Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape Scene in GTA IV

June 25, 2008 -

Connecticut State Senator Gayle Slossberg (D) is eager to do something about the rape scene in Grand Theft Auto IV, she told the New Haven Advocate.

But she faces a major hurdle: There is no rape scene in the controversial game.

From the newspaper story:

[Sen. Slossberg] wants confirmation of the rumored rape scene in Grand Theft Auto IV—but she can't reach that level of the game. The Milford state senator's never played GTA, but she fears it's corrupting the youth and thinks a law requiring better warning labels might be the fix. She told the Nose as much at a Capitol press conference last week...

 

Slossberg hints she'll... introduce legislation next session calling for clearer labeling of depraved video games like Grand Theft Auto...  Slossberg's a bit unsure of how the warning labels might read: "I mean what would it say? 'This game will make you a sociopath'?"

 


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Re: SILENT POLITICIAN

Your guess is as good as mine.

Re: SILENT POLITICIAN

Not popular enough.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Slossberg hints she'll... introduce legislation next session calling for clearer labeling of depraved video games like Grand Theft Auto...  Slossberg's a bit unsure of how the warning labels might read: "I mean what would it say? 'This game will make you a sociopath'?"

Well if we are going to go for the extreme stupid implied, how about.  "Warning:  This game may turn you into a Senator"?

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Theres no rape end of story. Gosh lady you need a new job.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

"This game will make you a sociopath"

And ignorance will make you an idiot.

Congratulations Ms. Slossberg, you've become an idiot!

-"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." -Sir Winston Churchill

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

I sent this ridiculous B*tch an email. I encourage others to do the same...

slossberg@senatedems.ct.gov 

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

"GTA has rape!" Says the lady who drowned her four kids in a river! SEE? I CAN MAKE UP BULLSHIT TOO!!!!!!!

-If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we'd all be livin' large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block and Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, a book by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Ooooh and foot meets mouth. How did this one even start?

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

 I would really really like to slap this stupid Senator for being so stupid. How the hell did she get elected? Who voted for her??? Geez...

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

This isn't news.

You have to show us politicians not doing something stupid.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

RETARD.

 

 

-If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we'd all be livin' large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block and Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, a book by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Anyone ever get extremely worried that politicians (who are paid by taxes out of your pockets) are wasting their time trying to fix nothing (a crime they imagined up) in a virtual game?

It's a make believe world.

If rape were included as a player action (which I think most people would agree would be in very bad taste), there are existing mechanisms for classifying or banning the game.

But it's a make believe world.  Doesn't real world America have enough actual problems (dollar falling, flooding, an ongoing illegal war, a President who condones and abets war crimes) to solve before they clean up the virtual environments where they have no mandate?

 

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

There is no rape in GTA4. They saved it all for Mass Effect! [/sarcasm]

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

I popose legislation that requires law makers to wear a lapel pin  that indicates their level of fear mongering.

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Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Well, there are some rabid feminists who think that any kind of consentual sexual relations with a woman is automatically rape.

I wonder if she is one of these types.

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Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

"youth and thinks a law requiring better warning labels might be the fix."

How 'better' can you get aside from a giant 'M for Mature' on the package? It's not for kids, and it says it plainly on the box. *Insert Religious Name Abuse Here*

 

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Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

This is nice. I hope that she does attempt it, so that we can laugh at her ignorance some more.

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Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

*facepalm*

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

How can they make the labels any clearer?  There's a rating, and then on the back it tells you, plain as day, what sort of content is included within the game.  Unless they start putting the script for the entire game right there on the case, I don't know what else they could do. 

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

The rape scene is unlockable by punching 867-5309 on your cell phone  (sarcasm)

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

...must...not...sing

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

if i get that song stuck in my head im holding you legally responsible

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

I'm convinced these rumors are all started on the blogosphere just to see how many talking heads and politicians they can lure into spouting off or trying to pass legislation against it.  It's like forum trolling on a grander scale.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

she's also claiming you get points for rape in GTA IV, another moron who thinks video games are still all about points, Oy.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Not this again. *Sighs*

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Contact the New Haven Advocate
 

New Haven Advocate
900 Chapel Street,
Suite 1100
New Haven, CT 06510
(203)789-0010
(203)787-1418 fax
 

 

Gayle Slossberg

E-mail: Slossberg@senatedems.ct.gov

Capitol Phone:

860-240-0482, or toll-free  1-800-842-1420

Home Phone: 203-878-6412

Address:

Legislative Office Building
Room 2200
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

all of this information is public record.  i assume "home phone" is not a direct personal line, but i'm not going to remove it.

