum, while stnading dierectly nextot his target] he’ll just have a harder time doing it.

     

    As for how he paints himself. I actually hope he still calls himself an attorney and tries to represent people. I’d love to see him try to defend it.

  52. 0
    Tyler Lait says:

    well id like to say

    Jack thompson downloads 3LiveCrue songs of the internet, his favorite is Cop Killa. Also he runs red lights and comits other, strangly hillarious crimes

  53. 0
    Anonymous says:

    Remember him back in the Live Journal days?

    Before Dennis got his own site and could perm-ban him, Jack spent a good amount of his time trolling and posting his usual garbage.  Considering someone pointed out his home is his "office" and it wasn’t legal to have a PO Box address for such, I wouldn’t be surprised if it has been since about the early 2000s….

  54. 0
    Anonymous says:

    Yet again he shows his hypocricy, he can libel/slander anyone he wants as much as he wants, but HOW DARE YOU DO IT TO HIM!

    Also again, here he is threatening legal action over something that one would know not to bother as it would easily get thrown out.  The requirements & burden of proof for libel & slander are much higher, and like usual his SLAPPing over such a minor comment doesn’t make him look good….

    Seriously, all I have had is a business law class, and yet I can see him frequently making basic mistakes and really dumb decisions.

  55. 0
    LAG (Law Abiding Gamer) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    "Dennis, either take that post down, or send me your lawyer’s name, because you’re going to need her."

    Dont’ try it Jack.  It’ll just be another mark in the "Lose" column for you.  I believe that websites like this one are fully protected under the Communications Decency Act.  Not surprised though that you tried to strongarm Dennis yet again, nor am I surprised that you did it in such a transparently inept way.

    The CDA defense was just recently used yet again to avoid sue-age (pronounced "sewage", which is what I’d equate Jack’s litigation to):

    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080627-car-dealership-sues-consumer-site-over-bad-feedback-loses.html

    Careful though Kincyr, Jack may come after you (laf)…

  56. 0
    Anonymous says:

    as for what will happen in long island, they will attempt the video game defense, it will fail, you you will end up looking very stupid

    You know, your post reminds me of all the attempts Jack has pulled the "just you wait and see" defense only to be flat out wrong.  I’m probably not the only one who remembers his jumping with glee over tragic events, harassing investigators, trying to force his agenda upon them, and ignoring the most likely "what could have caused this" evidence.

  57. 0
    Kincyr says:

    the fact that they already haven’t must indicate that any visits within the past 50 years must have been peaceful, or at the very least, unarmed scouting missions.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  58. 0
    Quad9Damage says:

    There’s a difference between forced sex and rape? A phrase and a word that both describe the exact same thing, and there’s a difference? How, Jack?

  59. 0
    jadedcritic says:

    Oh this is nothing – wait until after his disbarment, right now he still thinks he’s Jack Thompson, attorney.  Fast forward and it’s going to Jack Thompson, martyr.  Truth be told I wouldn’t have it any other way. Sure, he’s about as incredibly annoying as they come, but at least he won’t be flagrantly abusing the court system for his own ends anymore. I suggest a new moniker.  Jack Thompson, internet troll.

     

  60. 0
    DarkTetsuya says:

    You mean ‘won’t take a sanity test unless he already knows the tester’, right? Cause he’ll totally take one, but only if he gets to pick the tester.

    Wait, what do you mean it skews/invalidates the results?! I don’t know what’ you’re talking about!

    … wow. I think i need to go take a shower I feel dirty inside. 😛

     

  61. 0
    Kincyr says:

    he did compare himself to Paul Revere, but he’s more like the kid who falsely shouted "Fire!" in a crowded theater.

    (btw, Revere didn’t shout the famous phrase later attributed to him ("The British are coming!"), largely because the mission depended on secrecy and the countryside was filled with British army patrols; also, most colonial residents at the time considered themselves British as they were all legally British subjects. Revere’s warning, according to eyewitness accounts of the ride and Revere’s own descriptions, was, "The regulars are coming out!")

