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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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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