Here are we -- and yonder yawns the universe.

 

Here are we -- and yonder yawns the universe.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Man I hope she gets sued...

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

and I thought only Jack Thompson could be this stupid...

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

A knee jerk politician, reacting to something that isn't true?! That's unheard of! Or maybe she's one of those people who considers sex between consensual adults, rape, especially with prostitutes.


 

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

 Come on...you have 2 have a very low I.Q to even belive this shit. I mean come on we have the most heavily regulated industry in history so there is way in hell we need this.  

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

I hate to say this about my own country, but the US governement system is now noting more then a joke to me. Politicians lying for their own agendas is the worse act they can do.

/

Nowadays it's considered patriotic to hate and insult the government. The government and the actual nation are seperate entities, ever since the government decided that they didn't wanna uphold the Constitution or uphold freedom.

 

-If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we'd all be livin' large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block and Crain(2007)Grand Theft Childhood, a book by Harvard Medical School researchers Larry Kutner and Cheryl Olson

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: /

None of the branches of government are clean on this one. Look at Justice Kennedy's recent rulings for proof. They are poorly reasoned at best. Cause for impeachment at worst.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Will Rockstar PLEASE sue one of these lying cowards for once?

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Maybe the Gamer running for the house should move to milford and run for senate

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

ok, where did this come from all of a sudden?

1) If you're going to spout non-sense about so-called "depraved content" do so before the game is approved by the ESRB and released for sale to the public.

2) GTA4 has been out for how long now??? And she's throwing a hissy fit now? I thought we left all those (hypo)critical politicians behind when the game was officially released.

3) If you can't confirm said content in a game, how can you even consider accusing a game of having such content?

4) Why advocate for a law concerning better warning labels? I mean the ESRB one ones are pretty clear when it comes to the content of games, not many mistakes to make there.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

This sums it up:

(1:32:58 PM) TheMutatedSpork: Why does every fucking politician think there is a rape scene in GTA IV?
(1:33:10 PM) *editedout*: there's a rape scene in gta iv?
(1:33:14 PM) *edited out*: thats disgusting

 

aka, they just hear what they want to hear.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

While they're at it, they should remove the nonexistant pedophilia and beastiality from the game. Those two things are really screwing up the nonexistant minds of the nonexistant children who play them.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

To be fair, at least there's technically Pedophilia in the game. Well, you don't view any child nudity, but there's a site that is implied to be a child porn site, and going to it gives you a 5 star police rating.

 

It's no big deal, of course, but don't give these people any fuel - nomatter how little.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

I disagree.

A website called Little Lacy Surprise Pageant does not equal pedophilia in my book.  In my opinion it's a humongous stretch to even claim that implies pedophilia.  Call me daft but I would have been really confused had I stumbled upon that site in the game and suddenly my wanted rating is up to five stars.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Actually that site is not even meant to be a child porn site at all. It redirects to the FIB site. One of the Weasel news reports states its a sting operation similar to the 'You have won a boat' things the police use to get people with outstanding warrants for smaller crimes to go to them.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Seriously,  who keeps electing these idiots?

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

We do.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

-raises his fist to the sky-

Khaaaa--- I mean..

Anonymoooooous!!!!!

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

The worst bit is the fact that Slossburg is introducing legislation calling for better labeling, but can't even make a suggestion as to what those labels should say. You really shouldn't make any complaints about problems until you can offer a decent solution.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Seeing, hearing, or reading about politicians going this low and getting this desperate, although nothing new, is just pathetic.

Politicians should never be allowed to lie, especially the way Senator Slossberg lied, about anything just to get laws passed and to make themselves look good to their voters. Acts like this need to stop.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

Hello Cooper Lawrence mkII.

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

i feel like i must say something but words escape me, other than how can she be so stupid!!!!

Re: Connecticut State Senator Alarmed Over (non-existent) Rape

WARNING: This title has been known to cause schizophreniform disorder in persons with political aspirations.

 
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