Sick self publicist


For those who don’t know Jack Thompson is a rabidly anti game American lawyer who has been repeatedly discredited.

After the tragic Virginia Tech shootings he went on Fox News (no surprise there) and blamed the killings on video games. With no facts or evidence to support his claims. The game site Kotaku totally debunked his claims.  And when the board of enquiry totally absolved video games from any blame did we get Jack Thompson and Fox News apologising? Obviously not.

Now he is at it again. And (huge surprise) it is on Fox News once more. Now they describe him as a “School Shooting Expert” as he firmly lays the cause of the Northern Illinois University  shootings on video games. With absolutely no proof or evidence of any kind.

What is wrong with Fox News that they repeatedly allow such abysmal levels of untruthful journalism? What is wrong with America that such a tragedy can be used as a vehicle for a rabid self publicist?


  1. However much I agree, giving this shit the oxygen of publicity and attention in posts like these is not going to help. A total ban on attention is required. Don’t feed the troll, and all that.

  2. I disagree with JC. I think people need to hear this crap and make a decision to push back if they don’t buy it. By ignoring it your letting stiffs like Jack “ass” Thompson get away with this at his leisure anytime something happens. Every individual is accountable for their actions and video games should not be blamed when something like this happens. These individuals were obviously mentally ill and should have been looking for help instead of a gun.

    Video games in my opinion are relaxing and help us vent and relieve stress. They don’t cause shootings.

  3. Seconded, Jason. He’s getting plenty of publicity from the likes of Fox ‘News’, so turning a blind eye while they’re describing him as a ‘School Shooting Expert’ is handing him a victory.

    The idea behind not feeding the trolls is if ignored, they go away. Thompson is not a troll, he’s a fanatic, and a dangerous one at that, and he isn’t going anywhere. It’s important his rants don’t go unanswered.

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