Jack Thompson is at it again. Just days before the release of Grand Theft Auto IV, the attorney sent the following letter to the mother of Take-Two executive chairman Strauss Zelnick.
It would be so funny if Jack got sued over the letter for harassment or even deformation of character.
If this is real then Jack(ass) Thompson could, and hopefully will be in some deep sh*t I don't know the legal term, but this is a form of harassment. It might not be threatening but it's still ill-intended Why can't he just die off like Johnnie Cochran
Jack sent a letter to his mum? yeh...moving on..can't really can you....he should maybe take a rule out mafia movies...don't invovle family...things get ugly when family gets involved.... anyone willing to bet jack gets sued?
Granted, it was the Chairman himself who first brought his mother into the GTAIV controversy--a fact which Mr. Thompson is surely relying on to keep him out of trouble--but even still, sending a letter to an elderly woman to disparage her son is absolutely nothing short of harassment. While he is already in legal trouble for his antics, this could actually be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back. Though unlikely, this little stunt could actually put Mr. Thompson in jail for a few days to have a "time out". It is absolutely unconscionable and uncalled for. While I appreciate Mr. Thompson’s cause, his antics put him right up there in despicable company with those members of the Westboro Baptist Church who protest at the funerals of slain US servicemen. Good intentions do not justify this type of behavior; the ends will not justify these means.
My opinions on the whole battle aside, you have to admit, he always gives gamers something to laugh about.
Well actually I think Mrs. Zelnick could write back "Dear Mr Johnson. I took your advice and I decided to see with my own eyes what my son's game is all about. And I have to tell you that it shocked me, as I never had so much fun in my entire life. Thank you for your concern, Mrs. Zelnick"
Oh Jacky boy. Hows about Campaigning against something worthwhile, Like perhaps Prohibiting Guns being sold to people in America.... This would stop a large portion of Gun Crime, but not all. So people maybe play GTA 4 and kill someone, Perhaps its the person to blame not the game.......
Or it would make it so that law abiding citizens now had no access to firearms while criminals could buy them on the street. Not going to happen. I don't own a gun, but support gun rights. Ever hear the saying "guns don't kill people, people kill people"? What this country needs is better parenting skills. Not just parents saying yes or no to allowing little Johnny to play violent games, but some solid ethics and morals. That all being said, I can't wait to get my hands on the game!
is that Parents for some part arent even allowed to parent anymore, Example punishing your kids are much different now, most states outlaw spanking and if cought you'll be charged with a crime. It's no excuse I know but it does hinder the parents job as a parent.
The issue is not with video games. They try to put the blame on video games when in fact the problem is much deeper rooted. It's ridicolous really. Kids get to be around guns, but not video games. Just look at all the school shootings. Those kids were each carrying a small arsenal of weapons. Everything from handguns to machine guns, grenades and shotguns. It must be the video games fault that the kids carry those weapons right?
He doesn't do all that sh*t pro publico bono! He's like those fake ecologists who blackmail developers that they will do protest about some construction or whatever unless their organisation gets paid. No one would even know of his existance if it wasn't for GTA and games alike. Besides he is an idiot. If this letter is true, then he just fu** himself up. I believe that is some sort of harrasment. I say Rockstar should ignore him. Gamers should ignore him. Game magazines should ingore him (and not write about him and his stupid letters). If what he's saying is justified then take it to court! Prove it! Ehh. Nevermind. 6 more days :)
Man, how old is Jack, squealing on Strauss Zelnick's Mommy. What is it with people taking a desperate cheap shot. I expected somthing more ground breaking from Jack, but this is stupid. Is he trying to band GTA IV or trying to get Zelnick grounded?
What an asshole, Jack should be sued for this, it is harassment.
Isn't there a person who looks like Jack in GTA 4 that you have to kill? Would be even better though if he was one of the pedestrians that you could run over, reverse, and run over again time and time over.
Dude, I hope so. I would re-play that mission over and over and over and over...you get the idea. I need a Jack Thompson Sucks T-Shirt
It would be cool if rockstar handed them out at the midnight launches. Millions of people wearing these at the same time around the world.... maybe he might just get depressed and swallow a bullet.
^^^^^^^That would be awesome
Why didnt you have an abortion? Love Forever Every Gamer on Earth
Man that would have been great, but I would not have gotten that great laugh I just had! lol Oh Jack, wow.
Yeah I'd love it if Strauss wrote a comeback letter to Jack Thompson's mum.
And what the hell is she suppose to do? Ground him and send him to his room? :S
Is that...... Lando Calrisian?
Either him or a space pimp, hell they're one in the same aren't they?
It is Lando The smoothest mutha in the galaxy.
