Jack Thompson’s New Gig: Pundit

Everyone’s favorite disbarred attorney has a new gig.

It seems that Jack Thompson is now penning a column for conservative website Human Events.

Thompson teased his new assignment in a post on GamePolitics yesterday:

This new ESRB bandaid just gets more of the camel’s nose into the video game industry’s tent. Look for a federal law prohibiting sale of mature games to minors in Obama’s first term.  It will be wildly popular with parents in both  parties, as a recent video game industry poll proves.

 

The new statutory approach is constiutionally bullet proof…

 

PS:  Hey, I have a new job that began today, and I’m not saying what it is, but you kids won’t be pleased!

GP: So, Jack Thompson, cub reporter?

Big thanks to: GP reader Maxamegalon2000 for the tip!

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181 comments

  1. zel says:

    With that said, he’ll probably just post stuff like that on himself and claim he’s being threatened.

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  2. Thomas McKenna says:

    Actually, both parties have their way with the first ammendment.  Dems like to label most anything as "hate speech" if it offends anyone and are usually PC nazis.  Conservatives meanwhile usually want more religious involvement in the government while at the same time putting hate on the Muslims.  These are generalities, of course.  Both sides have their various ammendments they like to take as casual advice rather than a core tennant of our country’s belief and legal system, but they both go hate’n on the 1st ammendment.

  3. Doomsong says:

    Agreed

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" – Benjamin Franklin

  4. Doomsong says:

    Don’t be so sure… it’s worked well for Joe Lieberman for years….

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" – Benjamin Franklin

  5. Zerodash says:

    Its one of those paradoxes.  Both liberals and conservatives think the Bill of Rights isn’t absolute.  Liberals say that about the 2nd Amendment, Conservatives about the 1st Amendment.  

    I say its all or nothing.

  6. Neeneko says:

    Conservatism only ment that when it was felt that liberals were in charge.

    As the concervative movement gained power over the years it shifted to ‘the government needs to protect people from themselves’ so you got more morality laws.   Freedom means living your life their way.. so if something goes against their way of life it is infringing and needs to be stopped, but if it goes the other way then it’s the democratic process deciding how everyone should live.  51% is always right as long as it is them.

  7. ezbiker555 says:

    I know, I couldn’t resist saying that. And No for clarification, I’m not going to spam his editorials. I actually left him a nice a comment there for once.

  8. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Yeah, the war ended when his disbarment took effect.

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  9. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    I didn’t bash him either, so Game On!

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  10. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Dude, you’re lucky that was predicted. You almost divided by zero just there.

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  11. JDKJ says:

    I’m not so sure getting paid 10 cents a word for the occassional article qualifies as a "job." I’ll bet Jack won’t make  more  than $5,000 a year doing that — not that he was making $5,000 a year before. And it’s not the first time he’s a contributing writer (and I use the word "writer" loosely) for a conservative news/opinion blog. Back in the day, he did a stint contributing drivel to NewsMax.  

  12. jccalhoun says:

    I’m curious if this is actually a paying gig or not.  Looking at their "contributors" most of them are just republications of nationally syndicated columns that they convieniently don’t mention. 

    I find it quite funny that at one point he writes, "he told this reporter." So now he’s calling himself a reporter?

     

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  13. doewnskitty says:

    ^^^This, more or less.

    Thompson’s always more or less preached to the choir and what he’d probably generally call "his people."  But in all consideration, this is likely better than his idiot mug on Faux News and other broadcast media where he reaches a more broad and otherwise equally as uninformed audience to sway to his kind of narrow-minded thinking.

    After all, people find it easier to just watch the idiot box than read an article of fluff, much less anything of meaningful, critical value.  Why do you find it that it’s most often celebrity and tabloid rags that are placed at the supermarket checkout?  Personally, with Thompson’s imagination, I always figured him more likely to get work writing for the Weekly World News.

  14. jadedcritic says:

    (shrug) – OK – so, he’s got a blog. Nice.

    Jokes aside, I kinda knew he was gonna end up just another douchebag with an opinion.  What’s remarkable is that anybody would pay for it.  Still, you know what they say about fools and their money.  Well, good for him really, I know allot of people out of work these days, have to kind of make the best of it.

  15. black manta says:

    So, now he’s just a Right Wing nutjob writing for a Conservative blog run by other Right Wing nutjobs that will only be read by more Right Wing nutjobs.  Sounds fine to me.  Based on the comments I read it sounds like he’s just preaching to the choir, which again is just fine (hey, the guy’s bound to have at least some people who share his extremist viewpoints, improbable as that may seem.)  We’ve been after him for years to get his own blog so he can spew his hatred, lies and outrageous statements.  Well, he’s finally pretty much got that now.  So just let ‘im.  At least he now has a venue to do that, so hopefully that’ll mean he’ll be harassing us here less often and abusing the comments section here with his spamming, insults and threats.

    Personally I thought maybe he would have been hired by the PTC, which would have been a match made in hell.  At least now he’s just another Conservative hack and can’t threaten anyone with lawsuits.  As long as Fox News doesn’t give him a television show, I don’t think we have much to worry about from him.  I won’t subscribe to his RSS feed, but I might bookmark it.  It should be good to read at least for a few yuks.

