You think? A New York Magazine article chronicles the strong dislike conservative bloggers have for a Flash game called "Tea Party Zombies Must Die." Bloggers took notice of the game created by company StarvingEyes last night and went ballistic.
The game charges players with shooting various zombie versions of politicians and Fox News contributors including Newt Gingrich, Congresswoman Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck and The Koch Brothers. The game's description reads: "The Tea Party zombies are walking the streets of America. Grab your weapons and bash their rotten brains to bits! Destroy zombie Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, the Koch Brothers, and many more!"
Jason Oda, the creator of the game and the head of the company, told Media Research Center TV that “The game was just a personal project. I am not worried about it effecting [sic] business." Oda created the 2008 Flash game Kung-fu election, so it's not the first time he's ever tried his hand at animated interactive political satire..
So what do Conservative bloggers think of it? NY Magazine has gathered some choice morsels from the most prominent outlets on the net.
Powerline: "It is pretty much impossible, at this point, to tell where the respectable left ends and the cesspool left begins; or, more accurately, whether a respectable left exists at all."
Glenn Beck's website Hot Air: "I tried to get worked up about it, truly, knowing full well there’d be urine puddles on the floor all over Media Matters HQ had some conservative programmer done a version of this involving union leaders or whatever. But then I saw the Fox News/Glenn Beck zombies. It’s simply too silly to be threatening.
The game does call to mind the infamous Sarah Palin target map, which included Representative Gabrielle Giffords, and the more recent Arizona Glock giveaway — the key difference, of course, being the complicitness of elected officials. Dumb and tasteless? Sure. But at least the game was not signed off on by a professional politician."
National Review: "I can feel wave after wave of New Tone washing over me."
Sonoran Alliance: "Zombies or not, the reality of the situation is that liberal Democrats don’t play by the same rules for society. ... Yes, it is free expression protected under the Constitution and conservatives should defend it with every ounce of energy. But Wow! Is it ever in bad taste and dripping with hypocrisy."
Source: NY Magazine