Where is the left-wing outrage over this?

Remember in the aftermath of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting many left wing journalists and bloggers blamed Sarah Palin for the actions on moron because she had put out a brochure that purportedly had targets on it. Never-mind that Democrats has similarly published “target” brochures.

Raving looney bloggers in New Zealand like Martyn Bradbury and lap-bloggers at The Standard also joined in in blaming the right wing and the Tea Party for the shooting.

I wonder though of they will be blogging against the latest left-wing viral campaign where players in an online game actually get to shoot characterisations of right-wing politicians, including Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, broadcasters Bill O’Reilly and Glen Beck amongst others.

The online first-person shooter game called Tea Party Zombies Must Die, gives players the chance move around a decaying Fox Newsstudio, killing zombie versions of presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, star of the Tea Party movement Sarah Palin, speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and right-wing broadcaster Glenn Beck using an array of weapons.

Other undead creatures players may encounter include likenesses of the former Senator for Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

They can also target a series of generic characters, of which the descriptively-named “Expresses racist views anonymously on the internet modern klan zombie” and “Factory-made blonde Fox News Barbie who has never had a problem in her life zombie”.

The game, which was created by StarvingEyes Advergaming who make games for online viral campaigns, has attracted criticism from some conservatives.

But why hasn’t it attracted the same outrage fromt he left that Sarah Palin’s campaign  brochure did?

Brent Bozell, president of Media Research Center, a right-wing media analysis organisation, said: “The liberal media have been preaching for years that conservatives are the ones who invoke violent imagery and rhetoric. Yet in the space of two days, the radical, pro-Obama left calls us ‘son-of-a-bitches’ and says they want to ‘take us out.’ And they follow that with a hideously violent game where they do just that – depicting ways of shooting prominent conservatives, presidential candidates and journalists. The news media would be in an uproar if violence had been incited against liberals. Their silence disgusts me.”

Their silence disgusts me too. Let’s see if Martyn Bradbury will publish a vitriolic laden post about the left-wing nutters who made this game or will he just explain it all away as “just a funny game”.

I’m picking he will just remain silent and continue his mad rantings about the latest baby recipes he found in John Key’s wheelie bin.


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  • diabolos

    I dont follow Yankee politics – other than to gaze with awe at video evidence of the ineptness of GW Bush Jr and Sarah Palin.

    For anyone to have, promote or condone any game of this sort is unforgivable.

    Its almost as bad as encouraging nicknames for politicians based around their body type, orientation, eating habits, name associations or allegations of sexual misconduct without hard evidence. Almost – but not quite.

    Interesting thing is how free the internet is – kids can access all this information – see the dialogue and diatribe. Are we proud? I think not

  • “But why hasn’t it attracted the same out­rage from the left that Sarah Palin’s cam­paign brochure did?”

    Because (as I’m sure you know) the campaign over Palin’s website was a beat up organised by a partisan media who are 95% propaganda agents for the Democrats and the far left.

    If the so called right want to start winning, they need to recognise that the mainstream media are the real enemy, and the Democrat Party is only their backup. The Presidential debate a few nights ago provided more evidence of that.

  • Stuart

    Of course this game is outrageous – but you fail to make the pretty obvious distinction between dangerous rhetoric by a high profile politician who is (rightly or wrongly) a role model for many conservatives both in the USA and around the world, and a poor quality internet flash game made independently by a multimedia artist as a personal project.

    I personally find the game morally offensive – but this is hardly the only offensive material to be found on the internet. By all means boycott the company responsible (Starvingeyes Advergaming I believe) but to conflate his personal work with the attitude of the entire liberal left is a bit silly.

    Being critical of the rhetoric of one of the most high profile right wing figures in the world does not make Bomber and co., or anyone else for that matter, responsible for the individual views held by every nutjob on the internet, left or right wing.

    • diabolos

      Thanks for the most sensible thing said on the subject …

  • What is really disgusting is that if a republican made a game for shooting up left-wing zombis, the media would be all over it, calling it “hate crimes” quicker than you can blink. The funny thing about this is, it’s a left-wing chain letter AKA viral campaign game, and with the left always lulzing over far-right chain letters, I like to laugh whenever they muck it up with virals too.