     

  16. Father Time says:

    That and disaggreeing with government policies. That’s about it.

    It’s funny though, gun control advocates can point to the wording of the second amendment and say ‘they meant guns only belong with a ‘well regulated militia”.

    Certain Conservatives would disagree yet say the first amendment only covers free speech when you’re protesting the government yet there’s nothing to suggest that.

    Disclaimer: I do not support gun control other than background checks and possibly (short) waiting periods. I do not support banning assault rifles and I believe the framers of the bill of rights intended for citizens to own guns. I base that off a quote from Jefferson.

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  17. CMiner says:

    I completeley agree.  Let the comments section on his articles remain a barren wasteland.

     

    But if anyone finds that they absolutely cannot resist posting something, please remember this:

    KEEP IT CLEAN!

    I’m not even kidding.  Even one "lulz jt u shud die" among a thousand posts, and he’ll wave it around as an example of what gamers are, and the ‘unjustified harrassment’ he ‘bravely’ suffers through.  He’s done it many times before. 

    There’s no need to stoop to his level.

    Most people here already know this, and wouldn’t act like that anyway, I know.  This is for the few who would: Please don’t give us gamers and more of a bad rep than we already have.

  18. Father Time says:

    I posted a comment on the site and it got accepted. I didn’t bash Thompson in it though.

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  19. gamegod25 says:

    Sigh well so much for my hope that we wouldn’t hear for him for at least a few months. Well I’m sure he’ll be a big hit on Bill O’riley and Fox News.

  20. Zerodash says:

    His disbarrment doesn’t matter to Christian Conservatives. Apparently, Christians are allowed to get away with anything so long as its religiously motivated.  He will be preaching to the choir there.

    Remember, they think Free Speech only applies to Religious Speech.

  21. Spekkio says:

    1. Human Events? That rag has no credibility at all. I’ve seen ads for them in my Gmail. They publish Ann "Coultergeist" Coulter, Robert Novak, L. Brent Bozell III, Michelle Malkin, Bill "BillO the Clown" O’Reilly, and Phyllis Schlafly. If that doesn’t give some indication of their inanity, I don’t know what will.

    2. How would federal legislation on video games be a conservative thing? I thought that conservatism (at least in the American sense) meant less government intervention and regulation, not more.

    Spekkio, Master of War

  22. mogbert says:

    I, for one, won’t be signing up to his rss feed, won’t be visiting his blog, and I won’t be posting comments to his site.

    Please people, keep in mind that places like that count HITS, not opinions. Which means he can be full of spit, you could log on there and say he is full of spit, everyone could be proving that he is full of spit, but the website would only count hits.

    This is ONE case where ignoring him would make him go away.

    I am also surprised that anyone would hire him when he has already been disbarred for lying among other things. I doubt he put much truth in his resume, and unless they actually looked up stuff (rather then just calling his references a.k.a. Wunderman) then they probably don’t know Jack.

  23. Spartan says:


    You just know he is going to get hammered by gamers if comments are allowed to be posted to his column. It would nice to see about 10k gamers join that site and make it crawl on its knees with all the rebuke they would shell out.

     

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  24. Neeneko says:

    Actually, going from respectable professional to pop-media after disgrace is a pretty normal thing to do.

    Professional organizations have standards, and people who can’t play by the rules but still rant well enough find that it can be far more profitable to go the media route.  I mean, look at Dr Phil… he had his license revoked for ethical violations and then became quite popular (and wealthy) via beocming a pop-psychologist where the ethical standards are much lower (and no oversight).

  25. BearDogg-X says:

    Raise Hell Inc. sounds like something Stone Cold Steve Austin would come up with.

    Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.


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  26. E. Zachary Knight says:

    So who will be the first to spam his articles with Press releases and letters? Any takers?

    Congrats on the new gig. It is a far cry from Raise Hell Inc. I was really looking forward to finding out what that company was. But this new gig suits you well. Enjoy and have much success.

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  27. GTCv Deimos says:

    aaaiiihhhhhh you know if the two ever where in the same room, they sky would turn black, and the earth would crack open, heralding the firey, mucus filled apocalypse

  28. Spartan says:


    Wow! He looks like a stone cold lifelong pyronecrohomobestiphiliac sociopath in that picture. He must be a man on a mission from some lame God to be sure.  

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  29. Zerodash says:

    Congratulations to Jack Thompson.  I am glad he found a job.  Although it’s a far cry from being a lawyer, he can now write for like-minded people.  My money is on him saying or doing something stupid to get fired or sued.

    Some advice, Jack:  You best keep the hyperbole and outrageous statements under control.  You can and will be held accountable for what you say by your employers.  Also, there will be comments placed to your articles you may not agree with.  That does not mean you can harrass them, email them, find out who they work for, sue them, or add them to your "gay conspiracy".  Deal with it like an adult for a change.

    By the way, what ever happened to your jackvsgoliath and copycatviolence websites?

  30. Nekowolf says:

    Y’know, maybe JT and Bill O’Reilly can have a show together. They fit so well, like two gay men going down on each other.

    Now they’re having gay sex~
    Pundit gay sex~
    Sod-o-meeeeEEEEE!
    -Family Guy cover

  31. CMiner says:

    Also:

    "It will be wildly popular with parents in both  parties, as a recent video game industry poll proves."

