Just in case you missed all the fun, GamePolitics (a site run by perhaps the only guy who could ever claim to be a "games journalist" seriously) recently ran an editorial questioning the state of Utah's funny decision to name Jack Thompson a hero at its Freedom Festival awards. Jack was honored for personifying American values of family, freedom, God and country. Most of us honor him for being "a bit of a tit."
Heroic? GP thinks not, but Jack Thompson would argue otherwise. In fact, the silver-haired Lothario actually responded to GP's editorial, despite one's first thought that an American hero would have better things to do. Jack had this to say:
Dennis, you have posting up here calling me a douchebag and the like. Nice that you enforce your posting policies--not--when it comes to me.
Further, you have up at this site the assertion that I lobbied to get myself nominated for this award. I didn't know anything about it until these folks called. You were told that. The Foundation told you that, and yet this site is nothing more than an opinion toilet where gamers who have absolutely nothing better to do make up "facts" as if this were some kind of Sims game.
The Foundation knew ALL about my problems with the Bar. I told them. The fact is this: Dennis McCauley and his little lemmings here were so cruel and so bigoted and such liars that what went on here confirmed their choice and made the award all that sweeter.
I sat on the back of a convertible today at the parade, riding by 200,000 or more people, with mothers of kids on their laps waving and saying "Thank you for trying to protect our kids."
You fascist immoral jerks can have your games. I have the heart of America. And you, Dennis, are a liar.
Personally, we here at Destructoid extend our congratulations to Jack Thompson. We're thrilled that our old friend got to watch thousands of children from the back of a car, something that I'm sure he's always wanted to do.
GamePolitics might question Utah's decision to name Jack Thompson an American hero, but we understand fully. With America gripped by fear and confusion and finding itself run by those with a lack of understanding and tolerance, one can see why Thompson is seen to reflect everything that the country stands for.
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