Seriously, this dumbass is so far gone he can't even recognize the true issues plaguing this nation anymore. Not that he even cared in the first place; I have a feeling he didn't get enough attention as a child and is now taking it out on everyone who has "wronged him".
This guy has nothing better to do. Just bashing games to get cheap fame. I think his parents never let him play games, so now he doesn't want anyone to play video games. Cheap bastard.
Quite ironic he's quoting Proverbs verses about child rearing against Mrs. Strauss, don't you think these same verses should have been said to the parents of the asshats who go around killing people and blaming it on a game? Hypocrisy at its finest right there, what's good for the goose is apparently not good for the gander. If he spent that energy trying to educate them instead of demonizing a game that kids SHOULD NOT be playing to begin with, then maybe, just maybe people would take him seriously.
Good point. I think the worst part is that he makes Christians look bad. In the end his campaign is just blame-shifting away from the people who actually commit crimes. Even if the game had some influence, it did not MAKE anyone commit a crime. In the end, the only one who fully and truly bears blame is the one who chose to commit the crime. Moreover, he has no right to question the way Zelnick's mother raised him. It is wrong for him to make such assumptions and accusations. Seriously, who raised Jack Thompson?
gutter sucking scum fish?
Is he one of these Kentucky Snake baring Christian weirdos? Here, this one is for you There once was a guy from Kentucky Who was such a stupid dumb ass Motherphucky He has no friends i need to mention And hes always looking for attention Dude just throw your self under a trucky Sorry guys no tomatoes please :)
your sylable structure was all wrong, but you get bubbles for A) effort, and b) i hate this guy.
6 - Dear Mrs Thompson Why didnt you have an abortion? Love Forever Every Gamer on Earth F%^kinG hilarious too bad he was the offprinG of ET and an albino
We should send an open letter to Jack Thompson's mom, pleading with her to make her son quit politics. That is, if she hasn't already killed herself out of shame... LOL
... with some serious mental illness that's making him act like an idiot 24/7. He's a douchebag. I dont really understand why we even have so much coverage on everything he does. He's as mental as the old lady with 87 cats at the end of the street. I'm sure many big companies have their own idiot-fanbase who keep harrassing them... We should just ignore the sap and hope he goes away.
I agree with this guy to a point, but some of the sh!t he's been doing lately is really bordering on harassment. He loses my vote, officially.
And I'm a Christian myself. Point is if he really wanted to make an impact he'd urge the parents to make informed decisions about their children's choice of games. You don't attack developers and publisher's for practicing their right to create games.
I was referring more to his stance that underage children shouldn't be able to buy M rated games, not about the fact that he feels that M rated games simply shouldn't exist. We as gamers have a choice, but children should not be on COD4 and Gears for many, many reasons.
I think I speak for everyone here but, I'm sure gamers will rejoice the day this particular person is unable to practice law. He's trapped in his own idealogical fascist mind. I feel quite sorry for his own mother.
And take his 30 supporters to South America and create Jacktown. Mr. Thompson, do you need any kool-aid?
Someone needs to put this game in his coffin when he deceased so he can roll over in his grave for Eternity!
sue the Bast$%$d ! thats all i have to say..
Harassing someone's mother (who I imagine is elderly) and quoting biblical passages at them is just too far. Jack, I have to ask. If the head of Take2s mother is able to stop a multi million dollar game, why isn't every Tom, Rick (why can't I use the saying?) and Harrys' mother able to stop their kid from buying it? Why is the elderly mother of a very rich middle aged ceo able to regulate her child but a mother of a 14 year old is so incapable of doing the same that laws must be imposed to do this at a statutory level for them? Jack, please be quiet.
But you just pwned him three ways from sunday. Jack Thompson: "Look at me, Look at me. Im the new Michael Moore. Except I have nothing interesting to say and no wit"
Surely you mean ****... Tom, Prick and harry lol. I love my uncensored English words.
Congratulations Mr Thompson you've just increased the sales of this popular game. Rockstar must be very happy with your efforts.
Clearly she was laughing her ass off when she read this thats why the letters on the internet lmao!!!
That low; like Gazman said I hope they sue his ass for harassment.
Ok seriously can't they sue him for harrassment or something? This guy just never gives up. Such an annoying fuk he is too and doesn't he realize that this will only make them sell more. Seriously though am a look into it because am sure this is harrassment on the part of Mr. Thompson.
The guy is an idiot, an embarrassment and a source of frustration to gamers, after all without his mess Take Two would've been in a better financial state and (maybe) EA would not try to buy them, but I have to admit that's a good written letter I actually read it to the end, but I hope he stays a joke and now one takes him seriously.
Every one except Fox News thinks this guy is a joke.
fox jack and cooper, one happy ignorant family.