    A) Whenever Jack refers to a poll/survey/study/research without evidence of it, a majority of the time it turns out to not really exist either at all or in the form he claims it did.

    B) In the cases where it does exist and says what he says it does, in proper context, or he does reference it, it turns out to be BS.

    C) Allowing for the possibility that a fair and unbiased poll found the majority of the pollsters in favor of video game regulation, I say this: Just because something is ‘popular’ does not make it good, or right.  See Britney Spears, Heroine, Gas Tax Holiday, Patriot Act, the list goes on.

  32. Andrew Eisen says:

    Congrats Thompson.  I don’t know why you thought we wouldn’t be pleased.  I think writing for a conservative publication is wholly appropriate for you.

    Just remember that you’re a contributor, not a columnist.  I’d hate to have to contact Human Events and tell them that you’re misrepresenting yourself.

     

    Andrew Eisen

  33. Nekowolf says:

    Yeah, but they’re probably already against us anyway. So he’s just kind of an echo to them of what they already think, only louder and with more rabies.

  34. GTCv Deimos says:

    No, seriously… I’m happy for the guy. I mean… as an attorney, JT was just a caustic, abusive, jerk. As a pundit… well… I think after a long drawn out election year, we’re all pretty resistant to written insanity :P. But I hope his tenture at human events bear more fruit than his previous career… cuz a little constructive use of his time would probably be really good for the guy.

    okay, well that didn’t make a whole heck of a lot of sense…

    but the message still stands: CONGRATS JACK! GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW DIGgS!

  35. ezbiker555 says:

    So wait, he writes reports and expects the president to actually care? Am I supposed to be impressed or something here? I feel like this is just another epic fail for him. Good to know that he got a new job. I’ll take bets on how long he can hold it till he gets fired for sending porn to his boss or something like that. Hahah.

  36. Zevorick says:

    ROFLMAO

    So wait, now he’s writing for a conservative paper and uses the name Michelleobamarama on gamepolitics? Someone needs a lesson on… well actually JT needs a lesson in a lot of things.

    No disrespect to pundits intended, but when you go from being a lawyer to a pundit because you were disbarred, I don’t think you should be jumping up and down with glee about it. That being said, I actually read the first article he had up today, and it’s not too shabby actually. Perhaps he may have found his niche :p His "signature" or whatever it is, is self righteous, but the rest of it seems as unbiased as you possibly can be from a conservative site.

  37. GrimCW says:

    lol

    that’ll get him heard! seriously… aren’t there just barely more readers of conservitive blogs as compared to, say, tabloids?

    whatch out JT or them aliens may get ya and let big foot do his thing on yer behind!

    i think he’d get more out of standing on the side of the street with a sign that said "games made me this way" as he was all dressed up as a bloody hobo or something…

  38. CMiner says:

    From the article:

    "Mr. Thompson is a writer and former lawyer in Miami who was Janet Reno’s Republican opponent in 1988 for State Attorney. He secured the first broadcast decency fines ever levied by the FCC (1989) and represented Oliver North at the 1992 Time Warner shareholders meeting, persuading TW to pull rapper Ice-T’s "Cop Killer" from store shelves worldwide."

    Y’know, I think that little blurb of his summarizes just about all of his successes in his professional life.  Check that, he also failed to beat out Janet Reno.

    No mention of his more unpleasant activities, his nearly innumerable failures, his dozens of counts of professional misconduct, his logic-less rantings, downright malicious harassment.

     

    Edit: Beardog beat me to it.  Another ‘success’ crossed off the list.

  39. BearDogg-X says:

    Big whoop.

    But of course, he couldn’t tell the truth in his bio, besides the "former" instead of "disbarred" lawyer:

    He secured the first broadcast decency fines ever levied by the FCC (1989) and represented Oliver North at the 1992 Time Warner shareholders meeting, persuading TW to pull rapper Ice-T’s "Cop Killer" from store shelves worldwide.

    False. Everyone knows that Ice-T pulled the album himself. Go watch his VH1 Behind the Music.

    Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.


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  40. hellfire7885 says:

    He’d be fired from that in an hour, as any kid that asks for a video game would be berated by him.


  41. farlander28 says:

    I’m honestly surprised he didn’t try to hide his "former lawyer" status, or that he had been a lawyer at all, from his tiny little bio:

    "Mr. Thompson is a writer and former lawyer in Miami who was Janet Reno’s Republican opponent in 1988 for State Attorney. He secured the first broadcast decency fines ever levied by the FCC (1989) and represented Oliver North at the 1992 Time Warner shareholders meeting, persuading TW to pull rapper Ice-T’s "Cop Killer" from store shelves worldwide."

    I’m also surprised he has NO mention of his crusade.. maybe they told him it was too controversial to include? But then, he would’ve flaked-out if they’d strong arm’d him on that.. unless he REALLY needed the money.. hmm.. confused..

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  42. Nocturne says:

    Hey, I have a new job that began today, and I’m not saying what it is, but you kids won’t be pleased!

    Know we know what it is I can honestly say ‘I don’t give a crap’. Though I am out 10 bucks as I had you down for a shopping mall Santa. Oh well, can’t win ’em all.

