The host of Talk of the Nation on National Public Radio gave anti-game activist Jack Thompson a rather swift interview on the subject of GTA IV. Needless to say, it probably didn't go as Thompson had planned.
haha funny sh*t my only regret is that Adam didnt get a chance to give it him more
This guy is so out of touch with reality it's sad.
Took some gravol and Nyquil so I could stomach Glenn Becks show and it seems he got almost the same thing there as well. Their was alot Glenn Beck wanted to talk about but he kinda randomly decided to say they were out of time even cutting short the other guest when Thompson was on one of his rants, it was kind of sad.
He didn't even play the game what a jackass.
man i wish that lawyer was originally him , i would have played that mission 10 times !!
yeah and then he'd be half-right about what gamers are
No, the fact he's only doing it in the game and not real life would actually prove Thompson wrong
you dont go into a gun fight without loading the gun Jack you tool. basing an argument on speculation doesnt get you anywhere.
That Tompson guy is a nut case. I can't believe he replied to the question, "Have you played the game yet?", with the statement, "It just came out, and I have a life". People that play video games have lives, and playing video games is literally no different than turning on the T.V. and watching T.V. for hours because it's all entertainment. These people that are against video games can run their mouths all they want, but at the end of the day, video games make Millions of Dollars and it's a Billion Dollar industry. If the U.S. Government isn't trying to ban the Porn Industry, then they better leave video games alone for Christs Sake.
that just made my day... i may have to listen to NPR now
This is one light of my week, of course I did get accepted to a college(well, junior college...) but that didn't make me laugh... If you're wondering why my week is bad, look at the comment I left yesterday. To summarize it up for you, PS3 = broken on GTAIV launch day. My fault, not the PS3's.... 150 bucks to repair... ugh I don't even want to think about it....
Anyone else notice the typo - "John Thompson" in the transcript?
John is his real name. Jack is a nickname for John sometimes. Remember they called JFK Jack sometimes?
LOL probably short for JACKA$$
Jack Thompson owned them. I want him to be our President. The Genius has spoken.
hahaha i really do hope ur kidding man
I think he summed his career up pretty well there, "I'm done?".
what a moron
He is asked if he played the game then he says the game just came out and I have a life ... -_- Umm .. yeah trying to get this game off shelves for two years is having a life ...
Seems his secret plan, working with the tooth fairy and the pink elephant to rid the world of GTA, is well under way.
After listening I'm wondering why they cut him off so quickly. It didn't seem he was THAT argumentative. Maybe they ran out of questions and didn't wanna peeussyfoot (Stupid profanity filter) around, hah but yeah it was funny - I've just seen Jack say and do far worse than that.
"I have a life" I chase ambulances and hookers. Ambulances for my profession and hookers for personal reasons.
They cut him off quick because they didn't want to get Jackowned! If he was able to finish, then it would have been over for them. Being the guy Jack is; he could get us a patch quicker than you can say supercafradulisticexspealladau ltrous and the patch would also make the game AO. That's why I like this guy. The Genius has spoken.
I hope his 360 gets the RROD. XD
He may have had an argument but to be angry with a game that you have not played... You have to see it to be objective. It's just that simple.
Good interview that highlights just how irrelevant JT is becoming (not that he was ever particularly relevant).
Its a shame gamers backed up his argument. I had my house vandalized, by the way, today by gamers. I get calls, death threats all the time by gamers, then they tell me games have no effect on their attitude or behaviour which is interesting. If you have a good opening statement a lot of the times you can win the argument. He had a good opening statement. Way to back up his argument. BTW I think he's an idiot stuck in the past and don't support him my comment here is on the gamers who helped him with their small minded actions
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