Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to Louisiana

April 16, 2009 -

Perhaps Yogi Berra said it best: It's like deja vu all over again.

On the heels of ugly, public dust-ups with both the Utah Attorney General and the President of the Utah State Senate, Jack Thompson is taking his pursuit of video game legislation to Louisiana.

Again.

On Friday Sen. A.G. Crowe (R, at left) will introduce SB 152. The bill, with the addition of a few bells and whistles, is essentially the same truth in advertising measure that passed the Utah legislature in March, only to be vetoed by Gov. Jon Huntsman.

Last week Thompson circulated a press release indicating that a bill "nearly identical" to his failed Utah legislation would be proposed in Louisiana. While he did not name the sponsor, GamePolitics has learned that it is Sen. Crowe. In the press release, Thompson said that he expects to testify before the Louisiana legislature along with "four experts."

Sen. Crowe is apparently untroubled by the acrimony that marked Thompson's 2006 attempt to legislate video games in Louisiana. At that time a Thompson-authored bill unanimously passed both houses of the Louisiana legislature and was signed into law by then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco. The measure was eventually ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge, but not before Thompson got into an ugly, public dispute with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office (see: Suddenly Thompson is Feuding With Former Louisiana Allies).

Since Thompson's last chaotic go-round in Louisiana, he was permanently disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court for more than two dozen professional misconduct violations. Thompson has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

While the failed 2006 legislation ultimately cost Louisiana $91,000 in video game industry legal fees, it also provided some typically bombastic Thompson quotes, including: Nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you're a hit man or a video gamer.

For more background on Thompson's earlier Louisiana experience, check out The Circus Comes to Louisiana, a piece I wrote for Joystiq in 2006.


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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

On top of that, this bill is actually more drastic in its measures.  The Utah bill had questionable constitutional issues.  This one has undeniable constitutional issues.  The lawyers will actually be able to use the previous Louisiana case as precedent.

On top of that, it will deny access to minors to most products simply because they don't own a driver's license.  Tickle Me Elmo will be off limits to a 14-year-old due to this restriction.  (No, that's not an exaggeration.)

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Yikes... yeah I can see this one being a waste of tax payer dollars...


Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

your not gonna win jack, now cut out the shit.

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Well we know where he is going I say head him off at the pass. 

Forward all the info from his recent antics in Utah and thier ruling on HB353 to the Governer and the A.G. in Louisiana (just be careful to avoid spamming) to help set the grounds of his expertise.   Might save more money than Geico.

 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

"Nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you're a hit man or a video gamer."

Or a Ninjavy SEAL trio taking down Somali pirates in one of the most awesome rescues ever.

 

 

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

 Well played XD

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

That was a beautiful remark. I love it.

Win: 3 Headshots

Epic: On a boat, aiming at a tiny boat, rocked by waves, over 80 feet away.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

A. It shall be an unfair or deceptive trade practice for any retail business
to sell or distribute any goods or services which are labeled with an age
restriction or recommendation on the packaging to any personwho is under the
restricted or recommended age.

This is unconstitutional under the First Amendment as you're giving non-government programs the force of law.  Louisiana already tried this, and it goes BEYOND the original "Truth in Advertising" law that failed in Utah.

D.(1) Any retail establishment which sells or distributes goods or services, which are labeled or advertised with an age restriction or
recommendation, shall post a sign on the door of the establishment and at the
cash register which reads as follows:
"We card! The sale or distribution of any goods or services, which has
an age restriction or recommendation, will not be sold to any person without a
valid driver's licenses or state issued identification card."

This is forced speech and is also unconstitutional under the First Amendment.  Oh...this literally means ALMOST EVERY retailer in Louisiana will have this signage.  There are probably no retailers (with maybe a few exceptions) that do not have products without age recommendations.  Even if one product in their entire inventory has an age recommendation, they're forced to put up these signs.

If this law is enacted, it will get overturned and Louisiana will be on the hook for more legal fees.

To paraphrase Jack Thompson:  How predictable.  How sad.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

How in the world can they possibly think they can make a law enforcing "recommendations"? Do they not understand what the word means? Sure, maybe restrictions could be enforced with a law, but a recommendation?