  43. jadedcritic says:

    Can’t help myself.  Whenever I feel like a wreck of a human being, Jack’s antics can usually be counted on to make me feel better. In contrast to him, I feel downright well-adjusted. He’s like a human episode of Jerry Springer.

  44. Mnementh2230 says:

     So, Jack, whatever happened to this Once and Future Attorney crap?  Decided you didn’t have a legal leg to stand on?  Giving up?

     

    You’re so pathetic.

  45. NovaBlack says:

    Lol he thinks he’s clark kent.

     

    Just wait for him to start wearing his underpants on the outside of his pants and screaming how he can fly. Yeah… all part of Jacks inability to tell reality from fiction, that he so wants to believe all gamers have a problem with.

  46. Chuma says:

    Maybe we should go over there and send him email with links from Obama and if he fails to print them demand that he quits for refusing to print the truth and hiding facts from his fellow bloggers 😉

  47. Aliasalpha says:

    Achievement Unlocked: "No longer a bum" (5 points)

     

    Seriously, well done Jack, hopefully this will keep you busy.

  48. NotSoHardcoreGamer says:

    Question: while we gamers, his favorite targets for hate, arrogance and prejudice, will probably one day end up on the crosshairs of his new commentary, what are the chances that he seriously offends and comes to conflict with fellow right wing religious conservatives in his writings?

  49. Derovius says:

     It still surprises me that there are people this stupid in the world. Man has officially beaten mother nature, as not only are lesser specimens of our species living long enough to reproduce… they are in positions of authority…

  50. Gabriel Celesta says:

    Yeah, but the thing is, you look through the list of article titles, and you can see that Thompson was essentially using the NEwsmax site to bash Janet Reno. How disrespectful Thompson is.

  51. Paul T. Farinelli says:

    Rather odd that Jack thinks we actually care what the hell he does for a living. As long as he is no longer an attorney, therefore most everything he rants about in regards to videogames will be ignored. With one less childish psycho in the mix, maybe there can actually be some sort of reasonable dialogue about videogame violence and it’s impact, rather than having to listen to the sensationalistic ravings of an attention whore.

  52. Adamas Draconis says:

    Ahhh and here’s the jackass now. Hello Jackie boi, been along time. Gimme a kiss!

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  53. Thomas McKenna says:

    It’s not illegal to sell M rated games to minors anywhere in the United States.  It is an industry imposed and supported action.  In fact, all the laws that get struck down are ones that do try to make selling to minors illegal.

  54. Father Time says:

    So Jack is a commentator for a website, which makes him less than a journalist, so I think that makes him less than Dennis. Oh well better than being unemployed I guess. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

    Father Time (haven’t been fired on ethics charges but I can’t say the same for Jack).

    Kinda funny that the article he made isn’t about games. Let’s hope Kotaku never hears about this.

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  55. Erik says:

    This is the jobt that John Bruce said that we would supposedly have issue with?  Really, I really could less of a shit with Jack writing his psychotic drivel for some conservative whack job rag.

     

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  56. Cecil475 says:

    "I did notice at the bottom of the page that "Human Nature" is a part of the "Eagle Publishing Co.".  Is that associated with the hate group The Eagles Forum?"

    You noticed too. cool.

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  57. Kharne says:

    What’s that scraping sound?

    Oh, it’s just coming from this barrel behind me, nothing to worry about I guess.

  58. Gabriel Celesta says:

    Cub reporter?  Not quite, Dennis.  That would refer to someone who hasn’t done this before.

    Oh! Then by that rationale, Jack, for 31 years, you were a cub lawyer.

  59. DavCube says:

    A lot of us, heck, all of us, DO pay attention to real news, Mr. Thompson. The internet as a whole is just a crappy place to get it. TV and newspapers cover it better.

    Sorry for posting for fun on miscelaneous news about things we happen to enjoy to any degree. You’re posting on a place about something you hate. Strange, isn’t it?

    David "DavCube" Gagnon, Mature Human Being, and You’re Not.

  60. nightwng2000 says:

    Decided to take a stroll through their obscene material.  I’m an adult, I can do that.

    I love this phrase on the About Us page:

    "In every issue, you will savor that rare moment in journalism when the thick fog of liberal bias is blown away to reveal… THE NAKED, BEDROCK TRUTH!"

    Actually, if we REALLY wanted to read that properly, it would read:

    "In every issue, you will savor that rare moment in journalism when the thick fog of liberal bias is blown away to reveal… Conservative bias"

    A clearly Christian religious bias can be seen in just the overwhelming Anti-Muslim stories.

    Not to mention the reference to the Anti-Theory of Evolution in public education stance.  Perhaps they support the Theory of Creationism or the Theory of Intelligent Design?  Not likely they want the Spagetti Monster taught in schools.

    So, in fact, we aren’t dealing with a REAL news organization.  Only politically biased and bigoted garbage.  You might call it a political sensationalist rag, if anything.

    I did notice at the bottom of the page that "Human Nature" is a part of the "Eagle Publishing Co.".  Is that associated with the hate group The Eagles Forum?

