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Rockstar Launches Lawyer Baiting site

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by russraff, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. russraff

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    Just thought that I'd post this from CVG website (dunno if this is the best place on the forums for this message). I found it very funny and deeply ironic. Link to the website mentioned at the bottom of the page.

    ROCKSTAR LAUNCHES LAWYER-BAITING SITE

    US nemesis Jack Thompson issues immediate response, though strangely in the third person

    17:23 For those of you unaware who Jack Thompson is, he's the US lawyer who's been campaigning for the removal of adult content from videogames. We're talking guns, knives, chainsaws, bad swears, bras and anything else that might otherwise be considered cool.

    Over the last few years, and particulary in light of the recent "Hot Coffee" scandal, Thompson has taken it upon himself to stand up for the parents and children who can't necessarily stand up for themselves. One of his most publicised crusades revolves around Rockstar and its Grand Theft Auto series.

    Interestingly, a strange and rather amusing website appeared today, by the name of citizensunitednegatingtechnology. Where it starts to bite is the fact that the site is owned and maintained by Rockstar games, according to the registration details. All this tomfoolery originated from the new Liberty City Stories website, where a spoof email from a "JT" of Miami is available to read. If you don't have the inclination to go click, it goes like this:

    "The only things worse than the Internet are computer games and liberals. Only last week, I was using the Internet to look up some information for my 15 year old niece, who is a keen water skier and state wide sailor," it continues. "Trust me when I say this - searching under the subject matter "Teenage girls water sports" is not for the faint hearted."

    Well, unsurprisingly, Thompson has discovered the offending site, and issued this response which can be found on Gamepolitics.com.

    "Take-Two/Rockstar has created and paid for an actual Internet website for the purpose of furthering the notion that its most abiding and most effective critic, Jack Thompson, is himself a sexual pervert."

    "When you click on the fake email" he continues, "you will find that JT (Jack Thompson) likes to surf the Internet for pictures depicting deviant sex acts by teenage girls. Bisexual paedophile Jack Thompson is the combined message."

    He then accuses Rockstar of "The oldest dodge used by the porn industry, first used on Jack Thompson by radio pornographers whom Thompson got fined by the FCC in 1989. Jack Thompson can assure the world that the only thing to which he is "addicted" is eating entertainment industry scofflaws for breakfast - and golf."


    Looks like the "JT" part has been removed!

    http://www.citizensunitednegatingtechnology.org/
     
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    Cool, I hate GTA, and am not a huge fan of Rockstar, but that site is quite funny. :thumbsup:
    I particularly like the website title, 'CITIZENS UNITED NEGATING TECHNOLOGY FOR LIFE AND PEOPLE'S SAFETY', which I'll let everyone work out for themselves, suits my childish sense of humour down to the ground! :rotfl:
     

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