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  62. 0
    Kincyr says:

    "Dennis, either take that post down, or send me your lawyer’s name, because you’re going to need her."

    Looks like I hit the bulls-eye! Also, learn to use the "Reply" link.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  63. 0
    Kincyr says:

    "If you, Dennis, don’ t know the difference between forced sex and rape, then you really are a naif."

    rape
     -noun
      any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
     -verb
      to force to have sexual intercourse.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  64. 0
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Jack Thompson,

    Could you explain to me why you and most everybody else is focusing on an issue that is entirely dependant upon one’s own views of video-games (what they accomplish… etc) instead of focusing on the core problems such as: lack of proper schooling and education as well lack of proper parental guidence. 

    I’m sure we can all agree that the (so called) problems with videogames is due to a lack of understanding on key issues that preceed videogames. 

    For example:  Its not a huge leep in faith (or logic) to assume that the majority of parents buy video-game consoles and games for their children as to give them something to do that keeps them pre-occupied and out of trouble.  Unfortunately due to the rising costs to support oneself, as well as other economic factors outside of our control, the majority of parents generally slave away at their jobs just to break even, and usually they don’t want the extra hassle of ‘playing’ with their children when they get home from a long day of work, they’d rather relax.  Bad parenting?  You should ask all the parents whom you’ve entered converstations with concerning video-games what they feel about this.  That is to say, nobody will ever admit to being a bad parent, however..

    In all honesty, I would be more concerned about the rising under-age drinking and smoking then to worry about video-games ‘warping’ the minds of children/teen’s that have probably already been altered by the amount of television and/or lack of social guidence from their peers or parents when growing up.  I’d be more concerned with the bullying going on inschools that would push a child/teen to murder people.

    And lastly, I feel you should be directing your ire towards the movie industry instead, as real life actors play-acting somebody else tend to be more ‘realistic’ towards people then say, a computer-generated polygon character.  You have more people mimicing Tony Montana ("Say hallo to mah little friend") then you do of people mimicing Neko Bellic. 

    Yours truly,

    Anonymous

  65. 0
    VegasSpartan says:

    Regardless of Tack Jhompson’s (I refuse to call him his actual name, as that gives him at least a little bit of credibility) response to this post, I must say that it is full of epic amounts of Win and Gold.

  66. 0
    NovaBlack. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    oh almost for got this bit

    "If you, Dennis, don’ t know the difference between forced sex and rape….."

    Mr Thompson is totally right guys come on, give him credit here. If you all get out your ‘How to be a Lawyer and a Clown, a step by step guide:‘ textbooks, and turn to chapter 10, its totally all there.

     

     

    See , ‘CHAPTER 10 The Playground Defence’ – (page 682)

    ——————————————————————————-

    "Ignore actually clarifying the issue at hand,  which would clear the matter up in seconds like a professional full time lawyer. Instead, as a lawyer/clown this is in fact a good time to express your inner clowns opinion and do the opposite of what is actually expected. This way you can hide the fact you are wrong under an incredibly believeable facade.

    Step 1) Make some comment about the questioners intelligence and avoid the issue, good examples are:

    "well if you dont know already, then im not explaining it to you" [Boppo ’92]

    or alternatively

    "I COULD tell you, i just dont WANT to tell you" [Bippo ’94] 

    Whatever you do, its ESSENTIAL to maintain a completely  unnatural position, and NEVER under any circumstances ACTUALLY explain your previous mistake. This is a FANTASTIC defence to use when you dont actually have an answer to a question, and want to avoid the subject , and emphasise the fact you are a TOTAL clown.

    Step 2) If pressed on the subject, shout loudly somnething along the lines of

    "Na Na NA.. Na Na NA NA na  Im not listening" [Buggs Bunny ’81] (emphasis on the third and fifth ‘Na’ vowel sounds)

    NOTE: This defence ONLY works if you are wearing a red nose AND juggling balls whilst speaking.