    As to John Bruce being a contributor, big fat hairy deal.  Eric Rudolph is a contributor of articles too.  I have no doubt that Fred Phelps is as well.  And certainly Lyndon LaRouche has a few published articles too.  There are a large number of individuals who contribute to print.  So what?  A religious sociopath had an op-ed piece published in a newspaper earlier this year advocated abuse against kids based on their sexuality, preceived or actual, and claimed it was their religious Right to do so and they were against an Anti-Abuse (Anti-Bully) law in NC because of it.  I’m about as impressed with their ability to publish as I am with John Bruce’s.

    Nightwng2000

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  61. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Sorry, I don’t smoke that.

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  62. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Your poster’s gone.

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  63. MrKlorox says:

    Totally predictable. However knowing how much this narc loves time on-screen, I figured he would try to get on a 24hr propaganda network like FOX.

  64. 1AgainstTheWorld says:

    So THIS was the Secret Plan (TM) Jack’s been hinting at all through his disbarrment proceedings?  Allowing himself to be stripped of his attorney’s title, ending his legal career in disgrace, so that he could make a miraculous comeback as… a right-wing rant-writer (say that 3x fast) for some obscure political blog?

    Wow, guess he sure showed us.  Congratulations, Jack, you win.

  65. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Cub reporter?  Not quite, Dennis.  That would refer to someone who hasn’t done this before.

    I covered the Elian Gonzalez saga for Newsmax.com and on Fox News Channel a dozen times in 2000.  I then covered the Bush v. Gore post election fight here in Florida for Newsmax.com as well and on Fox. 

    There’s a lot about Jack Thompson that Dennis McCauley doesn’t know.  If he did, he would be even more nervous than he already is.

    Oh, God, I finally realized why he acts this way: he thinks he’s some hot-shot reporter, blowing the cover off of some gigantic conspiracy that will rock the world to its very core. Jeezus Chroist…

    Read all about it at a site that covers real news.

    HAH! Ah-hahahahahaaa! "Real news", he says. Pah!

    Again, Mr. Thompson, you FAIL!! Oh…but congratulations on the new "job". Have fun.

    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  66. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Excellent. Here, have a cookie. I promise, by the time you finish it, you’ll feel right as rain.

    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  67. DarkTetsuya says:

    … that’d explain his delusions of being a good lawyer/columnist/human being.

    seconded on ‘legendary win’. 😛

    Seriously though, I’d just as soon leave him to do his thing, since he’s reduced to ‘just another know-nothing blogger’, it’s not like he has any legal teeth anymore, so why should any of us give a damn?

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  68. NovaBlack says:

    no come on guys, JT hasnt been disbarred its going exactly to plan.

     

    JT told me personally on a thread a few weeks back, that he wold NOT be disbarred, and we had to ‘wait and see’ because he had a ‘smoking gun’ to save his career.

    He cant possibly have another job, he didnt lose his old one because of his fantastic last minute evidence. Wha.. what was it? hell i dont know… lies you say? NEVER!

  69. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Happy to help. 

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  70. Derovius says:

     I hear smokers say the same thing all the time. In a few years we’ll learn that all this exposure to Jack is carcinogenic.

  71. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    …wut?

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  72. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    No. He still generates 1u1z.

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  73. Derovius says:

     Can we please ban JT now that he has an outlet for his fail rage? It was nice of GP to give him some sense of belonging here, even if it was really just sugar coated hate, but he is no longer all that interesting. Honestly now, how long can you laugh at someone whose ruined their life before you start feeling bad for doing it?

  74. JDKJ says:

    He’s also confusing Bill Bennet with Jack Thompson. But, I imagine, that’s easy for Jack to do when he constantly thinks of and refers to himself in the third-person.

  75. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Protip: you can stop telling people what to do.

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    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

  76. sortableturnip says:

    bud dum bum bum tiss….

    Don’t forget to tip your waiters and waitresses…

     

    Epic Win BTW 🙂

  77. wehrgeist says:

    Jack is getting his rants confused. I think he meant Janet Reno, not Palin. You know I get the 2 of them confused too, they look so much alike.

     

     

     

     

    Trust is the sound of death.

  78. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Hey, EZK, read my reply to what JT said in that article.

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    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

  79. Andrew Eisen says:

    No reason to doubt it’s true.  Thompson’s been on Fox News plenty of times.  And seeing how much ink he spilled over the incident at Newsmax I don’t find it much of a stretch for him to have talked about it on Fox News.

    Was it actually a dozen times in 2000?  Probably not but you never know.

     

    Andrew Eisen

  80. E. Zachary Knight says:

    John Bruce, would you mind clarifying the following statement on your article:

    Back in 1988 Bennett was the GOP challenger to Palin for the district attorney’s job in Dade County. Bennett’s unique campaign message was that Palin was unfit for the job because, as a closeted lesbian with a drinking problem, she was great candidate for blackmail by the criminal element. Bill never explained why this remained a threat even after he exposed her "secret." Reno cruised at the polls.

    Jack Thompson Disbarred Attorney

    Maybe now you idiots will listen.

    I don’t understand where you get that Palin ran for DA in Dade County nor how she is a lesbian and a drunk. I also don’t see how shw was doing much in politics in 1988.