Thats way to funny...LOL
someone needs to put Jack out of his misery it's really getting absurd
Jack Thompson is a psycho and he hasn't even played Grand Theft Auto 4 yet! Look at all the trouble he's causing armed with a bible. Imagine if he had an AK47 - pure carnage!
is Jack Thompson? is he the retarded guy lol
should answer your question: http://www.jackthompson.org...
You want to know one good thing about Jack? For once on these comments there is no fanboy debate. We are all friends and happily united in our hatred for that pathetic buffoon.
bubble for you. (nice rhyme lol)
I love the bible quotes...next you will hear Jack is known as "Client 10" at that escort service that has now been made famous.
So he telled on Take two. Little old for tattle tailing jacky arn't we?
he called him handsome, what a butt pirate LOL
i mean seriously this man f***** serious? how low can a person go? sending a letter to his mom? omg, im totally speechless. so now he is acusing the developers mum of wrong upbringing. i hope u get in deeeeeeep s**t Thomy boy. this is just insane. he is now moving from ridiculous to reallyyyy damnnnnnnn ridiculous. this is what a loser does when he has already played all his cards. GTA, straus, his mother - 1 thompson - 0
I would love to be the one...'ol Bruce still has that fire...why not just get a .45 and BANG!!!!! GTA made me do it!!! Nah for real, this man has to be a joke in the public eye, a grown man acting childish about a video game, and he has the nerve to call us children!!! Now that i think about it, all this could stress him out enough that it would cause him to go mental and shoot someone. How ironic would that be. The stress of GTA causes Jack Thompson to kill someone. GTA made him do it!!!
first off i would sue him for harassment. that letter was degrading, and slanderous to his mother, accusing her of raising him improperly, and comparing him to hitlers youth.. what a terrible god aweful thing to say. to someones mother none the less. secondly... video game have never, and will never be resposible for violence. studies show that they decrease stress and aggression levels. i have seen charts on the governments website, that show a DECLINE in teen violence since around when the nes came out, violence levels are the lowest in this country since they have been in a long time. gasp! i thought video games programmed children to KILL. thirdly.. this game is intended, and markedted, for ADULTS. it CLEARLY has a mature rating, and all major retailers ban the sale of this, and any M game to anyone under seventeen. i get carded everytime i go to eb games and or walmart, i am however old enough :). heck even my mother has been carded! any responsible parent would know that this game is intended for adults, however the point is that even if these kids do play these games, they do not go out and kill people, the killing of anyone comes from severe psyhological problems, deep rooted into the persons head, not from playing Grant theft auto. Jack thompson is an idiot, he does not have a valid case against video games, nor should he say slandours things to someones MOTHER. any judge who whould take this nut serouiusly... oh, one more thing. as i have said before this whole video games as a scape goat for all of american teens problems pisses me off, it is simply not true. its just a scape goat for bad parenting. it reminds me of how rock and roll, was suppost to be the decline of american youth in the 50's. its ok, soon the leaders of america will be people who grew up with nes's, people who arent closed minded enough, to say this exelent medium of expression causes all the worlds problems. </rant>
That is harassment. That guy needs to get his priorities straight...seriously.
That dear old Jack is a complete and total waste of skin and oxygen. This moron is a threat to the game industry and gamers in general because there are still a LOT of simple minds out there who will follow (take a look at televangilism!!!bloodsucking parasites) someone because of their title and Jack is.....somehow a real honest to goodness lawyer(in need of a rubber room and straight jacket). Writing this letter(if indeed he did) is sick, sad and totally unjustified. Maybe he should take some time and write some letters to the people who commit the crimes, their parents. Maybe he should write to all the dictators and terrorists.....just a thought. Oh......Jack....please see attached image......its from me to you
I wonder If we could get all the comments here and send them to Jack.
....that has alot of secrets that he doesnt want his family to find out. This explains his passion for gta, and why he pretends to be so offended by it and other games. Just look at how he describes this, it makes me sick how obvious he is. "and of course the plentiful female prostitutes you can have sex with and then filet with a knife or stomp with your feet in order to get your money back." Fu*k you Jack Thompson, just let your skeletons out instead of covering them up with fake interest in violent video games.
i didn't think even the likes of jack thompson would stoop this low. i mean, wow. when i read the headline i thought this would be more along the lines of "please play your sons game, then tell him to sop making them" but damn. bring up her parenting skills, telling her she raised a sociopath, quoting the bible to her. i would defiantly sue for harassment. jack thompson has that holier-than-thou attitude i can't stand. if you don't like a game because it's violent that fine but there is no reason to bring religion into it. quote all the scientific studies you want but when you start quoting jesus i lose all respect for your argument.