    ——————————————————————————-

     

     

     

    …aww crap.. I guess JT was wrong he totally forgot the red nose and juggling balls bit, which means sorry, he doesnt know what hes talking about! damn i feel stupid now. Sorry everyone. Damn you JT you made me look stupid by failing even as a clown.

     

     

     

     

  67. 0
    Anonymous says:

    Actually Jack, I don’t wish I knew what you knew. I don’t really give a shit, because you see I have a life beyond this "OMG Video games are teh evil" debate. I bet you wish you knew what that was like.

  68. 0
    NovaBlack. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    LOL! watch out JTs head will explode he cant understand the concept of an internet forum.

    Dennis is NOT responsible for everything every single person posts on here Jack. This forum operates in the same way as 99% of the other billion forums on the internet, with the universally accepted method of allowing users to post anything, and then a moderator at some point will clean up those posts that are deemed rude or offensive.

    If you want to threaten anyone threaten the poster not dennis. One man cant physically trawl EVERY post in every thread instantly and remove all ofensive posts. If you went to court with the position that Dennis should be omniscient then you would be laughed out.

    Sorry.. Sorry, correction, i meant when you get somebody ELSE to go to court for you.. sorry.. didnt mean to misrepresent the truth, dont sue me for making out like you are a lawyer who has a long and successful legal career ahead of him. You are 100% a failure with likely disbarrment heading tpoward them. Is that better? Probably best that start now using other representatives, because it maaaaaaay take a LONG time to find somebody willing to take the case on.

     

  69. 0
    kurisu7885 (can't log in) says:

    Considering if aliens did visit earth openly these would be some of the first people to either try to convert them to their fake version of christianity or advocate blowing them all to hell.

  70. 0
    Tyler Lait says:

    Youve got my support jack, how dare these people show the great and powerfull Jack Thompson disrespect, and how dare they mock you  braveness.

     

    JK, seriously jack your starting to give me a headache. By the way, have you ever herd about the freedom of speach, that person said their opinion which goes against you, guess what, thats their right as an american.

    Why cant you go die in the corner, you used to be funny, with your silly lies and your lousy interviewing. But now its gotten pathetic, why cant you just admit that your a waste of air

  71. 0
    NovaBlack. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    ”Jack Thompson, Attorney and You’re Not "

    wow… looks like you forgot something that recently happened to you when you wrote that last insult Mr Thompson. *COUGH* DISBARRMENT STEAMING TOWARD YOU LIKE A 1000 TONNE TRAIN *COUGH*. what are you going to write WHEN it goes ahead?

    ”Jack Thompson, Disgraced and Disbarred Attorney,  and You’re Not "

    Wow… uh… im real.. envious? lol nope. your welcome to your status Jack. Enjoy it!. Anyone can be an Attorney,  but it takes a real professional winner, who’s totally top of their game, to be a disbarred attorney. Wow. You show em Jack. Heres a sticky gold star to wear on your jacket. Your a very special boy.

    Oh n the irony of you calling Dennis a naif. (definition)

    naif  
       A adjective
      1  naive, naif
     
          marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience;
          "a teenager’s naive ignorance of life";
          "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; 
     

    AND YOU CALL DENNIS A NAIF??! HAHAH. Your career is going down the pan, and you are internationally ridiculed! yet you STILL like to paint this thin narcissistical veneer over yourself and always seem to claim to have your opponents ‘just where you want them’, yet strangely never seemingly in the correct place for actual action.  Are you telling me that it honestly isnt you with  "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; . That jack would make you a naif. And a hypocrite. Go look it up. The meaning has eluded you thus far.

    heres a phrase id love you to adopt:

    ”Jack Thompson, the stupid person’s idea of a clever person, you can try and see things from his point of view, but i guarantee you couldnt get your head that far up your ass 

     

     

     

     

  72. 0
    BearDogg-X says:

    Jack Thompson is living proof that when the aliens look for intelligent life on Earth, they look at morons like Jack, Fred Phleps, and the Parent Trash Cult, and they determine that no intelligent life can be found.

