Dissecting Jack Thompson`s Anti-Gaming Rant

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in
http://kotaku.com/357305/dissecting-jacks-lies-niu-shooting

A blogger broke down Jack Thompson"s Fox News rant about how video games caused the NIU shootings. Lots of inaccuracies.
There are 50 comments:
Male 170
Yep, B-Hazard seaks the truth. After playing Viva Pinata I always seem to plant seeds and expect them to be fully grown in about 10 minutes. And a desire to beat animals with a shovel, because no matter how much candy I feed them, the hearts never appear over their heads.
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Male 1,023
lol,i like number 5.

violence in video games does conform us to violence. it does all that stuff but does it really "cause" violence. thats the question.

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Male 1,725
lol like others have said, i have recently started running tons of people over and breaking into military bases since grand theft auto san andreas
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Female 237
I hate how as soon as these shootings happen, everyone goes crazy trying to psycho-analyze the shooter. It doesn`t help anyone, and it makes stupid people paranoid about everything (like video games). Stick with the obvious- he (the shooter) was unstable and off his meds. Why do we need to make up more reasons? Jack Thompson takes it too far, acting like such a know-it-all.
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Female 2,695
that guy definitely rides the fail bus around town.
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Male 738
Jack Thompson may just be the biggest jackass since Ted Stevens gave his keynote "Series of Tubes" speech. And I think Sen. Stevens made a better point.
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Male 36
NEWS:
A brand new study has concluded that playing video games enables a person to be 50x more likely to perform a school shooting, these violent images are rotting our american youth!

NEWS 10min later:
Coming up our exclusive footage of a triple homicide rape, new at 11.

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Male 1,275
Cant bring myself to read it, to boring.
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Male 1,343
Anyone here have san andreas for pc? I strongly recommend the mod `defamation of character.`

jack thompson is a douche.

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Male 1,386
It makes me sad that i share the same last name as him |-(
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Male 28
BOOM HS?
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Male 5,970
OWNED!
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Male 1,882
"I`m waiting for Jack to die from falling down stairs so I can rally and somehow blame God and say religion needs banned."

Woah, wait... what? I can see a connection between heart attack and fast food, but damn. How does that even work? "I fell down the stairs because the Bible said so" or "God told me to throw myself down the stairwell" or "Satan possessed the stairs and assaulted me" or what?

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Male 1,882
I was playing Counterstrike when I was in high school, and I never went on a shooting spree.

I guess I must be retarded or something.

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Male 449
Hey putzpie, the barrel things in the carnival level in sonic 3 can be moved up and down by pushing the corresponding buttons while sonic`s standing on them.

Come talk to me next time you need sonic advice

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Male 17
Dude! I go to that site like everyday!
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Female 818
Oh Jack Thompson. You`re my favorite crazy <3
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Male 694
"lost his train of thought"
I think his train of thought derailed a few years back :-P
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Male 658
I hope Jack Thompson needs surgery one day and refuses to get it because there are video games about surgery.
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Female 229
Counterstrike dosen`t teach kids how to kill anyless than Harry Potter teaches you how to be a skilled sorcerer in black magic. -.-
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Female 229
This is exactly like the reason why my Grandma refuses to let me read Harry Potter. She`s afraid I`ll learn witch craft and join an evil witch cult or some crazy crap like that by reading it. It`s all complete BS.
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Male 358
Ah Old Jackie boy! Whenever I need a good laugh, or to release some pent up anger, I read an article on Jackie. And promptly send him an obscene email. He`ll reply some day dammit!
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Female 283
Yes, and porno movies are caused my Mass Effect. Ha ha, Fox News.
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Male 199
Hey, you can get pretty mad at video games sometimes.... especially that one carnival level in Sonic 3 where the barrel is harder than heck to get past, I mean it`s OBVIOUS that that`s what caused this whole situation.
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Male 68
I`m waiting for Jack to die from falling down stairs so I can rally and somehow blame God and say religion needs banned.

Or how about he dies of a heart attack and I can blame fast food.

If he can get popular so can I!

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Female 738
Inaccuracies on Fox news?! Never!
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Female 192
haha loofahboy!
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Female 220
LOL B-Hazard!!!! I arrange all of the stuff in my cabinets to form lines since I started playing tetris too.
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Male 3,301
I`ve been playing videogames all my life. My God, with all that Sim City I`ve been playing, it`s only a matter of time before I become a serial city planner! Save me Jack Thompson!
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Male 10,440
this jack guy is something, you people have convinced me that hes wrong, but this link is full of holes. If your gonna discredit someone, do it properly.
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Male 2,958
In all fairness, last year I started speaking in a cuban accent and moving cocaine in my neighborhood after I got the scarface game.
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Female 507
Hey, I`m highly skilled in being a destructive deity because of Black and White, but that doesn`t mean I`m gonna go shoot fireballs at people! Though the game does make it look like a lot of fun...
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Male 2,160
well....made me think about kicking his ass if i ever saw him,but not cause of games,but instead cause hes a retard who uses tragedies and losses of life for his politics and personal gain,which is only to be expected of christian capitalistic asshats
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Male 298
If anyone has played the (original games of the) Doom series, they will know how idiotic it is to think that it could be a `murder simulator`

oh, and i jut love the last bit:
5: I lost my train of thought. I wrote a book...
Verdict: True
Evidence: Jack did indeed write a book, and I think he lost his train of thought about two decades ago.

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Male 128
writing blogs about Jack Thompson and his stupidity is dumb...you are giving him undue importance. The best policy is to IGNORE morons like him into oblivion
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Male 1,623
So if he is right, I should be thinking about murdering him right now to stop him from harassing video games.

Proves he is wrong.

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Male 4,012
neilyo, the absolutely worst thing that can happen to Jack F*cking Thompson is him being shot to death. If that happens that means he won. It will be like a hydra; kill of one head another 2 will pop up.

So no, the best way for him to die is in a forgotten corner of the world, being ignored by everyone.

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Male 242
Since everyone else seems to think EVERYTHING is a repost, I`m going to go out on a limb and be the first to say that this is a repost
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Female 183
He needs a new copy editor. And I think the blogger`s evidence is a little weak.
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Female 562
I agree angelicamber...this should be second...
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Male 397
HAHAHA PWNT
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Male 411
^I agree with kaizer, though some of this guys arguments are kinda weak...
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Male 734
FACT: 100% of the school shootings in the last ten years were carried out by kids who played video games or saw movies at some point in their lives.

FACT: 100% of kids who have lived in the last year have played video games of seen movies at some point in their lives.

FACT: School shootings and other types of mass murders have been happening for longer than video games have been around.

FACT: Kumquat is a funny word.

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Male 203
^Kaizer, I feel joy in the same way
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Male 777
I, somewhat sadistically, always enjoy watching, or reading about, people tear into idiotic a$$holes.
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Male 203
I say we get someone to kill Jack Thompson and right before this person shoots him, tell him that video games were not the cause of the shooting
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Male 551
...hm......he should try halo 3
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Female 1,572
interesting article but shouldn`t they have been switched
*the link after this one and this one)
So it made more sense?
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Male 2,113
too long
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Male 20,920
Link: Dissecting Jack Thompson`s Anti-Gaming Rant [Rate Link] - A blogger broke down Jack Thompson`s Fox News rant about how video games caused the NIU shootings. Lots of inaccuracies.
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