Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

November 13, 2008 -

Everyone's favorite disbarred attorney has a new gig.

It seems that Jack Thompson is now penning a column for conservative website Human Events.

Thompson teased his new assignment in a post on GamePolitics yesterday:

This new ESRB bandaid just gets more of the camel's nose into the video game industry's tent. Look for a federal law prohibiting sale of mature games to minors in Obama's first term.  It will be wildly popular with parents in both  parties, as a recent video game industry poll proves.

 

The new statutory approach is constiutionally bullet proof...

 

PS:  Hey, I have a new job that began today, and I'm not saying what it is, but you kids won't be pleased!

GP: So, Jack Thompson, cub reporter?

Big thanks to: GP reader Maxamegalon2000 for the tip!


Comments

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Cub reporter?  Not quite, Dennis.  That would refer to someone who hasn't done this before.

I covered the Elian Gonzalez saga for Newsmax.com and on Fox News Channel a dozen times in 2000.  I then covered the Bush v. Gore post election fight here in Florida for Newsmax.com as well and on Fox. 

There's a lot about Jack Thompson that Dennis McCauley doesn't know.  If he did, he would be even more nervous than he already is.

Oh, God, I finally realized why he acts this way: he thinks he's some hot-shot reporter, blowing the cover off of some gigantic conspiracy that will rock the world to its very core. Jeezus Chroist...

Read all about it at a site that covers real news.

HAH! Ah-hahahahahaaa! "Real news", he says. Pah!

Again, Mr. Thompson, you FAIL!! Oh...but congratulations on the new "job". Have fun.

Game on, brothers and sisters.

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Lol he thinks he's clark kent.

 

Just wait for him to start wearing his underpants on the outside of his pants and screaming how he can fly. Yeah... all part of Jacks inability to tell reality from fiction, that he so wants to believe all gamers have a problem with.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

John Bruce, would you mind clarifying the following statement on your article:

Back in 1988 Bennett was the GOP challenger to Palin for the district attorney's job in Dade County. Bennett's unique campaign message was that Palin was unfit for the job because, as a closeted lesbian with a drinking problem, she was great candidate for blackmail by the criminal element. Bill never explained why this remained a threat even after he exposed her "secret." Reno cruised at the polls.

Jack Thompson Disbarred Attorney

Maybe now you idiots will listen.

I don't understand where you get that Palin ran for DA in Dade County nor how she is a lesbian and a drunk. I also don't see how shw was doing much in politics in 1988.

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Jack is getting his rants confused. I think he meant Janet Reno, not Palin. You know I get the 2 of them confused too, they look so much alike.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

When you get to be old, your memory is the first thing to go...

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

He's also confusing Bill Bennet with Jack Thompson. But, I imagine, that's easy for Jack to do when he constantly thinks of and refers to himself in the third-person.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Hey, EZK, read my reply to what JT said in that article.

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Bob Dole loves talking about Bob Dole! Bob Dole!

Man, people really get up onto a high horse... Or, rather, think they're on the high-horse. But being on a high-horse is the polite way of saying "you're being an idiot." And that's my polite way of saying... Well, even for some people, I have basic standards...

... Jackass...

Anyway, you realize a federal law would be pretty much moot? Dedicated gaming stores (Game Stop, EB Games) have policies. I had to present my ID to get Fable II, and I'm 18 (I look well into college age, though). Besides, it doesn't stop the kids from getting the games. It would just be a redundant law, wasting precious time and money (like they always do) in order to pass, that ultimately wouldn't have much of an effect. My parents bought me Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty when I was 12. They let me play GTA3 when I was the same age too (my dad personally though I could stand the violence (I've been playing shooter games for as long as I rmemeber (Duck Hunt counting, that is), but was against the possibility of killing cops (his father was a detective in the Philly police a long time ago)). My mom's only concern was if I knew what a prostitute was or not (in which I responded with "hooker").

Something like these games are like curse words. By age 8, all kids know all of the curse words. They may not say them, but they know them... So, really, they way for the Thompson "cause" to succeed, you'd have to take away fundamantal rights of citizens, adults, and parents. The freedom of speech, the freedom to buy legal items, and the freedom to raise their own children how they want (within legal boundaries). Quite frankly, a lawyer such as yourself would understand that such an accomplishment would be impossible... At least as long as America is, you know... America... you facist pig.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Maybe it's because I'm sick but when I watch him write that, I'm imagining him sitting on Dennis' desk with a pair of sunglasses on, going, "Dennis, Dennis, Dennis... So good to see you. I... missed you." Like the Matrix.