    Considering that most of the politicans in and around "The Rotten Apple" whined, pissed, and moaned about GTAIV, it looks fishy that a group of morons would "blame" GTAIV(and that the cops would encourage this excuse).

    Jack, practice what you preach: Grow up and get a life, loser.

  73. 0
    tony selby says:

    "As to the Long Island crime spree, just wait as to what is going to happen."

     

    as for what will happen in long island, they will attempt the video game defense, it will fail, you you will end up looking very stupid

    best case scenario all that the video game defense will do is give them a diminished capacity defense, which while they will still be found guilty they could possibly do less time, or spend it in a hospital.  Note however that this will not give anybody a case against R*, T2, or the video game industry any more then the "Twinky Defense" gave anyone a case against Hostess.  Fact of the mater is that if millions of people can use these games with no adverse effect, the small percentage of people able to claim their crime spree was in effect caused by their game play are a very insignifigent minority, who would have most likely ended up comiting the crimes without GTA, which is why this wont open up any real civil maters against the game industry

  74. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Where are the slashes? FAKE. Ban him.

    If however I’m mistaken, I’d simply like to say you are a fuckin’ idiot. You know it, I know it, God knows it.

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  75. 0
    Repudiator says:

    Whatever you do, just don’t come down to Long Island. I seriously do NOT want to see or hear you.

     

    Warning: Overused joke ahead

    Seriously, don’t before I figuratively kick your ass.

    …What? I said "figuratively" that means it’s not a threat. I learn only from the best. *cough* Dear god that felt awkward to type.

    — Ignorance is bliss, I guess…

  76. 0
    Face777 says:

    Oop! There goes old Whacko on a slandering spree. Who would win in a court, do you think would win in a court battle?  A discredited about-to-be-disbarred religion-fucked old hack or us?  Cue – it ain’t the one who won’t take a sanity test.

     

    James Butler, from the UK (yes, the entire world thinks you are an idiot)

     

  77. 0
    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Oh, and just so you know, Mr. Thompson, no, i didn’t count them all up. I’m not obsessed with my opponents like you are. It was a random number from my head to accentuate how many times you make those types of threats.

    In other words: another joke.

  78. 0
    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    It’s called a JOKE, Mr. Thompson. Learn to TAKE one, for once in your life.

    He’s making a suggestion, because, as we all know, we can’t take anything you say seriously. He’s not calling you out, or reporting you, or whatever. For an attorney, you’re getting pretty paranoid about what us ‘e-tard gamers’ can do. Isn’t that what you say about US when we talk to you?

    Dennis isn’t responsible for what people post. Except for you, since you’re IP-banned and posting through a proxy. I also enjoy how you think Dennis’ lawyer will automatically be a woman. Would you be pulling another stunt you pulled in your bar trial, using your ‘authority’ to ‘put down,’ for lack of a better term, a woman to further your agenda?

    I suppose you’ll be looking to sue ME for libel about that statement as well? Oh, OK. ‘Figuratively.’ It’s all better now, right?

    David Gagnon, Mature Human Being, and You’re Not

  79. 0
    Sai says:

    Of course there’s a difference between rape and forced sex, sillies! Forced sex is when a good Evangelical man gently and lovingly exerts his authority over a rebellious wife to make her submit to her rightful use. Just ask anyone who has ever been featured on Fundies Say the Darnest Things.

    Anyway boy is he sounding battier than ever. And it makes it okay if the cops are blaming a video game and not the kids? Is he saying the kids never even mentioned it and the cops are just assuming they’re motivated by video games because people like Jack Thompson have put the idea in their heads? And tha’ts… uh… a good thing?

     

  80. 0
    Jack Thompson, Attorney ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I paid the cop to say this?

    Re: If There’s a GTA IV Controversy WITHOUT Jack Thompson, Does

    Jack paid Cote to give them a videogame defense. "Make sure to tell them they can get off the hook if they take the videogame defense." Jack tried the same thing for Cody Posey.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

    Dennis, either take that post down, or send me your lawyer’s name, because you’re going to need her.