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  81. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    "NO! I won’t HEAR it young man. No ands, ifs, or buts. You go to your room right now young man and you are grounded from writing on that blog of yours. Honestly! Children these days… Give them a computer and they think they can rule the world!"

    LEGENDARY WIN!

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    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

  82. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    What about the FOX thing?

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    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

  83. barra_sadei says:

    Bob Dole loves talking about Bob Dole! Bob Dole!

    Man, people really get up onto a high horse… Or, rather, think they’re on the high-horse. But being on a high-horse is the polite way of saying "you’re being an idiot." And that’s my polite way of saying… Well, even for some people, I have basic standards…

    … Jackass…

    Anyway, you realize a federal law would be pretty much moot? Dedicated gaming stores (Game Stop, EB Games) have policies. I had to present my ID to get Fable II, and I’m 18 (I look well into college age, though). Besides, it doesn’t stop the kids from getting the games. It would just be a redundant law, wasting precious time and money (like they always do) in order to pass, that ultimately wouldn’t have much of an effect. My parents bought me Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty when I was 12. They let me play GTA3 when I was the same age too (my dad personally though I could stand the violence (I’ve been playing shooter games for as long as I rmemeber (Duck Hunt counting, that is), but was against the possibility of killing cops (his father was a detective in the Philly police a long time ago)). My mom’s only concern was if I knew what a prostitute was or not (in which I responded with "hooker").

    Something like these games are like curse words. By age 8, all kids know all of the curse words. They may not say them, but they know them… So, really, they way for the Thompson "cause" to succeed, you’d have to take away fundamantal rights of citizens, adults, and parents. The freedom of speech, the freedom to buy legal items, and the freedom to raise their own children how they want (within legal boundaries). Quite frankly, a lawyer such as yourself would understand that such an accomplishment would be impossible… At least as long as America is, you know… America… you facist pig.

  84. Alevan says:

    Maybe it’s because I’m sick but when I watch him write that, I’m imagining him sitting on Dennis’ desk with a pair of sunglasses on, going, "Dennis, Dennis, Dennis… So good to see you. I… missed you." Like the Matrix.

    Mr. Thompson, with all due respect… You didn’t prove anything in the last few years. What’re you going to prove now? You have your own blog now, so go write on there. If you harrass people now, you will get harrassed back an’ I don’t want to hear you whine and moan about it.

    NO! I won’t HEAR it young man. No ands, ifs, or buts. You go to your room right now young man and you are grounded from writing on that blog of yours. Honestly! Children these days… Give them a computer and they think they can rule the world!

    Amy Levandoski

  85. JDKJ says:

    I wouldn’t call what you did for NewsMax on the L’l Elian saga "coverage." More like you used NewsMax to constantly disparage the efforts of the family’s attorneys and tout yourself as the only attorney in Florida capable of saving Elian from his inevitable fate: deportation back to Cuba. And that makes you a seasoned news reporter? If you say so.

  86. hellfire7885 says:

    So you have another site that you will never update, and are likely to be fired from because if soemoen dares disaggree with you you will try your damn hardest to ruin their lives.

    Also, just because you don’t see the articleso n this site as news doesn’t mean we don/’t. Of course, you only believe it to be news if your ugly face is posted up on the front page.

    In any cas,e I know you only told us because you believe we can’t resist harassing people, so, you sit there with your sense of false superiority, and I’ll sit here and never go near your blog.


  87. jadedcritic says:

    Oh yeah, that’s Jack for you.

    Nice to know somethings never change.

    "Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn’t drop any good loot." – GP member, Doomsong

  88. ezbiker555 says:

    Oh gawd, jack posted here and Im having a mind block on what to respond with.

    Seriously. Jack this is the first (at least as far as I know) time that a few of us are saything something positive. I mean congrats you got a new job! But yeah like I said, don’t screw it up.

  89. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Prove it or bullshit, Jackie- boy.

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    Collin Griffin, A.K.A. Shadow Darkman, Sane Human Church-Goer, And Look What Jack’s Been Reduced To.

  90. Pixelantes Anonymous says:

    He’ll be fired the first time he disagrees with their editor in chief over something and calls him/her a satan.

    I see he’s back to his "million usernames march" again, btw, and referring to himself in third person.

    Pixelantes Anonymous – I’m not an attorney, but neither are you! Hoah!

    http://pixelantes.blogspot.com/

  91. HilaryDuffGta says:

    http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

     

     

    sadly thats how society views things as video games..its hipocracy at its best..If someone were to complain about hell lets just say the departed (god that movie is AWESOME) and they complained about all the violence and things like that lobbied to have R rated movies not shown anymore then every single person who is against violent video games would shout the whole "you cant do that" bull but 2 weeks later will yell out the same crap about banning gta and its ok to have our rights taken away..

     

    stupidity at its best

  92. michelleobamarama says:

    Cub reporter?  Not quite, Dennis.  That would refer to someone who hasn’t done this before.

    I covered the Elian Gonzalez saga for Newsmax.com and on Fox News Channel a dozen times in 2000.  I then covered the Bush v. Gore post election fight here in Florida for Newsmax.com as well and on Fox. 

    There’s a lot about Jack Thompson that Dennis McCauley doesn’t know.  If he did, he would be even more nervous than he already is.