Does Jack think that every retail group out there won't be rabidly opposed to this, not just the ESRB or MPAA? It's just mind-bogglingly stupid that no one has stepped in and pointed out the over-arching effects this will have on every aspect of sales in the state and just how disruptive it will be to every business in Louisiana.

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

From JT's point of view, this makes perfect sense, I guess. After all, the veto in Utah was because shops wouldn't enforce the ESRB anymore, so if you make it illegal to do that, you've solved the problem. Right? ...Right?

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

Which is kind of funny considering that Jack kept on saying how that resoning was ridiculous and not a reasonable excuse for the veto... and that's how Jack took a law that might have actually stood some slim chance of getting passed, and made a bill that was CLEARLY unconsitutional... One step foward, two step backs... or the quote i prefer "one step to the side, and one step back into a ditch full of used surgical equipment."

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

That in fact is what he said his next move would be. I didn't expect him to be stupid enough to actually carry it out though.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

 Ya i don't think that was in the Utah bill, and both those things will get the bill thrown out in court.

If the rest of the bill i still on the truth in advertising angle then (D) seems to to state that they MUST advertise. The bill does not give the option for the retailer to NOT advertise their policy... Hell, the fact that it includes "goods" which are labeled, it means that all retailers must advertise they have a policy like that even if they don't.  Essentially with the combination of (A) and (D) they are forcing the retailers to enforce a voluntary policy; that is to say, with this bill the ESRB ratings would no longer be a voluntary system as this bill is forcing ALL the retailers to carry it out...

The Utah bill i do not think had this wording and it is part of what the bill toothless but more passable than previous bills. It still kept the ESRB as a voluntary system in that a retailer always had the option to not have a carding policy or to not advertise their policy and thus not make carrying out the policy legally binding. The Utah bill essentially said "if advertise that you have a policy to do something, then it's illegal for you not to do it"... this bill says the same thing, but comes with the added bit "and ALL retailers, regardless of if they want to have such a policy or not, MUST advertise that they have such a policy"... and that addition makes the voluntary ESRB system a legally enforced one

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

It's too bad that Eddie Edwards isn't the Governor any more. His veto could have been bought for a mere $50,000.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

 Someone needs to encourage the Utah A.G, and Utah Senate President Michael Waddoups to email Sen. A.G. Crowe and give him insight into the method of Thompson.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

@Sen. Crowe:

Lay off the Grecian Formula.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

I put the following on my Facebook along with a link (using the AG's picture) to this article:

 

So, that's the Lousiana AG.
And, according to the bill, which is also linked to in the article, ALL products and services with age recommendations, whether labeled or just advertised, MUST be ID checked by the purchaser.

Which means your 10 year old won't be able to buy Monopoly because it has an age recommendation of "8 years & up".

I feel sorry for you Louisiana folks. When they tried to pass a video game bill awhile back, you were stuck with a $90,000 bill because it failed to pass Constitutional muster in court. Now, you face lawsuits in every direction to block this new idiotic bill.

Here's an idea: If the Traitor John Bruce "Jack" Thompson thinks this is such a "bullet-proof" and Constitutional bill, similar to the one that was vetoed recently by the governor of Utah, and that he plans on testifying in favor of during hearings to get this bill passed, along with his "experts"; How about you citizens demand the AG and Louisiana legislatures require that the Traitor John Bruce put his money and credibility where his mouth is and defend the bill in court, paying any and ALL lawyer fees once the bill fails. Let him take it to the US Supreme Court if he wants. But HE is the one who pays the fees should it fail.

...

Oh, wait. He can't, can he?
He's been disbarred by the Florida Bar.
And he has no credibility, no honor, no ethics, and no morals left to loose.

So, gee, I guess that's why he's so willing to back a bill that will so clearly fail. HE has nothing to loose. Only Louisiana citizens do.
 
 
 

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Agreed.

Although, Buddy Caldwell is Attorney General of Louisiana, this guy's name happens to be A.G. Crowe.

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

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Silly Parents.  What were they thinking?  Did they think he was going to follow an attorny's career track?  AG A.G. Crowes?  It's like the Majors family naming their kid Sargent and hoping he'll become a General in the Army.

...