    Jack Thompson

     

     

  81. 0
    Jack Thompson, Attorney ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    If you, Dennis, don’ t know the difference between forced sex and rape, then you really are a naif.

    And, yes, I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.  As to the Long Island crime spree, just wait as to what is going to happen.  Bet you wish you knew what I know.  Jack Thompson, Attorney and You’re Not  

  82. 0
    GdRobotUs says:

    Damn, shoulda read that first sentence through… Should read:

    ‘Hmmm.. Seems to me to be a pretty transparent ploy for attention backed up with vapid claims and allusions and without a single wisp of fact.’

  83. 0
    GdRobotUs says:

    Hmmm.. Seems to me to be a pretty transparent ploy for attention back up for vapid claims and allusions and backed up without a single wisp of fact.

    Remember Louisiana, ‘I have the secret to blowing those games out of the water, but I won’t share it unless you give me lots of exposure’?

    Yeah, exactly the same thing, and about as real.

    G4 would be well advised to tell Thompson to get stuffed and not pandering to his claims unless he can provide some of this thing that legal people call ev-i-dence, not just ‘I’m working with a policeman somewhere on this’, because that could mean anything and everything and, in Thompson’s case, usually means nothing. For the same reasons he got thrown of air for stating completely un-supported ‘facts’ after the release of GTA IV, he should not be given the airtime to spew them all over again.

  84. 0
    Repudiator says:

    What the crap? Nassau County is really close to me. I could drive down there… I didn’t even hear about this occurence.

    Thank you, kids for aiding Jack Thompson in his nonsensical rampage against all that is fun and harmless.

    — Ignorance is bliss, I guess…

  85. 0
    Lost Question ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    A GTA controversy is a jack bait he just cant resist it

    if you want to make a jack trap all you have to do is have a american video game controversy as he dosnt seem to interested in foregn VG controversy’s his prefered type is the GTA or R* variaty and a trap although the even without a trap the jack has a tendancy construct one for itself.

  86. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Maybe I should go on sixty minute, since that automatically gives a person credibility and all.

     

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  87. 0
    JustChris says:

    I agree, when a crime happens, why does most of the blame not go to an origin, and instead goes to the straw that brooke the camel’s back? I thought that’s what detectives are hired for. To avoid falling back on "easy answers".

  88. 0
    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    I don’t know, it never happens to me. Maybe it took you out of typing mode.

    I AM A LOST SOUL, CONDEMNED TO HAUNT THE DREAMS OF JOHN BRUCE "JACK" THOMPSON UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS. SOMEONE, PLEASE! END MY SUFFERING!

  89. 0
    Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    On a side note – anyone know why using an apostrophe in Firefox forces the Find function to load and screw up my typing?

  90. 0
    Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    There’s one thing I can agree with that the police said about the GTA4 incident:

    "These teens have difficulty separating fact from fiction, fantasy from reality . . . It was quite alarming… They were bored and they decided this was a good idea."

    But this is a problem that affects all ages. I remember a story on The Daily Show a few years back about a 20 or 30-something who got stuck in a chimney because he wanted to do what Dick Van Dyck did in Mary Poppins – jump down one for those who haven’t seen it. This was an adult who was apparently too stupid to realize that one can’t do that in a house’s chimney.

    Did anyone blame Disney or Dick Van Dyck? No.

    So why should it be any different for games? The fact is that surveys have shown that even underage teens who play GTA4 and the like enjoy them because they’re nothing like real life, and that they know they couldn’t do the same things IRL.

    Doing something because it’s in a game, book, movie, TV show, song, etc. only shows one thing: that the person has deepseated problems differentiating between fiction from reality. It’s no different from those people who fall deeply in love with TV characters – not the actors – and try to meet the TV persona in real life. They need counseling and other help, but the medium involved has nothing to do with the problem. They’re just as likely to stalk someone real as they are fictional characters.

    Or, as Dennis Miller said, "If your child does something because Gene Simmons told him to, look at yourself, not Gene."