Mr. Thompson, with all due respect... You didn't prove anything in the last few years. What're you going to prove now? You have your own blog now, so go write on there. If you harrass people now, you will get harrassed back an' I don't want to hear you whine and moan about it.

NO! I won't HEAR it young man. No ands, ifs, or buts. You go to your room right now young man and you are grounded from writing on that blog of yours. Honestly! Children these days... Give them a computer and they think they can rule the world!

Amy Levandoski

Amy Levandoski

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Excellent. Here, have a cookie. I promise, by the time you finish it, you'll feel right as rain.

Game on, brothers and sisters.

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Yay cookie! 

Amy Levandoski

Amy Levandoski

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

... that'd explain his delusions of being a good lawyer/columnist/human being.

seconded on 'legendary win'. :P

Seriously though, I'd just as soon leave him to do his thing, since he's reduced to 'just another know-nothing blogger', it's not like he has any legal teeth anymore, so why should any of us give a damn?

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

 

 

well thank god i didnt have a diet coke or something right now that would of ruinded the screen...awesome pwn there amy..definitly will look for ur posts

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

"NO! I won't HEAR it young man. No ands, ifs, or buts. You go to your room right now young man and you are grounded from writing on that blog of yours. Honestly! Children these days... Give them a computer and they think they can rule the world!"

LEGENDARY WIN!


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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

 Thank you! Thank you! I'll be here all evening!

Amy Levandoski

Amy Levandoski

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

How's this for a bow, seeing as you're a girl?

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Lol! XD That bow works for me!

Amy Levandoski

Amy Levandoski

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Happy to help. 

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

bud dum bum bum tiss....

Don't forget to tip your waiters and waitresses...

 

Epic Win BTW :)

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

I wouldn't call what you did for NewsMax on the L'l Elian saga "coverage." More like you used NewsMax to constantly disparage the efforts of the family's attorneys and tout yourself as the only attorney in Florida capable of saving Elian from his inevitable fate: deportation back to Cuba. And that makes you a seasoned news reporter? If you say so.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

So you have another site that you will never update, and are likely to be fired from because if soemoen dares disaggree with you you will try your damn hardest to ruin their lives.

Also, just because you don't see the articleso n this site as news doesn't mean we don/'t. Of course, you only believe it to be news if your ugly face is posted up on the front page.

In any cas,e I know you only told us because you believe we can't resist harassing people, so, you sit there with your sense of false superiority, and I'll sit here and never go near your blog.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Glad you found a new hobby John.

And I honestly hope your page isn't trolled.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Oh yeah, that's Jack for you.

Nice to know somethings never change.

"Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn't drop any good loot." - GP member, Doomsong

"Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn't drop any good loot." - GP member, Doomsong

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Oh gawd, jack posted here and Im having a mind block on what to respond with.

Seriously. Jack this is the first (at least as far as I know) time that a few of us are saything something positive. I mean congrats you got a new job! But yeah like I said, don't screw it up.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Prove it or bullshit, Jackie- boy.

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Prove what?  The Newsmax thing is true.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Yeah, but the thing is, you look through the list of article titles, and you can see that Thompson was essentially using the NEwsmax site to bash Janet Reno. How disrespectful Thompson is.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

What about the FOX thing?

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

No reason to doubt it's true.  Thompson's been on Fox News plenty of times.  And seeing how much ink he spilled over the incident at Newsmax I don't find it much of a stretch for him to have talked about it on Fox News.

Was it actually a dozen times in 2000?  Probably not but you never know.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

 

Just curious oh might jack...if palin is a "lesbian" what does that have to do with anything?? arent people's own sexual orientation their own business???

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Apparently not, according to Jack.

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Motivator

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Your poster's gone.

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Nice. Have a cookie.

Check out the one I did!

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit


There goes the neighborhood...

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

...wut?

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Durrrrrr, it's already illegal to sell to minors without parental knowledge, no one cares.