Ok, yeah, it was my stupid fault.  Speedily zipping through while at work and got caught goofing up because of the prior reference to the Utah AG.  :: sigh ::  My bad.  Thanks for the fix.  :)

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

Other than the veto, the thing that suprised me most about Utah is how his info about his behavior and disbarrment was discussed so much in the press.  With his latest blowup in Utah, this time putting his nonsense behavior even more in the limelight, he is going to find that getting allies will be tougher.

I wouldn't be suprised if this Louisiana legislation fizzles before it gets too far- and it will all be Jack's fault.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

No it won't be his fault, it's never his fault, it's impossible fori t to e his fault /sarcasm

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

 

I love the quote in the article.

Although, I suppose it's fair to point out that vice presidents have shot more people in the face than people playing video games.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

I've seen this behavior before during his Bar trial. He kept harping about the judge's loyalty oath, hoping to get the case invalidated or get the judge to recuse herself or be removed, and he was going ot continue this until a judge ruled uninanimously in his favor.

He's likely attempting the same thing here, he'll keep cycling the same states, allowing the governments to change just enough until someones lets him get his way.

Only in his mind would that work, and only in his mind are people that expendable.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

From what I got the last time he tried this shit it seemed like the majority of the people voting on the damn thing didn't know he made it. He was trying to be all puppet mastery and saying things like "dance puppets dance!"

 

Grrrr, suppose to be a reply to the above.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Here's a question that's been working its way through my head for a while now.

Why is Thompson allowed to write "laws" for a state that he doesn't even live in? It would be different, though content wise would still be unconstitutional, if it was for a federal law; but this is state law. Shouldn't you be required, by law, to actually live in a state to write laws for it?

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Because it's being sponsored by someone there, so basically you can write up a bill and if someone sponsors it, then it can get voted on.

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

All he is doing is finding an arch-conservative ally, and putting it up through them by asureing them all the parents will vote for them and the law is bulletproof. They take it hook line and sinker and run with it. After it has gotten a little distance and is about to be discussed, JT jumps out of the bushes and yells "Surprise, this law is -all me BABY!-" Then he repeats the song and dance, which either has the end it being a law that is declared unconstitutional, and costing the state a lot of money, or the govenor will step up and veto the bill, in which case he triggers JT's trap card. When tapped, it does 10 points of email damage, or kills one fax machine of your choice.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

This pic, I think, sums it all up:

fail train

******* http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1907543

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

o_0

Didn't expect to scroll down and see that!

So

Hes going to do the same thing again, and fail?

My god its like a dog that doesn't learn about its boundries. When the master puts up the eletric fence and you keep going over that feild, what do you think is going to happen? The same thing.

Why didn't you listen to me when I suggested you take up the fight againts drugs or something like that? Oh wait because you wanted to make an example out of me rather than listen to good advice. Gee thanks.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

The whole thing, from beginning to end is utter failure.

1. A.  Toys have age recommendations.  Indeed, go to bookstores and in the children sections, many of those sections are divided by age recommendations.  Of course, how do you get around this?  Grade level recommendations.  It's not age recommended, it's grade level recommended.

1. B.  So, even if not labeled, the product is advertised as being for a particular age group?  Yeah, that's gonna lead to some interesting lawsuits. 

1. C.  So where's a 10 year old going to get a "driver's license or government identification card" to buy a water pistol or the game of Sorry?

1. D.  So, basically, ALL businesses.  Including book stores, amusement parks, retail stores... hey, is a school considered a "service"?  I mean, this law does indicate goods AND services.

1. E. 1. ii. Dennis, we could use the details of the reference to "responsible vendor program".

They just WANT to have to pay lawyer's fees, don't they?

I'd like to see these so-called experts argue the logic that ALL age recommended items legitimately fall under the need for this law.  Or are they going to focus ONLY on video games and other media?

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

Here we go again...

At this point, hearing JT doing stuff like this is enough to give me an ulcer.  And like I said, hadn't he already been defeated here before?  What makes him think that just because there are a couple new people in office that it'll be any different?  Yes, Jindal is a Republican, but I think he's one of those that Jack once called a RINO on one of his Human Events rants.  And even though there's a new AG and a new Goverenor, I'd think there'd still be enough people in office, including the judge, who remember him from last time.