  91. 0
    Austin_Lewis says:

    Dude, that’s the whole point of Anton Shugir.  He kills people based on fate, and the instrument for fate is the change in his pocket.  Read the book; there’s a real sense of the good, the bad, and the normal to the whole thing.  Anton was obviously bad, the Sheriff was good, and Llewlyn was just an ordinary man in an extraordianry situation.

    Anton Shugir’s M.O. is that fate determines everyone’s life; he constantly talks about it.  When he mentions the road that people traveled to get where they are, the rules they followed, the decisions they made, but still leaves their life and death up to a coin toss?  That’s the craziest version of fate I’ve ever seen.

     

    Having said that, this was a pretty good post for an anon.

     

  92. 0
    Austin_Lewis says:

    I’d liek to say that JACK THOMPSON SODOMIZES GIRAFFES AND HE LIEKS MUDKIPZ.

    By the way Mr Jackass Thompson, as a public figure you are open for satire.  You can’t do a damn thing.  Kindly go fuck yourself with a spoon, as you make us real republicans look bad, as well as making real Chrsitians look bad.

  93. 0
    nightwng2000 says:

    I would agree except that it is supported by the US government through, at the least, the Department of Defense.  A clear violation of the US Constitution and the First Amendment.  While it isn’t respecting one religion over another by creating a law, it is giving specific religious beliefs support.

    The KKK, Fred Phelps, The Racists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and any number of other segregationists and hate mongers are welcome to promote their own version of "Patriotism" through Festivals and marches all they want.  That’s their Right under the Constitution.  But the government should not be involving itself in support of one religious organization or belief, as clearly the Freedom Festival (proven by its present and past events and past award winners) has been shown to be.

    Nightwng2000

    NW2K Software

    Nightwng2000 has also updated his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

  94. 0
    jadedcritic says:

    I’d suggest leaving the festival alone really.  By and large I wouldn’t even consider it news, if they want to trash their own credibility, well, there’s nothing wrong with that now is there?  I feel sorry for the guy that got shot down in vietnam to get his award,  probably would’ve been easier to just be a jerk to a bunch of people he doesn’t know!

    Anyone capable of putting the numbers together, can clearly see that the award is meaningless.  Let him have his fun. As far as "wait till you see what comes out of nassau".  ooo_ I’m positively breathless with anticipation.  Is this like when you "had a surprise" for Judge Tunis?  You gonna walk out of Nassau?

     

     

  95. 0
    tollwutig says:

    Actually no.

     

    The Florida Bar has sought that Thompson be disbarred with prejudice and not be able to reapply for 10 years.  Judge Tunis will make her Official recommendations to the Florida Supreme Court by September 4, 2008.  Then the Florida Supreme Court will decide the final fate of Thompson’s legal career.

  96. 0
    Deadman Reaper says:

    You know there is a saying out here in the country "Duck tape and Bailing wire fixs everything" But I don’t think is enough in the Entire world to shut up "Dr." Jack Excremint specalist.

     

     

  97. 0
    Kincyr says:

    he did say that because of car alarms and the Club, people stopping stealing parked cars and started stealing cars with people in them.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  98. 0
    Jack Wessels says:

    "There’s so much disinformation on the channel and so little time to correct it all."

    Most, if not all, spread around by you and your game hating buddies. (OK, read that wrong, I thought he was talking about GTA there. Oh well, it kind of still applies so I’m gonna leave it….)

    If a person has the trouble seperating fact and fiction that’s the person’s own individual problem. It’s not the games fault that they recreated it. It’s the kid’s fault – or at least their messed up brains – for acting it out. Putting the blame on the game is only a pathetic attempt to relieve these people of any responsibility for their own actions.

  99. 0
    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Me neither. When did it happen?

    I AM A LOST SOUL, CONDEMNED TO HAUNT THE DREAMS OF JOHN BRUCE "JACK" THOMPSON UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS. SOMEONE, PLEASE! END MY SUFFERING!

  100. 0
    Austin_Lewis says:

    "We seek permission to devour you… We mean… approach the bench"

    Yep, sounds like jack thompson to me.  Devour you… with stupidity to aid the digestion.