    This assignment by Human Events has been fun.  Palin’s press conference today was a fiasco.  Read all about it at a site that covers real news.  Jack Thompson 

     

  93. Wolvenmoon says:

    Durrrrrr, it’s already illegal to sell to minors without parental knowledge, no one cares.

    If a law was made that required people to twirl around and sing every time they saw a guy with a red hat, no one would do it, and no one would enforce it.

    It’s the same thing with this law : JT has made anyone that dares criticize violent video games look like a braying jackass. It’d be like a heroine addict shooting up and telling me antibiotics were destroying my body.

    Somebody needs to shut this guy up, as his rantings have made it OKAY for the industry to escalate video game violence exponentially over the past few years. With gears of war 2 and fallout 3’s ‘blow their heads into anatomically correct chunks’ (okay, maybe not anatomically correct) violence being sold as just "M" alongside games like unreal tournament 3 (which had some gibs and blood and cussing, which should be M), parents can’t make an informed decision.

    But nope, as long as he still throws idiotic hissy fits and claims he’s intelligent because he DOESN’T play violent video games, people are going to look at the violence, just to NOT be like him.

    And if JT, like the obsessive twit we know he is takes the time to read comments reads this one, I’d love to hear his response)

    Apparently live action violence, such as Batman, and comic violence, again Batman (one of his favorite shows), don’t affect people.

    CSI, law and order:SVU, 24, sarah conner chronicles, none of these shows that go as far as depicting rape scenes and throat slittings create violence or desensitize. No, hookers laying in a puddle of their own blood, a man getting his head blown to bits with a shotgun, all of this is fine and dandy.

    Nor do shows about certain superheros dedicating their lives to vengeance and ignoring loved ones send a message to young kids. Something about turning the other cheek, about who vengeance belongs to.

    Also, in romans chapter 14 there is a verse about not purposing to cause other people to metaphorically stumble based on your beliefs. Wow. For a supposedly ‘christian’ ‘right winged’ ‘conservative’ you sure have some nasty habits contrary to your label.

  94. HilaryDuffGta says:

    http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

     

     

    "Back in 1988 Bennett was the GOP challenger to Palin for the district attorney’s job in Dade County. Bennett’s unique campaign message was that Palin was unfit for the job because, as a closeted lesbian with a drinking problem, she was great candidate for blackmail by the criminal element. Bill never explained why this remained a threat even after he exposed her "secret." Reno cruised at the polls.

    Jack Thompson Disbarred Attorney

    Maybe now you idiots will listen".

     

     

    Well its nice to see that first day on the job and he still acts immature..*shakes head* wow and people call gamers immature

  95. wehrgeist says:

    Funny enough, I reported his post on his new job’s website as being offensive, and they pulled it. 🙂

     

     

    Trust is the sound of death.

  96. Dragunov765 says:

    I knew he was trolling for job offers.

    Jack Thompson is like Britney Spears…if you keep talking about him, he’ll keep showing up in the news.  Ignore him completely and he’ll fade away into nothingness.  Personalities like his thrive on recognition more than any desire to serve the public good.

    So he’s writing a column for some internet rag.  Meh.

     

  97. Ashkihyena says:

    Seriously, who would give this guy a job after all the crap he’s done, then theres the fact that he’s disbarred in Flordia.  Yeah, can’t believe it honestly, maybe the people who hired Jack here just didn’t read up on him or something.

  98. Adamas Draconis says:

    She’s a member of the Bar’s Board? Wow I didn’t know that. Which brings a question to mind, and that question is this: Why didn’t she tell the gasbag to shut the hell up when she knew as well as anyone they could and would eventually take the hammer to him?

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  99. Adamas Draconis says:

    I picturing a team of juvenile grizzly bear ninjas it’s the TMNU!

    (Teenage Mutant Ninja Ursas!)

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  100. sarahvait says:

    "Ninja bear attacks"

    Lol, okay, I just imagined that.  Big teddy-bear looking bears with headbands and belts with shurikans on them.

  101. sheppy says:

    I tend to wish eye cancer or ninja bear attacks on my enemies.  I know I could go with more conventional horrors but I figure those are rare enough that if they actually happen, I’ve achieved something.

    Wall of Text Simulation- Insert coin to continue.

  102. Alevan says:

    You’d think the name, Amy, would be a dead give away… XD

    I just don’t wish a thing on my enemies.

    Amy Levandoski

  103. Father Time says:

    It always was, it’s really amusing when nuts like Jack fight the very thing that lets them say whatever they want, (like mocking a suicide for instance) barring lies and whatnot (which I think he was disbarred for).

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  104. Spartan says:


    I also find it mildly ironic that his lunacy will be protected under the first amendment. Talk about cruel twist of fate.

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    "The most difficult pain a man can suffer is to have knowledge of much and power over little" – Herodotus

  105. Doomsong says:

    Ok… but only if we can make him really itchy first.

    Nothing says torture like an itchy-planet ban.

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" – Benjamin Franklin

  106. Doomsong says:

    $20 says three months at the most.

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" – Benjamin Franklin

  107. Neeneko says:

    You mean he will actually have a paying job for once?

    So, who wants to bet on how long till they get annoyed with his antics and distance themselves from him?