I doubt he'll bring forth any of these "experts" he keeps touting.  IIRC, last time they either never showed or he refused to provide them when asked.

 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

Does this guy know everything that has happened with JT in the last year?  Including everything up till today.

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

We should let him know anyway

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Dear Louisiana.

I got carded for trying to purchase a Teen rated game. Shut up about all this truth in advertising junk. It'll never work, and even Utah thought it was a waste of time and money.

That is all.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Dear Louisiana,

My 13 year old son could buy the DVD movie Saw V: The Unrated Director's edition because it was unrated.

He could buy a copy of The Holy Bibile, even though I, personally, found it filled with obscene, inappropriate material for his age yet doesn't have an age recommendation stamped on it or on the book shelf in the store.

BUT, he couldn't buy the game Monopoly, which has an age recommendation of "8 years & up" because he neither owns a driver's license nor a government identification card.

What's up with that?

Best Regards,

Andrew

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Telling Louisiana that you find the bible offensive is just going to get you ignored.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

And yet, if a law like this passes, the content of the Bible will need to be rated.  The Bible is full of torture, murder, genocide, rape, incest, nudity and sexual situations.  At the very least, I'm thinking T for Teen but really should be M for Mature.  Censors never really think their cunning plans all the way through.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Yeah yeah, but but, the Bible is a 100% accurate account of the world's history from 2,000+ years ago! How DARE YOU CHALLENGE THE WORD OF GAWWWWWDAH! It's infallible you godless heathen!

 

May you burn in hell,

Jesus Freak M. Sheep

 

 

 

<_<

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Your sarcasm is noted.

I say this seriously.

The image below depicts what I would personally want to do with someone who believes in forcing their religion on others.

Too bad I'll never get to do it in reality. 

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

and some are incapable of thinking at all O.o

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Then it'll be a major press fiasco against Louisiana for attempting to "mentally molest" my child with material that I find obscene and inappropriate for him.  Because, after all, their claim is to be protecting children from harm, and if they are supporting the sale of material to my child that I consider harmful, then THEY are the ones knowingly and intentionally attempting to harm my child, against my Rights as a Parent.  And, as such, claims that they are attempting to Protect the Rights of Parents to provide their children with material that isn't harmful, will be proven false and fraudulent.

It would not be in their best interest to just dismiss a claim that a Parent feels inappropriate material was sold to their child at the support of the state when it's the state that is passing this law to, supposedly, protect the children and protect the Parent's Rights.  They will have been show as knowingly and intentionally having fraudulently passed this bill under false and fraudulent pretense.

I'd happily take that case to the US Supreme Court, even if to loose, just to show the world just how unethical, dishonorable, and corrupt any part of the US government is.

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Why is that? Double Standards?

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Human nature I would say, when you say you're offended by something someone else likes, they tend to not want to listen to you, they may listen or finish reading to be polite but they wouldn't take you seriously. For instance if i wrote you an e-mail about how I find video games to be a waste of time and only children should play em and any adults who play em are just immature, then proceed to yammer on about something else, how seriously would you take me?

not that i believe that, i love my games ;)

A good example is my co-worker. He was a seargent in the military and he lived and breathed it for years. He loved being in the military, but of course he's out now and things are a bit different. The non-military people in the public around here always attach a stigma to people who join the military as idiots who couldn't find a better job and had to join up and when someone says that to him, he might be nice and shrug em off and keep on going, or he might chew em a new one, but either way he won't listen to anything else they have to say or take anything else they have to say seriously.

So i would say its just general human nature to ignore people who are offended by something you like or who insult something you like. not to say EVERYONE is like that but in my experience its never good to insult something someone likes and then proceed to try and offer them your view on a subject and try to get them to agree with you.

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Sad, I would think that soldier would agree to at least a point.  As a ex-soldier who worked as a paralegal, there were those soldiers who fitted that stigma(I had to work with at least a couple).  Yes, most soldiers are good and honorable but not all are.  Generally, there is alot of behind the scenes drama, etc that goes in that most people never see, which when I was over in Korea, you generally find out about or hear the rumors more(like married people with spouses back in the US "dating" while stationed in Korea, sometimes with other married people) --fun times. 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

In essence, yes. Keep in mind Louisiana has Parishes instead of Counties.

