Jack Thompson Talks GTA and Aaron Alexis on the Pat Campbell Podcast

Tulsa, Oklahoma Talk Radio Station KFAQ AM 1170 gives former Florida Attorney and familiar anti-game crusader Jack Thompson a chance to talk about his favorite subject: Grand Theft Auto.

On Pat Campbell's podcast, Thompson discusses at length the effects of the Grand Theft Auto series, the Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis' obsessive gaming habits, and the possible culpability of corporations that make violent video games.

You can find the show here. It's about 30 minutes long.

Thanks to mthiel for the tip.

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    Cecil475 says:

    I found the host to be more entertaining that Jack himself, and I say 'entertaining' a WTF kind of way. He kept repeating himself. Maybe it's an age thing. Maybe it's an age thing. I'd agree, but I do know people in that older age bracket that introduced me to many different videogames growing up.

    He also obsessed over How much money that game has made so far. This is something anti-gamers seem to just obsess over. It's either over that or that the video game industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Looks like they're still blaming the game for the kid shooting his grandmother despite the fact that is was truly ruled as an accident.It goes to show that people who truly believe that games kill will think that regardless of the official verdict. These are of course the same people who believe that the Supreme court was in the industry's pocket concerning the verdict to Brown vs EMA.

    All aside there really isn't many people who will take Jack on their show. He has made enemies out of so many. The only people I can think off the toop of my head who willhave him is the Utah Eagle Forum, and uber crazy people like this.

     – W

    edit – Tacking this on as well. Also noticed how he said that he didn't understand why any adult of any age would play this game. How something is wrong with any parent who thinks their child is mature enough for this game. All he needs to do to be an offical part of the anti-game crowd is to call them 'videos' instead of 'videogames'.

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    black manta says:

    Yeah, he's trying to do that over at GameZone now.  Matt and Lance Liebl said they get emails from JT, and they respond, but I have told them that they are probably already finding that dealing with JT is like arguing with a brick wall, as we here at GP have known for a long time now.  And that he is cut from the same cloth as Fred Phelps, in that his modus operandi is to say outrageous things in hopes of provoking people into taking a shot at him, thus validating his views as well as stoking his Narcissistic Personality Disorder-fueled need for attention. (I also told them be glad they don't have a fax machine!)

    I advised the best way to deal with JT is ignore him and don't respond to his emails at all.  But if he proves to be enough of a nuisance (which he almost certainly will), they may have to IP ban him there as well.

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    black manta says:

    Oh how the mighty have fallen.  Time was Jack would appear on every major news outlet that would have him (Still keeps bringing up "60 Minutes," which was more than a decade ago as his one brief shining moment).

    Now he has to contend himself with appearing on a third rate conservative radio talk show that doesn't even get satellite distribution and whose listenership is no doubt 1) miniscule and 2) consists only of far right-wing nutjobs like himself.  Sad, really.

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    GrimCW says:

    I can vouch for that :) As I said elsewhere we had Halo tournaments ship board while I was in Iraq.

    Held a couple Halo 1 games, and when H2 came out and someone finally got a couple copies in the mail, we switched over and it just blew up from there.

    When docked they had a whole shack setup for gaming, and lan parties. Even had a LAN group that met up in the Galley from time to time for some gaming amidst those with decent enough laptops or somehow smuggled a desktop on board (managed to slink my old ShuttlePC in :) was good times)

    Even back at home base we'd often have people hook their consoles up in the barracks common area and we'd get large LAN parties going. Eventually a LAN shop opened up just off base for 20+ player tourneys in various games.

    Its uncommon to find many military personnel that don't game like I said. I'm sure while Halo was big back when I was there, CoD is probably HUGE right now alongside battlefield (BF2 was up and coming, but being PC only, most didn't get it)

    This is why I disagree with always on DRM for games, and why I think MS was stupid for even considering the idea for their console. If they do that they'd oust a vast majority of their user base.

    FYI to MS, most military personnel don't use their base APO/FPO address because most services don't even allow it! Instead they'll use friends/families addresses if they're on base, or if they're off base, they'll use their own. I used my parents address in NY despite I was home based in WA for example. Knew another guy that used his brothers address in Kentucky, and another from Texas. We were all living in the barracks, and that APO/FPO crap always caused problems with shipping and billing.

    They narrowly averted a disaster with the XBone by lifting that idiotic move. They nearly just handed the entire market to the PS4 on a silver platter!

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    BearDogg-X says:

    Did a bit of research, and if there is any truth to what Jacky Boy says(and I highly doubt the habitual liar is telling the truth), the Congresswoman might be California Rep. Grace Napolitano. She was the only other co-sponsor of Joe Baca and Frank Wolf's warning label bill last term.

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    GrimCW says:

    Still waiting on them to blame cars for vehicle accidents and road rage (both blamed on the driver) and alcohol to be blamed for drunken rage and poisoning people for centuries… 

    Or maybe warning labels on the steering wheels… "this device is known in the state of california to cause uncontrollable road rage."

    TBH would anyone intelligent even work with a disbarred lawyer? kinda of a reputation killer to work with someone thats been deemed unfit…

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    E. Zachary Knight says:

    So John Bruce is working with a "Congresswoman", whom he admits wouldn't want to be named, on passing legislation to add a warning label to video games as well as a bill to apply direct liability on game creators for the "harm" caused by those playing the game. Both are non-starters even if said "Congresswoman" actually exists.

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    black manta says:

    Also whenever he's asked a question of why other countries with high video game consumption don't experience mass killings, he either dodges the question because he doesn't have an answer for it, or he reveals his racism by making some outrageous claim about their cultural inferiority.

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    hellfire7885 says:

    One thing to note is that often when he claims to be working with someone, especially someone who has any power, he always, ALWAYS refuses to name them, ever.

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    GrimCW says:

    I dare JT there to go to a military base and find very many soldier/sailor/airmen that DON'T play games excessively.

    Especially of those living in the barracks.  And yet.. so few mass shootings…

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