  108. Zerodash says:

    More fundamental Christians believe in the authority of the husband (it is related to Islam and Judaism).  The husband lives to serve God and the wife lives to serve the husband…which pleases God.

  109. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    I was surprised he was able to FIND work, the way the economy is going.

    By the way, I wonder how much being an author on an online conservative rag pays…

    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  110. King of Fiji says:

    Good to see Mr. Thompson back in the work force.  🙂

     Also you have to love how the his description at the bottom of the article described him as a "former lawyer" instead of a "disbarred lawyer" which is more accutare.  xD

  111. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Yes, we are. 😀

    P.S. The lyrics are "Like a drifter…", not "Like a stripper…" XP

    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  112. Vake Xeacons says:

    "Here I go again, on my own, goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known. Like a stripper, I was born to walk alone…"

    This is going to be fun! Yes, Jack, we are pleased! 

  113. Neeneko says:

    Keep in mind, he never supported his family.  His wife is a successful and well respected Lawyer (even a member of the bar’s board.).  She has been the breadwinne since I can’t recal JT actually having won any cases in decades.

  114. HilaryDuffGta says:

    http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

     

     

    wait wait wait???  "gay conspierecy" come on seriously that has to be a joke??? anyone??

     

    Honestly i’m 50 50 on this one yea its good he has a job so he can support his family but he’ll screw it up when people start to not agree with his stories and he will do the classic gp move of "if you are going to post here you are legally suppose to put your full name address and phone number" bull that he pulled how many times on here??? Given it is sad to a point that he lost his career (ok not really) but maybe this will work…thats a tough maybe though..

  115. silversnowfox says:

    I would like to put forward a recomendation to the court of GP.  I am requesting that we ban Mr Thompson from living on this planet.  Will anyone second?

  116. hayabusa75 says:

    This is Jack’s big surprise?  How typically impotent.  Well, enjoy your new "job" while you can, Jack.  If your own propensity towards self-destruction doesn’t get you, the hackers will.

    "There is no sin except stupidity." – Oscar Wilde

  117. Cecil475 says:

    Eagle Publishing Inc…

    Would this be related to the Eagle Forum? I recall the interviews he did there and they really kissed his behind.

     – Warren Lewis


    R.i.P GamePolitics 2005-2016

  118. DavCube says:

    Why am i not surprised that this is all he could cook up? Now instead of staring at the computer typing endless rants and press releases, he’s now a news blogger. Blogging. Just what his ‘opponents’ do. The circle is now complete…

    That said, i’m glad he at least got SOMETHING to fill his financial void. Though sadly, this will probably make for more of a profit for him than his last decade as an attorney…

  119. M. Carusi says:

    Am I the only one who gets the sense that "conservative columns" are for washed up people whose actual careers have gone down the toilet?  There was that Pat Boone guy who Dennis covered a while ago and now this.

  120. ConnorM5 says:

    Reading all the comments saying ‘Good on you for getting a job’ makes me smile. Because if, say, a GP editor was fired and then it was reported that he passed the bar or something, I’m almost positive Thompson would call him a ‘Godless bastard’ who is ‘corrupting the youth of this country’ or something. It would probably be bitter and laced with various nasty comments.

    Showing humility in victory. Gamers ftw.

  121. doewnskitty says:

    I just realized how perfect a set up this new "job" is for Jack.

    Now he has even more reason and time to spend on a computer, something that has already been long his favorite pastime.

    And any site that includes Ann Coulter and many of those other names in a positive manner isn’t one that deals much with sensible reason.  Which means Thompson will really fit in there!

  122. Derovius says:

     You have to be a woman, no gentleman of the internet would actually think of someone elses happiness, much less Jacks.

  123. Neeneko says:

    His wife is a sucessful lawyer, they are not hurting for money.

    Though I imagine, given his theological background, it must REALLY eat at him that his wife is the breadwinner instead of submissive to him (like he seems to think other women should be to their husbands)

  124. Alevan says:

    Well. He isn’t gone for good — but I’m glad that he did find a new job.

    I know. SHOCKER. I’m happy that he found a job. The reason why, though, is that he is a father with a son. I’m sure things are hard for him too, with everything the way it is. A conservative reporter/blogger type of job is perfect for him. He lost touch as a lawyer, so I hope he can rant away to his heart’s content.

    But, at least he’s happy.

    Amy Levandoski

  125. Awol says:

    Forget being Disbarred the man can barely write. Reading some of his court statements makes me wonder if his spell and gramar check software in office was removed.

  126. wiregr says:

    I’m a little suprised any website wanting to be taken seriously would allow a disbarred lawyer who submitted pornography in his court filings to write a column. Especially a conservative website. Do they even bother to do any research on their own writers? Oh well, I suppose I’ll just go right ahead and assume they already knew all of that and fully support his previous actions.

    :: facepalm ::

  127. Aprincen says:

    I predict his column will be read more by his opponents (gamers) than by others. Don’t give him any attention, he is a pundit now, he has no power anymore.

  128. SimonBob says:

    In before "lol wonder when jack will show!"

    Which industry poll is he referring to?  The last two that I read both said most parents were gaming with their kids, not clamouring for increased prohibitions.


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