Quantcast
Hal Halpin lends a hand in the Fox News pressure - Destructoid




Hal Halpin lends a hand in the Fox News pressure


11:47 PM on 01.28.2008
Hal Halpin lends a hand in the Fox News pressure photo



With Cooper Lawrence having retracted the statements she made on Fox News' reckless Mass Effect sex "scandal," the channel has some egg to wipe from its metaphorical face, but so far has remained tight lipped and arrogantly unapologetic. EA's request for a retraction has been ignored, and it is now the turn of Hal Halpin, Entertainment Consumer Association president, to try and coax a shred of integrity from the "unbiased" network.

Writing to Live Desk producer Teri Van Horn, Halpin has very much followed in EA's footsteps, but uses the added ammunition of Lawrence's retraction to show the flimsy foundations that Fox's attack was built on:

On behalf of the [ECA], the national non-profit organization representing American video game consumers, I urge you to correct and repudiate the misstatements leveled by Fox News’ Live Desk regarding the story and character interactions in Mass Effect.

Your show’s reporting was irresponsible and incorrect.  Your own “expert” Cooper Lawrence has subsequently disclaimed her misstatements… In the future, we ask that you book real gamer and industry experts on your show…

ECA’s members are disturbed by your news organization’s apparent disregard of the truth in this instance.  We represent a diverse group that cuts across all ages, with the weightiest portion in the coveted 18 - 45 age group, and with women accounting for 38% of gamers. Over the past week, our members have mobilized to speak out and set the record straight on Mass Effect, and we ask the same of you.

As Fox continues to stick its fingers in its ears and scream "LALALALA," all I can do is giggle at how irrelevant Jack "please remember me" Thompson has become. Mr. Lawyer will have to step up his game if he wants to be a bigger douchebag than the Fox Network now.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Mass Effect

8:15 PM on 07.28.2014
What's Up: ME4's Mako, Deadpool test footage, Gal Gadot as Xena

Monday is the worst day of the week, so Bill and I are coping with it by drinking blueberry smoothies and talking about wonderful things like superhero nonsense from Comic-Con, Mass Effect's exciting new (old) sharkmobile, Trine 2's awful poetry, Destiny's two unoriginal races, and True Detective, which Bill doesn't like, and therefore isn't allowed to have blueberry smoothies anymore.more



3:30 PM on 07.28.2014
There are new details on Mass Effect 4, but all anyone cares about is the damn Mako

BioWare made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend to divulge some of the first details about the upcoming Mass Effect title, but all we really know for sure at this point is that there's going to be a new Ma...more



12:00 PM on 07.15.2014
More info on the next Mass Effect to arrive at Comic-Con International

On July 23rd through the 27th, San Diego Comic-Con will be unleashed again for the masses to attend, which means tons of movie, TV, and videogame news will follow. We can probably expect more on the next Mass Effect ...more



View all Mass Effect






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more