  101. 0
    ooftygoofty says:

    It’s interesting that, in his own self-contradictory way. he did acknowledge a dearth of actual rape scenes in the game.  He also refused to weigh in on that whole stupid flap over Mass Effect several months back.  Now, considering JT is a known and infamous liar with an ax to grind, the only explanation I can think of is that he’s mad he didn’t think of it first.  He was sulking the first time, and now, although he wants to take a mentor position to Slossberg, he needs to show her he’s smarter than she is and a better leader by correcting a statement of hers.

    Just speculating, pure lunacy is also a very likely possibility.

  102. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    If you can’t tell the difference between fantasy and reality…you might be insane. If you are too stupid to realize that killing someone in real life is permanent…you might be insane. If you forward gay porn to a court, or some sort of strange "picture book for adults", for no apparent reason whatsoever…you might be insane.

     

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  103. 0
    GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    In defence of violent entertainment I call to the stand, juvenille crime statistics, psychological studies (listed in my sig), everyone here on GP, and Japan. Yes, Japan. I call the nation of Japan to the stand. Beat that Jackie!!!!

     

     

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  104. 0
    Kincyr says:

    [edited by GP]  Jack tried the same thing for Cody Posey.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

    GP: Kincyr, don’t make comments like that about the police officer. I’m sure you’re joking, but it’s not very funny.

    Thanks.

  105. 0
    Gabriel Celesta says:

    Well, at least that’s what Jack Thompson thinks.

    Ah, hell, this is the same man who claimed that boys kissing in the game "Bully" equated to gay sex. What more can I say?

  106. 0
    Aliasalpha says:

    So will we start referring to him as a disbarrister then?

    He MIGHT be getting confused about the difference between forced sex & forceful sex, if you recall the intro, the first thing you see is a restrained guy being whipped by a chick. In fine tradition though he’s being his usual duplicitous, attention starved self & really needs a tinfoil fedora.

     

  107. 0
    Haggard says:

    He also seems to refer to himself in the third person a little too much for my liking. I think he’s some kind of alien scout, sent to study our culture and distract people from the larger alien invasion by making up problems for everyone to focus on instead.

    That, or he’s just an idiot.

  108. 0
    Mike Skolnik says:

    I find it pathetic and funny that he ends his release in his typical self-aggrandizing fashion. "I want to be on TV again!" (As if, given his current degree of credibility, that’s a good thing).

     

    More to the point, even though this story with the Nassau Six lacks details and is bizarre, even if (as is unlikely) these teens were as described and Thompson is right for once, it’s certainly too abberational and too small a sample to be statistically meaningful.

  109. 0
    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    I think Jack is bashing G4 because Adam Sessler kicked his ass all over "Attack Of The Show!" that one day.

    I AM A LOST SOUL, CONDEMNED TO HAUNT THE DREAMS OF JOHN BRUCE "JACK" THOMPSON UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS. SOMEONE, PLEASE! END MY SUFFERING!

  110. 0
    Anonymous says:

    I think Jack Thompson forgot the fact that in relation to the Long Island incident that Long Island in general is going down a shithole long before GTA 4 or even GTA was ever made…..so blaming a problem on GTA before GTA even existed is a moot point.

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    Austin_Lewis says:

    Don’t you dare wish that on somebody.  No one should have to sleep with Jack Thompson, ever.  NEVER EVER EVER.  I feel bad for his wife.

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    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    And he’d brag about THAT, too.

    "I was on Comedy Central at a time virtually nobody with a life watches TV and you weren’t. HOOAH."

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    Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    I finished reading the entire note and I have to say to the people of G4TV:

    DON´T INVITE JACK THOMPSON ANYMORE.

    He doesn´t worth you time anymore. He has been disposed by his own people. He doesn´t have the support of any important organization. He doesn´t have a job.

    Give him some air space on Comedy Central or something like that. Launch him from a plane with parachute.