If a law was made that required people to twirl around and sing every time they saw a guy with a red hat, no one would do it, and no one would enforce it.

It's the same thing with this law : JT has made anyone that dares criticize violent video games look like a braying jackass. It'd be like a heroine addict shooting up and telling me antibiotics were destroying my body.

Somebody needs to shut this guy up, as his rantings have made it OKAY for the industry to escalate video game violence exponentially over the past few years. With gears of war 2 and fallout 3's 'blow their heads into anatomically correct chunks' (okay, maybe not anatomically correct) violence being sold as just "M" alongside games like unreal tournament 3 (which had some gibs and blood and cussing, which should be M), parents can't make an informed decision.

But nope, as long as he still throws idiotic hissy fits and claims he's intelligent because he DOESN'T play violent video games, people are going to look at the violence, just to NOT be like him.

And if JT, like the obsessive twit we know he is takes the time to read comments reads this one, I'd love to hear his response)

Apparently live action violence, such as Batman, and comic violence, again Batman (one of his favorite shows), don't affect people.

CSI, law and order:SVU, 24, sarah conner chronicles, none of these shows that go as far as depicting rape scenes and throat slittings create violence or desensitize. No, hookers laying in a puddle of their own blood, a man getting his head blown to bits with a shotgun, all of this is fine and dandy.

Nor do shows about certain superheros dedicating their lives to vengeance and ignoring loved ones send a message to young kids. Something about turning the other cheek, about who vengeance belongs to.

Also, in romans chapter 14 there is a verse about not purposing to cause other people to metaphorically stumble based on your beliefs. Wow. For a supposedly 'christian' 'right winged' 'conservative' you sure have some nasty habits contrary to your label.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

It's not illegal to sell M rated games to minors anywhere in the United States.  It is an industry imposed and supported action.  In fact, all the laws that get struck down are ones that do try to make selling to minors illegal.


Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

 

 

"Back in 1988 Bennett was the GOP challenger to Palin for the district attorney's job in Dade County. Bennett's unique campaign message was that Palin was unfit for the job because, as a closeted lesbian with a drinking problem, she was great candidate for blackmail by the criminal element. Bill never explained why this remained a threat even after he exposed her "secret." Reno cruised at the polls.

Jack Thompson Disbarred Attorney

Maybe now you idiots will listen".

 

 

Well its nice to see that first day on the job and he still acts immature..*shakes head* wow and people call gamers immature

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

 

 

I thirdeded that! or i secondeded that again..Damn how would you say that

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

You say"I third that"

 

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

I would like to put forward a recomendation to the court of GP.  I am requesting that we ban Mr Thompson from living on this planet.  Will anyone second?

"If you really want to enslave people, tell them you are going to give them Total Freedom." - L. Ron Hubbard

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Secondend!

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Ok... but only if we can make him really itchy first.

Nothing says torture like an itchy-planet ban.

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

 

 

wait wait wait???  "gay conspierecy" come on seriously that has to be a joke??? anyone??

 

Honestly i'm 50 50 on this one yea its good he has a job so he can support his family but he'll screw it up when people start to not agree with his stories and he will do the classic gp move of "if you are going to post here you are legally suppose to put your full name address and phone number" bull that he pulled how many times on here??? Given it is sad to a point that he lost his career (ok not really) but maybe this will work...thats a tough maybe though..

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Keep in mind, he never supported his family.  His wife is a successful and well respected Lawyer (even a member of the bar's board.).  She has been the breadwinne since I can't recal JT actually having won any cases in decades.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

She's a member of the Bar's Board? Wow I didn't know that. Which brings a question to mind, and that question is this: Why didn't she tell the gasbag to shut the hell up when she knew as well as anyone they could and would eventually take the hammer to him?

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Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

This is Jack's big surprise?  How typically impotent.  Well, enjoy your new "job" while you can, Jack.  If your own propensity towards self-destruction doesn't get you, the hackers will.

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

Eagle Publishing Inc...

Would this be related to the Eagle Forum? I recall the interviews he did there and they really kissed his behind.

 - Warren Lewis

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

Re: Jack Thompson's New Gig: Pundit

I also find it mildly ironic that his lunacy will be protected under the first amendment. Talk about cruel twist of fate.

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