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

That has more to do with the state's roots as a French colony than anything else.

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

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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

Are these "experts" of his the same ones who he refused to reveal last time?

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

'Thompson said that he expects to testify before the Louisiana legislature'

see this is what i dont get...why?

why is thompson testifying?

he's not a doctor, hes not a psychologist, hes not a resident of the state, hes not a video game representative.

I dont get why he gets given time to come and give reasons as to why this bill should be passed. He simply isnt qualified to. He's a guy with an opinion. Nothing more. I mean i get that he is involved with the drafting of the bill, but that doesnt mean he's qualified to speak on the subject (as we all know he isnt).

Heres what will happen:

He will just spout off the same tired old lies over and over.

Once again, nobody with any authority will have the balls to stand up to him.

Therefore his lies will get believed by crusty old politicians who have no clue about reality.

itl get passed.

Itl get found unconstitutional.

Itl waste money.

Thompson will move onto the next state and do it all again.

 

wnat to know how to stop it? hmm perhaps somebody in authority, i.e. some game industry representatives, should actually get involved, spend oooh 5 minuts researching the factual versions of thompsons lies, go down there, counter each and every lie he makes, and get him laughed outta the place. hmm 5 minutes work. Any takers? nope? no didnt think so, Nobody with any authority (*cough* the entire games industry lately *cough*) has any balls. Im sick of having to stand up for my passion without the support of the ppl we are standing up for!

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

Jack Thompson will attempt to testify as an 'expert', although what he's an expert in I have no idea.  He'll probably make a jackass out of himself, and anyone who cross-examines him will realize that he has no fucking clue.

Then, when his bill is rejected, he'll implode, piss everyone off, and be throuh out of the state.

 
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Andrew EisenOoo, this one came down to the wire! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/749082525/nefarious09/19/2014 - 1:03am
Andrew EisenI don't doubt that many are truly interested in journalistic integrity. The problem I'm often seeing is they seem to have no idea how or where to talk about it.09/18/2014 - 11:46pm
Andrew EisenDidn't word that well. Busy at work. I've seen people claim that GamerGate is solely about ethics and transparency in games journalism and then go on to show that what they're really after is silencing those who talk about gender issues in games.09/18/2014 - 11:45pm
Kronodebate. Becaus apparently people who only post on Reddit are supposed to police twitter before they're allowed to question anything about the people involved.09/18/2014 - 10:40pm
KronoI highly doubt many, if any are using journalistic integrity as a cover for harassment. The people harassing are essentially trolls. They aren't interested in subtle. More often it's othe other way around. People use "but X is being harassed" to shut down09/18/2014 - 10:38pm
Andrew EisenAnd exacerbating everything is the fact that all the cries of ethics violations have been obnoxious and easily proven false.09/18/2014 - 8:59pm
Andrew EisenProblem is, I would imagine, the sheer number of people who are using journalistic integrity as a cover for their harassing actions or only bringing it up on the false pretense of journalistic integrity.09/18/2014 - 8:47pm
Andrew EisenHaving said that, I can certainly see how one would be frustrated if they truly just wanted to talk about journalistic integrity and someone said they were one of the people harassing Sarkeesian, Quinn and others (though I've seen no examples of that).09/18/2014 - 8:44pm
KronoThat's been the common refrain, that talk of journalism ethics is just an excuse to harass people.09/18/2014 - 8:44pm
KronoLines like "like a partial compromise with the howling trolls who’ve latched onto ‘ethics’ as the latest flag in their onslaught against evolution and inclusion." are taring everyone questioning the ethics as a harasser.09/18/2014 - 8:43pm
Andrew EisenKrono - Except, none of the articles were talking about gamers complaining about journalist ethics, let alone called them white male misogynists. They were talking about the gamers who were harassing others.09/18/2014 - 8:36pm
Kronomakes plenty of sense. It's rather hard to dismiss someone as a white guy running a sock puppet when they've posted proof they're a woman, or black, or another minority.09/18/2014 - 8:32pm
 

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