     

    —————————————————————————- The cynical side of videogames (spanish only): http://thelostlevel.blogspot.com/

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    Anonymous says:

    Haw, jack-jack’s still getting disbarred. I can see it now:
    “So Mr. Thompson, what other projects are you up to these days?”
    “Well, I’m losing my license and am spiraling so far down as a joke I should be on VH1, but it’s EXACTLY AS PLANNED”

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    Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    He is a puritan moron who thinks sex needs to be banned and prostitution and porn are equal to rape. I hope sometime he gets drunk on a party and get laid with somebody who happens to used to be a guy two weeks prior.

    —————————————————————————- The cynical side of videogames (spanish only): http://thelostlevel.blogspot.com/

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    kaemmerite says:

    The dictionary definition of "rape" is "any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person."  Therefore forced sex = rape.  Saying a game does not have rape but it does have forced sex makes the statement contradict itself.

    So ridiculous…

     

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    Anonymous says:

    I don’t know why everyone here can’t possibly think what kind of ‘forced sex’ that Jack Thompson is referring to. It’s not that fricken difficult, he’s talking about prostitution (under the assumption that women/junkies are ‘forced’ into that profession). Anyone ever seen Requiem for a Dream? That’s probably the type of sex that Jack Thompson compares GTA IV’s gameplay to. 

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    Anonymous says:

    I was wondering when this lunatic would show his mug again. And to answer billy, no not yet. It’s been suggested and considering how the case went he likely will, meaning for 11 years he will not be allowed to be a lawyer (I REALLY hope that comes to pass).

    Anyway, I have to agree with Deku above, why can’t kids just be ‘bad’ anymore? For that matter why are the parents seen as blameless here? It’s their job to raise their children and make them realize "Hey, that’s a game. The real world doesn’t work like that. If you break the law you get in lots of trouble."

    I for one was brought up on gaming. Been plunking game controlers since nes and I’m no worse for ware. And I’ve played violent games. I played Quake and Unreal tournament in highschool. Yet, oddly enough despite being a fat kid at the time, constantly picked on by my peers aside from a few friends and such and so many other nasty things going on, I’m fine.  I don’t remember ever thinking "hey me and my friends should get some guns and tear this school up like we do people in Unreal torunament!". None of us ever did and none of us ever thought like that.

    So, if the diffrence isn’t at school….and it’s not in my friends, we did lots of other stuff like playing tabletop rpgs, and not just DnD I mean the really dark ones like werewolf and vampire.  And yet we all seemed to have a very solid grip on reality. You know why? Because our parents taught us as much.

    I’m not going to be a jerk and say that parenting is the only factor here. I know it isn’t. I but would think if more parents did their jobs and took care of their kids then maybe some of these incidents would be seen coming and therefore be preventable.

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    Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    Not yet. The judge recommended to the Supreme Court disbarrement for 10 years, and the Supreme Court will decide until september 4th. Am I right?

    Meanwhile, I find hard to believe that Thompson just STFU after that. I think he will bugging until the end of times, which is more easy to accomplish than live enough until the videogame industry faints like Thompson wants.

     

    ——————————————- The cynical side of videogames (spanish only): http://thelostlevel.blogspot.com/

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    DarknessDeku. says:

    No Jack Thompson, GTA doesn’t make teens violent.  These teens were just punks.  And that’s all that matters.  Notice how they didn’t rape any women when they went on a rampage?

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    Paul Farinelli says:

    Oh Jesus, can this child not handle being ignored?! Seriously, he has the most obvious inferiority complex i’ve ever seen. It’s worse than that of Liquid Snake (Metal Gear referance).

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    Note Quite Jack Thompson, Attorney says:

    I wonder… Would anyone be interested in contributing to a fund to place an ad in the Miami Herald (

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    NovaBlack. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Im down for that.

    At the end of the day as long as it is only a page filled with facts, we arent doing anything wrong!

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    Aliasalpha says:

    I kinda like it, a list of quotes with references to show that they’re outright lies.

    I do agree that he’s gone on far too long. He’s much like Family Guy, really funny for the first 2 seasons then it rapidly went downhill till now I’m sick to death of it.

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