Posts Tagged ‘jack-thompson’

“Because, uh, but, uh, I wrote a book.”

By John Walker on February 16th, 2008.

Baiting Jack Thompson is too easy. It’s the games writing equivalent of following Britney Spears around with a camera 24/7. We generally avoid it on this site.

Still, what the hell, eh? Like the aforementioned pop princess, his grip on reality could be perceived to be publically coming undone. It clearly isn’t, because he’s a lawyer, and he’s obviously in full control of all his faculties, and a lawyer. Have a look at this.

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Jack Thompson: In The Dock

By John Walker on November 28th, 2007.

Poor maligned protector of the people, lawyer Jack Thompson, is about to go to court on the wrong side of the law.

Without him we will all die.

Play.tm reports that the awaited trial begins today, where Thompson will have to defend himself against charges of being the saviour of mankind. Or to use more technical terms, against questions over his conduct in the many and various cases in which he has attempted to single-handedly bring down the evil of videogames. Despite previous attempts to have the presiding judge thrown off the case, and probably filing to have the entire population of planet Earth put on the witness stand of an intergalactic space court, it’s all going ahead.

The Florida Bar doesn’t appear to be a big fan of the dispenser of justice. Rejecting Thompson’s fantastically guilt-implying offer of being suspended for 90 days (imagine the horrors that videogaming could unleash on America in those three months), Judge Dava Tunis is determined to see Thompson receiving a full disbarment trial.

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